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Arson of Shiite ‘pesantren’, illiteracy and local leaders

  • Khairil Azhar

Jakarta | Sat, December 31 2011 | 06:00 am

PREMIUM The hope that this December will last in peace was shattered by the torching of a Shiite Islamic traditional school in Sampang, Madura, on Thursday. If we ask the opinion of a Jakartan Sunni preacher this Friday, we are very likely to get a negative answer, “It was their own fault. They have established a pesantren in a Sunni area.

“Besides, being a Shiite is a big mistake. The true tea...