The role of the spice island in the 1999 civil war between christians and muslims in indonesia

Three days earlier, a group of Muslim activists grouped outside the mosque demanding it remove any mention of Islam from its sign board. Finally, in February the Malino II Peace Agreement was signed to end the conflict, although deadly Christian-Muslim riots have occasionally resurfaced subsequently.

Race and Politics: Indonesia's Ethnic Conflicts

Issues of regional, ethnic and religious conflicts can not be discussed openly in newspapers. Thus, North Maluku was ethnically cleansed of most Christians, following a pattern that began with the expulsion of Muslim Butonese migrants on Ambon.

Some sources speculated that the unrest in East Indonesia was started or at least continued in order to gave a basis for the greater power of the army. As a result, Maluku sees relatively few foreign visitors. Only one Balinese was baptised, and in following a disagreement, he conspired to have one of the missionaries murdered.

The army also was a great force behind the move to keep Indonesia intact as a unified state. Init was reported around Jews remained, mainly Ashkenazim in Jakarta and Sephardim in Surabaya. He mentioned Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Jordan.

In many ways this has been true. Ina Chinese-speaking missionary from CAMA see also above obtained permission to work in Bali, in order to serve the needs of Chinese Christians. The Roman Catholics bishops were the last to include this phrase in the preamble of the regulations of their national conference.

Dutch policy in Maluku awarded greater educational opportunities to Christians and those who performed well were rewarded with secure employment in colonial public service.

Christianity in Indonesia

Anti-Chinese racism was prevalent under Sukarno and deepened under Suharto. Gafur still plays a role in politics, albeit a corrupt one. These included several large government projects such as the Wayame shipyard and the Oceanography Research Institute on Ambon Island, and the large Makariki sugar mill on Seram Island.

The following year the British occupied the Moluccas, taking advantage of Dutch weakness after the French Revolution. The resulting capture of Malacca is believed to have enhanced a sense of Muslim solidarity against the Christian Portuguese, and ongoing resistance against the Portuguese came from Muslim Aceh as well as from the Ottoman Empire.

Finally, in February the Malino II Peace Agreement was signed to end the conflict, although deadly Christian-Muslim riots have occasionally resurfaced subsequently.

The village head of Langgur, on the other side of the small street on the island of Kai Kecil, became a Raja of his own, not subordinated to the Muslim ruler of Tual, who considered himself nevertheless as the sovereign of the whole area.

The Catholic community in east Flores was strengthened by the expulsion of Catholics from Makassar in The newcomers were mostly Muslims from the island of Java; c Muslims from the extremely poor so-called BBM-area of South Sulawesi Buginese, Butonese and Macassarese sought a livelihood in the less poor area of Ambon island, taking over small trade and transport services; d the island of Makian, off the coast of South Halmahera, was struck by earth-quakes and imminent danger of vulcanic eruption in and its Muslim population of some For exampleI attended a festival known as panas pela and panas gandong—between a Muslim community and a Christian community.Civil War: iMpaCt on WoMen’s lives At the northernmost tip of Sumatra, the largest island in the Republic of Indonesia’s vast archipelago, a civil war has simmered for over a quarter cen.

Integration and Conflict in Indonesia’s Spice Islands

Jan 31,  · At the end of and again in May and Junea vast war between Christians and Muslims raged across Halmahera and all the neighbouring islands. Probably the worst fighting was around Tobelo.

IF YOU READ only the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, or watched CNN, your view of the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia with its million people, would be of Muslims (ninety percent of the population) and Christians killing each other, as well as pogroms against ethnic.

For instance, Indonesia’s census of put the population of Maluku province at million, almost evenly divided between Christians (%) and Muslims (%). Meanwhile, the new province of North Maluku was over 85% Muslim with a total population of aroundHA Chapter 30 Test.

Maluku sectarian conflict

STUDY. PLAY. Which two religious groups were the main combatants during the Lebanese civil war. occupied territories. city with sites sacred to Muslims, Jews, and Christians; control of city is a key point of disagreement between Israelis and Palestinians. After centuries of relative harmony between Christians and Muslim in the Moluccan Islands of East Indonesia, in January a series of violent clashes began.

Religion in Indonesia

Historical, economic and religious aspects are analyzed at a moment when the conflict was.

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