Ahmadiyah Mosque

Nov 12th, 2006, in News, by

An Ahmadiyah mosque in Garut, West Java, is torn down.

On the 11th in Bongkor kampung, Sukakarya village, Samarang district, Garut regency, West Java, hundreds of people demanded that a mosque belonging to the Ahmadiyah group, which was built in 1987, be torn down. If not they threatened to burn it.

Village officials then ordered Ahmadiyah people to pull down the mosque themselves in order to prevent “anarchic” actions from the mob.

The Almubasyir mosque had not been used recently due to the fears of Ahmadiyah people in the area, numbering about 130, of arousing the hatred of local people. Some Ahmadiyah people in the area have already moved away while those who remain no longer have a place to worship. Last year the mosque was attacked by local people and damaged and, generally, it seems that Ahmadiyah people in the area suffer from much hostility and discrimination. metrotv

April 20th 2007. An Ahmadiyah mosque in Sadasari, Maja, Majalengka, West Java, was attacked by a mob on the 19th and damaged. This is said to be the second attack on the mosque in recent times. Police are now guarding the mosque. metrotv

3 Comments on “Ahmadiyah Mosque”

  1. Andrew says:

    Another “do it yourself”-ers.

    Can’t this be resolved legally? if this mosque is illegal (or heretical) then there must be a legal way to dismantle it.

  2. Mira says:

    Since they dont ruin and disturb another mosque, so why the people do?

  3. pj_bali says:

    Just another example of the radicalization of islamic views in this country and the narrowing perception of who is a Muslim and who is not. The mosque stood for 20 years. Why close it now?

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