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Old 12-11-2005, 01:40 AM   #1
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Volunteers from Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation will guard churches across the world's most populous Muslim nation on Christmas amid fears of terrorist attacks on those places, the group said on Friday.
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A youth wing affiliated with Indonesia's largest Muslim group Nahdlatul Ulama, some 40 million strong, said that members would guard churches for the coming Christmas festivities and it had persuaded youths from other religions to join the project.

"We have an annual programme to set up posts to secure Christmas. For this year, I have contacted groups from other religions like the Hindus and Buddhists and they have responded positively," said Tatang Hidayat, National Coordinator of NU's Banser group, known for its military-like uniform.
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Indonesia's overwhelming majority has proven where it stands on matters of religous violence and international terrorism in the past, this is merely an extension of it. Stories like this are a welcome relief after those decapitated Christian school girls in Central Sulawesi.
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time for moderate Muslims to take stand against fanatics.
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Above and beyond the call of duty.

How many of us would let our own children spend Christmas standing guard at a church, knowing that in the event of a bomb attack, they too would probably die? The terrorists are unlikely to care.
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Above and beyond the call of duty.

How many of us would let our own children spend Christmas standing guard at a church, knowing that in the event of a bomb attack, they too would probably die? The terrorists are unlikely to care.
I would, if they are old enough to decide for themself. You can do nothing, but then you would be stuck with a government that only can bomb and torture to fight terror.
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