Muslim Extremists Increase Pressure on Indonesian Christians

Photo Credit: Gunawan Kartapranata

(Evangelical Focus) Intolerance against Christians has increased considerably in Indonesia, specially since Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama “Ahok” stepped into the role from the deputy post without election in 2014, when his predecessor, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo became president of the country.

Ahok, a Christian of Chinese descent, is currently on trial on blasphemy charges, after he commented about a Quranic verse, in a speech he gave in the Thousand Islands regency in September 2016.

Basuki repeatedly denied the charges, and despite the pressure, he decided to keep running for the re-election in Indonesia’s most populated region.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Pagan religions and secularism and atheism do not have any concept of human freedom or objective pursuit of the truth.