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13 September 2011

Indonesia sends in police after Ambon clash

bambang-afp_jpg_crop_display_content_image.jpgIndonesia has deployed hundreds of security personnel to Ambon, a city with a history of major sectarian violence, after clashes left three people dead, a police spokesman said Monday

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14:30 Posted in Indonesia | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

29 August 2011

Indonesia: Islamic group seeks to censure film that promotes pluralism

imaaam--400x300.jpg(AKI/Jakarta Post) - Indonesia's Islam Defenders Front (FPI) is calling for a dialogue with filmmaker Hanung Bramantyo over the latter’s film, which promotes religious pluralism.

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23 August 2011

Indonesian mayor seeks to ban church construction

Indonesia (AP) — A mayor is trying to ban Christian churches on streets with Islamic names, the latest attempt to block construction of a new parish in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

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16 August 2011

Indonesia Mayor Rejects Church Permit

indonesiacropped.jpgA mayor in West Java who disregarded a Supreme Court ruling to reinstate the building permit of a church in Bogor has now dismissed a

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23:46 Posted in Indonesia | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

06 August 2011

Sumatra: Ramadan begins with the burning of two Protestant churches

INDONESIA_-_foto_chiesa_protestante_bruciata.jpgA crowd of at least 100 people attacked and torched a prayer centre of the Christian Batak Synod (Hkbp). They had previously attacked another Christian church five miles away. The violence took place on the first day of the holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims.

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04 August 2011

Two Churches Torched in Indonesia

christian-homes-being-torched-in-awlad-khalaf-village-the-latest-victims-of-anti-christian-muslim-violence-in-arab-spring-egypt.jpgTwo homes used as churches were burned to the ground in Riau on Tuesday night, a report said.

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12 July 2011

Muslim threats against Yasmin Church in West Java continue

0011.pngThe faithful still have to pray by the roadside after their church was shut down. Radical Muslim groups continue to disrupt their activities and issue threats against them. The

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20 June 2011

Central Java, Justice held in check only one year for imam who ordered attack on three churches

0,.jpgIn February Syihabudin, religious leader in Temanggung, incited 1500 Muslims against the local Christian community. Sentences of between 4 and 5 months for

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17 June 2011

Church: Woman Abducted By Men in Islamic Clothing

god-n-guns.jpgChurch elders on Friday claimed a woman from their congregation in East Java had been kidnapped by suspected Islamic hard-liners .

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29 April 2011

Indonesia: Java Pentecostal church firebombed

000..jpg(AKI/Jakarta Post) - Amid the massive police crackdown on terrorism, a Pentecostal church in Sleman, Yogyakarta, was targetted in a firebomb attack early on Friday morning.

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23 April 2011

Militants wanted to film Indonesian church bomb

001.jpgJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Islamic militants involved in a plot to bomb an Indonesian church ahead of Easter celebrations wanted to film and broadcast the inferno, which would have occurred as thousands of people were arriving for services, police said Friday.

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