Actually it looks as if the perps were Sunni Wahhabis. Odd. We hear so much more about “Islamophobes,” and yet those who are accused of that particular trumped-up malady never seem to do any acts of violence to rival those committed by Islamic jihadists.
“Shia Islamic Boarding School Torched, Police Do Nothing: Allegation,” from the Jakarta Globe, December 29:
A Shia-run Islamic boarding school was set ablaze by an a group from a rival branch of Islam in East Java on Thursday.
The Islamic boarding school (pesantren), Tajul Muluk in Sampang district, was destroyed but there are no reports of injuries. The pesantren houses about 100 male and female students.
“We suspect the incident was carried out by a group of Wahabis who are also suspected of burning the house of one of the school’s teachers two weeks ago,” said Ahmad Hidayat, the secretary general of Islamic organization Ahlul Bait Indonesia.
In the previous incident, the attackers locked the door of the home shut before setting the house on fire, with the occupants lucky to escape with their lives.
Ahmad said security forces had failed to act after the first attack.
Moh. Hadun Hadear, another member of ABI, told BeritaSatu that a prior to the latest attack there had been rumors of the looming incident and despite appeals to the police for help, nothing had been done.
National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Saud Usman Nasution denied allegations that police had let the attacks occur.
“The police have tried to visit the location. But we were intercepted by a mob,” Saud said….