» 08/31/2012, 00.00
Muslim activist helps minority Shias in East Java victims of Sunni violence
Anti-discrimination Islamic group president confirms that scores of people have disappeared, and that hundreds more are in need of food and basic necessities. Calling for trauma care experts to treat victims, he slams government inaction, but latter blames the violence on a "family feud."
Five people die in intra-Islamic fighting in West Java
The province leads Indonesia in sectarian violence. The murder of the leader of an extremist movement provokes his followers who carry out a revenge attack against the members of a sect deemed heretical. However, the latter was in no way connected with murder. The incident highlights the fact that violence remains a problem within Islam.
Sniper kills minibus driver in Central Sulawesi
Terrorism is anti-religious, Asian religious leaders say
More than 100 representatives of the main religions condemn violence by fundamentalist groups. Poverty and social injustice are the true causes of conflicts.
Renewed communal violence between Christians and Muslims in Sulawesi
East Java: three students caught drunk caned at (moderate) Muslim school
The Jombang Institute is linked to the Nahdlatul Ulama, the most important moderate Muslim movement. Young people could "choose" between expulsion, caning being tied to a tree for three days. The Ministry for Religious Affairs expresses concern and calls for "non-violent methods".
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