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from THE JAKARTA POST -- SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010 -- PAGE 1 Residents in Mirring village in West Sulawesi's Polewali Mandar regency forcibly closed an alleged heretical place of worship on Saturday.
The closure followed the arrest of seven residents on Friday for allegedly spreading heretical teachings in the village. The seven were held at the police station for questioning.
One of the seven, Syamsuddin, a 26-year-old alumnus of Alauddin Islamic State Institute in Makassar, was identified as the group's leader. He claimed to be the prophet Haedir, who was born after the prophet Muhammad.
The sect reportedly named its teaching Puang Malea, taken from the …