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Title: Bloody blasphemy : antagonizing religious minorities in Indonesia and Pakistan 
Author: Bayuni, Endy
Date: 2011-03-02
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: East-West Center in Washington
Abstract: Blasphemy can be a deadly affair in Indonesia and Pakistan, two of Asia's largest Muslim-majority countries. Triggered by allegations of blasphemy, virulent mob attacks against those perceived to have offended Islam have rocked the two countries in recent months. While Indonesia and Pakistan have laws that specifically address issues of blasphemy, those unfortunate enough to be labeled blasphemers are rarely taken to court. Encouraged by, if not with tacit approval from, conservative Muslim leaders, Indonesian and Pakistani mobs have been taking the law into their own hands instead. Endy Bayuni analyzes recent incidents of violence in regards to religious minorities in Indonesia and Pakistan.
Series/Report No.: Asia Pacific bulletin ; no.97
Description: For more about the East-West Center, see http://www.eastwestcenter.org/
Pages/Duration: 2 p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/19843

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  • Asia Pacific Bulletin [166]
    The Asia Pacific Bulletin (APB), produced by the East-West Center in Washington, publishes summaries of Congressional Study Groups, conferences, seminars, and visitor roundtables, as well as short articles and opinion pieces. APB summaries are always two pages or less, designed for the busy professional or policymaker to capture the essence of dialogue and debate on issues of concern in US-Asia relations.

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