Still Shunned by ‘Pluralist’ President, Java Christians Observe Easter On the Street

What most of us liked about Jokowi when he was Governor of Jakarta were his unannounced visits to all sorts of places, the most enjoyable, for citizens, being when he caught out good-for-nothing slugs employed in government offices flouting their responsibilities.


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Lazy bureaucrats quaked, because he’d go all over town.

But now it seems he’s not prepared to cross the street from his palace, despite the fact that those he’d meet there are all decent, patriotic Indonesians.

I refer of course to the persecuted Christians of Yasmin Church, hounded by evil Islamist bigots and banned from worship in their own church premises by first an overt fanatic mayor…


  • freedom-of-religion
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  • …and now by a so-called ‘moderate’ who treats the victims of sectarian intolerance with an indifference tantamount to contempt.

Bogor’s Mayor Cowers From Bigotry – West Java Shamed AGAIN! 

And today the Yasmin folk were out there again, under a blazing hot sun.

I wanted to join their Easter service but thought it was on Good Friday, so had a journey then for nothing. I could find no advertised time for today’s service, so missed it too.


  • Hasil gambar untuk adnan buyung yasmin ‘Open our sealed church!’
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However I go along often, and last time I reported that there was a special seat reserved for Preident Jokowi, who likes to boast of his commitment to pluralism.


The Christians of West Java have been put through Hell.

X-Rated Xmas – Foul-Mouths Bully Christians, As ‘Moderate’Mayor Denies They Exist!’ 

Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

They say in the linked story that they still hope their Head of State will uphold the Supreme Court ruling in their favour.

I’d like to hope so too, but I’m afraid I no longer regard that hope as realistic!