Blasphemk Case Summary

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Rev. Franklin Graham has urged believers all over the world to pray for Jakarta’s Christian governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, who currently faces the possibility of a five-year prison term over false blasphemy allegations.
In a recent post on Facebook, Rev. Graham said Christians need to pray for Gov. Ahok, who is being targeted by Muslims in a blasphemy case because of his faith. The renowned evangelist also noted that hardline Muslims have called for the Jakarta governor to be lynched, The Christian Post relays.
“We need to pray for the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama, who is on trial for what Muslims are calling blasphemy, which is ridiculous,” said Graham on Facebook. “He's the first non-Muslim governor of the Indonesian capital in more than half a century. They're coming
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Graham described Ahok’s situation as the kind of persecution Christians in Muslim countries experience. The Christian leader called for prayers not only for the Jakarta governor but also for his family.
The blasphemy allegations against Ahok come as he is seeking re-election as governor of Jakarta. The Christian governor made headlines when he was accused of insulting Islam in September when he told fishermen in the Thousand Islands that his opponents are lying by telling Muslims that the Quran commands them not to vote for non-Muslims.
Facebook user Buni Yani, who reportedly uploaded an edited video of Ahok’s speech in Thousand Islands, admitted that he misquoted the governor’s speech. On Dec. 11, he faced police investigators as a witness in the high-profile blasphemy case, The Jakarta Globe reports.
The edited video that Yani uploaded was the one that sparked anger among hardline Muslims. Ahok originally told the audience that they have been lied to by those who misquote the Quran. However, Yani tweaked the video to make it appear that the Christian governor said the people have been lied to by a certain verse in the Islamic holy
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