UCAN, a Catholic news service in Asia, reports that an Indonesian university lecturer, Rosnida Sari, has received death threats after taking Muslim students on a trip to a Christian church.
The threats began Jan. 5, after the Australia Plus website published an account by Sari, who teaches at the Islamic University of Ar-Raniry, about the November trip that she said was meant to build “a bridge of peace” between the religions. The church visited was in Nanggroe Aceh; a region that introduced Islamic law (sharia) more than 10 years ago.
According to Andreas Harsono an Indonesia researcher for Human Rights Watch the article went viral this week, fuelling controversy on campus and in town. “She received hundreds of threatening messages including [threats of] killing,” Harsono told UCAN.