• ross1948 13:17 on March 12, 2020 Permalink Reply
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    Islamist Fanatics Rage At India – ‘Diskriminasi?’ Oya?’

    I was at home last Friday, observing repairs to my roof and to my modem.

    Lucky me, for had I gone into town to purchase another paper-back at the second-hand bookstore in Pasar Festival, on Jalan Rasuna Said…



    …I’d have been confronted by traffic hell.

    All the usual suspects, the FPI and the self-styled 212 ‘Alumni,’  had been out on the streets  – that very street, where the Indian Embassy is located – demonising India’s government for allegedly being mean to Muslims.


    The ‘212 Alumni’ gang sprang up during the witch-hunt against Jakarta’s Governor Ahok and I’ve yet to figure out how that mob that shuffled through Jakarta howling sectarian hate..



    The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/10/14/thousands-hard-liners    

    Slouching Towards Shariah


    …have the nerve to call themselves ‘alumni’ – but they do.

    Unlike the fairly recent ‘alumni’, the FPI ( Islam Defenders Front) has been around for decades, and its commitment to religious tolerance everywhere…


    Islamist Fanatics Threaten Peaceful Minority, Again! 

    FPI in West Java – ‘Let’s Burn Out the Orphans!’ 

    ….is quite widely recognised.

    To be fair, I offer readers a chunk of the press release issued by the demo organisers…

    PA 212 is demanding that the Indian government rescind amendments to the country’s citizenship law, which has been widely criticized as being discriminatory towards Muslims and blamed for the ongoing Hindu-Muslim violence in the country. PA 212 is also demanding that all forms of persecution against Muslims in India be stopped.

    Furthermore, the group is urging the Indonesian government to sever diplomatic ties with India over human rights violations committed against Muslims there.

    …and would only wish to add that the signatories to the above attack on ‘discrimination’ and religious persecution turn out to be none other than the FPI’s Sobri Lubis…


    Sobri Lubis


    ….infamous for his bloodthirsty exhortation to a mob of ignoramuses, urging them to –

    Bunuh, bunuh, bunuh…’


    –  members of a peaceful and utterly inoffensive religious minority here in Indonesia. I think the video link still works.

    Interestingly, also, I have never yet heard of either FPI or 212 issuing calls, never mind taking to the streets, to get Pakistan to stop religious persecution…

    Evil Triumphs In Pakistan, Again! 

    …which is endemic there.

    Unlike The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, India’s constitution does not elevate sectarian identity to a guiding principle. But I see no demos here complaining about that, nor do I expect to.



    However, having avoided the traffic these extremists quite callously imposed on good people who actually work for a living –

    I say callously because they deliberately chose a working day, a Friday afternoon, when normal people are either working or eager to get home from work, rather than a Sunday, to strut their selectively indignant stuff

    -I see in the media that they must have enjoyed their day out, so much so that they are planning an action replay, NEXT Friday!

    Thing is, these fanatics are not usually stupid – at least their leaders aren’t – so they understand very well what they are putting people through with their sectarian antics.

    Next Friday, again, yet more honest citizens, most of whom will again be Muslim, in this 90% Muslim city,  will have their working day disrupted.

    But there’s an upside to it all.

    The more people get messed around, the more will voices be raised demnding the fanatics be taken down a peg or two.

    Some voices are being raised already.

    This link –


    – is from an Indonesian site. Google Translate isn’t up to much, but use it and you’ll get the gist!

    Presumably, the fanatics realise they their inconsiderate behaviour is fomenting…



    …but perhaps they relish the conflict they are provoking. God knows I cannot fathom how such minds work.



    • Tuyul 15:10 on March 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I will not go to work Friday. Too much trouble.
      The demo crowd are so selfish, most do not like to work, so they care nothing about workers, go on demos on working day, big traffic day.
      If not so selfish, they can easily demo on Sunday when street is empty.
      Bad thinking, bad people.


    • JazPen 22:35 on March 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I am always delighted when you go back to your old favourite topics, Ross. You used to bash these fanatics at least twice a week.
      No downtown for me either, and I am giving my secretarials a day at home too.
      They can work from home and avoid the traffic trouble caused by these nuisances.



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