Killing Atheists: The Army, Islam and the Indonesian Genocide
For fifty years the Indonesian state denied responsibility for the 1965-66 killings in Indonesia, which saw up to one million unarmed civilians murdered during the height of the Cold War. It is now possible to prove military agency behind the killings. This talk will present a case for why the 1965-66 killings can be understood as a case of genocide.
Dr. Jess Melvin’s book, “The Army and the Indonesian Genocide: Mechanics of Mass Murder,” will be published in December by Routledge. Melvin is a Rice Faculty Fellow in Southeast Asia Studies and Postdoctoral Associate in Genocide Studies at Yale University.