INDONESIA | JUN. 03, 2020 — Islamists Protest Churches Meeting in Mall
Islamists protest Christian churches in Indonesia
When the restaurant she owned and operated was burned six months after she became a believer, Faridah assumed it had been an accident.
An Islamic political organization is protesting the use of a shopping mall for church services. After noticing that two protestant churches were meeting at the mall, members of the Islamic Jihad Front (FJI) in Yogakarta, on the island of Java, complained to mall management and demanded that the churches apply for building permits. A mall representative, however, told a local news outlet that multipurpose rooms in the mall are used by many different groups and are therefore not churches. He said both Muslim and Christian religious organizations use the space.
Pray that the churches can continue meeting in the mall.