Krithika Varagur, a New York-based writer and journalist, is the author of The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project (2020), an editor at The Drift magazine, and a National Geographic Explorer. In 2020, she was the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Foreign Correspondent of the Year.
Indonesia’s Fragile Festival of Democracy
Although it is not new for politicians to bolster their credibility and standing by parading their Islamic faith and values, religion was unusually foregrounded in this last race. The effect, though, was that both candidates paraded plausible Muslim credentials, which was Jokowi’s purpose.
April 24, 2019