Jakarta Jihadist’s U-Turn on Shia ‘Internal Exile?’ But No Hope for Ahmadis!


In an outbreak of seeming self-contradiction, President SBY’s Home Affairs Minister, Gamawan Fawzi, has ruled out ‘re-location‘ for the Shia victims of violence.

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  ‘Naughty Media!’

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Only days after news broke of what we described as a plan for internal exile of the victims, not the perpetrators, of the bloody sectarian violence in Sampang, suddenly it never happened. The killings and  arson happened, but according to one of the senior politicians named in the press as supporting that iniquitous proposal, the proposal was never on the table!

Jakarta Post,  August 30  Fauzi said on Thursday that the government would not relocate Shia followers in Sampang, East Java, following Sunday’s fatal attack on the community but would instead guarantee their safety.

“If they want to stay there, (at Karang Gayam and Bluuran villages in Sampang, East Java) then we will help them rebuild their homes.We will guarantee their safety,” Gamawan said…

Gamawan deplored various media reports stating that the government was ready to relocate the Shia compound… 

Uh, that would be who? The Jakarta Post! The same paper from which we’ve just quoted. Here’s the link to the JP on Wednesday, telling us that Gamawan Fauzi wanted to relocate the Shia!  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/08/29/govt-proposes-relocating.html

All well and good, for the Shia, if the latest promises are kept.

But it inevitably provokes the question – why not the Ahmadiyah, too?

By pledging decent teeatment for the tormented minority in Sampang, the Government is high-lighting the grossly indecent treament meted out to the other, possibly larger, minority, who are at least as innocent of any wrong-doing.

As RRA incessantly reminds our readers, including the expat pinkos, one of whom accused our regular reports of religious persecution of being ‘half-baked’ last week, there are over a hundred people, adults and children, in a foul transit camp in Mataram, driven from their Lombok homes by ignorant Islamist hoodlums six years ago.

Here’s a link to a JP story on their plight – one hopes even the pinko expat will accept it as ‘fully-baked.’  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/07/20/ahmadis-may-face-hard-times-during-ramadhan.html

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This photo of Ahmafi victims of islamist persecution was taken years ago -they’re still in the camp!

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The local authorities don’t give a tinker’s curse for their welfare, and no help either from the central government, which now, amazingly, ‘will help rebuild the homes and guarantee the safety’ of the Shia.

Perhaps if some of our well-off leftist expat critics took a break from playing down the extent of jihadist evil and sent some money or provisions to the dwellers in misery photographed above, I’d not get so exasperated.

But to be fair, it isn’t really their job to do so. It’s a matter for the state, whose discriminatory Tri-Ministerial Decree has legitimised the voracious appetite for persecution we have observed, not only in Lombok, but also in West Java and, most horribly, in Cikeusik, Banten , where actual martyrdom occurred.