Why It’s As Common As Habib Bahar bin Smith or Jones

Indonesia’s Hard-Line Muslims Raid South Jakarta Bar, Go to Jail

In a move that was considered surprising to some, the police arrested 62 members of a hard-line Muslim group after they were involved in the year’s first illegal Ramadan raid in Jakarta.

About 150 people from the Prophet’s Defender Council ransacked and vandalized a bar on Jalan Veteran Raya in South Jakarta, ordering it to shut down during the fasting month of Ramadan.

The attack, the police said, was organized by the group’s leader, Habib Bahar bin Smith, also known as Habib Bule, who was among the suspects arrested and charged by the police.

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Rare enough that Indonesia would arrest the hardliners but Smith?
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