Muhammadiyah Doesn’t Like Extremism? Avoid Mirrors, Pak!
Indonesia’s second-largest Islamic organization, Muhammadiyah, has said extremism is becoming more common around the world.
- “Extremism neither belongs to one religion nor one nation. It is a problem in big societies,” Muhammadiyah central executive board chairman Haedar Nashir told journalists at the State Palace in Jakarta on Friday.http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/01/15/extremism-becoming-more-common-muhammadiyah.html
Well, yes, the Green Party-– Daniel Cohn-Bendit and the German Greens’ pedophile problem ..is a growing menace in Germany…
…along with the Left Party, heirs to the Communist quisling regime. A large percentage of the party’s politicians are known or suspected agents of the former East German secret police…One of Ulbricht’s Heirs, Complicit in Crimmigration!
And extremism is not just a danger to Germany. Racist gangs like BLM in America are a serious concern.
But Muhammadiyah is an Indonesian Muslim outfit, so right here should be their focus, if they want to help.
And Pak Haedar told the Jakarta Post that he does...
He further said Muhammadiyah was ready to cooperate with other societal elements to eliminate all forms of extremism in Indonesia.
They could make a retrospective start by condemning Nazi-style book-burning, like that carried out by Gramedia, which owns the Jakarta Post.
More recently, who was it joined in the fanatic chorus demanding that our good Jakarta Governor, Ahok, be prosecuted for the ludicrous offence of ‘blasphemy?’
The Muhammadiyah Youth Wing!
“I have come here to be questioned as a filer of the report,” the youth wing organization chairman Khairul Sakti Lubis said….
The organization is one of several groups that reported Ahok for alleged blasphemy after he mentioned Al Maidah 51, a verse in the Quran, at an event in Thousand Islands regency.
Khairul said Ahok, a Christian, could not interpret verses in the Quran, because Islam was not his religion….
Perhaps Bapak Haedar could have a quiet word with young Khairul, reminding him that stomping free speech, on matters of religion as anything else, is clearly a manifestation of extremism.
As to the absurd arrogance of claiming that only followers of any particular creed are capable of interpreting that creed’s dogmas – go figure!
However, maybe the Boy Wonder’s extremism can be better understood when we remind ourselves of the MUI’s fanatical extremism.
The Indonesian Council of (self-styled) Scholars has long been the source of incredibly outlandish extremist outbursts, which we have featured here before and now do so again.
It was MUI’s Deputy Chair, Ma’aruf, who kindly advised everyone that FGM is a ‘human right!’
And here’s another of their ‘scholars’ talking.
Syamsul Maarif, General Secretary of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Jakarta
“If the act of adultery is by a married person, then stoning is the sentence, while if unmarried, then it’s whipping,” he said.
And who is currently the leading light of the MUI?
None other than Din Syamsuddin, who also just happens to be top man in Muhammadiyah!
Is he ever going to take steps to root out the extremists from their positions of power and influence in MUI?
Until he does, ponder that old English adage…
A phrase one can say meaning people should not criticize others for faults that they have themselves.