UPDATE: The BBC report omitted or distorted the most important part of the story. They never mentioned the man had been brought up Muslim and is now accused of blasphemy against Islam. BBC said beatings and arrest were due to atheism. They didn't mention Islam. BBC diverts the reader with news that Indonesia allows 5 other religions 'aside from Islam.' Must take a trip there since BBC says they're so tolerant.
1/20/12, "Indonesian atheist faces jail after Facebook post," AFP via AsiaOne
"An Indonesian civil servant who declared himself an atheist on Facebook was arrested and is now facing jail for blasphemy after being attacked by an angry mob, police said Friday.
Alexander An, 30, who wrote "God doesn't exist" on his Facebook page, was beaten by a mob of dozens on Wednesday in his hometown in...West Sumatra province.
"He is suspected of having blasphemed against Islam," local police chief Chairul Aziz told AFP....
An said on his Facebook page that he was brought up as a Muslim, like the vast majority in Indonesia, where blasphemy is a punishable crime carrying a maximum five-year prison term....His postings no longer appeared online following his arrest." via Atlas Shrugs
1/20/12, "Row over Indonesia atheist Facebook post," BBC
"An Indonesian man who said that God did not exist in a posting on a Facebook page for atheists could face jail.
Civil servant Alexander Aan, 31, is now in protective police custody after he was attacked by an angry mob.
He may also lose his job over his posting on the social networking site.
Atheism is a violation of Indonesian law under the founding principles of the country and carries a jail sentence of up to five years.
Indonesia - the world's most populous Muslim nation - recognises the right to practice five other religions aside from Islam, says the BBC's Karishma Vaswani in Jakarta.
Local media said a mob attacked Mr Aan when he arrived for work at a government office on Wednesday....
The Facebook page where he made his comments remains up and supporters have condemned police action against Mr An, calling for him to be released."