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Systematic global violent persecution of Christians continues in 2018

“To honor religious freedom as enshrined in Indonesia’s constitution, the government must respect all religions and stop criminalizing Christians when they are merely exercising their right to free speech.”

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) visits the country's capital of Jakarta. Credit: Jokowi Blusukan via Wikimedia Commons.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) visits the country's capital of Jakarta. Credit: Jokowi Blusukan via Wikimedia Commons.
  • “Churches and individual Christians have faced increased restrictions in recent months, raising concerns that these pressures signal a coordinated campaign of intensified action against churches by the governing authorities.” – Middle East Concern, Algeria.
  • A Muslim man walked into a cathedral and threatened to blow it up for preaching the Gospel and not the Koran. – France.
  • “The Indonesian government should revisit the country’s blasphemy law. … To honor religious freedom as enshrined in Indonesia’s constitution, the government must respect all religions and stop criminalizing Christians when they are merely exercising their right to free speech.” – International Christian Concern, Indonesia.
  • Read the full article at Gatestone here.
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