Indonesia - ISIS suicide bomber attacks Sunday mass, 28 August 16

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  1. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    An ISIS suicide bomber today attacked a Catholic priest with an axe as he tried to blow up hundreds of worshippers at a church during Sunday Mass.

    Priest Albert Pandiangan, 60, was holding the holy ceremony at the altar when the 18-year-old fanatic rushed towards him with a backpack bomb and tried to blow himself up.

    But the bomb burned without setting off the explosives, so the jihadi pulled an axe from his bag and slashed the priest's arm at St Yoseph Church in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra in Indonesia.
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  3. ZaZara

    ZaZara Well-Known Member

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    Muslim violence against Christians and Christian places of worship is all too common in Indonesia.

    On paper, "Indonesia is constitutionally a secular state and the first principle of Indonesia's philosophical foundation, Pancasila, is "belief in the one and only God". The Indonesian Constitution guarantees freedom of religion. However, the government recognises only six official religions (Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism)" (Wikipedia)

    Practice is different, see the overview by Wikipedia about Violence and discrimination against Christians in modern Indonesia

    ISIS has very little to do with this, islamic persecution of and islamic violence against Christians have been going on for decades.

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