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7 churches closed in Indonesia

June 03, 2014

Under pressure from Islamists, authorities in West Java, Indonesia, have closed seven Protestant churches, according to a report from AsiaNews.

“We no longer have a place of worship to come together and pray,” said one pastor, who noted that some of the faithful “have moved to other places for security reasons.”

The Southeast Asian nation of 251 million is 86% Muslim, 6% Protestant, 3% Catholic, and 2% Hindu.


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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jun. 04, 2014 11:26 AM ET USA

    If we allow Mohammedan immigration to Western nations to continue unrestrained, this is what we can expect to see in Europe and America in the near future.