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May 2008

Easter thanksgiving

 

Before Easter, Christians in Indonesia had received threats from the Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist organisation Jemaah Islamiyah which was planning to target Christians in attacks over the Easter period.

     Jemaah Islamiyah has been responsible for many attacks in the past. It is believed to have organised the Bali bombings in 2002 and 2005, and bomb attacks on Indonesian churches on Christmas Eve in 2000.

     Threats to Christians at major celebrations such as Easter and Christmas are frequent in Indonesia. Thankfully, nothing happened and Indonesian Christians were able to meet together and celebrate Easter without having to face violence and harassment.

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