» 11/02/2011, 00.00
Java: Muslim violence against statues of other religions
A radical Muslim group, the Islamic Defender Front (FPI), launches an appeal for the destruction of “un-Islamic” statues, like Chinese dragons, representations of the Buddha or Christian icons if they are in public places rather than in places of worship.
West Java: moderate Muslims support Yasmin Church against the fundamentalist
The controversy over the construction of a Protestant church denied a permit by mayor continues, despite the Supreme Court ruling. Both parties seek support from different Muslim organizations.
Indonesia, high alert for attacks on churches during Christmas celebrations
Tens of thousands of police and army units deployed to protect places of worship. Among the provinces considered most at risk the Central Java and West Java. In recent days, the Christian community has suffered threats and assaults. Father in-law of Noordin M. Top, one of the country's most wanted, captured.
Indonesia: Government rejects integralists' request of to ban the Ahmadis
Decisions about the fate of the Muslim minority are left to the Indonesian Ulema Council, which will decide whether or not to lodge an appeal in court.
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".
Indonesia: Thousands of Islamic extremists against the Ahmadis.
In West Java, a compound of this Muslim community held to be heretical is attacked; local authorities "transfer" the faithful elsewhere.
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