The pattern is clear: collective guilt applies, all infidels are collectively guilty and must pay a price when something happens to a Muslim. If one Muslim is attacked, the whole mob circles the wagons and the trouble starts after the Friday kuthba. Remember Andy Chaudrey:
‘Right or wrong; I will always stand with my Muslim brothers”
Makassar.Â A rally by the Islamic Defenders Front against the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar turned violent in Makassar on Friday, as protesters attacked two Buddhist temples in the South Sulawesi capital.
The same in India:
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- Assam: Replacing the Natives With an Islamic Emirate
The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) began the rally after finishing their Friday prayer at Al-Markaz Al-Islami Mosque, forming a convoy and traveling down some of the city’s main streets.
On Jalan Sulawesi, they stopped and threw stones at Kwang Kong Buddhist temple. A few protesters were seen banging the door of the temple with wooden sticks.
The group also went to throw stones at Xian Ma temple, which is a secretariat office for the South Sulawesi branch of the Council of Buddhist Communities (Walubi).
Police officers stopped the attack by facilitating a meeting between the FPI protesters and Yongris, head of the Walubi branch.
Yongris told the FPI that Walubi regretted the killings of Rohingya Muslims, including those allegedly conducted by Myanmar security forces. He asked the protesters to urge Myanmar authorities to end the atrocity.
“We really regret the slaughtering,” he said. “We truly don’t approve of violence.”
The FPI demanded that the Indonesian government cut bilateral ties with Myanmar if the country’s authorities failed to end the violence.
Violence erupted in June in Rakhine state in western Myanmar between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya, leaving about 80 people dead from both sides, according to official estimates.
According to New York-based Human Rights Watch, Myanmar security forces have opened fire on Rohingya Muslims, committed rape and stood by as rival mobs attacked each other during the recent wave of sectarian violence.
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Assam, India: Bodo tribe, Muslim clashes kill at least 35, displace 170,000
Violence again breaks out between Muslims and India’s ethnic Bodos in Assam, taking scores of lives.
Four days of violent clashes between India’s native Bodo tribespeople and Muslim immigrants has taken at least 35 lives, officials said today, while another 170,000 are estimated to have fled their homes in the facing of rising violence in India’s northwestern Assam region,Â reported Agence-France-Press.
India deployed the military to the region, but violence raged overnight with reports of nine people killed and angry residents setting one another’s homes on fire,Â said The Hindu.
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Assam police chief JN Choudhury told reporters today that the “situation is tense and we are getting additional paramilitary troopers,”reported AFP. A curfew has been in place in the region for several days, and theÂ New York Daily News earlier saidÂ officers had been given orders to shoot on sight in order to stamp out unrest.
Al Jazeera reportedÂ groups of people shooting weapons indiscriminately in crowded areas over the weekend. Several people have been reported brutally killed. Police on Sunday said villagers had found a six-month-old baby on a river bank near a dead woman’s body,Â according to Al Jazeera.
The Bodo tribe and Muslim settlers have been locked in territorial disputes for years, butÂ BBC News reportedÂ that the recent violence appears tied to the killing of four young people by an unknown man in a predominantly Bodo tribal area on July 20.
Over 200 ethnic and tribal groups live in the volatile Assam region,Â said Al Jazeera.