*** HORRIFIC MURDERS OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL GIRLS IN INDONESIA BY ISLAMIC MILITANTS *** *** WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AND REPORTS FOLLOW ***Hat tip Dog Pundit *** HELP TO ORGANIZE A CHURCH LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT FOR TOMORROW, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2005 ***
A terrible crime has been committed in Poso, in Central Sulawasi, Indonesia, which for several years has seen sectarian violence against the Christian minority. Thugs have beheaded 3 Christian 16 year old girls walking back from school. This Voice of America report tells how the anti-Christian violence has attracted Islamic militants to Sulawasi. WARNING: the following image from Reuters Alertnet is disturbing, but documents the absolutely inhuman and barbaric cruelty of the Islamic militants.The account of the attack is documented in this Reuters report, which describes National police spokesman Aryanto Budiharjo as saying up to 6 veiled men dressed in black used machetes to kill the girls from Bukit Bambu village. Two other victims are shown to the right (photo from Reuters Alertnet).
This report from The Star in Malaysia tells how the girls were found in their school uniforms, and that their heads were found 2 hours later some distance away, including one head found about 100 meters from a church. A fourth girl managed to hide and escaped with cuts. The sectarian violence must stop. There is absolutely no justification for killing defenseless, 16 year old girls on their way to school. If you would like to protest these outrageous murders, you can send a polite letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono His contact information is located here. Please try to organize church letter writing campaigns for tomorrow, Sunday, October 30, 2005. Here is the Indonesian President's website. This URL at the Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC gives the mailing addresses and phone numbers for the entire Indonesian cabinet.