Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Brunei, US, EU Condemn Indon

The recent spate of religious related incident of violence has elicit strong condemnation from Brunei Darussalam, representatives of the United States, and the European Union.

"The United States deplores the violence in Indonesia directed at members of the Ahmadiyah community that resulted in the deaths of three people and the wounding of several others over this past weekend." Scot Marciel, US ambassador to Indonesia, said in a statement.

"We also note with concern the recent church burning in Central Java"

The European Union delegation to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam also issued a statement condemning the attack in Banten.

"The EU shares the strong concerns expressed over the incident and emphasizes the need for an effective response."

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

In a separate incident just two days ago, Sunday, a mob of over 1500 people attacked members of Ahmadiyah community in Cikeusik village of Pandeglang in Banten.