Virus Amnesty – Indonesian Fanatic Released!

While so far we’ve noted the release of common criminals under Indonesia’s Program Asimilasi ( virus amnesty)…

Machetes? Swords? Another ‘Virus Amnesty’ Thug! 

…this time it’s an Islamist fanatic, who, barely nine months ago, was sentenced to three years imprisonment for serious offences.

Bahar bin Smith.

According to Tempo, the unusual looking Bahar bin Smith got out of prison in Bogor on Saturday and was whisked off by his chums in the so-called ‘Presidium Alumni 212.’

That PA 212 outfit comprises the crowd who organised the sectarian mob that swarmed Jakarta streets, as we reported at the time…


Jakarta Christian Governor Ahok, imprisoned for ‘blasphemy…’

The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”    

Slouching Towards Sharia


….until the much-admired Governor Ahok was convicted of ‘blasphemy’ and jailed. 

The Tempo article is not without entertainment value, or perhaps insights into the mind-set of criminals here.

Before leaving, Bahar still had a good time with hundreds of other inmates, said one of his fan-club.

The convicts seemingly had ‘tears in their eyes’ on the occasion of his release!

Anyone wishing to know the details of why this man went to jail in the first place should read this report…

…and this report...



….recording the menacing words he directed ( when he was convicted ) towards Indonesia’s President Jokowi

…and ask why such a character should not serve his full sentence.