» 10/15/2016, 10.23
Jakarta, thousands of Islamic fundamentalists take to streets against Christian governor
Protest organized by the Islamic Defenders Front: "The Koran calls for all the country's leaders to be Muslims." Basuki Tjahaja Purnama,known as "Ahok" is accused of blasphemy for having quoted the sacred text during a rally. Moderate Muslims distance themselves: "We do not agree with this initiative. The governor apologized. "
31/10/2016 13:19:00 INDONESIA
Jakarta Muslims defend Christian governor against Islamic radicals
Radical groups plan a march for 4 November against the city’s Christian governor, accused of blasphemy. In fact, the real goal is to divide the country and weaken moderate movements. Extremist groups, possibly linked to the Islamic State, plan to infiltrate protest.
12/07/2017 12:11:00 INDONESIA
Jakarta approves law prohibiting radical Islamist groups
The political view of Islamist movements contradicts the Pancasila's values. The groups are responsible for months of political tensions. Hizbut Tahir Indonesia (HTI) is one of the main goals of the decree. Minister Wiranto says the resolution seeks to protect the unity and the coexistence of Indonesia as a nation. In the country there are increasing episodes of intolerance and sectarianism.
13/12/2016 09:53:00 INDONESIA
Jakarta, blasphemy trial against Christian governor opens
The Jakarta Court North, dismissed the charge against Ahok of insulting Islam during a rally. Thousands of onlookers flocked to the event. The defense claims that the governor had lashed out at Muslim politicians who wanted to hinder his re-election as governor, but his words were manipulated.
29/04/2017 12:56:00 INDONESIA
Jakarta, public outpouring of affection and gratitude for Ahok
Citizens want to express their admiration. Each day thousands go to the town hall. The area in front of the palace flooded with signposts and floral decorations. Radical Islamist group's initiatives against the Christian governor continue. On 9 May the verdict of the blasphemy trial. Ahok: "Disliked and hated because of my faith and my ideas."
Campaign against Chinese Christian candidate in Jakarta gubernatorial race
Voters in the capital will cast their ballot on 20 September for their new governor. Muslim groups have launched personal racist anti-Christian attacks. Imams and other religious leaders have called on residents to vote only for Muslims. Fears are growing about the campaign’s impact on Indonesia’s fragile social fabric.
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