Ami Meets a Jew

From the archives: April 2013 Ami, a 23-year old college grad from Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh, is a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. “I hear no Jews died in 9/11 because they made the attack.  It’s true, yeah?” Tell him otherwise and he laughs and shakes his head. “No, I don’t believe.” Affable with a handsome…

Judgment Day is coming to Aceh

A few weeks back, I received a text message at 12:30 a.m. from Dedi, a warung (casual outdoor restaurant) owner from a small village on the western coast of Aceh. “Good evening, Gordy. I have a big problem and I don’t know what to do.” “What’s the problem, Dedi?” I responded. “My wife caught me…