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Indonesian Muslims Spike Fear vs. Christians

By: Grant Swank on November 23, 2005

If you are a Christian in Indonesia , you look over your shoulder constantly.
“Thousands have died and more than 50,000 have fled over the past four years. In May a bomb in Poso’s largest Christian market killed 22 and injured 70 people. A second bombing last week critically injured a young mother who was among 11 Christian passengers in a van,” according to ekklesia news.
Beheadings. One of the most favorite Muslim means of slaughtering a Christian is cutting off the believer’s head. Of course, Islamic fanatics do not consider this a crime. It is an honor. It is a religious duty. It is a spiritual ceremony. It is all according to the killing passages of Allah’s Koran. (See footnote).
Last week it was reported to Saluwesi police that Muslim males had attacked two females. The men were on motorbikes armed with machetes. One young woman was slain. Another was maimed.
Christians are in the minority. Muslims vastly outnumber them. Therefore, daily taunting is a ritual pleasing to Allah. Groups banned, such as Laksar Jihad and Jemaah Islamiyah, meander around the country, armed and ready to make trouble. To ward off being hurt, there are now Christians who have purchased their own weapons for defending their safety.
Churches’ congregants meet for worship, never knowing if they are going to exit the sanctuaries alive. Islamic killers strike. Believers are left dead. Some churches have had to close their doors to public worship. Several weeks ago, three Christian young women were beheaded as they walked toward the Central Sulawesi Christian Church High School. A fourth suffered machete wounds to her neck.
Who will be the next victim?
Christianity around the world is increasingly considered The Disease. In the United States political liberals try to secularize America so as to silence the Christian. Christians fight back in their local communities, with state lawmakers and in the US Congress. They protest in the nation’s courts. They are speaking up more vocally in local school districts.
Those Christians who are biblically grounded are protesting apostasy taking place within their own local congregations and denominational headquarters. The Bible believers are protesting particularly the move to sanction practicing homosexuality as a legitimate, God-blessed lifestyle.
Many Christians believe that the increased hostility against biblical believers is part of Scripture’s prophecy. It is what is to be expected in the last generation of the Church Age, the latter beginning with the first advent of Christ and closing with the second advent of Christ.
In Indonesia the anti-Christian perverse enthusiasm has become rampant. After the two Christians girls were beheaded on their walk to school, their bodies “were dumped beside a busy nearby road. Masked men shot two other Christian girls a day after one of the funerals, as they walked by a Girl Scouts’ meeting. They are still in a critical condition.”
Christians number 21 million while Muslims number 210 million in Indonesia.
Islamic fanatics protest the construction of new church buildings and Christian schools. In addition, local police do little but sympathize with the Muslim murderers global. So it is in many parts of the world when persons suffer from Muslim killers in a Muslim context. Often police turn their heads while the atrocities go unrecorded as well as unreported by the local press.
FOOTNOTE: SLAY THE NON-MUSLIMS: DIRECT QUOTES FROM THE QURAN
2:191, And slay them wherever ye catch them.
4:84, Then fight in Allah’s cause.
4:141, And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers.
5:33, The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.
8:12, I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.
8:17, It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah.
8:60, Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.
8:65, O Prophet! rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers.
9:5, But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem.
9:14, Fight them, and Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help you (to victory) over them, heal the breasts of Believers,
9:23, O ye who believe! take not for protectors your fathers and your brothers if they love infidelity above Faith: if any of you do so, they do wrong.
9:28, O ye who believe! Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque.
9:29, Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
9:39, Unless ye go forth, (for Jihad) He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least.
9:73, O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell – an evil refuge indeed.
9:111, Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur’an
9:123, O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him.
22:9, (Disdainfully) bending his side, in order to lead (men) astray from the Path of Allah: for him there is disgrace in this life, and on the Day of Judgment We shall make him taste the Penalty of burning (Fire).
22:19-22, These two antagonists dispute with each other about their Lord: But those who deny (their Lord),- for them will be cut out a garment of Fire: over their heads will be poured out boiling water. With it will be scalded what is within their bodies, as well as (their) skins. In addition there will be maces of iron (to punish) them. Every time they wish to get away therefrom, from anguish, they will be forced back therein, and (it will be said), “Taste ye the Penalty of Burning!”
25:52, So obey not the disbelievers, but strive against them herewith with a great endeavour.
25:68, Those who invoke not, with Allah, any other god, nor slay such life as Allah has made sacred except for just cause, nor commit fornication; – and any that does this (not only) meets punishment. (But) the Penalty on the Day of Judgment will be doubled to him, and he will dwell therein in ignominy.
37:22-23, “Bring ye up”, it shall be said, “The wrong-doers and their wives, and the things they worshipped- Besides Allah, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire!
47:4, Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens.
48:13, And if any believe not in Allah and His Messenger, We have prepared, for those who reject Allah, a Blazing Fire!
48:29, Muhammad is the
messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other.
69:30-37, (The stern command will say): “Seize ye him, and bind ye him, And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire. Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits! This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High. And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent! So no friend hath he here this Day. Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds, Which none do eat but those in sin.”
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