These bastards can only be stopped with a speeding bullet or MOAB.
Yogyakarta, Islamic extremists attack a group of Catholics gathered in prayer
by Mathias Hariyadi
The raid targeted faithful of the parish of the Holy Family of Banteng, praying the rosary and practicing hymns for Sunday. The host and owner of a small publishing house in the area brutally beaten. Archbishop of Semarang calls for thorough investigations. Sources told AsiaNews: “In the past fundamentalist groups attacked Ahmadis in the area”.
Jakarta (AsiaNews) – A group of Islamic extremists in the area of Besi have brutally and violently attacked faithful of the parish of the Holy Family of Banteng , in the area north of Yogyakarta (island of Java). Church sources in Semarang confirm the attack took place at 9 last night when Catholics held their weekly meeting to pray the Rosary and practice their Sunday hymns. Local witnesses report that, suddenly, a group of Islamic fundamentalists raided the private house owned by a local Catholic leader, throwing stones and rocks. The assailants brutally beat him and then fled in haste.
At the time the owner, Julius Felicianus, was not at home; informed of events, he left friends and colleagues and returned home to assess the situation in person.
However, as soon as he crossed the threshold of the house, the Islamic extremist group made a second and more violent attack: the Islamists stormed the apartment, assaulting Felicianus – Director of Galang Press, a small publishing house local – with stones and an iron bar. The group also hit him over the head with an earthenware vase causing a deep wound. What is striking is the fact that they wanted to target him and other members inside the house as well as some journalists, who arrived on the scene.
The reasons for the attack is unknown. It is also unclear whether they wished to target the publisher in particular, or the entire Catholic community. The incident has caused shock and fear among the faithful who fear new attacks.