Will Indonesia Settle For ‘Fake Peace?’


So President Jokowi welcomed some Muslim clerics to his palace, in order to get them ‘in line amid tension?’

Jokowi gets clerics in line amid tension

And one of them afterwards admirably told the media that- “As we live in a pluralistic country, we want real peace, not fake peace.” 

But whatever that particular cleric meant meant by ‘fake peace’ -and who knows, for Pete’s sake – it’s a great pity that Lukman Hakim Saifuddin…

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Lukman

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…Jokowi’s Minister for Religious Affairs, of whom many of us once had high hopes…

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 …admitted that the clerics had not specifically discussed sectarian issues plaguing the Jakarta election, as they were focusing on maintaining harmony across the country.

It’s true that other blots on the country’s copy-book do exist, as our various reports have noted last year and this year…

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…but the horrifying spectacle of Jakarta’s Christian Governor, Ahok, being put on trial, in the 21st century, for the mediaeval ‘crime’ of ‘blasphemy’ is surely THE outstanding example of what’s going wrong with this lovely archipelago.

What would have been a refreshing outcome of the presidential conclave would have been a joint declaration by Jokowi and his guests that the ‘Mind-Set Revolution…’

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President Jokowi

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…which he promised in his hard-fought election, two years ago, has to include an end to timidity in confronting and defeating the backward brutes we have seen marching – shuffling, actually – through Jakarta, shrill savages demanding that Ahok be ‘burned.’

Those ‘religious’ fanatics who howl for blood…


“We encourage the government to process the death penalty for Ahok as soon as possible,” said Rizieq.  http://www.suara.com/news/2016/10/14/134313/

…should be denounced, and no responsible citizen of any rank should share a platform with such sectarians.

And what about the’Indonesian Council of Scholars?’

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MUI’s splendid offices in Jakarta

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The MUI should be isolated and denied a single rupiah of state funding, until the self-styled ‘scholars’ repudiate the primitive pronouncements we have heard from them, those awful voices extolling FGM as a ‘human right,’ or demanding that ‘adulterers’ should be whipped or even stoned.

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What decent Indonesians, of all creeds, would surely cheer to hear is a clear, unambiguous assertion by all parties and every cleric with a commitment to a civilised democracy that it is ABSOLUTELY unacceptable to use, or incite others to use, violence, state-sponsored or not, against so-called ‘apostates’ or ‘blasphemers.’

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  • Such savages are not unique to Indonesia

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Naturally, there are many – both politicians and clerics – who will not join in such denunciations.

Anyone who wants to see a shariah state – whether they call it an ‘Islamic Republic’ or not – will not, cannot, be part of any ‘mind-set revolution.’

They should be its targets.

As for those who serve the caliphate cause, who would see their country subordinated to an alien authority located in Istanbul or Mosul or anywhere – is that not grounds for the police to look into treason charges?

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Other Muslim countries have outlawed Hizbut Tahrir.

The fact that some Western non-Muslim nations…

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…lack the guts to do so should not hinder Indonesia in using legislation to express its abhorrence of subversive sectarian ideologies.

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