No Guarantee Jakarta March Peaceful, Yet Police Disarmed?

Since the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front’ keeps inexplicably referring to the anti-Ahok parade on Friday as a ‘Long March,’ I’m providing a map of central Jakarta so you can see for yourselves what a miniscule distance is involved.


Hasil gambar untuk istana negara istiqlal map

If you look to the immediate north-east of the large green area with the National Monument in the middle, you can see the big Istiqlal Mosque, whence the short ‘Long March’ will set out.

Then switch your gaze an inch or so to the left, that smaller, paler green area – there’s the Istana Negara, the National Palace, the destination of the rather short ‘Long March.’.

Of course the hateful horde ( and rest assured, they DO hate Ahok – Jakarta Jew-Haters Boo Chinese Christian Candidate ) won’t be moving in a straight line. They’ll want to have a howl-fest outside the Jakarta City Council HQ, also on the map, at the very bottom.

Nevertheless, even allowing for several twists and turns around the downtown area, I think the fanatics’ appropriation of the name given to Mao Tse Tung’s march (even though the rotten old Red China tyrant didn’t do much of the marching himself!)…

000000000    Hasil gambar untuk long march mao

…is sheer cheek!

But that’s the least of law-abiding Jakarta citizens’ concerns, I’d have to say.

Yesterday we looked at the words of the loutish FPI spokesman Munarman, waxing loud about how this agglomeration of extremists would be a ‘peaceful action…’



Munarman, showing his commitment to peaceful protest

Half-Million Fanatics Descending On Jakarta? Peacefully!?! 


But we have an update! 

Munarman estimated 4 November will be attended by 200 thousand people. With so many of them he could not guarantee the action will be peaceful.…/jubir-fpi-jokowi-kira-prabowo-bisa-redam-demo-


And given that admission, surely the police on duty should be armed, and not just with the side-arms we can see them wearing every working day.

NOT SO! They’ll be unarmed!

I was appalled when one of my regular commentators drew that bizarre state of affairs to our attention.

So I checked it out – it’s true, as made clear by Jakarta’s top cop…


Hasil gambar untuk Kapolda Metro Jaya Irjen Pol M Iriawan 

Top Cop Iriawan

…in this report, of which the headline suffices to show what’s been decreed in respect of keeping the city safe.

‘Police Escorting 4th November Demo Forbidden to Carry Fire-Arms’

Polisi Pengawal Demo 4 November Dilarang Bawa Senjata Api

I had missed the shocker, so my bad, for not being more thorough!

We all know that IslamoNazis are cowardly curs…


fpi skulk in mosque


…UNLESS they‘re mob-handed, out-numbering their targets.

And we know too that jihadist street-thugs here in Jakarta won’t hesitate to attack and injure police officers if the opportunity presents itself.

So common-sense might seem to dictate that, with a six-figure swarm of sectarian fanatics on the streets of the capital, security forces should be equipped with high-powered weaponry, and be authorised to use it!  

PS – according to the Jakarta Post, the number of police deployed to supervise the Short March has been increased to 20,000 – – last we heard it was 8000.