Indonesia Sends Blasphemy Case Against Christian Governor to Court 

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Police named Indonesia’s most prominent Christian politician as a suspect in a blasphemy case on Wednesday, threatening his re-election bid and a reputation for religious tolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, governor of this capital city of 10 million people, had been the target of protests by hard-line Muslim groups for comments made in September, when he cited a verse of the Quran. Mr. Purnama has apologized, but hard-line leaders have called for prosecution.Police questioned Mr. Purnama and others in recent days to determine whether to mount a case. They said Wednesday that in the absence of consensus, the question of whether he committed blasphemy should be settled in court.

Source: Indonesia Sends Blasphemy Case Against Christian Governor to Court – WSJ

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