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Indonesia: Tearful Jakarta governor denies insulting Quran as thousands of Muslims call for his imprisonment

Indonesia: Tearful Jakarta governor denies insulting Quran as thousands of Muslims call for his imprisonment

“The governor has apologised for his controversial remarks, which angered Muslims across Indonesia and drew hundreds of thousands to the streets of Jakarta in protests larger than any seen in many years.” Notice that we never, ever see Muslims protesting in comparable numbers against the supposed “hijacking” of their religion by Islamic jihad terrorists. The […]

Muslim Aversion to Non-Muslim Rule and the Jakarta Riots

Originally published under the title “Violent Protests in Indonesia Blow an Ill Will for Religious Tolerance.” Violence between protesters and police in Jakarta broke out Friday night, November 4, 2016, when an estimated 200,000 Muslims emerged from Friday prayers in mosques to rally outside the Indonesian president’s palace. Clashes with police led to tear gas […]

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Indonesia: Muslim protests turn violent, police question Christian governor over blasphemy claims

Indonesia: Muslim protests turn violent, police question Christian governor over blasphemy claims “On Friday tens of thousands of Islamist protesters took to the streets of Jakarta and demanded Ahok be arrested after it was alleged he made comments about the Koran. What was a largely peaceful protest quickly turned violent as hard-line Muslims began attacking […]

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Former Indonesian President: Pay Muslims to stop being jihad terrorists

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is working from the assumption that poverty causes terrorism. The New York Times reported in March that “not long after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001…Alan B. Krueger, the Princeton economist, tested the widespread assumption that poverty was a key factor in the making of a terrorist. Mr. Krueger’s analysis of economic […]

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Indonesia foils jihad attacks, to deploy 150,000 security personnel at churches

Clearly Indonesian authorities are expecting jihad terror attacks at churches this Christmas. “Indonesian police foil ‘jihad’ attacks, arrest six suspects: Reports,” Reuters, December 20, 2015: Counter-terrorism police have arrested six people suspected of planning attacks in Indonesia, seizing bomb-making materials and ‘jihad manuals’ from the men they said included Islamic State members and supporters, the […]

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Raymond Ibrahim: The Indonesian Jihad on Christian Churches

In compliance with Islamic demands, Indonesian authorities in the Aceh region have started to tear down Christian churches. Their move comes after Muslim mobs rampaged and attacked churches. At least one person was killed; thousands of Christians were displaced. On Friday, October 9, after being fired up during mosque sermons, hundreds of Muslims marched to […]

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Muslims call for closure of churches in Sharia province

Aceh is not “conservative,” as the opening sentence of this Reuters piece has it; it is Sharia-adherent. In the mainstream media, you’re both conservative if you oppose Sharia and conservative you implement it. Sharia forbids Christians to build new churches or repair old ones. So while Sharia-adherent Muslims demand the closure of churches in Indonesia, […]

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