Indonesian Christians Executed By Firing Squad at 12:15 AM
The BBC explains that the Muslims who were accused of rioting along with the Christian men were given jail sentences and later released,
Three Christian men were put to death this morning in Indonesia.
Robert Tibo, center, son of Fabianus Tibo, one of the three Christian executed, prays along with others during a special service at a church in Palu of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Friday, Sept 22, 2006. Three Christian militants, Fabianus Tibo, Marinus Riwu, and Dominggus da Silva, were executed by firing squad early Friday for leading attacks on Muslims six years ago that left at least 70 people dead. (AP Photo/ Achmad Ibrahim)
Update: Riots break out in Indonesia:
Christian mobs torched cars, blockaded roads and looted Muslim-owned shops in violence touched off by Friday’s executions of three Roman Catholics convicted of instigating attacks on Muslims.
On the island of Flores, the executed men’s birthplace, machete-wielding mobs ran through the streets Friday, sending women and children running in panic, police and witnesses said.
Police and media reports said at least five people were hurt, including a prosecutor who was hospitalized with stab wounds.
Rest in peace, Fabianus Tibo, Dominggus da Silva, and Marinus Riwu.
L-R: Fabianus Tibo, Dominggus da Silva, and Marinus Riwu are seen at the court in Central Sulawesi in March 2006. Indonesia will go ahead with the execution of the three Indonesian Christians on death row even though their lawyers are seeking presidential clemency for them, police said.(AFP
The men were taken before the firing squad at 12:15 a.m.
Please pray for their loved ones today.
Meanwhile, a militant cleric alleged to be a top leader in an al-Qaida-linked terror group was released from prison in June.
** Abu Bakar Bashir, 68, had served 26 months for conspiracy in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Michelle Malkin swats at the pathetic attacks by the Left who showed this week their real commitment to social justice.
For more background on this very sad story:
3 Indonesian Christians Get Another Week to Live
Indonesia Releases Al Qaeda-Linked Cleric, Will Execute Christians
3 Indonesian Christians Given 72 Hours Before Their Executions
Indonesian Christians See Family & Priest Before Executions