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Indonesia: Christian communities decline Muslim protection

Catholic World News - December 17, 2010

In an odd reversal of roles, Islamic leaders in Indonesia have offered to protect Christian churches from violence during the Christmas season.

Catholic and Protestant leaders have declined the offer—made by the Islamic Defense Front—because it would put their churches under the aegis of a group that has shown its hostility toward the Christian faith.

Christian churches in Indonesia have been attacked by Muslim militants during Christmas and Easter celebrations in previous years. Indonesian Church leaders argue that government authorities, not Islamic groups, should ensure their security.

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  • Posted by: a son of Mary - Dec. 18, 2010 7:10 AM ET USA

    a wise decision by our Christian brothers and sisters. these islamic militant groups are utterly devious and this is no exception. truly an example of the fox trying to guard the hen house ....

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