» 06/09/2008, 00.00
Indonesia to ban Ahmadi activities
Government gives in to pressures by Muslim radicals against “heretical” sect. Members of the small community protest, saying that the state should not interfere in matters of faith. Unsatisfied Muslim extremists threatened President Susilo if he does not act more forcefully against the “heretics.”
Gus Dur: "No more attacks against Christians"
The former president and leader of Indonesia's largest Muslim organisation is ready to send paramilitaries to West Java to defend Christians from fundamentalist attacks.
Indonesia: Muslims in defence of persecuted Ahmadis
Islamic scholars urge the Ulema Council to revoke a "counterproductive" edict which brands this Muslim community as "heretical".
Muslim students attack Catholic schools in Yogyakarta over a Facebook post
Someone going by the name of Rudi Yohanes, who claims to be a student at the Pangudi Lujur 1 school, said on the social network that he was ‘anti-Islamic’. Fundamentalist groups react by attacking three Catholic schools, causing damages and the temporary closure of the facilities. In reality, the name and profile are fakes by an unknown user.
Moderate Muslims and human rights activists defend Ahmadis
Some Indonesian provinces ban “heretical” sect. East and West Java are followed by East Borneo, West Jakarta and South Sulawesi. The Nahdlatul Ulama defends Ahmadis, saying that doctrinal deviations are no justification for violence.
Ulema against the government in defence of “heretical’ Ahmadis
Nahdlatul Ulama leaders oppose a draft bill that would outlaw the Ahmadi sect, which does not recognise Muhammad as the last prophet. They also plan to field 20,000 young people to defend Ahmadis from attacks by extremists.
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