“A Joke That Isn’t Funny!” President Disregards Prize Protests

jubir-sby-julian-pasha-566-ok ‘Joker’ Julian!


JAKARTA – Presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha confirmed on Friday (17/5) that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will go ahead and accept the award bestown by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, despite significant resistance from various groups in Indonesia.




So with one religious minority already subjected to a draconian government decree (the Ahmadis) another threatened with similar maltreatment (the Shia) with citizens from both groups murdered by Islamist savages who have yet to be punished, with another church demolished ( by the bigoted Regent of Bekasi , No-Shame Neneng)  and with Christian congregations denied access to their churches despite obtaining high court rulings in their favour (HKBP Tambun and GKI Yasmin), Mr. President still feels bold enough to receive (and no doubt brazenly brandish) this prize?

 How come?

According to Julian, the President deserves the award because he has been credited with providing a large space for religious tolerance in this diverse country.


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Julian didn’t say, but then he got totally carried away.
“Is there another place as good as Indonesia in terms of guaranteeing religious freedom? “ he said.

Good to know Julian has a sense of humour.

In West Java, intolerance is a way of life. In Aceh, shariah is the law. In East Java, the Shia face relentless persecution, with internal exile already imposed.


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But fear not! Deliverance is at hand!

Julian  said the President has instructed the Minister of Interior and Minister of Religious Affairs to resolve the issue.

And who are they?


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None other than Gamawan Fauzi, who, when he held local office, imposed vicious sharia regulations…When Gamawan was elected West Sumatra governor in 2005, an outcry greeted his bylaw on a 9 p.m. curfew for women unless they were accompanied by a male relative. Passed in a bid to curb prostitution, a number of female university students and workers were arrested when they returned from campus or workplaces in the evening. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/08/21/sharia-bylaws-find-hurdles-w-sumatra.html

…and the ArchBigot of Jakarta, Suryadharma Ali.


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https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/suryadharma-ali-minister-of-religious-affairs-in-hot-water-over-heresy-outburst/  The Jakarta Post 27/1
———-His ludicrous outburst on miniskirts further revealed that he thinks his own shariah prejudice represents a ‘universal criterion‘ for public morality. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/har-har-har-de-har-har-har-archbigot-of-jakarta-speaks-no-comment/————–




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Religious leader Father Franz Magnis Suseno, Professor with the School of Philosophy Driyarkara, Jakarta  “In this situation, to hand out an award for services to promote religious tolerance is a joke that isn’t funny.”

Magnis says he’s so far had no answer to his letter of protest to the arrogant, opinionated NYC Rabbi Schneier, who’s responsible for the award.

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Even ex-chairman of Muhammadiyah, one of the largest Muslim groups in the coutry, has raised his voiceWhere is freedom of religion, which shelters the minority? It does not exist….” he said. “He does not desere the award.”

Another Muslim has already joined the fight, as we reported yeaterday. Imam Shofwan’s petition has more than 1,000 signatures. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/jakarta-tolerance-row-muslims-too-join-prez-prize-protest/