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Indonesia's 212 Mart convenience stores are part of a growing wave of conservative Muslim entrepreneurship. (Photo by Dimas Ardian)
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Indonesia's wealth gap spurs Muslims to join 'economic jihad'

Devout citizens strive to take on tycoons with convenience stores

ERWIDA MAULIA, Nikkei staff writer | Indonesia

JAKARTA -- Taufan left his petrochemical job in Abu Dhabi just over a year ago to answer what he felt was his true calling. Upon returning home to Jakarta, he invested in 212 Mart, a new Indonesian convenience store chain whose all-Muslim investors say is part of an "economic jihad."

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