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West Java, a crowd of 150 Muslims block construction of Protestant church
Demonstration of extremists prompts authorities to revoke the building permits. Local official: the signatures collected are "irregular". The final decision of waiting for today. The Conference of Bishops makes a formal protest in Parliament.
Yogyakarta: Muslim leader gets Protestant church to close
A Muslim guru accuses Christian clergyman of proselytising, describing his church as illegal and without a building permit. In reality, the pastor is in favour of interfaith dialogue, funding the education of five Muslim children without trying to convert them. Sources tell AsiaNews that the whole thing was a setup by the self-styled Muslim leader, even though no one knows who is or where he comes from.
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Islamists stop construction of shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary near Yogyakarta
Catholic leader and shrine promoter Cahyo Binuko receives threats and is the victim of intimidation. Local authorities issued a building permit months ago, but local extremists have tried to stop the construction, accusing Catholics of playing games with local residents’ minds. Now they are putting pressures on the authorities to withdraw the building permit.
Indonesian Christians sceptical about new decree on places of worship
The revision of controversial decree regulating building places of worship is completed. Christians react as Muslim leaders express their support.
Yasmin church: radical Islamists attack two members of parliament during Sunday celebration
Two members of the Islamic party and the Democratic Party pkb PDI-P who were participating in a ceremony Sunday with the congregation of the Church Yasmin were insulted and verbally assaulted. The congregation has had to interrupt the liturgy, and move elsewhere, but even there the radicals have prevented the celebration. The inertia of the central government and the complicity of the mayor.
07/03/2016 16:56:00 INDONESIA
Bekasi: Islamic extremists demonstrate against the construction of a Catholic church
Hundreds of people come into the streets against the St Clara community. Some protesters even tried to attack the site of the future church, but police kept them back. Graffiti saying ‘No church construction allowed’ appeared near the site. Local authorities give Catholics a green light to go ahead.
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