What a disgrace—three Islamic militants found guilty of beheading three Christian schoolgirls in Poso, have been sentenced to prison for 14 years and 20 years respectively.
Hasanuddin, Lilik Purnomo, and Irwanto Irano were found guilty of the beheading of three Christian schoolgirls—Ida Yarni Sambue, Theresia Morangke, and Alrfita Poliw.
Judge Udar Siregar said Hasanuddin’s actions can be characterized as a “Terror Crime” the Jakarta Post said.
The Jakarta Post worried that characterzing Hasanuddin’s actions as a “Terror Crime” could provoke more religious violence. As Christians, we know that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, never taught us to seek revenge, never taught us to kill others, to behead others, but to be 1“Harmless as doves.” Vengeance belongs to the Lord and Him alone, so don’t seek it yourself. He himself has said, 2“To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.” And finally, the Lord Jesus reminds us to 3“Bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you …”
It’s sad, but once again we see that Christians and other religious minorities are denied equal justice by Islamic justice systems under which many live.
What a disgrace.
Source: Jakarta Post
Scripture references: 1Matthew 10:16; 2Deuteronomy 32:35; 3Matthew 5:44