Jihad against Christians continues in “moderate” Indonesia. From AAP, with thanks to Twostellas:
A CHRISTIAN preacher has been attacked and badly wounded by a machete-wielding gang on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi despite a massive security operation intended to curb sectarian blood-letting and terror attacks during Christmas.
Reverend Jemri Tambalino was in critical condition after the attack by three men in the coastal town of Poso, which has been a major battleground between the Muslim majority and Christian minority.
The preacher, who was riding a motorbike, suffered deep slash wounds to his neck and face.
A friend travelling with Rev Tambalino was also attacked, with injuries to his hand, a hospital spokesman said.
More than 1000 people have been killed in the area over four years of sectarian fighting.
A recent report by the Brussels-based International Crisis Group warned extremists linked to the Jemaah Islamiah terror network were using the area as a recruiting ground….
At the main Catholic Cathedral in Jakarta, metal detectors had been installed ahead of Christmas Eve services, and hundreds of paramilitary police were expected to be placed outside this afternoon….
Reverend Natan Setiabudi, chairman of the Indonesian Communion of Churches, said Christians “do not feel totally secure”, particularly since the Palu attacks showed violence “could happen anytime, anywhere”.