Indonesia, increasing intolerance against Christians: 17 house churches closed


Shayn Roby’s Take: Christians in Indonesia, as well as around the globe throughout the Muslim world are enduring mass persecution and genocide. The Obama administration appears unconcerned. In fact, he has supported aid to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, who normally burn churches with Coptic Christians inside and toss Christian children (age 7 and 12 are documented) off of rooftops.

VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED

Indonesia

Jakarta (Source) – The Islamist pressures against Christian communities in Aceh “have become intolerable. Within a year, with non-existent legal pretexts, 17 house churches have been closed: these also include Catholic chapels. The islamization of the province continues , just as promised by the governor Abdullah. ” It is the sense of the Annual Report published by IndonesianChristian.org,  Protestant organization which monitors the situation of the Christian community in Indonesia.

The forced closure of places of worship and threats against Protestant congregations, says the text, “increase unabated. But this will only create tensions manipulated from the outside between the Christian and Islamic communities. The government must guarantee religious plurality and respect: or risk clashes and violence”. Favor Bancin, of the Synod of the churches in Indonesia is of the same opinion, adding: “The behavior of local authorities is a potential threat to the tolerant atmosphere we see deteriorating…

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