Jakarta Election – The Ugly Face of Islamist Intolerance!


Just days now till Jakarta elects its governor, and the Christian incumbent, Ahok, is said to have done well in the last televised debate, which I didn’t see.

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Djarot, left, Ahok, right

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But his Muslim running mate, Djarot, did not have much fun on Friday.

Djarot Expelled from Mosque after Friday Prayer

The report in Tempo concerns his attendance at Al-Atiq Mosque in Tebet, which is just a little east of downtown Jakarta.

I once had lunch at a cheap eatery in Tebet railway station and was received in kindly manner by all around me.

So there’s no reason to think that the average resident is a hateful bigot, like the fanatic creep who, on Friday, got hold of a loud-speaker and called on the crowd not to vote for a non-Muslim leader in the Jakarta Gubernatorial Election. When Djarot was about to leave the mosque, people shouted and told him to leave.

https://en.tempo.co/read/news/2017/04/14/057866116/Djarot-Expelled-from-Mosque-after-Friday-Prayer

Having said most Tebet folk are not Islamist ignoramuses, it’s fair to remind everyone that some of them are just that!

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And some of them have a long-standing grudge against Ahok.

They won’t have forgotten that, two years ago, the Jakarta Governor took a vocal stand against bigot brutes who harassed the inoffensive minority Ahmadi congregation there, shutting down their house of worship.

Jakarta This Week – Blameless Minority Creed Hounded Again! 

Djarot apparently took the display of sectarian intolerance calmly, though he argues that every Muslim has the right to conduct Friday prayer at any mosque….

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freedom-of-religion

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Djarot previously felt that the mass at the mosque welcomed him. People even asked him for a handshake and selfie.

However, the situation changed when a caretaker of the mosque called on people not to vote for a non-Muslim leader.

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  • “I had no problem with the people. It was the caretaker who started provoking them.”

  • The election takes place on Wednesday.

  • Ahok’s opponent, Anies Baswedan, has shown no reluctance about seeking the approval of the most extreme elements in the land.

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  • View image on Twitter
  • Anies Wins an adoring smile from ferocious fanatic Habib Rizieq, who thinks the Christian Governor Ahok should be slain for mere words.“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/

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  • If Anies wins, a lot of us foreigners who have lived here for years are wondering how long before we are left with little choice but to leave.  

  • Not me!

  • How could I abandon all my Indonesian friends to face the joys of ‘shariah nightlife!’  

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  • Gambar terkait

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  • It was Anies’ running-mate, Sandiaga Uno, who revealed in January that he envisioned a sharia-inspired nightlife entertainment network in Jakarta. Contemplating a sharia-influenced capital

  • But Jakarta won’t be as much fun as it used to be! 

 

 

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