Obama to Visit Mosque in Indonesia
Posted by Brian Montopoli
The White House announced today that President Obama will visit the largest mosque in Indonesia, the Istiqlal Mosque, during his trip to the country next month. The visit will take place on November 10th.
The president, who lived in Indonesia for four years as a child, plans to deliver a speech in Jakarta following his visit to the mosque. White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Mr. Obama plans to “talk about some of the themes of democracy and development and our outreach to Muslim communities around the world, while also speaking of Indonesia’s pluralism and tolerance as well.”
Lets take a look at “tolerance” Indonesia style. Or should I just say Islam style?
Muslims in Bekasi, Indonesia Oppose Another Church Building
Islamists decry ‘center of Christianization’ in West Java, where anti-Christian hostilities fester.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, October 13 (CDN) — Islamic organizations have mounted a campaign against the planned construction of Mother Teresa Catholic Church in West Java Province, where Christian leaders report 20 other churches have faced Muslim hostility since 2009.
Would Obama happen to be lying to us?
Church in Indonesia Forced to Accept Worship Terms of Islamists
The Rev. Bedali Hulu
Muslim groups, city officials dictate where church can hold services.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, October 15 (CDN) — A church in Banten Province that has been in conflict with Muslim groups for more than two years was compelled to cease meeting in the pastor’s home last week in a bid to put an end to harassment and threats.
Anyone else see a pattern here?
Police Keep Indonesian Church from Worship Site after Attack
Bekasi officials unable to persuade HKBP congregation to relocate to alternative venue.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, September 23 (CDN) — Following attacks on their church leaders on Sept. 12, a West Java congregation on Sunday (Sept. 19) faced a wall of security officers blocking them from worshipping on their property as authorities tried to coax them to meet at another venue.
It goes on and on…
Hundreds Injure Church Members in Bekasi, Indonesia
Police barricade ineffective; church leaders demand a suitable venue for worship.
DUBLIN, August 9 (CDN) — Leaders of a church in West Java, Indonesia demanded justice from police after a fifth attack from Muslim protestors left at least a dozen people injured yesterday.
As some 20 members of the Batak Christian Protestant Filadelfia Church (HKBP Filadelfia) in Bekasi gathered for Sunday worship on a church-owned plot of land in Ciketing, at least 300 members of the Islamic People’s Forum (FUI) and the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) broke through a police barricade and ordered them to leave, Theophilus Bela, president of the Jakarta Christian Communication Forum, told Compass. When the church members refused, the protestors assaulted the group with sticks, stones or their bare hands.
Now we go back to our Islamophile administration
“I think that Indonesia, as the, again, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, sets a very positive example in terms of both its close relationship with the United States, in terms of its religious diversity and in terms of its democracy, but in a Muslim-majority context,” he added.
Do you guys even know what goes on there, or are you just purposely blind to what Islam brings to the world? Either way you are not doing the world a favor by standing with Islam.