» 12/30/2011, 00.00
Sunni mob sets fire to Shia boarding school in East Java
The hate crime against minority Shias took place yesterday on Madura Island. Ahmadi Muslims have been victims of similar acts in the past at the hand of Muslim extremists.
Explosion in an Islamic school in Bima, students were building a bomb
Armed with stick and knives, students prevent police from entering the scene of the blast. They are suspected of involvement with Muslim terrorists from the Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid. The alarm is sounded about possible attacks by the group after its leader, Abu Bakar Bashir, is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Sampang: Four killed in clashes between Sunnis and Shiites. Criticism of Government's inaction
Interfaith tension still high on Madura island. Eight injured and dozens of homes destroyed in yesterday’s clashes. A family feud and rivalry between groups are likely to lead to open conflict. Activists, intellectuals and civil society against President Yudhoyono and the central executive.
East Java: a growing tension between Sunni and Shiite, fears of a conflict
The local leader of Nadhlatul Ulama demand police intervention against the head of the Shiite community Tajul muluk. According to the indictment he is fomenting sectarian divisions and promoting "illegal teachings " about Islam.
Threats against Christian churches: return of strategy of tension even in Sulawesi
Telephone messages warning of attacks against Catholic and Protestant churches, but they are hoaxes. Police are investigating but it is not clear whether it is political propaganda or conflict of a religious nature. Sulawesi Priest calls for "fellow citizens" not to get carried away "by feelings of hatred."
Sampang authorities want to drive out Shiites "barricaded" inside the stadium
The members of the Shiite minority have been holed up in the sports field since August 27, after clashes with the Sunni majority. For local government their humanitarian conditions are unacceptable, but no official is doing anything to help them. The Islamic Network of Anti-Discrimination and other humanitarian organizations denounce the climate of hatred against the Shia.
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