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Two churches burnt on Indonesia's Sumatra RIAU - Two churches were burnt on Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Tuesday evening, the latest attacks against religious minorities in the country, local media reported on Wednesday.

According to the Jakarta Globe, the churches were housed in two buildings in Pasarbaru and Logas in the district of Pangean, which is located in Riau's Kuansing regency. Riau is a province located in the central region of Sumatra and near Malaysia.

Local police reportedly tried to downplay the fires at the churches, saying they were not actual churches but rather small homes "only made of board." And while local authorities are currently investigating the case, media reports quoted Pangean Police Chief Adjutant Commander Nazarudin as saying that the homes were easily burnt because they were made of flammable pieces of board.


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Posted in Violence @ 03 August 2011 17:33 CET by Blog Bot · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink





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Holy war or whatever they may call it, puts a slur in man's belief in the 'almightiness' of God Instead of God protecting mankind, mankind avenges what he takes to be an act against God. Such men & women have created God in their image to justify their causes, triggering mass hysteria and wreaking havoc. Religion has become a greedy tool in many quarters around the world. My two-cents' worth.
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Avan209
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Holy war or whatever they may call it, puts a slur in man's belief in the 'almightiness' of God Instead of God protecting mankind, man avenges what he takes to be an act against God. Such men & women have created God in their image to justify their causes, triggering mass hysteria and wreaking havoc. Religion has become a greedy tool in many quarters around the world. My two-cents' worth.
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Avan



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