Indonesia Watch (update)

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Indonesia tsunami death toll tops 300

Not enough Islam, Allah wanted them dead:

THE death toll from a tsunami that struck western Indonesia this week rose to 343, with another 338 people still missing, a disaster official said Thursday. (Courier Mail)

  • Warning system failed, infidels to blame
  • Allah’s wanted them dead because the villagers didn’t implement sharia properly….

Volunteers search for victims of the Mount Merapi eruption at Kinahrejo village in Sleman, on October 27, 2010, near Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (The Gazette)

Indonesia: 700 churches attacked in past decade


Jakarta, Bandung, and Bogor:

Some 700 Catholic and Protestant churches have been attacked in Indonesia over the past decade, according to the Indonesian Christian Communication Forum. Between October 12 and October 17, a Catholic parish was attacked, another was threatened with attack, and a Protestant church was burned down.

“The violence and attacks, against Christian churches of all denominations, has grown in recent years and now in the past several days,” said Bishop Johannes Pujasumarta of Bandung, secretary general of the Indonesian bishops’ conference. “Those responsible are small radical Islamic groups that are sowing panic among our people, especially in the Dioceses of Jakarta, Bandung, and Bogor. They are minority groups, but they should be stopped. The violence also increases the indifference of the civil authorities and police, who shrug off the violence. We demand more attention and protection for the Christian communities and that such acts may not remain unpunished.”

3% of the nation’s 224.9 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; 6% are Protestant and 86% are Muslim, making Indonesia the country with the largest Muslim population.

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Rise in attacks and violence against churches, Christians concerned (Fides)

2 thoughts on “Indonesia Watch (update)”

  1. Sorry, in conscience I could not donate a penny although I am sorry for the innoent. They built more mosques with the last lot of aid we sent only to see them persecuting Christains and other unislamic religions with the burning of churches. Islam now has most of the money in the world, let them look after their own. We are no longer a “cash cow”. If you have spare cash, donate it to a worthy Australian charity i.e. better care for the ageing or violence against children in our community. There are plenty of worthy causes

  2. Actually, most non-Muslim Indonesians really really needs you. The question is donating your pennies carefully. The majority of Mentawai people (which is the native people of the Mentawai Isles, which comprises the Mentawai District) are animists and Christians. Muslims are the minority there. But Mentawai District is a part of the West Sumatra Province, in which the majority are Muslims. The Mentawai’s has been marginalized by the provincial government, so the trick is to find organizations that can put the money straight to Mentawai without being intercepted by the Muslim provincial government. Any nonmuslim foundations/charities, esp. international (such as the International Red Cross, World Vision, etc.), some Christian/Catholic, Buddhist, and some traditional/cultural/tribal ones are quite honest. They’re the one to go. Forget the governmental charities, they’re sinkholes.

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