More than 200 Indonesian Muslims threw rotten eggs at Christians wanting to hold a Christmas mass near land outside Jakarta where they plan to build a church, police and a witness said... worshippers from the Filadelfia Batak Christian Protestant have held Sunday services under scorching sun outside the property. On Christmas day, however, local community members blocked the road near the land, Andri Ananta, a local police chief on Jakarta's outskirts, said. An AFP photographer witnessed locals - men and women wearing Muslim headscarf, with small children in tow - physically blocking the road and throwing rotten eggs at the gathering worshippers. Mr Ananta said police managed to convince the Christians to drop their plan and return home. "We tried our best to avoid any clash and the Christians agreed to leave," he said.The Christians are wanting to build a church in order to hold their services indoors away from Muslim assaulters. But local government leaders have refused their repeated requests on zoning grounds.
Church leader Reverend Palti Panjaitan said the incident came after a Christmas Eve attack on Monday evening when "intolerant people" threw not only rotten eggs but plastic bags filled with urine and cow dung at them. "Everything had happened while police were there. They were just watching without doing anything to stop them from harming us," he said. The country's high court last year overruled the district government's 2009 decision, but constant intimidation from Muslims in the area has delayed the church's construction, church officials said. Indonesia's constitution guarantees freedom of religion but rights groups say violence against minorities including Christians and the Ahmadiyah Islamic sect has escalated since 2008.A big hat tip overseas counter-Jihad blogs. Hmmn? Now this is rather interesting. A quick check of Google News shows ZERO American media covering this story. One can only conclude: MUST NOT FIT THE TEMPLATE.