Jakarta Nightmare – Another Anti-Ahok Hate-Fest?
After the march on November 4th, which ended with vicious Islamist thugs running amok…
….with 20 or more police injured, Jakartans are now facing rumours of an action replay.
We have had that strange decision by the police to declare Governor Ahok a ‘blasphemy’ suspect – Despite Islamist Intimidation , Ahok Campaigns On! – as if ‘blasphemy’ should be a criminal offence anywhere!
Unfortunately, here in Indonesia, it is.
And unfortunately, the police have more than a few times responded to the bleating of the state-sponsored MUI, the self-styled ‘Scholars’ Bali Hindu King – Don’t Kill Our Cows! Muslim ‘Scholars’ – Get Lost!! whose intolerance is infamous Islamist ‘Scholars’ – “Don’t Complain if You’re Attacked!” by descending on anyone whose religious views the MUI dislikes.
It’s the MUI who have been leading calls for Ahok’s arrest!
The cops’ decision should logically have meant that even the nasty sectarians who organised the hate-fest (a fair description, since many of the sectarian rabble were heard chanting ‘Burn Ahok’) ought to await progress (a somewhat unsuitable word, surely)
After all, it is a common saying here among all creeds that orang sabar disayang sama Tuhan.
The patient man is dear to God.
Yet maybe nasties get bored with behaving themselves. Maybe they weary of staying home – as we saw that black day (a Friday, a working day here in Indonesia) a lot of them don’t tend to waste precious time by going to work when there’s a hate parade to join!
I can’t imagine God thinks highly of the sort of bigotry we saw on 4th November, but unlike the ranting IslamoNazis, I don’t pretend to know what God actually thinks.
Interestingly, tellingly, BTW, none of the unpleasant gangs behind the ‘blasphemy ‘ hate-parade have seen fit to organise a similar protest against REAL blasphemy, the murderous assault by satanic terrorists on that Indonesian church last week.
Anyway, as Jakarta’s working population struggles through the usual awful Friday traffic this cloudy afternoon…
…many of them will be even more stressed out than usual, because, among many other media, the Jakarta Globe reports that more massive anti-Ahok protests by Muslim hardliners are planned for next week. http://jakartaglobe.id/news/calls-mount-muslims-avoid-another-anti-ahok-protest/
Good to kow that sane Muslim groups are telling their members to have nothing to do with any such jihadist jerk nonsense.
But who knows?
At least there’s a small bit of good news further down the page.
A peaceful rally aimed at showing Indonesia’s religious and ethnic diversity is planned for Saturday, taking the familiar theme of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity).
How many will turn out?
On that, and the determination of decent folks of all religions, depends this lovely country’s future.
The organisers hope for 100,000
Alas, the Jakarta Globe doesn’t tell readers when and where.
But I made the effort and here’s the info, if you are in Jakarta tomorrow.
Starts 8am till noon, at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout. Originally, they wanted to march to Monas, the National Monument, which would have been a perfect good-guy mirror image of the bad-guy parade on the 4th November.
They changed it ‘after coordination with police!‘