Cianjur, West Java. A mob of about 50 people attacked and vandalized a mosque on Friday that was being used by the beleaguered Ahmadiyah sect.
West Java Police Chief Martinus Sitompul said the attackers, residents of neighboring Cisaar village, wrecked the roof, broke the windows and generally ransacked the mosque, leaving it in shambles.
“The people already warned the mosque caretakers about [Ahmadiyah] using it and there was a joint agreement that they could not use the mosque,” Martinus said. “But they continued to conduct their activities and Friday prayers there.”
Local police are now guarding the crime scene and investigating the incident, he added.