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COMMENTARY: Muslims a target, not merely collateral damage

  • Ary Hermawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, July 3, 2017 | 09:32 am
COMMENTARY: Muslims a target, not merely collateral damage Police officers cordon off the road in front of the Faletehan mosque in the vicinity of National Police headquarters in South Jakarta on Friday night following an attack launched by an unidentified man on two police officers. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

PREMIUM The latest terrorist attack on Indonesian soil has sent a clear and chilling message to Indonesian Muslims: no matter how devout you are, you could easily be classified as infidels by extremists and therefore regarded as legitimate targets. Adj. Comr. Dede Suhatmi and First Brig. M. Syaiful Bakhtiar had just finished their evening prayers at Falatehan Mosque across from the National Police head...