October 21, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Interfaith activists for a more kosher world

Yahoo! News - Indonesian Muslims Attack Pig Farms
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Muslims armed with machetes attacked several pig farms in Indonesia, slaughtering around 20 swine they claimed were giving of "offensive" odors, The Jakarta Post reported Thursday.

Police did nothing to stop the attack Wednesday in South Tatura, central Sulawesi province, the paper reported. The farms belonged to local Christians.

"The farms give out a bad odor and this is offensive, especially during Ramadan," said local Muslim leader Abdul Haris, referring to the Islamic fasting month where religious feelings often run high.

He said the farms were also polluting a local river, presumably with dung from the animals.

Muslims are forbidden to eat pork, which is considered unclean.

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