|Christian girls beheaded for Ramadan 'trophy'|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 09 November 2006 17:00|
|And Indonesian court has put a Muslim man on trial who it is believed organized the beheadings of three Christian school girls last year. Hasanuddin returned from the Philippines with stories of how the Moro Islamic Liberation Front staged bombings to coincide with the end of Ramadan. He wondered whether such a plan could be carried out in Indonesia, but decided against it - instead opting to behead Christians. |
Quote: "However, after further discussion with friends, he decided that beheading Christians could qualify as an act of Muslim charity. Conscripting several accomplices at a local pesantren, or Islamic school, he directed one of them, Lilik Purnomo, to seek out "the head of a Christian", prosecutors alleged. "It would be a great Lebaran trophy if we got a Christian. Go search for the best place for us to find one," Hasanuddin allegedly ordered his companion. Lilik returned to say he had found an "excellent" target - a group of schoolgirls who travelled to and from class by foot in the Central Sulawesi village of Gebong Rejo.
Six Muslim men carefully planned the attack over several days, watching the students travel to and from school. On one occasion they had to call off the attack after they were spotted by another woman. With the severed heads, a note was found written, "Wanted: 100 more Christian heads, teenaged or adult, male or female; blood shall be answered with blood, soul with soul, head with head."
Source The Australian