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Ten thousand people from all religions rally in Jakarta against terrorism
Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, and Taoists leaders join high-ranking government officials to reiterate that Indonesia "will not give in to the threat of terrorism." For Defence minister, "Every religion teaches the fundamental principle of love,” whilst “Every act of terror goes against the true values of every faith and for this reason we reject them." The death toll rises to eight. The authorities have 12 suspects under arrest.
Catholics, Protestants and Confucians join Muslims in Jakarta to say ‘no to extremism’
The country's largest Islamic movement is organising an interfaith gathering for 17January. Some 10,000 people are expected. "With this mass rally we want to bring the message that diversity should be the strength of the nation. We have to show that peaceful coexistence is possible,” said a Bishops’ Conference official. For a Muslim leader, the goal is to promote “in a predominantly Muslim Indonesia moderate ideas that embrace religious tolerance.”
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Indonesian police targeted by Islamic Jihad
Police releases message carried by bomb attacker who almost lost his life in premature explosion on 30 September.
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Some 200 Indonesians join Islamic State as the authorities continue hunt for Jakarta bombers
Army and Navy Special Forces have joined the police to hunt for suspected mastermind, Bahrum Naim, and Santoso, the country’s Most Wanted, who is hiding in the jungle near Poso among friends.
Bishop of Pune: Terrorism divides us; religions must fight it together
In the attack in Pune on 13 February, 9 people died, including an Italian and an Iranian. Among the 60 wounded, there are 12 foreigners. Indian politicians are divided and the BJP is trying to block dialogue with Pakistan. Bishop Dabre, bishop of the city, stresses that the "victim" of terrorism is, foremost, coexistence of different religions and cultures and this requires the cooperation between people of different faiths and traditions.
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