#3 - Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front with Ian Wilson


In this episode we speak to Ian Wilson (@iwilson69) about his research of over a decade on the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), an Islamist group that challenges Indonesia’s democratic status quo. We talk about how to distinguish the FPI from other militant groups and Ian explains his concept of “morality racketeering”. We end by covering some curious gang connections between Indonesia and Australia. Dr Ian Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Security Studies at Murdoch University and the author of The Politics of Protection Rackets in Post-New Order Indonesia: Coercive capital, authority and street politics.