» 09/17/2012, 00.00
Violent protests in Jakarta over Muhammad blasphemy movie
More than a thousand Muslim radicals attack the US Embassy with sticks, stones and Molotov cocktails. In North Medan, Bandung and Solo, fast food joints, symbols of US culture, are destroyed. In Jombang (East Java), young Christian activists organise an interfaith group to discuss the situation and condemn the violence.
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As Indonesian Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan, the fear of attacks persists
Eid al-Fitr celebrations get underway in the world's most populous Muslim, marking the end of the holy month of fasting and prayer. More than 140,000 police agents are deployed to protect sensitive targets. Extremists have targeted Buddhist temples this year in reprisal against anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar.
Catholics and non Catholics welcome "The Passion of the Christ"
Muslim extremists against movie that promotes tolerance and dialogue
Extremists from the Islamic Defender Front demonstrate against SCTV, a TV station that plans to broadcast a movie, “?”, that promotes tolerance and respect towards other religions, filmmaker says. Recently, an ulema organisation issued a fatwa against the movie. Pro-democracy activists warn that attacks threaten freed expression.
Shillong: Graffiti against Jesus and Pope shock local Christian community
Images by unknown “artists” appeared last Friday in the city of Shillong, eastern India, under the status of Saint John Bosco, which is located in front of a Salesian school, and on the walls of another school building. Graffiti depict Pope and Jesus as ‘Wanted’ fugitives, with the sentence ‘Arrest this man’ underneath. Meghalaya State governor is also insulted. “Such blasphemous actions have deeply wounded our religious sentiments,” Shillong archbishop says.
A day of tensions and clashes over anti-Islam film
In Pakistan began the "Day of love for the Prophet." Violence in Nowshera. Yesterday clashes with police in Islamabad, with 50 wounded. U.S. embassies closed in France and in many countries. The video of the blasphemous film blocked. Together, Christians, Muslims and politicians ask the UN for international guidelines against defamation of religions.
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