Muslim Mob Burns Churches, Demands Death Penalty Over Christian Man’s Leaflets “Insulting” Islam

The usual outrageous outrage:

A Muslim mob burned churches and clashed with police in Indonesia on Tuesday as they demanded the death penalty for a Christian man convicted of blaspheming against Islam, police said.

Two days after a Muslim lynch mob killed three members of a minority Islamic sect, crowds of furious Muslims set two churches alight as they rampaged in anger over the prison sentence imposed on defendant Antonius Bawengan, 58.

A court in the Central Java town had earlier sentenced the man to five years in jail, the maximum allowable, for distributing leaflets insulting Islam.

But this only enraged the crowd, who said the sentence was too lenient, police said.

“Today was the climax of the trial… The mob shouted that he should receive the death sentence or be handed over to the public,” Central Java province police spokesman Djihartono told AFP.

“There are two churches that have been burned. The windows were shattered and the roofs were charred… There is also another church that was damaged.”

About 1,500 protesters took to the streets and threw stones at the police, who responded with tear gas and warning shots into the air. One police vehicle was set ablaze, Antara news agency reported.

They chanted “kill, kill” outside the court and “burn, burn” as they set upon the churches.

Your Thoughts?

  • Isabel

    We should let them kill themselves… in the name of their god… whoever he is… or it is. God ( whoever it is ) loves war and fights. So, let them please their gods.

  • Daniel Fincke

    Wishing Muslims death does nothing to curb hate, it’s quite obviously another instance of it.

  • Isabel

    I don’t whish anybody’s death… but, that is what they like and do. I believe that this parallel government created by religion, should be forbiden by the State. But it is only my hope… religion has more power then the real government over those situations. It’s just thje natural course of things like this.