Islamic Tolerance Alert from “moderate” Indonesia, from the LA Times, with thanks to Data:
MALANG, Indonesia “” Yusman Roy, a former boxer and a convert to Islam, is serving two years in prison because he believes that Muslims should pray in a language they can understand.
Roy, who led bilingual prayer sessions at his small East Java boarding school, is seen as a heretic by conservative Muslims here. They believe true prayer can be conducted only in Arabic.
Roy’s desire to pray in Indonesian has sparked such an outrage that he was convicted last year in criminal court of “spreading hatred.” Animosity toward Roy ran so high that police posted guards to keep an angry mob from torching his house and school.
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