Dangdut and Drilling in Indonesia

See Also: Book Review: Islam in Indonesia Islamic Indonesian Sect Becomes a Lightning Rod Reprinted with permission from the author The following excerpt, from My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with an Indonesian Islamist, tells the story of Ainul Rokhimah, a 25-year-old peasant girl from East Java, using the name Inul Daratista, whose ability to rotate her backside had become famous. Interestingly, Ainul later described herself as a fanatic about her Muslim faith.

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