Islamist Intolerance Rules, In ‘Moderate’ Police State!


Well now!

Even Amnesty agrees with me on this!

They have condemned the imprisonment of a man in Tunisia for smoking a cigarette in public during the dawn-to-dusk Muslim fast.

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I’ve been smoking all over town here in Jakarta, a 90% Muslim city, and not noticed that anybody looks askance. My lunches are still taken at my warteg, though it has its ‘holy’ curtains up out front.

Big Mackistan? Ramadhan Lock-Out at McD Sarinah?

I find this month wearisome, partly from reading snippets of of news from outside Jakarta.. 

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…where sectarian bullying can be the work of IslamoNazi thugs…

…or may well be enshrined in local regulations – like in Mandar, where dozens of people were harassed and detained  by cops, local militia and religious leaders and community leaders, last week.

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the local government has written to every food stall and beverage owner so that during Ramadan do not operate during the day in honor of Muslims who are running fast. But still many stalls reported residents remain open as usual….“All the food stalls that remain operational during the day during Ramadan will be disciplined, “said H Ummar S, head of Wonomulyo.

That’s a Javanese community, in West Sulawesi Province, not in Java at all, it exists due to trans-island migration, some people having evidently carried their bigotry with them,

Jakarta also has some bizarre regulations, and my partying opportunities are lessened. There are those silly curtains to hide non-fasters from fasters, to avoid testing the latter’s spiritual commitment, but life goes on.

Not so in Tunisia.

A crack-pot bigot court there sentenced the man to one month in jail for “public indecency”.

Tunisia, we keep getting told, is a ‘moderate’ Islamic country, but after this hogwash we’ll need to take that with a large pinch of salt.

Not to say there aren’t decent Muslims there, because dozens protested on Sunday in the capital, Tunis, for the right to eat and drink in public during Ramadan.

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But the nut-job verdict was hardly a one-off, because the BBC also tells us that a fortnight ago, four men were sentenced to one month in prison after eating in public.

Thanks to Amnesty, for advising us that in fact there is no legal basis for the sectarian persecution – there are no laws in mainly Muslim Tunisia requiring individuals to fast or barring them from eating or smoking publicly during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan…

Tunisian smoker jailed for not fasting during Ramadan

In other words, the state can spuriously claim to be civilised and open because there’s no relevant statute, but the reality is that the benighted courts just make it up as they go along to hammer anyone who steps out of line…

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….shoddy drivel like a ‘public decency’ charge to lend a threadbare legitimacy to their backward bullying Islamist intolerance.

Ramadhan just has a few days to run. It’s meant to be a time of contemplation, not a bad idea, indeed.

I’m simply contemplating which is worse.

The Tunisian hypocrisy way, or the West Sulawesi way, with its Dark Age diktat.

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I’m still wondering.

Why can’t these crude kill-joys just live and let live?

 

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