First Christian Governor in Indonesia Suspected of Blasphemy | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com

Uproar over alleged ‘misuse’ of Qur‘an creates tense situation for pluralistic country.

Source: First Christian Governor in Indonesia Suspected of Blasphemy | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com

Buni Yuri, the man who uploaded part of the speech to his Facebook page where it went viral, did not include the word “using” in his transcript, which made the remarks more incendiary. (More than 100,000 people signed a petition calling for legal action against Yuri for stirring up public unrest.)

Ahok apologized for his words, saying he “never intended to insult Islam or the Qur‘an.” But thousands of hardline Muslims marched in protest anyway, eventually clashing with police and lighting vehicles on fire.

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