Religious leaders from the country's major Muslim organizations and activists have demanded President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono crack down on extremist groups that commit violent acts in the name of religion.
Activists grouped in the Alliance for an Antiviolent Society and leaders of Indonesia's largest Muslim organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, have warned the nation's integrity is under threat from the groups.
They urged the police to stop radical groups from taking the law into their own hands.
They were responding to a number of violent incidents recently.

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Paradise Lost * Chavez's Incredible Shrinking Revolution :
But as happened in Castro's Cuba, the utopian illusion that Chavez is creating a Worker's Paradise in Venezuela is rapidly giving way to ugly reality. The country's poverty, instead of decreasing with purported socialist redistribution of wealth, has “risen to more than 50 percent” since Chavez took power, reported the left-leaning Toronto Star.(...)
Democracy has ended in Venezuela, replaced by blatantly rigged elections and strong-armed Chavista mobs and spies in the streets. Venezuelans now face the presence in their midst of perhaps 20,000 of Castro's secret police and an epidemic of soaring violence and crime committed by keftist thugs who know the regime seldom makes arrests for the robbery and murder of bourgeois victims. Caracas, reports The Times of London, "now has the world's highest murder rate per capita."