Posted by: becketfund | October 24, 2006

Indonesia: Hoax Claiming Attack on Muslims Spurs Violence in Poso

Asia News reports that Muslims in Gebang Rejo village, Poso, attacked police on Saturday, October 21st, the day before the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.  The policemen were attacked while conducting a search of the village to root out terrorists and confiscate illegal weapons. Police indicated the village had been preparing for an attack for some time, adding that many people were called to join in the attack by someone who circulated an SMS detailing a false attack by police on a Muslim school.

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