Dodging Sectarian Strife in Indonesia

East Java is walking a tightrope over the arrest and arraignment of 41 Christians for blasphemy in early May on allegations that they had made a 10-minute video that vilified Islam. The lid appears to be staying on at the moment, partly because this region of predominantly Muslim Indonesia is largely a stronghold for moderates. Another 60 Christians are said to have fled to Bali and other islands to escape the same charges.

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