| Raymond Ibrahim: The Indonesian Jihad on Christian Churches in the fantasy called "moderate Indonesia"
| Friday, November 13, 2015
|Jihad Watch : In compliance with Islamic demands, Indonesian authorities in the
Aceh region have started to tear down Christian churches.
comes after Muslim mobs rampaged and attacked churches. At least one
person was killed; thousands of Christians were displaced. On Friday, October 9, after being fired up during mosque sermons,
hundreds of Muslims marched to the local authority’s office and demanded
that all unregistered churches in Aceh be closed.
Imams issued text
messages spurring Muslims from other areas to rise up against churches and call for their demolition. On Monday, October 12, authorities facilitated a meeting with Islamic
leaders and agreed to demolish 10 unregistered churches over the course
of two weeks. Apparently this was not fast enough to meet Muslim demands for
On the following day, a mob of approximately 700
Muslims, some armed with axes and machetes, torched a local church, even
though it was not on the list of churches agreed upon for demolition. The Muslim mob then moved on to a second church, an act that led to violent clashes. One person, believed to
be a Christian, died after being shot in the head. Several were
injured, as Christians tried to defend their church against the armed
Yet in other parts of Indonesia, where Islamic law is not enforced, even
fully registered churches are under attack. These include the
Philadelphia Protestant Church in Bekasi — nearly 1,500 miles south of
Sharia-compliant Aceh. Even though it had the necessary paperwork, it
too was illegally shut down in response to violent Muslim protests.
December 25, 2012, when the congregation assembled on empty land to
celebrate Christmas, hundreds of Muslims, including women and children,
continued to persecute the church-less congregation by throwing rotten eggs, rocks, and plastic bags filled with urine and feces at the Christians. Police stood by and watched…
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