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Islamists admit pressuring police to register “blasphemy” case against Indonesian Christian governor

Ahok, the first non-Muslim governor of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, in fifty years

Barnabas Fund – 26/01/2017 One of the prosecution’s witnesses in the “blasphemy” trial of Jakarta’s Christian governor, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, has admitted to threatening to potentially incite mob violence to get police to press charges. The secretary of an Islamic organisation, who reported Ahok to police for “blasphemy” in September for an alleged anti-Islamic comment made online, has admitted ... Read More »

Push to block ethnic Chinese Christian from running Jakarta

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Wednesday 21 September 2016 – The Australian Newspaper Amanda Hodge – South East Asian Corespondent In the race to govern Jakarta a new imperative has emerged for the Indonesian capital’s vast ­Islamic constituency — Muslims must not vote for non-Muslims. The decree came on Sunday during a meeting of senior politicians and conservative Islamic groups at the Istiqlal Mosque, amid ... Read More »