Islamist group crashes a child’s birthday party during violent door-to-door hunt for clandestine brothels and sex workers in Indonesia

A hardline Indonesian Islamist group crashed a child’s birthday party as it rampaged through a community on the hunt for clandestine brothels, police said today.

The drama unfolded on Friday when dozens of members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) stormed into a house they believed was being used for prostitution on the island of Madura in East Java province.

The group yanked two suspected sex workers from the home and attacked its owner until she fainted, police said.

The angry mob then proceeded to storm into other nearby homes, including one hosting a kid’s birthday party.