September 05, 2005

The Crime of Christianisation

CT: Indonesia School Teachers Guilty, Sentenced to Three Years in Prison.

Three women in Indonesia, who were arrested and charged with 'Christianisation', have been convicted by Indonesian judges and sentenced to three years in prison.

Dr. Rebecca Laonita, Mrs Ratna Mala Bangun and Mrs Ety Pangesti of Gereja Kristen Kemah Daud (GKKD), of the Christian Church of David's Camp; were involved in a children's holiday project called ‘Happy Week’ in Haurgelis, West Java.

They were imprisoned on 13th May in Indramayu State Prison and found guilty on 1 September of violating the Child Protection Act of 2002, which forbids "deception, lies or enticement" causing a child to convert to another religion. The maximum sentence for violation of the Act is five years in prison and a fine of 100 million rupiah (US$10,226).

When the verdict was announced at 11am local time, the courtroom filled with Muslim radicals, shouted "Allahu akbar!", which means "God is great!" ...

Murderous threats were made by Islamic extremists inside and outside the courtroom. One was reported to have brought a coffin to bury the defendant if they were found innocent.

H/T: Patrick

Cross-posted @ Warriors of The Way.

Posted by Kyer at September 5, 2005 01:37 AM | TrackBack

This story disgusts me on several levels. It's dhimmitude in the modern age, and no one notices, or at least no one cares in the international community.

Posted by: patrickafir at September 7, 2005 12:35 AM