Following the horrific attacks in Istanbul, Indonesia and Burkina Faso carried out by extremists in the name of Islam, a fundamental question needs to be raised. Why are such radical Islamic groups able to recruit locals?
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- There is a base of support for ISIS in Indonesia. But public declarations by a thousand or two people do not represent active support for ISIS. Here, Islamic terrorism and professions of support for it remain curiosities.
Thursday's attack was the first time ISIS has targeted the country with the world's largest Muslim population
Indonesia has been on edge for weeks over the threat posed by Islamist militants.