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Attack fears prompt heighted security at Indonesia's Buddhist sites

Al-Jazeera, August 8, 2013

Thousands of police deployed after recent violence, thought to be motivated by plight of Muslims in Myanmar

Jakarta, Indonesia -- Security measures were stepped up at Buddhist sites in Indonesia on Thursday amid fears of fresh attacks just days after a temple bombing and as tens of millions of Muslims across the country mark the end of Ramadan.

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Buddhists calm facing threats

The Jakarta Post, August 13 2013

Jakarta, Indonesia -- The recent bombing at the Ekayana Buddhist Temple in West Jakarta will unlikely be the last terror attack in Indonesia to avenge the ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, said top terrorism analysts.

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Bomb at Buddhist temple in Indonesia aimed at avenging violence against Rohingya

Associated Press, August 5, 2013

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A senior official said Monday that an attack on a Buddhist temple in Indonesia’s capital was apparently aimed at avenging violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

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Borobudur: A Reminder of Indonesia’s Buddhist Past

By Jonathan DeHart, The Diplomat, June 6, 2013

Jogjakarta, Indonesia -- In the misty jungles of Central Java’s Kedu Valley, builders in the 8th and 9th centuries hauled 2 million stones from rivers and streams to erect Borobudur, a dazzling, 95-foot-tall, 55,000-square-meter step pyramid and Buddhist temple complex. Today, it serves as a reminder that a Buddhist kingdom, the Syailendra Dynasty, thrived for around five centuries (until the 10th century) in the heart of what is now Indonesia.

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Buddhists pray for end to Rohingya conflict

by Bambang Muryanto, The Jakarta Post, May 26 2013

Magelang, Indonesia -- Thousands of Buddhists celebrating Waisak, or Buddha’s Day of Enlightenment, in the yard of Mendut Temple in Mungkid, Magelang, Central Java, on Saturday prayed for an end to the Rohingya ethnic conflict in Myanmar.

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