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Indonesia: radical Muslim groups surround house church

January 24, 2012

At least 70 members of two radical Muslim groups--the Indonesian Muslim Communication Forum and the Islamic Reform Movement--surrounded a home where a Protestant service was taking place. Police who were guarding the home did not intervene until the service was cut short, according to an Indonesian media report.

The incident took place in Bogor, a city of 950,000 on the island of Java. Since 2008, local officials have prevented the congregation from worshipping in their church, resulting in services on the sidewalk and in homes.


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