Indonesia: Authorities attack prayer gathering

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Authorities in Indonesia opened fire on a peaceful meeting in Timika, West Papua, as thousands of protesters gathered to pray for an independence referendum on April 5.

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Indonesia: Islamist mob attacks church

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Last week, a mob of about 750 Muslims armed with axes set fire to a church in Indonesia's Aceh province that Muslims alleged lacked the proper building permits.

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Indonesia: Churches Protest Wrongful Closings

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Two churches in Indonesia have been protesting the wrongful closing of their buildings by holding joint services just outside of the presidential palace in Jakarta.

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Seven Protestant Churches Close in Indonesia Due to Islamic Pressure

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Under pressure from Islamic extremist movements authorities in West Java, have ordered the closure of seven Protestant churches for 'alleged irregularities in building permits' according to AsiaNews.

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Indonesia: Islamists Block Construction of Church

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On Friday, hundreds of armed Islamists led by local Muslim leaders forcibly occupied a two-acre plot owned by the Indonesian Christian community of Huria Kristen Batak in the village of Talang Kelapa, South Sumatra, according to Asia News.

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Church construction halted in Indonesia

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Church closures in Indonesia that peaked during the Christmas holidays have spilled over into January as Islamist groups continue to target Christian congregations, according to International Christian Concern.

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Indonesia: Islamists Attack Christian Community During Service

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Extremists from the Islamic Defenders Front have disrupted the Sunday services of the Tandemn Huria Kristen Batak Protestant community of Binjai in the Indonesian province of Sumatra.

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Indonesia: Islamists demand removal of Christian appointee

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Islamists in Indonesia are demanding the removal of a new political appointee in a Muslim-majority region of West Java because she's a Christian, according to Barnabas Aid.

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Church Walls Ordered Razed by Local Indonesian Officials

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Crowds cheered as a demolition crew destroyed the newly erected walls of the Batak Protestant Church in the Bekasi district of Jakarta Thursday in yet another setback for Christians trying to survive in the planet's most populous Muslim nation.

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Indonesia: Protestants send Postcards in Protest to President

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Protestants from two officially restricted churches in West Java gave 6,000 postcards to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, asking him for permission to worship in their own buildings for Christmas.

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New mayor vows to implement Shari'a

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The new mayor of Tasikmalaya in West Java, Indonesia, has vowed to implement Shari'a in order to repay Muslim leaders who backed his successful election campaign.

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