More holiday cheer in Indonesia: “Christians threatened with terror attack: Jihad group warns of ‘same bomb blasts as Bali’ New Year’s Eve,” from World Net Daily, with thanks to Cindy:
Police are on a high state of alert in a predominantly Christian province of East Timor, Indonesia, after an Islamic group threatened an attack on local churches to coincide with New Year’s Eve celebrations.
According to Asia News, a cellphone text message received Wednesday by radio Timor Voice read: “On New Year Eve, 31 churches in [East Tenggara Timor’s] capital of Kupang shall receive the same bomb blasts as Bali did last October. [Signed:] From the Jemaah Islamiiyah Chief of the eastern region, Jihad for the Great Prophet Muhammad.”
Provincial Police Chief Robert Bellarminus Sadarum said the threat must be considered “a serious and imminent danger” for the whole Christian community.
But the local chapter of the Indonesian Ulemas Council strongly denied claims the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiiyah is operating in the province.
What are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?
Nevertheless, according to Asia News, security officials have deployed about 2,250 soldiers and police officers, and Sadarum said “tighter security will be imposed around churches on New Year Eve.”