Tag: Indonesia

Jailing of Christian governor for ‘blasphemy’ pushes Indonesia towards radical Islam

Compiled from reports (see below) Indonesia’s highest profile Christian politician is tonight in a prison cell, sentenced to two years for blasphemy, and the country’s reputation for pluralism and religious tolerance is in peril. The district court where the verdict was announced was surrounded by radical Islamist mobs calling for […]

Indonesia: evangelists sentenced to 3 years in prison

Kashfi and Jalaudin, two Christian brothers, were sentenced to three years in prison on August 2, 2013, after being convicted of “evangelizing Muslims,” Voice of the Martyrs reports. On March 20, 2013, their home was attacked by an angry mob of about 200 Muslims. Police stopped the attack on their […]

Authorities order demolition of 20 churches in Indonesia

Originally published in Barnabasaid The authorities have ordered 20 churches in an Indonesian district to tear down their buildings; this follows the closure of 16 smaller Christian places of worship in the same district last month. Razali Abdul Rahman, the acting regent of Aceh Singkil in the semi-autonomous province of […]