Indonesia's Dirty Little Holy War

It was a wave of terror, hundreds of men in black-and-white robes and black face masks storming into one village after another on the island of Sulawesi, firing their automatic weapons, tossing Molotov cocktails and homemade grenades into houses and shouting at the terrified residents to get out, to never come back, and killing anyone who resisted. Batelemba, Tangkura, Sangginora, Dewua—the rolling tide of destruction 18 km long left the once prosperous settlements blackened ruins and thousands of residents hiding in nearby jungle or fleeing to the relative safety of the closest sizable Christian enclave, the lakeside town of...

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