An angry mob of Muslim extremists attacked a courthouse and set two churches on fire in Indonesia’s Central Java town on Tuesday, according to officials and local news reports.

The 1,000-strong mob of Muslim extremists were reportedly enraged by a five-year prison sentence awarded to a Christian man for distributing books and literature that allegedly spread hatred about Islam.

Insisting that the sentence was too lenient, the angry crowed demanded the death penalty for the defendant. They ransacked the courthouse after the verdict was announced, and attacked three nearby churches.

While two churches were partly destroyed after being set on fire by the angry mob, the third suffered only minor damages. The mob also ransacked a nearby school and set one police vehicle on fire.

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