Suffer the Children


Three Indonesian women have been sentenced to jail for holding a children's camp. Rebecca Loanita, Etty Pangesti and Ratna Mala Bangun held a "Happy Weekend" of songs and games for Christian children. But apparently some Muslim children also attended the event, which was enough to get the women prosecuted and convicted for trying to convert Muslim children. The women's attorneys said no child was converted and none were forced to attend. They say the women were prosecuted and convicted because of threats against the women and authorities by Muslim extremists.