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07 April 2008

Indonesia: Over 100 churches close in 3 Years

63016d5b305e7f6104872dfe5c16f1d9.jpgIslamic extremism and local governments have closed more than 100 churches in Indonesia within three years, according to a persecution watchdog agency

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05 April 2008

Indonesian separatist gets life in jail

083ac81ad16dd16807b68c739ede9b5e.jpgJAKARTA, Indonesia - A court has sentenced the leader of a separatist group in eastern Indonesia to life in prison for waving the flag of a mostly Christian secessionist movement in front of the president last year.

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08 December 2007


d64d88306e3eb56e57daaf64b77be68d.jpgBaptist, Catholic congregations shut down after Muslim extremists attack, protest.

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30 November 2007

Indonesia: Anti-AIDS condom campaign splits Muslims

Jakarta, 29 Nov. (AKI) - Breaking a long-held taboo, the Indonesian government has decided to promote safe sex by launching its first ever National Condom Week in an effort to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV/AIDS

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28 November 2007

After 40 years a Catholic Church in West Java is forced to close

2585604d1f18a71f340da09cc7bfdf05.jpgChrist’s Peace Church has been active since 1968 now local Muslims are contesting the use of the buildings for religious purposes. With the backing of police and local politicians the extremists have won their battle: the parish does not have the legal permit and therefore must close down. For years the church had sought to obtain the permit without success, gaining only a staunch refusal from the government.

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04 October 2007

Muslim comic book heroes inspired by Allah

522e08017bf48fb38b99282227d1bb51.jpgA new comic book featuring superheroes drawn from the 99 names of Allah has been launched in Indonesia.

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18 September 2007

Catholic students forced to wear the Islamic veil

5dbc9a7fb867812068bbd0c6f4f62026.jpgIt is happening in schools in the North of Sumatra. A Christian family raises the alarm, their daughters “have no other choice” but to dress according to Islamic customs. This is imposed by some local norms inspired by Sharia, which should only effect Muslim citizens

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07 September 2007

Domestic Church attacked; pastor and faithful injured

1dc26e566d74a1b206fc02b2a7843a0a.jpgOver 300 Islamic extremists attacked a protestant congregation gathered to celebrate Sunday service. The reason remains unclear. The Synod of Christian Churches expresses concern.

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13 August 2007

Indonesian group rallies for world Islamic rule

9e811b24855e7e619227be0b51cf6622.jpgMore than 70,000 members of a Muslim group have held a rally in Indonesia calling for a caliphate - or Islamic rule - to govern the world.

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14 May 2007

Muslim men urged to marry single mothers

A Malaysian state has urged Muslim men, who are allowed to take up to four wives, to marry single mothers to reduce the number of women bringing up children alone, a report said on Sunday

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05 May 2007


medium_corano11iberpress--133x198.jpgA top official from Indonesia's highest Muslim authority, the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), says he hopes that some 60 Christians being sought in connection with the production of a video allegedly containing anti-Islamic sentiments should

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