Issue : 20 churches in Aceh face demolition
June 12, online
Twenty churches in Singkil regency, Aceh, have been closed down and are likely to be demolished by the local administration.
According to a lawmaker from the House of Representatives Commission III on legal affairs and laws, human rights and security, Eva K. Sundari, the Commission received complaints about the forced closure of 20 churches from the United North Sumatra Alliance on Monday.
The core of the problem is the contradictory regulations between a 2007 gubernatorial decree on the guidance of the construction of houses of worship and the 2006 Joint Ministerial Decree Governing the Construction of Houses of Worship.
Do these people realize that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance?
If the same thing happened in reverse in a foreign country, these jokers would be calling for war.
Oh my God, when does this nonsense stop? I am not a religious person but I believe strongly that religion is something private and it doesn’t matter what one believes in as along as one has a good heart and an open mind. So let the Christians have their churches and let the Muslims have their mosques.
Close down churches. Ban female education. All in the name of God. Who is the real infidel?
What is happening in Aceh? What about unity in diversity? As you guys know, in Papua there are so many mosques and also you can find a church standing next to a mosque.
The indigenous Papuan people are open-minded and never judge other faiths. Please do not discriminate against others.
Government, do something. Help those poor minority citizens whose rights are being violated.
The world of religion is a dangerous place. A person’s religion is deeper than his politics.