JNN 02 Aug 2013 Jakarta : Sampang’s persecuted Shiite Muslim minority, fearful of another round of forced conversions by Wahabi Muslims, called on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to ensure their religious freedom after a forum meant to negotiate the exiled group’s homecoming placed the matter in the hands of Wahabi clerics accused of inciting sectarian tensions in Madura Island.
JNN 18 Oct 2012 Kualalumpur : Sampang Shia community leader Tajul Muluk has remained in detention at the Sidoarjo penitentiary for the past week without a clear legal basis, despite the end of his detention period having been reached, his lawyer Asfinawati said on Wednesday. Continue reading
JNN 29 Aug 2012 Jakarta : Two Indonesian Shias were killed in the latest religious violence involving Shia community members and Wahabi group in Sampang regencyEast Java, on Sunday. Continue reading