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"The blasphemous man deserves death"

Churches burnt in Indonesia

More than thousand Muslims have set alight two churches and assaulted an orphanage and a Christian medical unit. The rage of the crowd was unleashed by a verdict against a Christian: the man was sentenced to 5 years in jail for spreading leaflets mocking Islamic symbols. People demanded capital punishment.
The vicar of one of the churches set alight was savagely beaten while trying to protect the Eucharisty, AsiaNews reported.

11 February 2011

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