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Muslims force home church to close down
Asia News ^ | Februray, 11, 2007 | Benteng Reges

Posted on 02/12/2007 2:09:47 PM PST by Posting

Muslims force home church to close down

by Benteng Reges

In West Java yesterday, a crowd of local residents and Islamic activists broke into the home of a Christian that was being used as a church. The owner ceded to their requests and stopped the religious service. The revision of a Decree on places of worship has proved to be insufficient to guarantee Indonesian Christians the right to worship

Jakarta (AsiaNews) – A crowd of Muslims has forced the closure of another home church in Bandung regency in the Indonesian province of West Java. Yesterday, 11 February, around 100 people – including local residents and members of the Anti-Proselytism Division of the Indonesian Muslim Ulemas Forum (FUUI) – entered the house of Tayung in Padawulun village. This house was used on a weekly basis as a place for prayer by members of the Bethel Church Group (GBI). Tayung had no choice but to “accept” the demand to stop the religious service under way in his home. Other Christians were also present when the Sunday service was disrupted and all were forced to leave.

The organizers of the violent anti-Christian protest said: “Complaints about religious activities in Tayung’s house had already been sent before to GBI leaders but no response was ever given.” The residents and some extremists claim that the house has been illegally converted into a church and what’s more, it is situated near a mosque.

Omay Komarudin, the village leader, said: “The tough reaction of the crowd was justified because our warnings were never taken into consideration.” He continued: “We decided to react when last week a GBI member got drunk and was heard saying that no one had the right to close the church.” The village leader said 23 out of 220 families in Padawulun were Christians and only three formed part of the GBI.

It is not the first time such incidents have taken place in Bandung. Suryana Nurfatwa of the FUUI said yesterday’s move was not prompted by hatred for Christians. “We are in favour of all legal churches but the GBI transformed a house into a church and this is against the law.” But Almer, a GBI representative, said: “Getting a permit to build a place of worship in Indonesia is not easy.”

Since 2005, fundamentalist violence against so-called illegal home churches is on the rise. To respond to the problem, a year ago, the central government enacted the much-anticipated revision of a 1969 ministerial decree (SKB No1/1969) that regulates the construction of places of worship. The long procedures and problems involved in obtaining permits to build often force faith communities to practice their faith in illegal conditions.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apesandpigs; christians; church; clashofcivilization; dhimmis; fuui; gbi; indonesia; infidels; islam; islamicinquisition; islamofascism; jakarta; muslims; rop; sword; thebeautyofislam
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1 posted on 02/12/2007 2:09:49 PM PST by Posting
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To: Posting

Don't waste your time proving how tolerant you are to people who are obvious religious bigots.


2 posted on 02/12/2007 2:11:58 PM PST by popdonnelly (Conservatives must have their own long march through the institutions.)
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To: Posting

Jakarta?

That's Obama's home town.


3 posted on 02/12/2007 2:16:47 PM PST by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Posting

Doesn't surprise me a bit. I'm just relieved that it isn't (yet) happening here.


4 posted on 02/12/2007 2:19:10 PM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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One wonders what would happen if someone actully stood and pronounced. "Hell No We're Not Closing Squat You Diaper Wearing Freaks"!





5 posted on 02/12/2007 2:19:35 PM PST by Fighting Irish (My opinions have been forged by where I've walked - not by who I hear on the radio)
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To: popdonnelly

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/004913.php


6 posted on 02/12/2007 2:19:57 PM PST by Posting (cINDY)
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To: American Quilter

Will be happening in Europe shortly though!


7 posted on 02/12/2007 2:20:34 PM PST by rocksblues (Do unto others as they do unto you!)
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To: Beckwith

Everytime I hear "obama" I hear an "Islamic bomb" in my head, I wonder why...


8 posted on 02/12/2007 2:20:56 PM PST by Posting (cINDY)
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To: American Quilter

The ACLU is working on it. With democrats in the majority now, be worried.


9 posted on 02/12/2007 2:22:13 PM PST by Ron in Acreage (VOTE DEMOCRAT--TERRORISTS ARE COUNTING ON IT)
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To: Ron in Acreage

Your tagline would make an excellent bumper sticker. May I use it?


10 posted on 02/12/2007 2:23:25 PM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: rocksblues
You are not far fetched from reality.
11 posted on 02/12/2007 2:24:17 PM PST by Posting (cINDY)
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To: American Quilter

please do!!


12 posted on 02/12/2007 2:25:07 PM PST by Ron in Acreage (VOTE DEMOCRAT--TERRORISTS ARE COUNTING ON IT)
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INDONESIA

Qur'ânic exams now required in school and to get married A provincial ordinance in West Sumatra that takes effect in 2008 requires written and oral Qur’ânic test for students from elementary to high schools. Married couples must also pass the test. Test applies to Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. Local political leader shrugs off possible concerns for non Muslim communities.

Jakarta (AsiaNews) – The Indonesian province of West Sumatra has adopted an ordinance to take effect in 2008 requiring all students from elementary through high schools as well as couples to be married to take a written and oral tests on the Qur'ân and this irrespective of their religion.

Guspardi Gaus, who chaired the special provincial commission that developed the ordinance, said a number of gubernatorial decrees would be necessary to implement the regulation, along with changes to school curricula, but the provincial bylaw should apply to every city and regency (district) within the next two years.


13 posted on 02/12/2007 2:25:20 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear.. on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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From 9/11 forward - I have considered ALL Muslims my self declared enemy...

Only those standing with us and killing the militant Islamists will be considered "temporary allies"...

They brought ALL the distrust and hatred upon themselves by their actions and cult teachings.... Which continue to this day..

Semper Fi
14 posted on 02/12/2007 2:26:59 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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I'm surprised the guy still has a head on his neck and the house isn't a smoking pile.


15 posted on 02/12/2007 2:32:01 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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In a sane world -- diplomatic reciprocity would require that we shut down a Mosque for every Church, Temple, Shrine, Synagogue or voodoo hut shut down or destroyed my Muslims - WORLDWIDE..

Perhaps then, the Whore Mothers of Islam in Saudi Arabia and Iran would leash in their animals...

Failing that -- sooner or later, millions will die.

Semper Fi


16 posted on 02/12/2007 2:37:27 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: rocksblues

And the US will not be far behind. We already have a very active anti-Christian movement here e.g. Rosie and other TV personalities, ACLU and on many colleges and universities.


17 posted on 02/12/2007 2:42:29 PM PST by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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18 posted on 02/12/2007 2:48:10 PM PST by Gritty (The notion of peaceful coexistence is alien to Islam Srdja Trifkovic)
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To: Fighting Irish
One wonders what would happen if someone actully stood and pronounced. "Hell No We're Not Closing Squat You Diaper Wearing Freaks"!

Would you prefer to have your throat slit, or have your daughters raped and THEN have your throat slit?

Unless you are able to meet mohammedans with blindingly swift and overwhelming violence as soon as they start pushing against you, you're not going to win.
19 posted on 02/12/2007 2:54:03 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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Unless you are able to meet mohammedans with blindingly swift and overwhelming violence as soon as they start pushing against you, you're not going to win.

I have that ability and determination. I suspect others like river rat do too. When dealing with these sorry samples of degraded humanity, it does not take much to turn them away once they realize you are more vicious than they are.

20 posted on 02/12/2007 3:50:36 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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