CHRISTIAN GROUPS ACCUSED OF PROSELYTISING’ MUSLIMS IN BANDA
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By: Dan Wooding
Islamic activists have claimed that aid workers are secretly attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity, pointing particularly to World Vision, Aceh Relief, the International Catholic Mission and Church World Service, said Powell.
And Western women have been sent threatening text messages, warning them not to be seen on the beach in swimming costumes, or else.
Rumors swirl in Aceh of conversions from Islam to Christianity, of plans to undermine Islam with largesse from Christian charities and of a secret Christian agenda of seemingly innocuous aid organisations.
Aceh was traumatized by the Boxing Day tsunami, which left 170,000 dead and missing, but however needed the Western aid organisations have been, they have always been watched with wary eyes.
Sian Powell went on to say, An elder of the al-Hassanah mosque in Banda Aceh’s Geuceu district said a gift of Christian money could not be used for a new roof for the mosque. Instead, the money was borrowed from elsewhere, and the donated funds from the broad-minded US-based Catholic Relief Service were used to repay the loan — preventing the Christian cash having any direct contact with the mosque.
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Christian organisations flatly deny they are trying to bring the Christian faith to Aceh.
The story concludes that Aceh’s Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency will begin investigating the allegations next month and, more importantly, probe why the Acehnese are feeling so insecure about Christians in the province.