More Islamic ‘tolerance’ this time from Indonesia

Some ‘tolerant’ Muslims

Although we in Britain are expected to tolerate the building of mosques terrorist indoctrination centres in our towns and cities, and accept the problems, without complaint, that the ideology that builds them brings, this tolerance is not reciprocated in the Islamic world.

The Roman Catholic news site AsiaNews is carrying the disturbing story of how the building of new church is being violently protested by Islamic extremists.

AsiaNews said:

Hundreds of Muslim extremists staged a two-day protest against the construction of the Saint Stanislaus Kotska Catholic Church in Kranggan, a sub-district in Bekasi Regency, West Java province.

In what looks like a repeat of events in Bogor, where members of the Yasmin Church are up against local authorities, Catholics in Kranggan might see their efforts come to naught, including their application for a building permit.

They had first applied for the latter began in 2003 and met every bureaucratic request. However, protesters object that a Christian building in a Muslim area would only fuel sectarian conflict and undermine peaceful coexistence among religious groups.

During demonstrations earlier this week, extremists appealed to the authorities in Bekasi to “freeze” the application for a building permit (Izin Mendirikan Bangunan or IMB).

In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation (mostly Sunni), church construction is complicated and can take between five and 10 years before authorisation is granted by local authorities.

In this case, applicants must obtained a number of signatures from local area residents as well as the green light from the Group for Interfaith Dialogue. Oftentimes, Islamist pressures or threats are brought to bear to stop applications.

Catholic sources told AsiaNews that everything was done by the book to get IMB, which the authorities granted on 17 December 2012.

Agung Dewabrata, secretary of the Catholic organising committee, insisted that his group carried out “scrupulous work” since 2003, “without ever proselytising” among non-Catholics.

However, Muslim extremists have used accusations of proselytising and conversion over the past 30 years to target minorities and get the authorities to revoke building permits relating to places of worship, especially in the province of West Java.”

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What a double standard. We in Britain are not allowed to protest these monstrosities springing up here there and everywhere, on pain of arrest, but when the boot is on the other foot, and Islam is in control, they do not show the tolerance of others that they expect from us. Truly Islam is a crock of oppressive shit. So much for ‘there shall be no compulsion in religion’.

Hat Tip: The Religion of Peace