Solidarity With REAL Refugees – Some Musings From Jakarta!
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo reaffirmed on Saturday that Indonesia`s constitution honors and guarantees the values of diversity and pluralism.
“Our constitutional system honors and guarantees diversity and pluralism and it is our task to preserve these,” he said before thousands of people at a prayer event. http://en.tempo.co/read/news/2016/11/12/055819793/Pluralism-Guaranteed-by-Constitution-says-Jokowi
The Ahmadi religious minority here are blameless, but have long been subjected to violent assault, arson and even murder, three of them martyred by evil sectarians, in Cikeusik five years ago.
Scenes from Cikeusik
Only last month an Ahmadi leader, Mirajuddin Sahid, has reminded us, speaking in Jogjakarta, that “up to the present time the government has not been serious about protecting Ahmadis.”
The Jakarta Post quotes him as saying that the ‘worst’ example of religious persecution was the fate of the 119 Ahmadi families in West Nusa Tenggara who years ago had been evicted from their homes.
These completely inoffensive Ahmadis have been treated abominably.
Unlike many so-called ‘refugees’ in Europe, these people are genuine. And what’s most shocking of all is that they are ‘refugees’ IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY!
Readers who have followed the story will recall they were driven out of their island home after ferocious attacks by Islamist brutes….
…mob rule unhindered by about one hundred police who could easily have subdued the rabble but declined to do so.
The victims ended up in a shelter in Mataram, the Wisma Transito building –
And they’re still there!
Take a look at those children in the photo – and please note, unlike the strapping men of military age being sneaked into Britain by Rudd’s rogue Home Office flunkeys, those kids in Mataram ARE, (or at least were, when the pic was taken) ACTUALLY kids – the picture was taken at least five years ago. They WILL be adults soon, a lot of them – some of them must be already!
Their parents were denied basic rights, even, as in our previous post, above, the right to vote. Have those young folks fared any better since that poignant picture was taken?
What a way to treat people, adults or children, simply because of how they worship God Almighty.
Brits please note, the evil that pursues them now reaches all the way to the UK!
The Ahmadi leader, Mirajuddin Sahid, rightly condemns this situation.
“They have been staying there for the last 10 years and the government still does nothing about it!”
Where are the hundred thousand marchers protesting in Jakarta’s streets about this outrageous situation?
Those Islamist fanatics aimed to bend the Indonesian justice system to their will, and today Jakarta’s Christian Governor has been named a suspect for ‘blasphemy’ by the police.
We haven’t forgotten how the ‘blasphemy’ law has been used by Islamist bigots elsewhere in Indonesia to persecute dissenters. Think of Tajul Muluk, the harmless Shia cleric, convicted for practising his own faith in East Java.
Tajul, one of Indonesia’s prisoners of conscience https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/indonesia-shariah-fanatics-howl-for-blood/
Which century is Indonesia living in, the 21st…
…or the 12th?
- What is the Indonesian justice system doing for the Ahmadi refugees?
Ahmadi Koran burned by Islamists in Cisalada, 2011
- Oh, and I see Fadli Zon was quick to describe the police decision to name Ahok a ‘blasphemy’ suspect as a ‘relief.’
Fadli Zon, with a friend he found in the USA
We covered Fadli’s declaration of ‘open house’ at the Indonesian Parliament buildings a week or so ago. The Deputy Speaker was eager to offer accommodation to Islamist extremists who’d come into Jakarta for the fanatic demo which ended in shocking violence that awful Friday night.
We asked if he would be equally hospitable to people who genuinely need somewhere to sleep, like Jakarta’s homeless.
I didn’t expect a response, nor did I get one.
But now I am reminded of an even more pressing case that ought to stir Fadli’s charitable instincts, namely, those Ahmadi refugees.
Fadli Zon justified his offer to let intolerant extremists sleep over in the House of Representatives by saying it’s the ‘house of the people.’
The Ahmadi refugees in Transito are just as much the people as those jihadists. They are undoubtedly better citizens, who believe in the pluralism of which President Jokowi has been boasting.
Will Fadli summon them to Jakarta, to find more comfortable lodgings than the miserable shelter they’ve endured for years and years?
PS Don’t hold yer breath!