Hey, more “moderation” from the Muslim world! This time they’re burning down Christian churches in Indonesia, because… well, one does.
Christian churches in Aceh province, Indonesia were attacked by Islamic extremists frustrated with the local government’s delays in demolishing 21 ‘illegal’ churches.
The attacks, which are believed to have been premeditated, took place at two Christian churches in Aceh Singkil district. The mob of around 500 protestors burned the first church to the ground and then moved on to a second church which was being protected by members of the Christian community.
Violence erupted when the protestors, carrying axes, sticks and machetes, were confronted by the community protecting the church. It was during this attack that a member of the Christian community was killed, according to Aceh Police Chief Husein Hamidi, “after being shot in the head with an air rifle.” Four others were injured in the attack, including a soldier.
To hear leftists spin it, Indonesia is supposed to be one of the most moderate Islamic countries in the world. President Obama was even raised there (raised, not born, so save the birther attacks). But here’s the real rub, even though it’s “extremists” who are doing this, it’s not uncommon for these groups to exert political pressure to shut down churches in Indonesia. Like, at all.
How are they able to do so? Well, this province (in the most “moderate” Muslim country in the world) still operates under Sharia. Even Christians are subjected to it. Meaning punishment for “improper dress” or “consuming of alcohol.” And even though the government is certainly more “moderate” than say, Saudi Arabia, a key point here is that these Christian churches were already illegal. Yes, illegal. That happens in Indonesia, one of the most “moderate” islamic countries in the world. That’s how such a huge portion of the population justifies the burning down of churches across the country.
Now imagine if any Christian group, any at all even attempted to do this to a mosque in America.
Oh, also, more “attacks expected unless demolition of ‘illegal’ churches begins soon.” That’s right. This is how Islamists operate even in bastions of “moderation” like Indonesia. Pressure the government into subjecting Christians, and if they don’t, burn down churches and kill.
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: you don’t need to argue terrorism. Anywhere “moderate” Islam exists is bad enough. Read more about the myth of “Moderate Islam” and liberal hypocrisy here, or watch the brief video below.