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Indonesia: Christians demand president protect religious freedom

Catholic World News - January 30, 2012

A week after members of radical Muslim groups disrupted a Protestant service in Bogor, 200 Christians from the churches protested outside the home of the nation’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, to demand protection of their right to religious freedom.

“Attacks against us by the Indonesian Muslim Communications Forum and Islamic Reform Movement are still going on despite security personnel,” said a spokesman for the Christian Church in Indonesia. “Instead of talking to us and telling us their complaints they commit acts of violence against us and vandalize our cars when we gather. Attempts by local authorities to safeguard our security while we worship are not working.”

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