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Muslims Displace Indonesian Christian Students

We should not forget that in many places Islamic militants continue to attack and persecute Christians. A recent example via the Investigative Project on Terrorism:

Hundreds of Christian theology students have been living in tents since a mob of angry Muslim neighbors stormed their campus last month wielding bamboo spears and hurling Molotov cocktails … In talks since the attack, the Arastamar Evangelical School of Theology has reluctantly agreed to shut its 20-year-old campus in east Jakarta, accepting an offer this week to move to a small office building on the other side of the Indonesian capital. “Why should we be forced from our house while our attackers can walk freely?” asked the Rev. Matheus Mangentang, chairman of the 1,400-student school.

Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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