Indonesian Christians brace for Islamic attacks at Christmas
Catholic World News - December 24, 2013
Indonesian police and some Muslim volunteers are cooperating with Christians to protect churches and worshippers from attacks at Christmas, the Fides news service reports.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has announced that there are reports of Islamic militants planning assaults on Christian targets during the Christmas season. The threat level is especially high in Sumatra.
On Sumatra, a major resort hotel in Banda Aceh has canceled plans for New Year’s Eve parties, the AsiaNews service reports. The hotel took action after a local Islamic council said that Christmas and New Year’s Day should not be celebrated because they are not Muslim holidays.
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Posted by: jg23753479 -
Dec. 26, 2013 9:20 PM ET USA
When was the last time anyone heard of police having to protect Mohammedans anywhere against threatened Christian attacks during, say, Ramadan? Does anyone else notice a peculiar imbalance in all this? How much longer must we in the West ignore the source of violence in these cases in order to appear somehow high-minded?