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Continued persecution of polytheists in Indonesia

I have just now come upon this very unfortunate story, which should be read carefully and reflected on. The indigenous tribes of Indonesia, called Orang Rimba, of whom about 3,000 are left, are being persecuted by corporations that cut down their forests and Muslims that force them to convert.

To encourage reading of the story, I will quote a missionary mentioned in the article:

“For now we are focusing on the children. It’s easier to convert them – their mind isn’t filled with other things. With the older ones it’s harder,” he says. “Before Islam they just believed in spirits, gods and goddesses, not the supreme god Allah. When someone died, they didn’t even bury the dead, they just would leave the body in the forest. Now their life has meaning and direction.”

Words fail me to describe the heinous evil and hatred expressed by this man.