Muslims Demand Church Closing-Demand Christians Return To Islam
ICC has received a report of an attempted church closing in West Java, Indonesia on April 14, 2005.
On 14 April around 8:00 P.M. a group of about 50 people claiming to represent the Aliansi Gerakan Anti Pemutadan [the Alliance of the Movement Against Apostasy] approached a Gereja Kristen Pasundan church at Jalan Kebonjati number 108, Bandung (capital of West Java province).
The group demanded that the church close its satelites (Pos PI) in the villages of Kampung Gugunungan Village , Cimahi Village , and in Cisewu District and Garut District by 10 May 2005. Members also demmanded that all Muslim background converts return to Islam.
The satelite church in Cisewu was charged with converting persons who already had a religion (i.e. Islam). while it is true that the 30 or so members of this satelite are from a Muslim backgound, they have been Christians for 10 to 15 years. Their satelite [post] church started in 1990, and they have been active in helping the community with water projects, a sheep project, and free medical help.