Hizbut Ban -Will Jokowi Put Canberra To Shame?


How nice to wake up and get a pleasant surprise from Indonesian politics for a change.

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That’s my initial reaction to the news that President Jokowi’s Security Affairs Minister Wiranto told the media yesterday that Hizbut Tahrir has been promoting values that contradict Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution.

:http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/05/08/jokowi-administration-recommends-ban-on-islamic-group.html

Wiranto

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It’s hard to see how anyone aware of HTI’s ideology, which I’ve summed up as ‘caliphofascism,’ can disagree.

Not only has the fanatic group openly denounced democracy…

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‘Charlie Hebdo – Proof of Democracy’s Rot!’

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…but they are explicitly hostile to national sovereignty, their aspiration being the subjugation of all independent countries to a supranational Islamist regime, harking back to the despotic Ottoman Caliphate which was admirably scrapped by Kemal Ataturk after the First World War.

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If the government here keeps its word, Indonesia won’t be the only Muslim country to outlaw these fanatics. However, Wiranto had best make sure the country’s security services are on board with the plan. We have seen police actually consigning helpless children to their clutches…

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Muslim School Burned by Angry Crowd –Police Enlist IslamoNazis to Counsel Kids! 

ipso facto enabling indoctrination by both that gang and with other unwholesome elements here.

True, that was a local decision but did national police HQ step in, rescue those kids and fire the senior officer involved?

Hizbut Tahrir is a trans-national organisation.

Hizbut Tahrir UK – “When ‘Moderates’ Talk of Peace, They’re Lying!” 

There’s been talk – only talk, thanks to weak-kneed British and Australian politicians – of banning them in both Australia and the UK. 

Petition · Hizb ut-Tahrir: Call to ban group in Australia · Change.org

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is being urged to ban Islamist extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir from Australia…

‘Ex-Muslims should be free from death threats’

So, although in Jakarta there’s always a risk of ‘many a slip twixt cup and lip,’ it looks like Jokowi is showing more grit and guts in his handling of the Islamist menace.

It would be churlish not to applaud him, though let’s hope this ban won’t be the last.

  • Rightly, the  PKI (Communist Party of Indonesia) has long been prohibited from spreading its vile marxism here.

I’ve drawn the parallel before – Indonesia Retains Red Ban – So Why Not HTI Too?  – that there’s no reason why similarly toxic jihadism should not be dealt with in the same way.

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