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Muslims condemn violence,
help clean church ruins

The National Awakening Party (PKB) says its offended by the recent spate of violent attacks conducted by some in the name of Islam.

“We firmly condemn the actions taken in Cikeusik, Banten, and Temanggung. We request that the National Police be given systematic ability to prevent horizontal conflicts,” PKB chair Muhaimin Iskandar said as quoted by tribunnews.com news portal.

Iskandar’s statement comes after two violent incidents on Sunday and Tuesday.

In Banten, three Ahmadiyah followers were attacked on Sunday by an angry mob, while another mob destroyed four churches in Temanggung, Central Java, on Tuesday after a verdict was issued in case involving blasphemy against Islam.

According to tempointeraktif.com, dozens of members of Banser, the youth wing of Nadhlatul Ulama, the nation’s largest Muslim political and social group, helped clean the ruins of the Santo Petrus and Santo Paulus churches damaged in Temanggung.

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