By George Whitten
By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
ACEH, INDONESIA (Worthy News)– Within one year and without any legal pretext, 17 churches and chapels in the province of Aceh, Indonesia, have been closed under Islamic law.
During his election campaign, the Islamization of Aceh was promised by its new governor, Zaini Abdullah. Abdullah said he would not hesitate to apply Islamic law in the province, and shortly after his election, that promise has become reality for religious minorities struggling in the most populous Muslim nation in the world .
However, the central government is seeking to restore equity to Aceh.
“Indonesia exercises a spirit of pluralism and must continue to do so,” said Interior Minister Gamawan Fauzi. “Tolerance must be guaranteed and the majority can not crush the minority violating their civil rights”.
Source: Worthy News