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#BBCtrending: Preacher v Selfies

Indonesia loves selfies. Even the country's president has posted them.

But the self-portrait has inspired an angry debate on social media and led to over 12,000 Indonesians to post selfies in protest.

The surge in selfies happened after a prominent online preacher, and member of the Islamist Hizb ut-Tahrir party, criticised them as "arrogant" and "narcissistic."

Reporting by Mukul Devichand

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  • 28 Jan 2015
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