Posts Tagged ‘ Indonesia ’

New Worry For Indonesia’s Beleaguered Christians

Dec 8th, 2015 | By

Fears that Islamic State supporters may be planning attacks in Indonesia are a further concern to the country’s Christian minority, who are already suffering from the growing Islamist presence in their nation. Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald daily newspaper reported that Indonesian police stepped up security at places of worship, along with embassies and shopping malls, following the recent Paris attacks.

Churches Destroyed In Indonesia’s Aceh Province After Deadly Clashes

Nov 3rd, 2015 | By

Islamic authorities in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province have begun destroying several small churches after hardline Muslims demanding their reportedly killed at least one Christian. The influential group Islamic Defenders Front and other local Muslim residents had demanded that at least 10 churches be closed.

Indonesian Officials Seize Muslim School Books Teaching Killing Of ‘Infidels’

Mar 26th, 2015 | By

The textbook contained notions based on the radical Wahhabi school of thought (which is dominant in Saudi Arabia). Page 78, for example, says, “People who worship anything other than Allah are infidels and it is permitted to kill them.”

Minority Rules – Is It Too Late For Indonesia?

Jan 27th, 2015 | By

Indonesia is supposed to be one of the more moderate of all the Muslim countries. Christians comprise more than 10 per cent of the population, and the country’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion. Two months ago a Christian became governor of the capital city Jakarta and Christians are prominent elsewhere, particularly in business. The country’s largest mosque in Jakarta was designed by a Christian architect. It stands next to the Catholic cathedral.

Indonesia Considers Bill Protecting Religious Liberty For All Groups

Dec 18th, 2014 | By

“The bill will protect everyone’s right to religious freedom, as guaranteed by the Constitution. It includes the right to believe in whatever they choose to lay their faith in and the independence to practice their beliefs. We hope the bill can improve the quality of life.”

Indonesian Woman Caned After Being Gang Raped For Adultery

May 13th, 2014 | By

A young widowed woman in Indonesia was recently gang raped for being caught in the act of adultery. She was then caned publicly for her for this “crime.”

The woman was having an affair with a married man when she was caught. She lives in a province governed by Sharia law, which has brutal penalties for adultery.

Top 10 Stories of Persecuted Christians in 2013

Jan 19th, 2014 | By

Christians are the most persecuted group in the world. Last year Egypt saw its greatest level of attacks on Christians; more Christians were killed in Syria’s civil war than anywhere else; and an Islamist rebel take-over in the Central African Republic brought new atrocities to the historically unstable country

Washington Report- October 11th, 2013

Oct 11th, 2013 | By
Religious Freedom Coalition booth at the 2013 Values Voter Summit exposing the evils of Saudi Arabia

In this issue: Obama rebels target church in Damascus / Congressional resolution supports chaplains / Former congressman speaks on murder rate / Religious Freedom Coalition at Values Voter Summit / Report on hostility toward religion in USA / Syria: Civilian massacre by rebels documented / Bangladesh: Bomb factory explodes in Islamic “school” / Indonesia: Christians still jailed for Evangelism / UK: Head of M15 warns on Jihadists

Indonesia Christians Sentenced For Evangelism

Oct 4th, 2013 | By
Photo of the August 2nd court proceedings against Kashfi Rosyid and Jalaudin where they were sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Two Christians sentenced to jail for “evangelism” as rights activists express concerns that President Obama, who spent part of his childhood in the country, has lauded Indonesia as a model of religious tolerance. Obama will not assist persecuted Christians, but he will send arms to radical Muslims in Libya, Egypt and Syria.

Indonesian Christians Face Persecution From Islamists

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By

Reports coming from Indonesia indicate that there’s growing persecution of Christians in the province of Aceh from Islamists. During the past year, 17 house churches have been closed, including Catholic chapels.