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Islam in Asia

How firebrand cleric Habib Rizieq plans to Islamize Indonesia

'Descendant of the Prophet' has grown in influence since return from exile

Indonesian Islamic cleric and the leader of Islamic Defenders Front, Rizieq Shiha, gestures to his followers upon at the group's headquarters in Jakarta on Nov. 10.   © AFP/Jiji

JAKARTA -- "Welcome back, the famous Great Imam, the pride of the habibs

"Who is like a sword for believers of Islamic shariah, like a lion of Allah

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