“Churches forced to close in Indonesia: ‘Religious persecution “¦ is both systemic and systematic,'” from WND, with thanks to Anthony:
More and more churches in Indonesia are being forced to close as a campaign against minority Christians intensifies in the world’s largest Muslim nation.
According to Christian Freedom International, a group that helps persecuted believers around the world, being a Christian in Indonesia is getting more difficult.
Said the group’s president, Jim Jacobson: “Religious persecution targeting minority Christians in Indonesia, particularly in West Java, is both systemic and systematic.”
Jacobson conducted a fact-finding mission to Indonesia last month, visiting numerous forcibly closed churches in West Java.
CFI says a radical Islamic group, AGAP, or Aliansi Gerakan Ant Pemurtadan, which translated means Anti-Apostasy Alliance Movement, is responsible for much of the persecution. Christian Freedom International is urging Indonesia’s Muslim government to allow religious freedom and intervene to stop the forced shutdown of churches by AGAP.