Violence between Christians and Muslims in the Maluku Islands has spawned large anti-Christian demonstrations in Jakarta, with Muslims calling for a jihad against Christians in the area formerly known as the Spice Islands. Some 50,000 people protested Jan. 7, and analysts warned that the tensions could pose a serious threat to the government, which is at odds with the military about how to defuse the situation. Follow local press reports, and avoid travel to the Maluku Islands.