Twenty factory workers from North Jakarta joined the November 4, 2016 action in Jakarta.  As Muslims, they felt “called” by the posters they had received through facebook and whatsapp, appealing for jihad.  They had been frequent participants in workers demonstrations but this time they were witnessing something different.  Not only were there endless lines of people, but also, the leaders did not leave the streets even when they were attacked with tear gas. The 4 November 2016 mass action would be the largest post-Suharto demonstration on the issue of religion.  It was organized and joined by mass organizations using the Islamic label, as well asRead More →