International | Muslim rioting in Java crushes Christians and burns churches; instability spawns more fear
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/09/96, 12:00 am
Just as Oslo's Nobel Committee was awarding Indonesians Jose Ramos-Horta and Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo its distinguished Peace Prize, Indonesia's main island saw bloody rioting in the worst of a series of attacks directed at Christians. The violence left five Pentecostals dead and more than 20 churches in ashes.