Image of devout suicide bomb family — even the two young daughters had bombs strapped to their waists. Religion of peace — respect it!
The family’s father carried out one of the attacks by exploding a car bomb, while the man’s two sons, aged 18 and 16, used a motorbike in their attack. Their mother carried out another attack with her two children, aged 12 and nine.
Indonesian church bombings carried out by one family, police say
ABC News, may 13, 2018:
Indonesian police say the suicide bombers who attacked three churches in Surabaya were all members of one family.
At least 13 people were killed and more than 40 injured when the group targeted Sunday Mass congregations in the country’s second-largest city.
Indonesia’s police chief Tito Karnavian said the family had been in Syria where the Islamic State group until recently controlled a large swath of the country.
He said the family’s father carried out one of the attacks by exploding a car bomb, while the man’s two sons, aged 18 and 16, used a motorbike in their attack. Their mother carried out another attack with her two children, aged 12 and nine.
The first attack, at the Santa Maria Roman Catholic Church, killed four people, including one or more bombers, police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera told reporters at the scene.
A street merchant outside the church said she was blown several metres away by the powerful blast.
“I saw two men riding a motorbike forced their way into the churchyard. One was wearing black pants and one with a backpack,” said Samsia, who uses a single name.
“Soon after that the explosion happened.”
Shattered glass and chunks of concrete littered the entrance of the church, which was sealed off by heavily armed police.
Rescue personnel were treating victims on a nearby field while officers were inspecting wrecked motorcycles in the parking lot that were burned in the explosion.
Three churches struck by Islamist terrorists in Indonesia leaves at least 10 dead
By Wilson Chowdhry, May 13th, 2018:
This morning (Sunday 13th May) three churches in the city of Surabaya, Indonesia were attacked by Islamist terrorists, in an attack that has left at least 10 people dead and a current count of 41 people injured – including two police officers and the terrorists.
Santa Maria Catholic Church, Christian Church of Diponegoro and the Pantekosta Central Church all based in the port city of Surabaya on the east coast of Java Island, became the scene of a deadly carnage as worshippers attended their respective masses and church services.
4 people were killed immediately at Santa Maria Catholic Church and two people were killed immediately from the other two churches. Two people later died at National Hospital bringing the death count to a total of 10 people, however several other victims are in critical condition and it is expected the death count will rise.
The first blast occurred at 7.30 am. local time (1.30 am GMT), following blast occurred at 7.35 am, local time at Christian Church of Diponegoro. and then 8 am local time at Pantekosta Central Church.
Indonesia boasts the largest body of Muslims of any nation – 82% of the 260,500,000 people within the country profess to follow the Islamic faith. The second largest body of believers in the nation is Christianity and it is believed that around 10% of the population follow the Christian faith.
Indonesia has been beset with domestic terrorist groups, particularly affiliates of the international terror group al-Qaeda, the most known satellite group in Indonesia is Jemaah Islamiyah. Jemma Islamiyah were responsible for 11 terrorists attacks between 2000 – 2010, including the deadly 2002 Bali bombings, which left more than 200 people dead and hundreds injured, many of the victims were foreign tourists.
The capital city of Jakarta became the scene of a terrorists attack in May last year when two suicide bombers killed least three police officers and wounded a further six officers and five civilians, it is believed that the attack was made by an affiliate of ISIS.
Mariella bravely continued protesting despite intimidation by Indonesian secret services.
Mariella Djorghi, an Indonesian Christian Campaigner who joined British Asian Christian Association for a protest outside oxford University last year after vice-president Jusuf Kallawas a known supporter of Islamists, was invited to speak on ‘Islam’ at the prestigious educational establishment (click here), described her concerns about the safety of Christians in Indonesia, she said:
“Attacks on churches and Christians is not a new phenomenon in Indonesia. What is new is, despite all the economic progress, the display of hostility against Christians has been more public and strident.
“There has not been any meaningful attempts made to ban radiclisation in madrassas or mosques. The Parliament is still stalling on a bill to tackle terrorism.
“Their ineptitude is a sad indictment of what was once a multicultural, tolerant country. slowly swallowed by arabisation and radicalism.”
Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said:
“We have been praying for the victims of this utterly condemnable attack since hearing about it this morning. Christians across the Islamic world have increasingly been the target of attacks by Islamists in recent years with little if anything being done by Governments to stem the tide.
“Indonesia has a proud history of pluralism and inclusivity but the last two decades have seen a drastic shift towards a hitherto unseen intolerance.
“In the most recent report the attack has been attributed to one particular family inspired by ISIS, the hatred that has been reinforced in this family led to the mother and father chillingly involving their young children in the terrorist plot (click here).
“One can only guess the promises made by Islamists of the special place in heaven reserved for their suicide killing of innocent Christians.
It beggars belief that people can be so easily influenced to perpetrate such heinous and gory crimes especially when many of them lived peacefully with minority faiths, until they were washed of their wits by false doctrine and misspent religious zeal.
“Indoctrination of hate ideology is made easy due to a national curriculum that demonizes minorities and the unchecked hate-preaching of rogue Imams. Sadly Arab funding has increased the teaching of hard-line sects like Wahabism and Salfism across Indonesia and many other Islamic nations.
“Moreover, the fact that top politicians use Islam to curry favour over Christian politicians in competition against them (click here)suggests that either radicalism has beset the highest eschelons of authority in the nation, or that the moral vacuum in the country is waning extremely thin. Either way the future bodes ill for a once egalitarian nation.”
Image of suicide bomb family – even the two young daughters had bombs strapped to their waists.
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