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Letters: An appeal to Indonesian Muslims

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 31 2009   /  09:20 am

Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 will be noted as a sad day in the history of Indonesia.  On that day, a group of people on their way home from attending an Islamic New Year parade attacked the Santo Albertus church under construction in Bekasi.  Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident, but the church was damaged severely, just a week before Christmas. We, the Muslims from around the world, appeal to the Indonesian Muslims, who follow the word of God and example of the Prophet to help those few who are momentarily lost, and bring them back on the path of justice and fairness that the Prophet taught us. The Koran asserts in 49:13, “The noblest of you in sight of Allah, is the best in conduct. Allah Knows and is Aware.” Had God willed, he would have made all of us the same. We look up to you, the Indonesian Muslims, for following Islam as taught by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). You a...