Indonesia: Religious Minorities Targets of Rising Violence


Government Inaction, Discriminatory Laws Embolden Militant Groups
February 28, 2013
  • Soldiers walk past a burned Ahmadiyah mosque in Cisalada, West Java province, which hundreds of Muslims burned along with five other houses on October 2, 2010.

    © 2010 Reuters
Yudhoyono needs to insist that national laws be enforced, announce that every violent attack will be prosecuted, and map out a comprehensive strategy to combat rising religious intolerance.
Brad Adams, Asia director

(Jakarta) – The Indonesian government is failing to protect the country’s religious minorities from growing religious intolerance and violence, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono should respond much more decisively and adopt a “zero tolerance” policy for attacks on religious minority communities.

The 107-page report, “In Religion’s Name: Abuses against Religious Minorities in Indonesia,” documents the government’s failure to confront militant groups whose thuggish harassment and assaults on houses of worship and members of religious minorities has become increasingly aggressive. Those targeted include Ahmadiyahs, Christians, and Shia Muslims. Indonesian monitoring groups have noted a steady increase in such attacks, one group finding 264 violent incidents over the past year.

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3 Replies to “Indonesia: Religious Minorities Targets of Rising Violence”

  1. Islam is on the march and the nations that should be defending civilization are busy tearing themselves apart because the left refuses to learn from the mistakes previous politicians made. Over the past thirty years there have been many opportunities to stop the religious war from occurring, the left stopped the west from taking advantage of opportunities and now we are faced with a long religious war at the time when our defenses are at their weakest.

  2. Indonesia – Muslim mother told the police that she killed her son because after he was circumcised, his penis shrank.

    […]“It seems like she committed the murder consciously. She filled up a bathtub with water, tied the kid up and drowned him. Afterward, she dressed him. It was all done very neatly,

    […]After Retno forced her son’s head underwater, she picked her oldest daughter from school and asked her to go home to look after her brother

    […]the mother told the police that she killed her son because after he was circumcised, his penis shrank.

    “We haven’t found another motive. So far, the only thing we know is that she killed her son because she was ashamed of the size of his genitals and she was afraid that he would not have a good future,

    Retno was charged with violating Article 338 of the Criminal Code and faces 15 years in jail if she is proven guilty.

  3. Hang on guys – in his interview with Geert Wilders that pompous twit O’Keefe told everyone that Indonesia was a shining example of a Muslim nation that is tollerant and safe from all this Islamic shit (completely ignoring the provence of Aceh…). So how can the above incidents be possible?

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