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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.
01/07/2017 16:05:00 INDONESIA
Two policemen wounded during prayers in a Jakarta mosque, attacker killed
Indonesian sympathisers of the Islamic State group target law enforcement. The attacker joined 20 policemen for Friday prayer before launching his attack. He was killed trying to escape. Lawmakers plan to revise the country’s anti-terrorism law before the end of the year. The Widodo administration pursues its anti-terrorism campaign.
25/05/2017 11:56:00 INDONESIA
President Widodo: The East Jakarta terrorist attack will not undermine national unity
In recent months, Indonesia has been alerted to the presence of militants inspired by the Islamic State. Identified one of the two terrorists who coordinated the attack. Two low cots rudimentary devices used. Man hunt for the network of terrorist sleeper cells.
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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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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