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Indonesian cleric's terror trial adjourned
Supporters of radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir display his portrait outside a Jakarta court on February 10, 2011.
February 10th, 2011
07:32 AM ET

Indonesian cleric's terror trial adjourned

Indonesia's latest attempt to charge a fiery Islamic cleric on terrorism charges was swiftly adjourned moments after it started in a south Jakarta court Thursday.

Abu Bakar Ba'asyir could face the death penalty under fresh charges, which include planning and/or inciting a terrorist act and involvement in a paramilitary training camp discovered last February in Aceh province.

However, proceedings were postponed to Monday after his lawyer argued that they were not given enough time to respond to the court summons.

The 72-year-old waved and smiled to hundreds of his supporters, who chanted "God is great."

Read the full story on the terror trial of an Indonesian cleric here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Asia • Courts • Indonesia • Religious violence • Violence

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Reality

    Two cures for the situation:

    Saving Muslims and Christians is quite easy!!!

    Muslims believe in the existence of angels.

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    i.e. no Gabriel, no Islam

    And to put a final nail into Christianity:

    From that famous passage: In 1 Corinthians 15 St. Paul reasoned, "If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith."

    "Heaven is a Spirit state" as per JPII and Aquinas i.e. there can be no bodies. i.e. there was and never will be any physical resurrection/ascension of human bodies."

    And is it not ironical that JPII along with Aquinas are the ones who put finality to the words "If Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless."

    February 11, 2011 at 9:17 am |
    • Muneef

      Reality.
      Maybe you find here who you were looking for !

      http://www.ijtihad.org/SaudiArabiaReforms.htm

      February 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  2. NM

    http://www.islamicsolutions.com/if-it-is-extreme-it-is-not-islam/

    February 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
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