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Jakarta Post

Ahmadiyah women share ordeal

  • Mariani Dewi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 8 2008   /  01:06 am

Women of the Jamaah Islamiyah sect shared stories of their ordeal and bitter experiences after Muslim radicals renewed attacks on their mosques, houses and other assets. The latest attack took place in the early hours of April 28, 2008 at Parakan Salak in Sukabumi, West Java, when an Ahmadiyah mosque was set ablaze. "It was past midnight on Sunday when I heard loud noises outside. My mother and I were alone," said Wina, a young woman living adjacent to site of the burned mosque. "Some people passed through my front yard heading to the mosque," she said. "I peeked through the window and saw people throwing rocks at the mosque. We were afraid they would attack the houses too," Wina told a news conference organized by Woman Journal non-governmental organization. The attacks did not continue but the memory of the event and sight o...