Merry Xmas, War Ain’t Over – Java Church ‘Terrorised?’
This crass intolerance was formalised in a letter dated December 16, 2013 from the Secretary of Jepara Regency, invoking guidelines from the joint decree ( SKB ) issued by the Minister of Religious Affairs and the Minister of the Interior – ‘on the main duties in the area of maintenance of religious harmony, the establishment of a forum of religious harmony, and the establishment of houses of worship.’
The Jepara local government deems the church has not qualified as stated under the terms of the decree,” according to the letter.
Theo told Tempo the church has had its building permit ( IMB ) since March 9, 2002 . But it transpires that the activities of the church there are often disrupted because of pressure from certain parties. ”
He’s the local IslamoNazi FPI Gauleiter, who has featured in RRA previously. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/bee-keeping-bigot-on-us-terror-black-list/
Chairman of the Shura Council of the Islamic Defenders Front ( FPI ) in Pekalongan, Said Ahmad Sungkar
The victim was buried, eventually, in a GTIJ churchyard.
So that’s the Jepara background.
The shocking thing is that these persecuted Christians in the news now actually got the go-ahead from the Regional Representative Council, who recommended the Jepara Regent grant a decree for church use.
And on December 1, 2013, the congregation finally tried to worship. But a week later seven ‘residents’ appeared and worship was disrupted.
Instead of hunting down the sectarian louts who caused trouble, Regent Ahmad Marzuki has now shut down religious liberty in Jepara, citing every possible ‘reason,’ not enough congregants, etc, EXCEPT ferocious Islamist intolerance! http://www.tempo.co/read/news/2013/12/25/058540016/Jemaah-Kurang-Alasan-Pemkab-Jepara-Tutup-Gereja