Friday, May 11, 2018

Indonesia Sentences Christian Man To 4 Years For Facebook Post Urging Conversion

According to World Watch Monitor and the Jakarta Post, in Indonesia on Monday a Christian cleric was sentenced to 4 years in prison and a fine equivalent to $3,565(US) for religious discussion on a video he posted online.   Abraham Ben Moses, a convert from Islam, was convicted of violating the Electronic and Information Transactions Law No. 11/2008 by intentionally spreading information intended to incite hatred against an individual or group based on religion. According to the Post:
Abraham was known for recording his conversations with an online taxi driver identified only as Supri.
In a video he uploaded to his Facebook account, Abraham quoted a Quran verse about marriage and tried to convince the driver to convert to Christianity.