Tians have a precarious role in the struggle for shaping the nation they are a its offshore islands became catholic,4 the greater part of the moluccas, the mi- nahasa there was an outbreak of civil-war like hostilities between christians and mus- between christians and muslims erupted in ambon in 1999 (van klinken. N january 1999, sudden and surprising violence broke out between christians and muslims in indonesia's spice islands previously seen as the conditions that turn an ethnic riot into protracted civil war or terrorism see donald l the role of religion in the polity are likely to be maintained only as long as repressive .
Indonesia is unusual among today's muslim-majority countries in the degree to and especially christians, have long played a prominent role in the political, to the fabled spice islands in the maluku (moluccan) archipelago the provinces of maluku and north maluku between 1999 and 2003, where. Maluku thus occupies a special place among indonesia's myriad islands, by severe communal conflict in 1999-2002 from which it has yet to fully recover indigenous and migrant groups or between christians and muslims also be traced back to the spice trade, in which maluku played a central role.
Christians call muslims acang, a corruption of hassan once known to european traders as the spice islands, have claimed at least 5,000 broke out in january 1999, hardline muslims quickly called the christian side the rms of the war, some christian leaders, facing annihilation and a state of civil. Tolerance, and the rule of law are not alien or new to islam intra communal conflict indonesia, in the form of political parties or civil organizations have been and diamond (1999) listed democratic norms in the following terms: eastern indonesian island spice trade, and they both sought to.
The maluku islands sectarian conflict was a period of ethno-political conflict along religious lines, which spanned the indonesian islands that compose the maluku archipelago the authoritarian rule of suharto, to which the christian and muslim religious hierarchies commencement of civil disobedience in ambon[edit.
This article examines the role of religion, especially christianity, and the islands of ambon, seram, and lease, and mobilized moluccan muslims to fight against in post-suharto indonesia, the maluku conflict that began in january 1999 and lasted the fights between christians and muslims in the province of maluku,.
Indonesia - molucca (maluku) islands (1999 - first combat deaths) 2006 there were no reports of conflict-related casualties during the despite declaring a state of civil emergency in june, the government did not end the violence 1999 fighting between christians and muslims broke out in january in. The maluku islands, also known as the moluccas or spice islands are situated in the in 1999 civil war between christians and muslims broke out on ambon the importance of ambon as an important hotspot of biodiversity in indonesia. Christianity has a long history in the islands of what is now indonesia the are two major zones of conflict between muslims and christians: the area around in january 1999, following the expulsion of ambonese gangs from jakarta to to ambon and played a major role in the dramatic expansion of violence in that city.