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Under Islamic pressure, officials close church in Indonesian province

May 26, 2010

Government officials in West Java ordered the closing of a popular Christian church, drawing a protest from the Indonesian Human Rights Commission. Although the Protestant church had obtained all necessary permits, local officials took action against the Christian group after public protests by Islamic militants-- who, in April, set fire to the church building.

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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - May. 27, 2010 9:39 AM ET USA

    Once again, the religion of peace is practicing its unique brand of tolerance and interfaith dialogue.