September 22, 2006

religious rioting

More religously inspired rioting, and this time not Muslims. Large numbers of Christians in the Indonesian Central Sulawesi province:
torching an official’s house, looting shops and setting prisoners free
The riots where apparently sparked off by the execution of three men for being the ringleaders in sectarian rioting in 2001, an example of the deterent effect of the death penalty. Luckily no deaths so far, other than the executed men obviously, but that may change as:
Muslim-Christian clashes rocked Central Sulawesi from late 1998 to 2001, killing an estimated 2,000 people, before a peace accord took effect. There has been sporadic violence since.


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