Indonesia on edge as jihadists urge violence at Jakarta rally against governor

By Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies
Updated November 2 2016 - 5:08pm, first published 4:23pm
Ahok, right, greets people in Jakarta in 2014. A Christian and ethnic Chinese, he became governor after his predecessor and political ally Joko Widodo was elected president of Indonesia. Photo: New York Times
Members of the Syria-based jihadist group Jabhat Fatah al-Sham hold a sign that reads "Punish Ahok or our bullets will". Photo: Supplied

Jakarta: Jihadists are urging violence at a massive rally planned in Jakarta on Friday by Islamic hardliners calling for the city's Chinese Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, widely known as Ahok, to be jailed for insulting the Koran.

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