Only In Benighted Aceh? Fun Fake-Santa Video Maker Detained!

Maybe it might not only happen in Aceh, Indonesia’s Dark Age province, where slightly built young women are publicly flogged by masked brutes for reasons the rest of the world would laugh at, were the rest of the world not shuddering…



The Sharia Hell of Aceh!


…but certainly it’s no surprise that it’s happened there, the latest demonstration of the po-faced kill-joy mentality we have come to expect…



Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 


…after years of observing how dreary life must be in the province that likes to style itself ‘the Verandah of Mecca.

After a video of Vice Presidential candidate Ma’aruf Amin ‘wearing a Santa Claus costume‘ appeared all too briefly on the internet…


MUI’s Deputy Chair, Ma’aruf Amin


…the cops up there ‘moved quickly and arrested‘ the alleged culprit, a man with the initial S.

Aceh Regional Police Chief Inspector Rio S Djambak seems to be quite pleased with his force’s alacrity…


Image result for rio s djambak kapolda aceh


…and he has promised that the police will continue to hunt down the video makers because they are said to have spread hate speech. 


Since when is a good-natured jokey video ‘hate speech!’


Hoax KH Ma'ruf Pakai Baju Santa


Well, the answer to that is when the man ostensibly wearing the Santa suit is not only President Jokowi’s VP candidate but also a senior figure in the MUI, the ‘Indonesian Council of Scholars’ – ‘scholars’ here in Indonesia actually means ISLAMIC ‘scholars,’ by the way.

We have written a lot about the MUI…

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Cops – “Islamist ‘Scholars’ Can Veto Religious Liberty” 

…and it is useful for folks overseas to read it, particularly on the wisdom of Ma’aruf Amin.

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So Ma’aruf Amin is probably the last person one might expect to see in Father Christmas gear, which is why anyone who saw the video would very promptly realise it was a joke…


… but as we know, humour is as rare as door-to-door carolling in Aceh.

Listen to top cop Rio, who has –

– advised the public not to try making content containing hate speech. “We don’t mess about with this problem, we don’t discredit people, spread hate speech or bring other people into disrepute. It’s a crime.”

“The police will hunt down all those involved in the hate speech video. Moreover, the victim of this video is a vice presidential candidate.”

I don’t see why Amin’s political prominence should come into it – after all, if there is hatred being spread via the internet against even the humblest Jakarta street-sweeper, that should concern an impartial police force every bit as much as some saucy jibe at a cleric running for high office…

…but perhaps somebody will ask Rio about that.

Meanwhile, he’s a top cop with a mission.

“We will arrest all of them!”

To put all this brou-ha-ha in perspective, Ma’aruf Amin amazed the nation a day or two ago by wishing his Christian fellow-citizens an unprecedented ‘Merry Christmas!’

He had hitherto been seemingly reluctant to offer this basic civility…

“The issue is debated, [so] it’s better not to say it,” he said in December 2012 as reported by He reiterated his stance in 2016 as reported by, that “I would rather not say [‘Merry Christmas’]” if disagreements existed on the issue. .

…but, hey, it’s an election year coming up!

All the Muslims I know were happy to offer me the traditional Christmas greeting, but there are a minority of sectarian uptights around, whom we have noted in the past.

IslamoNazi Christmas Warning – Don’t You Dare Disturb Us Bigots! 

Whether poor ‘S’ uploaded or downloaded the video, I have no idea.

But all the fuss about this video is baffling.

Neither Amin’s fans or foes can be expected to believe what they see if they watch it – so what’s the big deal?