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  • n  a Muslim school in Indonesia operated by religious leaders; produces young militants skilled in jihad

  • Indonesia has yet to take action against the handful of pesantren, or Muslim boarding schools, that have been breeding grounds for future terrorists, and young Muslim men are still .
  • It was in the traditional pesantren in Jombang that Wahid learned the Koran, and also the habits of the kyai, the clerics who tend to sit around joking and .
  • That message is being broadcast from thousands of new mosques and Islamic schools, or pesantren, now proliferating across the 17,000-island archipelago.

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