Officials Turn Blind Eye as Religious Tensions Rise in Indonesia

Source : The New York Times

By SARA SCHONHARDT
Published: July 18, 2012

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Intolerance has also led to attacks on Christians, whose churches have been closed under pressure, and on members of the Ahmadiyah, an Islamic sect many mainstream Muslims consider heretical.

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“Five years ago this trend was only in the big cities,” said Ahmad Suaedy, the executive director of the Wahid Institute. “But it’s spreading very fast because the government has ignored this situation.”

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