The reason for this kind of violence in ‘moderate’ Indonesia, is the they are experiencing their own Islamization, which takes the form of violence because of the size of the Muslim population. Here in Finland, you barely hear a peep, but in Britain, it’s another kettle of fish altogether. The larger the Islamic population, the more demands for “rights and justice” will be heard, which means sharia law. When the numbers of the Islamic community reach critical mass, then threats of intimidation followed by violence begin to appear. KGS
BEKASI, Indonesia (al-AP) — Indonesia’s president ordered police to hunt down and arrest assailants who stabbed a Christian worshipper in the stomach and beat a minister in the head with a wooden plank as they headed to prayers.
Neither of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
No one claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks. But suspicion immediately fell on Islamic hard-liners who have repeatedly warned members of the Batak Christian Protestant Church against worshipping on a field housing their now-shuttered church.
In recent months, they have thrown shoes and water bottles at the church members, interrupted sermons with chants of “Infidels!” and “Leave Now!” and dumped piles of feces on the land.
Local police Chief Imam Sugianto said Asia Sihombing, a worshipper, was on his way to the field when assailants jumped off a motorcycle and stabbed him in the stomach.
The Christian worshippers have refused to back down. Every week, about 20 or so return to the field to pray, defying threats and intimidation.