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30 April 2010

West Java, thousands of Islamic extremists attack a Christian center

INDONESIA_-_folla_estremisti_ok.jpgThree 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.

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23:11 Posted in Indonesia | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

27 April 2010

Record failure rate in national high school exam, Catholic schools buck the trend

INDONESIA_-_Ujian-Nasionalok.jpgEveryone at the Saint John’s Catholic School passed the exam. Their success is the exception to the rule in Indonesia’s school system, which has reached a new low in

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22:53 Posted in Indonesia | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

03 April 2010

Indonesian Islamists in Bogor Disrupt Otherwise Peaceful Good Friday

cgy-way-cross.jpgWhile most Christians peacefully held Good Friday services across the country on Friday, at least 1,000 churchgoers in Pa­rung, Bogor, had to pray at a restaurant after protests by Muslim hard-liners.

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08:28 Posted in Indonesia | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

28 January 2010

Indonesia: Police hunt for Sumatra church attackers

INDONESIA_-_NORTH_SUMATRA_BURNING.jpg(AKI/Jakarta Post ) - Police are stepping up their hunt for suspects following attacks against two Protestant churches and a pastor’s home in North Sumatra three days ago. Hundreds of Christians have fled the area since the attacks

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23 January 2010

North Sumatra, two Protestant churches burnt: "too many faithful and too many prayers"

india1.jpgAt least 1,000 people set fire to the Pentecostal community places of worship. According to local Muslims, the two buildings did not have the legal permits as "churches." The Nahdlatul Ulama admits the violence of radical Islamists against Christians. In 2009 in Indonesia, 35 cases of violation of religious freedom, 28 against Christians.

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30 December 2009

Muslims attack and set fire to a house of prayers

christian-persecution2.jpgJakarta (AsiaNews) – A group of unknown assailants attacked and set fire to a house of prayer in early December in the village of Tlogowero in Bansari sub district (Java), local Police Chief Anthony Augustine Koylal said. “The motive is not yet known. We are still investigating the case with local authorities,” he added

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18 April 2009

Temporary marriages with Indonesian women on rise

JEDDAH: A large number of Saudis are engaging in temporary marriages with Indonesian women with the intention of divorcing them

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08 April 2009

3 Islamists jailed 12 years

JAKARTA - AN INDONESIAN court on Tuesday found three Islamist militants of the radical Jemaah Islamiyah movement guilty on terror charges and sentenced them to 12 years in prison.

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11 December 2008

Clashes in Maluku, 45 houses and a church set on fire

600_x_400).jpgViolence is sparked when a group of Muslims accuse a teacher of blasphemy. Intervention by anti-riot police re-establishes order, but tensions remain high. Stores and offices are closed.

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25 August 2008

Christian College in Indonesia Will Relocate After Violent Attacks

Attacks on their campus have forced students at a Christian college in Indonesia’s capital to take refuge in tents and in the lobby of the parliament building for

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27 June 2008

Indonesian authorities tear down three churches in Bekasi

4319a5a160531019fa5f4d56badf2f20.jpgDisregarding an agreement reached with Christian religious leaders, Indonesian officials demolish three Protestant churches, which had been previously forced to suspend their Sunday functions. Christians complain about what they view as a “discriminatory act against us.”

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