TITLE

The Wahhabi War on Indonesia's Shiites

AUTHOR(S)
Indira, Rossie; Vltchek, Andre
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Foreign Policy in Focus;12/5/2012, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the war on Indonesia's Shiites supported and propagated by Saudi Arabia's intolerant brand of Wahhabi Sunni Islam. According to lecturer Naila Zakiyah, Sunnis have killed several Shiites and burned their schools and homes in East Java. Three massacres were also committed by Indonesian authorities since 1965. It is noted that Wahhabism considers Shi'a teaching as heretical.
ACCESSION #
84415696

 

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