Bekasi Bigots V Religious Liberty, Again!

Having risen early for the eclipse, I decided to catch up on local news and was not in the least surprised to read that an Islamist rabble has once more disgraced Bekasi, a city on Jakarta’s perimeter where I used to live.

That was not a pleasant experience (living there, not reading about the current mob of intolerants, though that’s not pleasant either!) and I was glad to get back to Jakarta a dozen years ago, and have done my best to avoid Bekasi ever since.

It’s in West Java, one of the most benighted provinces in Indonesia in terms of religous freedom, and we have in the past covered numerous examples of Bekasi bigotry, not least the frightful persecution of the peaceful Ahmadi minority..,


Sealed Ahmadi Mosque in Bekasi – note Point 2, ‘fatwa’ – the local government openly bows to clerics’ dikats!

Bekasi’s Hitlerian Ultimatum to Ahmadis – Update on Golkar Party’s Intolerance 

 and the equally sickening jihad against Christians. 

Christ’s Ascension Day – Islamist Savages Pelt Congregation With Sewage, Urine and Rocks 

The latest outburst of primitive zealotry concerns the Santa Clara Church being built, perfectly legally, and Islamist rage. allegedly due to its proximity to one of those ‘pesantren,’ the Islamic boarding schools,which may not all be centres of fanatic indoctrination but in many cases are just that.

Lukman Slams Pesantren Fanatics – Can One Brave Man Slay The Hydra? 

Around a thousand protesters calling themselves the Bekasi Islamic Forum converged on the Bekasi city government offices west of Jakarta on Monday (07/03), to protest against the construction of a church, which they say is situated too close to an Islamic boarding school.

So what do the uptights fear? Contagion? What a pathetic pack of pukes!

But for once the local authorities in Bekasi seem to be taking a stand for tolerance, the Mayor, Rahmat Effendi, sending out a spokesman to say that he had no reason to reject the construction of the church. “The mayor signed the construction permit of the church because all the requirements are met. [The permit] is issued according to procedures..”


scoteffendi Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi


That’s welcome, especially in view of local history.

Bekasi’s Islamist Regime – ‘We Won’t Allow Religious Liberty If Bigot Thugs Object!’ 

However, words are all very well, but Rahmat has to make sure that there’s no recurrence of the disruption the mob caused  at the Santa Clara construction site –  the group prevented workers from entering while dozens of police officers stood by to watch.


The church permit is in order, the construction workers are carrying out perfectly legal work, earning an honest living, but when this white-shirt sectarian goon-squad shows up, the cops just ‘watch’ when they prevent working-men doing their jobs?

Are police officers no longer equipped to handle vigilante intimidation? Do they no longer carry guns?

Or are we to assume that their concept of law-enforcement against the forces of darkness has not advanced since the shameful display at Tambun, which you can read about here.

Cops Stop West Java Worship, Appease Islamist Louts 

And here – Christians Abused by Islamist Mob, Cops Fail to Enforce the Law 

And here – ‘Off With His Head!’ – Jakarta Cops – No Sweat on Murder Threat!