Posts Tagged ‘Muslim persecution of Christians’

Bomb attacks at three churches in Indonesia

Monday, May 14th, 2018
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A family of six staged suicide bombings at three Indonesian churches during church services on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens. The family – a mother and father, two daughters aged nine and 12, and two sons aged 16 and 18 – were linked to local extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) Read more

Indonesian Catholics urged to be vigilant in Holy Week

Monday, March 19th, 2018
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As there has been an increase in violence committed against parishes throughout Indonesia, Church officials in the country have urged Catholics to be vigilant, especially during Holy Week. “We call on each parish and mission station to stay alert ahead of the observance of Holy Week and Easter,” said Father Felix Astono Atmojo, vicar-general of Read more

Priest in Indonesia has forgiven man who attacked him with a sword

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

A priest in Indonesia attacked and wounded in his church by a sword-wielding man on 11 February says he has forgiven his attacker. Suliyono, 22, a suspected Muslim extremist, armed with a sword, entered St. Lidwina Church in Yogyakarta as the congregation was singing a hymn during Mass led by Jesuit Father Karl-Edmund Prier. “I forgive Sulyono Read more

Indonesian police warn of possible Christmas terror attacks

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Last week Indonesia’s National police chief Sutarman said  extremists may be planning terror attackson Christians at Christmas and New Year celebrations in Jakarta and other parts of the country. “The terrorists have cells everywhere and they are active. We are continuing to pursue them,” Sutarman,  told reporters in Jakarta. Since 2000, when improvised bombs disguised as Read more

Crucified again: the persecuted Christians of the world

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Raymond Ibrahim’s fundamental new book Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, has been widely reported, covered and praised and does not require an introduction, but it prompts a reflection. The problem of Christian discrimination and persecution by Muslims is in fact two problems. Like unpunished crimes’ victims who suffer twice, for the crime and for Read more