OMG! Islamist ‘Scholars’ Want Carpenter Punished – For His Name!

Up early today, if you think 9am is early…




As every Indonesian knows, if you don’t have an official ID card, the KTP, your life is far from easy. Never mind you can’t vote – basic government services require its production at just about every level.

Hence to take a man’s KTP away is a pretty savage blow!

So why am I not at all surprised at the uptight MUI’s latest vindictive shrilling.


Heboh Pria Bernama Tuhan: MUI Minta KTP-nya Ditarik...  


The East Java chapter of the Indonesian Council of Ulemas (MUI) urged Banyuwangi authorities on Monday to revoke the identity card of a carpenter named Tuhan (which means God in Indonesian) so that he could not access any public services until he changed his name.

What an obnoxious demand to make! It’s none of these ‘scholars’ business what name a man goes by.

Nor the Government’s.

In Latin countries, there are loads of guys named Jesus.

When we watched Rawhide as kids, religious sensitivities were safeguarded by those who compiled the credits at the end of the weekly Western tv show, by the simple expedient of spelling it ‘Hey-Soos.’


 ‘Hey-Soos’ (Robert Cabal)

Rowdy, Pete, Quince, and Hey Soos are captured by a band of Cheyennes…Rawhide Season 4 Full Episode 5 – Lost Tribe – YouTube

But the cowpoke’s name was Jesus, and no plans were ever proposed to burn any of his numerous real-life namesakes at the stake for bearing the same name as the Son of God. Nor to grab his social security card, or his ability to apply for a driving licence, or to get married!

We ‘WASPs’ might have regarded those Latino Jesuses as a bit OTT, but only an arch-bigot would seek to deny such hombres essential health, education or welfare services.

But in East Java?

Among the ‘Scholars?’





  • Arch-bigots? Aaah, well…

East Java MUI chairman Abdusshomad Bukhori said it was not ethical for a person to choose Tuhan as a name for a human being. “[He should] add something before or after the name, or better yet, change his name,” Abdusshomad said as quoted by

Entitled to offer the man advice, maybe…but then to demand the authorities intimidate him!?!

Yet once we see Bukhori is the niggler in the woodpile, we need hardly read on.

This MUI fanatic used to grace our blog posts time and again, sometimes due to his kill-joy mentality  –


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…as bigoted against religious dissenters as he is against Miss World contestants. 

  • ….but much more seriously because of his rancid intolerance. 

“If the governor is pleased, MUI propose that the Shia doctrine be also prohibited like the Ahmadis in East Java. Regulation 55/2012 was set up in general, there is no specific sentence on Shia,” East Java MUI chairman KH Abdusshomad Buchori told reporters at the office of the Governor of East Java after a meeting of the scholars’ Ulama Board  Pesantren Madura (Basra) with Deputy Governor Gus Ipul, Tuesday (10/23/2012).

This old fanatic seriously think religious dissent should be OUTLAWED!


  • freedom-of-religion
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  • The inoffensive Ahmadiyah, and his Shia neighbours – he’d deny them the right to worship Tuhan – God Almighty – in their own peaceful way?

That’s his idea of what’s ETHICAL?

And he doesn’t even believe in allowing others to discuss his outfit’s bigotry.



“Don’t Even TALK About Our Intolerance!” MUI ‘Scholars’ 


It’s been a while, but always a joy to welcome him back, frothing and foaming as heartily as ever. I’ll try to keep track of where this latest imbecilic witch-hunt ends up.

Meanwhile, that poor carpenter… 

Forty-two-year-old Tuhan, who is the youngest of seven siblings, had no idea why his parents, Jumhar and Dawiyah, decided to call him “God.”