Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blue ribbons worn to distinguish Ahmadis, attackers: Police

Tue, 02/15/2011
5:34 AM
Blue ribbons worn to distinguish Ahmadis, attackers: Police
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
The National Police have confirmed that the blue ribbons worn by assailants during the Ahmadiyah attack in Cikeusik, Banten, were meant to distinguish the assailants from Ahmadis.

“[The blue ribbons] were to distinguish between the Ahmadis and the non-Ahmadi masses,” National Police deputy spokesperson Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar said, as quoted by the SCTV news program liputan6.com on Tuesday.

National Police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo had said earlier on Tuesday that the individuals wearing blue ribbons were the ones provoking and conducting the attacks.

Timur said the police had detained four suspects. One of those detained was wearing a blue ribbon and was questioned.

Police have named eight suspects in the violence that drew headlines after footage of the brutal lynching of three Ahmadis in the presence of police officers was uploaded to YouTube.

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