Roving mobs of Muslims on Tuesday attacked and vandalized five buildings, including two churches, in the small Central Java town of Temanggung following the sentencing of a man on trial for contempt of Islam.
Judges at the district court in Temanggung on Tuesday sentenced Antonius Richmord Bawengan, 58, to five years in jail, as the prosecutors had requested.
The verdict angered members of hard-line Islamic groups, who thought it was too lenient, setting off the spasm of violence.
Read more on the incident here: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/churches-ablaze-in-protest-in-central-java/421562
written by Katharina Sri (ex Noor Aza) , February 14, 2011