JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Foreign governments are warning citizens in Indonesia to stay away from central Jakarta ahead of a huge rally against the capital's minority Christian governor.The United States, Japan and Australia issued advisories highlighting the possibility of Friday's protest turning violent or the risk extremists could stage an attack.
President Joko Widodo has demanded a thorough investigation
A man formerly convicted of terrorist offenses has been arrested for allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a church in Samarinda, in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province, on Sunday morning, killing a toddler and wounding three other children.
The children were playing in the front yard of the Oikumene Church when the suspect, Juhanda, a.k.a. Jo bin Muhammad Aceng, lobbed the bomb, Kompas daily reported. Intan Marbun, said to be 2 or 3 years old, suffered severe burns and died in the early hours of Monday morning. The other three children are between 2 and 3 years old.
The suspect, who on Sunday’s attack wore a black T-shirt that read “Jihad Way of Life,” was sentenced in 2012 to three years and six months in 2012 for his involvement in the “book-bomb” plots in Jakarta a year before. One of the targets was a liberal cultural center called Teater Utan Kayu. He received remission of sentence and was released in July 2014.
Images of a Muslim woman flogged 23 times in an Indonesian province
She was one of 13 people flogged for breaking Sharia law in Aceh
This woman was allegedly caught standing too close to her boyfriend
Heart-wrenching images show a screaming young woman flogged in front of a jeering crowd for breaking Islamic laws as floggings reportedly spike in Indonesian province.
by Mathias Hariyadi
A video posted on YouTube by an unknown Indonesian Islamic guerrilla calls the "brothers and sisters" of Southeast Asia to join the Islamic State in Iraq and fight for the creation of a Muslim caliphate. In recent days, hundreds of people gathered to invoke “holy war." Moderate Islamic leader: "Only a fool would make such a choice, we strongly condemn these senseless actions."