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Nearer twenty than ten years in Indonesia, and today, for the first time ever, I began to wonder if my long-cherished plans to spend the rest of my life here might be at risk of derailment.
- I was watching, from time to time, the so-called Peace Action, the demonstration that brought all the most fanatical Islamists in the archipelago together, to seek the severest possible punishment for Jakarta Governor Ahok…
… who had the temerity to mention a Koranic verse in one of his re-election campaign speeches, in terms which got the jihadist elements all hot and bothered.
Suddenly I was taken aback,
There was President Jokowi, with other senior members of his government ON THE STAGE, with Indonesia’s most infamous bigots.
- He was almost side by side with Habib Rizieq, of the FPI white-shirts, the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front,’ a notorious sectarian gang. Just a couple of weeks ago, Rizieq was ranting that Ahok deserved the death penalty !
Only Jokowi’s Security Minister, Wiranto, stood between them. Nobody looked at all uncomfortable or abashed at this proximity. Rizieq looked delighted.
And there’s more.
At a public rally at the National Monument, hundreds of thousands of member of the mob held Friday prayers in the rain. Before the prayer, Habib Rizieq Shihab become their preachers and delivered a sermon.
- Rizieq’s sermon was heard by all participants, and even President Joko Widodo also listened to the preaching of the high priest of the Islamic Defenders Front.
As the number one in the Islamic Defenders Front, he said, the Koran is the holy book – there was no ambiguity in it.
“Do not make fun of the Koran. Whosoever mocks the Quran, then he is an apostate,” he said.
Jokowi, while listening to a Tizieq’s sermon…along with Vice President Jusuf Kalla, and Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Wiranto.
Based on the observation of Jawapos.com, Jokowi also several times bowed like a person fervently listening…while Police Chief Tito Karnavian was on the stage along with Rizieq.
So is there nobody left in the political and security establishment here who might feel a pang of conscience about being part and parcel of a hate-rally organised to put down ‘apostates?’
When I was sitting there, listening to the President’s repeated intonations of Allahu Akbar, I found my thoughts straying…
….to wonder about what it might be like living in some other tropical climate…
No, the ‘snake’ reference is not to McCain or McConnell – though some of you might think that more appropriate!
In fact it’s not in connection with the U.S. Senate at all, but with Italy’s, where Red Renzi’s referendum is due this weekend.
As those of you who read this modest part of the media will know, the cultural marxist pro-crimmigrant premier has promised to resign if voters reject his ‘reform’ of the Italian senate.
Hence two major opposition parties, the patriot Liga Nord and the Five Star movement, are campaigning hard against the proposed changes, which are designed both to reduce senate power and transfer powers from the regions to the central government i.e to Red Renzi!
CNN’s take on Renzi’s objective?
TO ‘DEFANG the ‘BLOATED Senate! ‘
How’s that for ‘objective’ reporting?
CNN likens the upper house of a civilised democracy to to an obese anaconda?
Nor was there any similarly insulting slight to the red rat who’s ruining Italy!
So how come CNN feels obliged to crank up its output of prejudiced propaganda even when covering a far-away vote on an obscure ( for non-Italian viewers) constitutional issue?
An upset there is said ( in their own report too) to ‘threaten the future of Europe!’
That’s a lie too, of course, because Europe will still be there the morning after the referendum, as it was when Rome was built and will be as long as no new Ice Age causes continents to shift. The EU and Europe are hardly the same thing!
The political defenestration of Red Renzi might, with a bit of luck, upset the EuroCommissars in Brussels, whose supranational sticky-beak powers and whose currency, the euro, are anathema to both the Liga Nord and Five Star.
And CNN’s ideology, as we saw via its revolting bias throughout the American election process, detests ANYONE who puts his own people first.
If Red Renzi, whose indifference to his own people has been made manifest again and again, were to be replaced by a patriot, the Brussels elite would be wounded badly.
And elites, and their lapdog media, stick together.
Once again, I have AFA to thank, for this appeal which I append below for American readers.
It’s quite appalling that this kind of witch-hunt continues in the USA. Please read what follows and take appropriate action.
Believe it or not, the liberal media and militant homosexuals are now attacking HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines simply because they attend a church that preaches the Gospel.
In a recent article by Todd Starnes, the Fixer Upper couple has come under fire because their pastor holds firm to the word of God in teaching that marriage is only between one man and one woman.
That ruffled the feathers of Cosmopolitan magazine, Buzzfeed News and US Weekly.
Adding to the Christian “witch hunt,” the LGBT community is up in arms because the Gaines’ church also preaches that homosexuality is a sin.
In an act of sheer intolerance, the gay community is now urging the HGTV network to drop the Gaines and their mega-hit show, Fixer Upper.
So far, HGTV is resisting the blatant anti-Christian bigotry of the homosexual movement, telling Starnes they “respect the privacy of our show hosts and will not comment on matters related to their personal lives.”
Sign the petition to HGTV, thanking them for not caving in to the unreasonable demands of a handful of loud and hateful people.
A copy of your petition will also be given to Chip and Joanna Gaines, as a show of support for their Christian faith.
So another day of misery for decent Jakartans tomorrow, as the police have approved this Friday’s hate-rally.
But at least the sectarian fanatics, the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema Council’s Fatwa (GNPF-MUI) – whose advisory chairman, Habib Rizieq of the IslamoNazi FPI…
…. has publicly called for the death of the capital’s Governor Ahok – will not be allowed to implement their original anti-social plan to hold mass-prayers on the main streets.
Commuters will have a hellish time but the ‘prayer’ scheme would have brought much of the city to stand-still.
- However, the popular public park around Monas, the National Monument, will be something of a no-go area for normal folk. The bigots are to stage their ‘pray-in’ there instead.
- But if there really are a hundred thousand plus fanatics out and about, they’re almost bound to spill onto the normally busy roads.
- The thought of what IslamoNazis might pray for makes me shudder!
But I draw consolation from what I was told as a tiny lad, when I was heard asking God for “a hundred dollars, please.”
“Prayers are answered, but sometimes the answer is ‘NO!’ ”
Ludicrously, the Jakarta Post describes the groups behind this unwholesome event as conservative Islamic groups
We’ve been through this before, but again – Indonesian Muslims have had a long tradition of easy-going tolerance.
Actual conservatives would uphold traditions, whereas the sort on the streets tomorrow – at least their organisers – are radical fanatics, many of them being of Yemeni origins, who aim to impose a sort of throw-back Arabisation on this lovely archipelago. Palmyra! Besok Borobudur? Islamist Barbarians Amok Again
I still fail to see why the cops didn’t order the hate-fest organisers to do their thing on Sunday, when most citizens don’t have to get to and from work.
Sensible people will think twice about going into town, after the last such ‘peace action’ ended with vicious Islamist louts attacking the police, with many officers injured and numerous arrests, at least some of whom have since been identified as likely sympathisers with the ISIS rape-gang.
And the cops have once more warned that fans of that satanic rat-pack in Mosul may be mingling with the mob on the streets tomorrow.
Stay home. I will.
Plenty to do indoors, and it’s just common sense.
I really must get some sleep, no time to start a new midnight post, so I thought you might find this interesting, via National Review.
What a miserable, mealy-mouthed performance today from failed Republican presidential candidate, Arizona Senator John RINO McCain..
…who didn’t have enough cojones ( I use that Spanish word in appreciation of his enthusiasm for Mexican illegals) to answer a straightforward question as to what he thinks about Donald Trump’s welcome denunciation of flag-burning filth.
Then shortly after that, we had the unspeakable CNN shrew Amanpour kick off her shrill show by saying that Trump had attacked Americans’ First Amendment right to protest.’
- That’s a blatant lie.
- Neither Trump nor any of his associates has said citizens have no right to protest.
- What he did say was that in his opinion ( and, I suspect, most decent people’s opinion) treasonous swine who set fire to the Star and Stripes should get jail-time, or be deprived of the privileges they enjoy as American citizens.
- THEN it got worse, with a ranting leftist named Walter Shapiro as her guest.
- He’s a failed Democratic Party candidate and a former speech-writer for Jimmy Carter, BTW, just in case you might imagine Amanpour would have anyone objective on her show.
While not visibly frothing at the mouth, Shapiro was evidently near hysterics, accusing Trump of being a con-man and worse, because the President-Elect, presumably more aware of voter fraud than the left-lib media, had chosen to communicate his views directly and candidly with the nation he’s been elected to lead.
CNN bias is utterly offensive. Read this link for some specific examples.
- The problem is a lot of people probably do believe the garbage that CNN churns out, folks who just swallow the cr-p that’s fed to them without thinking too much.
- Trump is waking those people up and CNN can’t handle that.
St. Andrews Day, 30th November, so a suitable illustration, at least this year.
Given that ‘wee nyaff’ Sturgeon’s multicult leftism, by next year she may have dumped that St. Andrew’s Cross to avoid ‘offending’ all those ‘asylum’ aliens she’s got swarming into Scotland!
Elsewhere in Europe, we’ve heard such disrespectful demands already.
But at least I can’t imagine anyone of Scottish origins treating the 30th November with the blatant contempt evident in the antipodean regions of the globe….
Fremantle axes Australia Day celebrations for ‘culturally-inclusive alternative’
Predictably, almost, the Mayor of Fremantle is a former ‘sustainability professor’ who specialised in ‘climate change!
So no surprise Hizonna Brad Pettit is up to his neck in this grovel to’minorities,’ who these days, in a negation of democratic principle, get priority over the will of the majority.
“We believe moving away from this date was more culturally inclusive and more in line with Fremantle’s values.”
Australia Day “may not have the same implication for all Australians”, and the city wanted a “more inclusive” celebration.
- Did Pettit hold a municipal referendum?
Not bloody likely.
But patriotic voices are being heard.
“It’s disloyal to our country, it’s disloyal to our state, and I think it’s disloyal to the community of Fremantle.”
Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett spoke sense and surely reflects most normal Aussie opinion.
“Australia Day is now a day for all Australians — whatever their background, wherever they were born — and I think any group that tries to detract from that does a disservice to our country and to our people, all of our people.”
Even more tellingly, a prominent Aboriginal elder has condemned Pettit’s pusillanimous assault on Australia Day.
Dr. Robert Isaacs is a former head of the Australia Day Council, who has dismissed the pinko ploy as silly and out of step with the majority of the community.
“It [Australia Day] brings the community together, it brings the Australian people together and it celebrates the good this country has provided for everyone.”
Well, to Scots today, I say, enjoy your day!
And as for all the many nice Australians I know who read this blog…
Invite all your decent compatriots in Fremantle to celebrate Australia Day when it comes around…
…loudly and publicly, and show the world that prissy prat Pettit does NOT represent them.
If a gang of scruffy masked thugs were seen prowling around your neighbourhood you’d be ill-advised not to call the cops.
Presumably the cops would soon be on the scene and asking for ID – no ‘rights’ hogwash about cowardly louts hiding their faces.
So why don’t Victoria Police immediately do the same when scum like those pictured below show up with the express intent of suppressing free speech.
I’m no expert on Oz law, but if the police are not permitted to order removal of masks, then they should be and legislators ought to move to remedy that legal shortfall.
Actually that photo seems to have been taken by somebody with a wry sense of humour.
That dimwit tart with pink hair out there saying ‘nazis’ should be kept off the streets, yet clearly on splendid terms with a nazi mob who could do with severe fumigation, both ideologically and probably bodily.
Andrew Bolt’s column drew me to this topic – which I’ve noted before –
– because he’s writing about a meeting in Caulfield, Victoria this weekend.
A conservative Jewish lobbyist who has organised the event with One Nation senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts, said he was working with police to ensure a safe and peaceful community forum.
Avi Yemini expects the One Nation law-makers to talk about Islamic immigration and other controversial topics such as changes to Freedom of Speech laws…
And a good thing too.
These are matters that really NEED to be debated, openly and often.
I haven’t studied One Nation’s entire programme but I suspect they may talk more sense than we often hear from Green Party gargoyles like Sarah Hanson-Young!
Green Gargoyle Hanson-Young
- Whatever they say, they have a perfect right to say it – although Tony Abbott’s proposed reforms to restore real free speech were dropped to appease thin-skinned sectarians.
‘Australian’ Grand Mufti – a very undesirable intolerant alien
So Aussies still have to mind they don’t offend intolerant bigots like that very un-Grand Mufti with whom Malcolm Turnbull likes to frolic.
Yet we must listen carefully to what Victoria Police are saying.
Their Danielle Fleeton openly admits that they’re aware that similar events in the past have resulted in violence.
Obviously, in that case, the police should be suitably equipped, fire-arms, billy-clubs and tear-gas, to prevent that.
Clear warnings need to be given, to anyone who shows up looking for trouble, that any or all of that equipment will be used.
But that cop spokeswoman actually goes on to urge attendees to be aware and not bring vulnerable people or children.
Fair enough, young children should not be brought to demos – adolescents, yes, but not children in the real sense of the word; they won’t understand much anyway.
But ‘vulnerable people?’
Old folks? disabled folks? Ordinary people who have the misfortune to be slightly built?
Why should anyone in those categories be denied their civil rights because rabid marxist filth don’t approve of free speech?
Andrew Bolt is correct when he concludes –
‘I’d like the courts to get tougher, too. We can’t have such people make others too scared to meet publicly.’ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/showdown-needed-with-the-violent-left/news-story/
True, courts should put the antifa red nazis away for ten to twenty years for politically-motivated violence.
It’s a hate crime, is it not?
But before it even gets to court, the coppers on demo duty should be assured there will be no regrets if they rip off the thugs’ masks and get stuck right into them.
As the UK Government grapples with weighty issues, Brexit, migration, employment, it’s good to see that some Brits are busily burnishing the Sceptred Isle’s reputation for eccentricity...
New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England admits, causing outrage among vegetarians
- Despite the fact that most of the loonies will be wearing leather shoes ( or sandals, since they must include many sad old hippies!) and belts, and will gleefully be murdering potoatoes and cabbages, ripped willy-nilly from the soil of the realm?
Yes, it seems!
The Bank of England’s confession that there is a trace of tallow in the polymer pellets used in the base substrate of the polymer £5 notes has caused something akin to nervous break-downs among the demented muesli-guzzling element, with many expressing shock and disgust…
I am preparing to go out to Superindo, to buy some beef, for spicy rendang…
…and may well get some eggs, if there’s a discount, and am grateful that this news has reminded me to stock up on spuds, on whom I shall later inflict damnable tortures.
Thank God I’m not in the UK!
Not, to be honest, because I fear contagious delirium, but because I am planning to relax this afternoon and remember the weather in The Old Country, on my last visit, in September…
…December starts tomorrow and sun-bathing here in Jakarta makes MUCH more sense
But as to a sensible response to this new nonsense, Yours Truly can merely quote two, from people quoted in the article, people I don’t know but loudly applaud.
One reminds us of the sheer volume of animal products used in the manufacture of modern day textiles. For example: Rubber tyres, Asphalt, Hydraulic Brake Fluid, Glass, Drywall, Gelatin Capsules, Glue
And this other one makes the most sense of all!
If you don’t want any new £5 notes because they apparently contain animal fat then please post them through my letterbox cheers..