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Indonesian Officials Destroy Church in Front of Worshippers As Muslims Egg Them On
Gateway ^ | March 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/24/2013 10:14:29 PM PDT by george76

Indonesian city officials destroyed a Christian church in front of its weeping congregation. Muslims stood around and egged on the destruction.

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Muslim protesters egged on workers and branded the Christians “infidels”.

Dozens in the 100-strong congregation wailed as a digger tore down the brick walls, with worshippers accusing the government of “criminalising our religion”, in a sign of increasing intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

“My heart is aching and I feel numb watching my church collapse. I went to this church for 11 years,” worshipper Megarenta Sihite, 46, told AFP, wiping away tears as fellow worshippers, dressed in black, hugged each other..

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In Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, five churches were attacked by vigilantes wielding Molotov cocktails in February

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: christian; christianchurch; church; churches; indonesia; muslims
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1 posted on 03/24/2013 10:14:30 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Maybe its time for Congress to list countries that do such atrocities as terrorist states and unworthy of interactions with decent people.


2 posted on 03/24/2013 10:26:23 PM PDT by allendale
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To: george76; allendale

king barry will comment on this atrocity in t..4..3..2..1..........oh, never mind.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 11:01:36 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: george76

bookmark.


4 posted on 03/24/2013 11:06:38 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: george76

while I feel for the people this happened to, I also blame them for letting it happen.

Everytime a Muslim wanted something their way, and people in the name of tolerance gave it to them or the government gave it to them, it was a brick in the road to this.

We all better start making noise, and alot of it, or this will be us and very, very soon.


5 posted on 03/24/2013 11:27:28 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Shadowstrike

This is not a matter of tolerance, by complacent christian comradery. So, what are you implying?


6 posted on 03/24/2013 11:48:11 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Shadowstrike

what do you mean? In Indonesia, Christians are dominated in sheer numbers by Moslems. What do you expect them to do?


7 posted on 03/24/2013 11:49:58 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: george76

These are the “good” Muslims.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 1:40:55 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery)
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To: BinaryBoy

“These are the “good” Muslims.”

How true.

Peaceful muslims are apostates because they are not doing what their Koran instructs them to do.


9 posted on 03/25/2013 2:47:56 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Eagles6

He will probably bus that group of Muslims into the U.S. and have them do the same to churches here.


10 posted on 03/25/2013 3:24:05 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: george76

The Muslims are looking forward to the day when they will behead Christian Americans on our soil.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 3:26:20 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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“My heart is aching and I feel numb watching my church collapse."

It's the building that's collapsing. The church is outside watching the event.

Awful enough, I admit. But if your church is collapsing, you've got bigger problems than just having a building torn down.

(When Jesus said, "Upon this rock I will build My church," He wasn't talking about something with pews and a pulpit.
12 posted on 03/25/2013 3:45:48 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Shadowstrike

well..

when you have two religions:

one that preaches turn the other cheek, while the other preaches kill the infidel..

who do you think is going to win (on Earth at least)?


13 posted on 03/25/2013 5:35:51 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: george76

Just like most debates with lying liberals, we suck at it.

Right off the bat we let the lying liberals define the terms of the debate so there is no possibility of winning.

Is-Slime is at best a hate cult. It does not deserve any of the normal protections offered to a religion.

You do not grant religion status those who continue their 6th century sand monkey belief in a lower than whale crap pedophile scum of the earth fake prophet. allah=all lying lizard a$$ hole.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 5:52:44 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Eagles6

To king barry this was not an atrocity.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 5:54:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: george76; All
There seems to be something wrong with the Gateway Pundit link. It says it's connecting to a story on the Straits Times, but is actually connecting to a story in the Jakarta Post about a church being sealed, not a church being torn down. There is also a separate story about churches being threatened with Molotov cocktail attacks.

Links here:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/03/24/west-jakarta-church-sealed-during-services.html-0

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/02/18/churchgoers-defy-threats-violent-attacks.html

If the Jakarta Post link is correct, the root issue seems to be that the Damai Kristus Catholic Church in Tambora, West Jakarta, lacked a building permit to build its building.

I'm quite aware that denying building permits is a common tactic used to restrict Christian churches in Muslim countries, so building a church without a building permit should not be regarded as a renegade religious group defying the law.

Let's remember that the next time we deal with zoning ordinances and building codes in the United States — things could get bad very quickly if neighbors could use zoning hearings and building code variance hearings to restrict the growth of small churches in residential areas or large churches which, like any other business, create traffic congestion issues.

16 posted on 03/25/2013 9:25:37 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Eagles6
Shhh! It's prayer time.
17 posted on 03/25/2013 9:28:19 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: BinaryBoy

“These are the “good” Muslims.”

They are only good at room temperature.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 10:53:03 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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Let me straighten you out, O infidel dog!

All you and your fellow infidels need to do is accept Muhammed and you will live in peace. We are the Religion of Peace. Accept Muhammed and live in peace. Refuse, you will know the Peace of the Grave and you will be our slaves in Paradise, like forever, Dude.

Why is it that you infidels cannot understand this wonderful deal. But wait, there's more. Since you will be our slaves in Paradise for all eternity anyway, we might let you live if you keep real quiet, a low profile, surrender your daughters, and of course, pay the dhimmi taxes for the furtherance of the cause of Muhammed, MPBUH (May Peace Be Upon Him).

Get with the program, pork chop.

19 posted on 03/25/2013 12:13:45 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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20 posted on 03/25/2013 2:07:10 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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