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.
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.
The Ulema Advisory Council of Banda Aceh has instructed its Muslim community not to celebrate Christmas and New Year's.
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.
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.