Jakarta police probe mosque vandalism amid tension ahead of election



Indonesian police on Monday urged Muslims to stay calm and not be "provoked" by the vandalism of a mosque in the capital, aiming to dispel fears of growing ethnic tension in the run-up to next year's election for the governor of Jakarta.
Over the weekend, white Christian crosses were found spray-painted at several locations, including on the green gates of the Al Falah Mosque in Jakarta, the largest city in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.
The incident risks fuelling already simmering tension ahead of February's election, which pits the Christian and ethnic... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: Reuters
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