» 04/28/2010, 00.00
West Java, thousands of Islamic extremists attack a Christian center
Three cars destroyed and some buildings set on fire. The origin of the attack a rumor that Christians wanted to build a chapel within the center. Hundreds of local police fail to stop the raid, but police chief promises justice.
Indonesian police tears down house church
After years of peaceful coexistence with residents, Muslim organisation gets the authorities to tear down the building. Ten people are arrested. The Pentecostal Church announces legal action against local authorities.
Islamic leaders criticise attack against Carmelite centre
Some Muslim hardliners come in for harsh criticism for creating a false and violent image of Islam. Police is also strongly condemned for not intervening decisively. Carmelite spokeswoman says she and her sisters are not worrying; they are trying to play down the controversy.
Muslim extremists throw stones and urine at Bekasi Christians
The Filadelfia HKBP community met yesterday to celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. A mob attacked them, interrupting the religious service, which police failed to protect. Last week, a Christian journalist was beaten up for his faith.
Chaldean Patriarch: "Debris and destruction everywhere, but we will not give in to discouragement"
Islamic figures will call on the Patriarch this evening to express solidarity and condolences.
West Java: another Christian church attacked
Shouting ‘Allah u Akbar’, a group of men storm a church Sunday in Bandung in West Java. The incident confirms a trend involving many attempts to suppress religious freedom in the predominantly Muslim country. A survey by a British human rights group shows that West Java is a hotbed of Indonesia’s anti-Christian movements.
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