Facing the Enemy

Kemal Jufr / Imaji for TIME

Men at arms
Security forces, above, stand guard outside the bombed Ritz-Carlton hotel

Just nine days after his overwhelming re-election as President of the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was overcome with rare emotion. In a statement televised nationwide, S.B.Y., as the moderate former general is commonly known in Indonesia, held up a picture of himself. But this was no ordinary campaign poster. Instead, the 59-year-old, his voice cracking, announced that gun-toting, balaclava-masked terrorists were using his face as target practice. Indonesian intelligence, said the President, had uncovered evidence that unnamed parties would unleash "a revolution if S.B.Y. wins."

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