Conservative Aceh Shows Limits of Saudi Investment in Indonesia

It could have been game, set and match for Saudi cultural expansion into Aceh, Indonesia's westernmost province, after it was wrecked by a 2004 tsunami that caused devastation across the region. Saudi Arabia immediately sent aid to the region which, in the face of such disaster, might have been unusually receptive to new ideas.  If so, Aceh would have fallen in step with the large swathes of Indonesia, such as Java and Lombok, that have eagerly absorbed the Saudi campaign to spread...

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