Kidding, Ya? Jakarta Post Accused of ‘Blasphemy ?’


In 2012, the Jakarta Post’s parent company decided Indonesians were not fit to read a book.

  • Gramedia joined with the most rabid sectarians in the country in a Nazi-style book-burning, which the JP has never yet condemned, despite its editorial pretensions towards pluralism. 

Grovelling Gramedia’s BookBurning Bonanza – Appeasing Fanatics 

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  • Gramedia’s Hitlerite book-burning
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  • the books were burned outside the Bentara Budaya cultural hall in the Kompas Gramedia complex in Palmerah, West Jakarta. Company president director Wandi S. Brata oversaw the book burning, along with several Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) officials, including deputy chairman Ma’ruf Amin. Jakarta Globe 13/6/12
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  • WOW!
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  •  I’d thought book-burning was something that happened in Red China’s Cultural Revolution or Hitler’s Germany. 
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  • But then big news yesterday!

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  • The Biter has been Bit!

 

The Jakarta Post’s chief editor Meidyatama Suryodiningrat issued a statement on Thursday evening in response to the announcement made by the Jakarta Police that he has been named a suspect in a blasphemy case.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/11/post-chief-responds-being-named-suspect.html

Yeah, it’s true that making  blasphemy a crime is plain daft, but what did Suryodiningrat have to say in his statement  a ringing denunciation of the Dark Age law?

Hardly! 

We are amazed because the fact is we did not commit a criminal act as accused. What we produced was a journalistic piece that criticized the ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant] movement, which has carried out violence in the name of religion.

So far so good – then, enter amnesia!

It means that the ISIS caricature was not blasphemous...However, we respect the ongoing process and we will follow it in accordance with the prevailing regulations.”

Pathetic!

The soppy appeasement monkeys at the Jakarta Post published that cartoon satirising the ISIS flag –

– THEN did a typical gutless U-turn and apologised repeatedly for those tiresome ‘hurt feelings’ afflicting the usual tantrum brats!

The Post regrets the error in judgment, which was in no way meant to malign or be disrespectful to any religion. 

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/07/08/apology-and-retraction.html

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Jihadists Wreck Prophet’s Tomb! OK, Jakarta Post – What IS Inscribed On ISIS’ Flag? 

 

Nor were the JP clowns content merely to publish pusillanimous apologies – they proceeded to welcome in the local friends of ISIS, the JAT jerks, and treated them as if they were respectable citizens with legitimate cause for complaint.

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In fact, as you can see from the inclusion of the satanic old beast Ba’asyir on their propaganda page, JAT’s rabid and dangerous ideology should make JAT untouchable by respectable people.

 So the valiant myrmidons of the Gramedia plutocrats first did the right thing and published a ‘flag’ mocking the demonic ISIS.

Then, when loads of sectarian ratbags began a-shrilling, they cowered and cravenly apologised.

Now they are facing sectarian legal sanctions and they belatedly resurrect their fanciful self-image as brave and bold journalists?

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  • All Jakarta will laugh, or at least those who recall that Hitlerian bonfire in obeisance to fanatics.