Posts Tagged ‘Moslem extremists’

Priest in Indonesia has forgiven man who attacked him with a sword

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

A priest in Indonesia attacked and wounded in his church by a sword-wielding man on 11 February says he has forgiven his attacker. Suliyono, 22, a suspected Muslim extremist, armed with a sword, entered St. Lidwina Church in Yogyakarta as the congregation was singing a hymn during Mass led by Jesuit Father Karl-Edmund Prier. “I forgive Sulyono Read more

Jakarta’s election result a challenge to democracy

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Jakarta’s first Christian governor, has conceded defeat to Anies Rasyid Baswedan, a Muslim and former government minister in a vote seen by many as a test of Indonesia’s secular identity. “It’s a challenge for Indonesia’s democracy,” said Bonar Tigor Naipospos, vice chairman of the executive board of the Setara Institute for Democracy Read more

‘Free thinkers’ target security risks

Friday, November 7th, 2014

A “group of free thinkers” has been chosen to detect unseen threats to New Zealand’s national security, advising the Prime Minister of danger before it arrives. The chief executive of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Andrew Kibblewhite, said members of the group had been selected for their areas of expertise. “They’re a group Read more