They weren’t planning on going to sing a few hymns, either. According to the Barnabas Fund, “Church service schedules have been found in a raid on terror suspects. The discovery was made days after the alleged mastermind of the Bali bombings shouted during his trial ‘We are ready to win the crusade against Christians! We will win!’ Westerners and local Christians are clearly considered one and same enemy.”
This is especially interesting in light of Walid Phares’ observation (below) that the Riyadh bombings show that Al-Qaeda also is waging jihad against Christians.
Meanwhile, Christians are again being murdered in Indonesia. “On Sunday 16 November the bodies of Mr Tadjodja and his nephew were found in their car between two Muslim villages near Poso. Mr Tadjodja, 58 . . . had been sent by the church’s synod to preach in one of the villages hit in the 12 October attacks.
“That same day another member of GKST [the Central Sulawesi Christian Church], known as Dennis, was travelling through Poso on the way to Palu, when an irate Muslim mob forced him to come to a halt and then dragged him from his motorbike. He was beaten to death. His body was found near the market area in Poso along with the body of another Christian and GKST member assumed to be Mr Bowo, though his identity is as yet unconfirmed. He had been killed in a similar brutal fashion; his burnt out motorbike was discovered nearby.”