Terrorism in the World’s Largest Muslim Country

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A month after attacks by Islamic State (ISIS) inspired militants outside a Jakarta Starbucks, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has set into motion tougher anti-terrorism laws to help the country better protect itself from future attacks.

Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world, with the highest population of Muslims. Of the 250 million Muslim Indonesians, most practice a moderate form of Sunni Islam. Still, Indonesia has suffered several major bomb attacks by Islamic radicals between 2000 and 2009, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

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