As President Obama offered greetings from the White House to Muslims celebrating the feast that ends the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the Catholic school he attended in Jakarta was hit with a terrorist attack.
Asia News said the attack Wednesday came amid an escalation of tensions on the eve of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr.
Two Molotov cocktails were thrown inside the walls of the Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School in South Jakarta by an assailant on a motorcycle, Asia News reported.
The attack on the school followed the double bombing of a Buddhist temple Sunday, which prompted a statement Tuesday from the Catholic Archbishop of Jakarta, Ignatius Suharyo, warning of further anti-Christian violence.
Suharyo appealed to Catholics in Jakarta to remain “vigilant.”
Asia News said the attacks are symptomatic of the high tensions that currently prevail in the country, which is increasingly threatened by Islamic extremism.