My other post on sacrifice today was on the scapegoat. This story also uses "scapegoat"
(ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: I may be breaking copywrite here - I couldn't cut and paste the article, but this paragraph is at the top:
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They are referenced and included.
(September 21, 2006) The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) has just become informed that three Christian men facing the death penalty in Indonesia have been executed by firing squad. The men were executed just after midnight on Friday, September 22, 2006, Indonesia time.
...entire Christian villages were attacked with government munitions and burned down using Indonesian government fuel tanks. Christian adults and children were beheaded. The Muslim community initiated the attacks and there was every indication that local Muslim government leaders were involved. Why were no Muslims ever charged in any of the attacks?
"The men were sacrificed as scape-goats so that the Indonesian government could wash their hands and walk away from the Poso conflict of 1998 to 2003..." stated Jeremy Sewall of ICC.
(these 3 Christian men were the only men charged in five years)