October 16, 2006

Christian Ministers Murdered in Indonesia (UPDATE: WAR?)

Sulawesi is in Indonesia. You know, that moderate Muslim country.

What's scary is that Indonesia really is a moderate Islamic country. Only 10% of Indonesian Muslims support the murder of infidels through jihad. Of course, as Charles Johnson notes, that's only 18.7 million Indonesians that want you dead.

Antara News:

Reverend Irianto Kongkoli, secretary general of Central Sulawesi`s Christian church synod, was gunned down by an unidentified man here Monday morning, eyewitneses said.

Eyewitnesses said Irianto, the reverend, was shot when he was about to buy building materials in Sinar Sakti shop on Monginsidi street in Palu subdistrict at 8:15 a.m. local time.

"Suddenly a gunfire explosion was heard and the reverend collapsed with gunshot wound on his head" said a witness who spoke on the anonymity....

A female reverend Susinati Tinulele, 29, was also gunned down when she was delivering a sermon on July 18, 2006.

She died instantly after a number of masked gunmen burst into a church in Palu and shot at the Protestant reverend. Four teenage churchgoers were wounded in the shooting incident.

We'll continue to keep our infidel friends in Indonesia in our prayers.

UPDATE: Stan the Infidel leaves this in the comments. Since I know most don't bother with the comments, I'll put them up for all to read. Stan is a Christian minister who blogs from Indonesia:

My brother (Big White Infidel) has gone down to Palu already and I will join him tomorrow for the funeral. Rev. Irianto was a personal friend and we have helped with refugees from the area and ministering to those affected by the conflict.

Rev. Irianto was gunned down in public.

You see, the extra police and army sent to Central Sulawesi are there to make sure Christians don't misbehave, not stop Muslims from carrying out attacks ( bombing yesterday and murder today).

My brother and I also made a decision this morning. We will stay and fight against the Muslims if the conflict re-opens. The Lord has laid this upon both our hearts. This is our home now and we will defend our Christian brothers and sisters.

Sooner or later all of us will have to fight them. It is inevitable. For us, the battle is almost now. For you, it will be later on the streets of America and Canada and Europe.

And they are coming for you. I know they are coming for me. Jesus said so. He said that if they persecute Him, they will persecute us also. John 16:2 says "In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God." And that's what the Koranimals think, they are pleasing Allah by killing kafirs...

And that article that Charles has isn't complete. 1 in 5 Indonesians supports Jemaah Islamiyah and almost 1 in 5 supports Abu Bakr Ba'asyir's Mujahidin Majelis Indonesia militants. That's a big double for the buck-toothed old gedeknepper (Danish for goatf-----). Boycott and condemn Indonesia.

Stan, has more in the comments. I pray that he can find alternatives to violence in the fight to protect Christians. I am not a pacifist, but a realist. If civil war should ensue, there would be mass slaughter and the Christian minority really has little chance of winning. I think the lessons of East Timor should be apparent here.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:40 AM | Comments |