Yet another suicide Jihadi attacks Church Palm Sunday celebrations in New Zealand’s largest halal beneficiary trading partner, Indonesia. Many Kiwi businesses send money over via Halal taxes to further the cause of Muhammad in Indonesia.
From the Quran:
5:51. O Muslims, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies.
9:29. Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth [i.e., Islam] from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.
30. The Jews say, Ezra is the son of God; and the Christians say, The Messiah is the son of God. That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before [them]. May God destroy them; how are they deluded?
22:58. And those who emigrated for the cause of Allah and then were killed or died Allah will surely provide for them a good provision. And indeed, it is Allah who is the best of providers.
An explosion shook a Roman Catholic cathedral compound in the eastern Indonesian city of Makassar on Sunday morning, shattering the calm of Palm Sunday, a holy day for Christians.
The blast took place around 10:20 a.m. at the gate to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral compound, said Inspector General Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono, the Indonesian National Police spokesman.
No churchgoers were killed, but at least 14 people were being treated for injuries at Makassar hospitals, Mr. Argo said.
Shortly before the explosion, he said, two people on a motorcycle were stopped by church security personnel, who feared that they were trying to target the cathedral just as Mass was ending.
Video from the site, taken shortly after the blast, showed smoldering wreckage and palm fronds scattered on the ground.
Mr. Argo said that numerous body parts had been found around the site, and that the police were trying to determine whether they had belonged to the people on the motorcycle.
Father Wilhelmus Tulak, a priest at the cathedral, told Metro TV, an Indonesian network, that a parking attendant had been burned as he tried to stop the two motorcyclists, who he said looked suspicious.
Mohammad Ramadhan Pomanto, the mayor of Makassar, a multifaith port city of about 1.5 million people on the island of Sulawesi, told Metro TV that body parts were found as far as 200 meters away.
Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, has a significant Christian minority. In recent years, Southeast Asian affiliates of the Islamic State have targeted Christian places of worship there and in the mostly Catholic Philippines.
In 2018, three Christian churches were bombed in Surabaya, the second-largest city in Indonesia, leaving a dozen bystanders dead. The suicide bombers were a married couple and their four children. Within days, members of two other families also set off bombs in Surabaya, blowing themselves up.
Last year, a Roman Catholic cathedral was bombed for the third time on the island of Jolo in the southern Philippines, killing at least 14 people. As with the Surabaya bombings, a local affiliate of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for that strike. A 2019 suicide attack on the same cathedral, which killed more than 20 people, was carried out by an Indonesian couple.
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