Christian Theological School Attacked by Muslim Militants in Indonesia
by Daniel Blake/Christian Today
A Christian theological school has been attacked by a group of Muslim militants in east Jakarta, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).
Arastamar Evangelical School of Theology (SETIA), which was established in 1987, is one of the biggest Evangelical theology schools in Indonesia. The school was attacked on 8 March 2007, and the following Saturday, over 200 militants besieged the school for three hours, shouting threats and demanding the closure of the school.
In the attack some of the outlying ventilation buildings of the new dormitory were burned down and the attackers threatened to bring a crowd of 1000 militants to close the school down on Saturday 11 March, CSW has said. The Islamist militant groups Front Pembela Islam (FPI) and FBR are believed to be behind the attack.