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)

Moroccan "youths" firebomb church in Netherlands

* 2 posts in one: Netherlands & Bosnia

Bosnia: Two jihadists “disturbed by the church bell,” try to enter church

“Such non-Muslim subjects [of the Islamic state] are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they…are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays…” – ‘Umdat al-Salik o11.5

“Bosnia: Radical Muslims arrested for entering church,” from AKI, November 24 (thanks to DW):

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