May 06, 2013

Asian Christians Forcing Conversion on Little Innocent Muslim Children

No wait!

"These schools have one aim: to send their graduates back to Christian-majority Papua to spread their muscular form of Islam."

Islamic supremacism in modern, moderate Indonesia: "They're taking our children," by Michael Bachelard for The Age, May 4 (thanks to Stephen):

n a province where the schools are poor and the families poorer still, no-cost schooling can be an irresistible offer.

But for some of these children, who may be as young as five, it's only when they arrive that they find out they have been recruited by "pesantren", Islamic boarding schools, where time to study maths, science or language is dwarfed by the hours spent in the mosque. There, in the words of one pesantren leader, "They learn to honour God, which is the main thing." These schools have one aim: to send their graduates back to Christian-majority Papua to spread their muscular form of Islam.

But I never knew that there were any radical Islamists in Indonesia?

By Howie at 08:36 AM | Comments |