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Indonesia’s Sectarian Tensions Likely to Worsen in Election Season

A sword attack at a Catholic church by a Muslim assailant this week in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta injured four people during Sunday Mass, a disturbing sectarian episode in a country that has typically seen communities of various faiths live together without incident.  This wasn’t the first such attack on a church in Indonesia; there were two other knife attacks in the cities of Medan and Samarinda in 2016. Police shot and wounded the 22-year-old male assailant, Suliono, at...

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