Posted by: becketfund | November 15, 2007

Indonesia: Targets Groups That Deviate from Mainstream Islam

The International Herald Tribune reports that Indonesia has recently arrested and sentenced leaders of religious groups that deviated from mainstream Islam. The government has attracted condemnation for banning peaceful minority groups while ignoring radical groups thought to be linked to several of Indonesia’s recent terrorist attacks. Last week, Indonesia’s Supreme Court sentenced one man on blasphemy charges, while the government declared its intentions to prosecute another for similar charges, despite the latter man’s public repudiation of his “misguided” teachings.

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