moderate Indonesia shuts down 17 churches

Jakarta Globe:

Church Row a ‘Dark Time’ for Aceh

Banda Aceh. Another Christian house of worship has been sealed off in Aceh Singkil district, bringing the total since last week to 17 and marking a new low for religious intolerance in the staunchly Muslim province, a rights group said on Wednesday.

Agusta Mukhtar, a spokesman for the group Pro-Democracy People, said it was regrettable that the local authorities had sealed off the buildings following a protest on April 30 by hard-line groups including the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), which oppose the buildings.

“The religious peace here has been shattered by this anarchistic action that seeks religious domination for an inflexible faith,” he said in a statement. “This is a dark time in the history of religious freedom and tolerance in Aceh.”

Sixteen of the undung-undungs, small houses of worship not categorized as churches, were sealed off by district officials last week, on the pretext they had been built without proper permits. Another was closed off on Tuesday.

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3 Replies to “moderate Indonesia shuts down 17 churches”

  1. Kinderling

    the “Religion of Love” is Christianity simply because that is what they claim everything they do is based on.

    Your article is about the homosexual agenda of doing away with freedom of speech

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