Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks

Source: Jakarta Glob

Medan. Police have charged twelve people with robbery and vandalism after several Buddhist temples and monasteries were ransacked by mobs in the city of Tanjung Balai, North Sumatra, last weekend.

“We’ve charged eight suspects with robbery and four with vandalism,” North Sumatra Police spokeswoman Sr. Comr. Rina Sari Ginting said on Monday (01/08).

The incident on Saturday began when residents reportedly got angry at a woman of Chinese descent who they alleged protested against a mosque using loudspeakers to broadcast calls to prayers and recitals in front of her home in Tanjung Balai.

The situation quickly escalated as provocations against the woman circulated on social media.

Reports said at least five Buddhist houses of worship were damaged and burned down by the angry mob. No casualties were reported.


Categories: Asia, Indonesia

1 reply

  1. Government has to punish them severely, they are so dangerous and barbarous. They are extremist Muslim do not accept other religion and race. they are not tolerant, They feel superior than others.

    WISDOM OF PROPHETS Muhammad and Jesus.;
    Love your neighbor as you love yourself. No one has faith yet if you do not love all people regardless his religion, race and gender.
    Love is the seed of peace, happiness and prosperity, but hatred is the seed of evil, violence and disaster.

    This golden wisdom we have to give our children and children as new generation.

    Wassalamu’alikum –With all my Love

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