Jakarta Boycott Reality Check? Ask Fadli, Caught Smiling With Trump!

Presumably not many fanatical Islamists go shopping at the Galerie Lafayette (there is a branch here in Jakarta) but then neither do I, though I have wandered in while waiting for friends in town.

Most department stores here are staffed by cuties…



…so it makes more sense to admire them than hang about in some expensive coffee-shop!

I don’t know how many of the items on sale are imported from France, but if they are, they’ll be out of my price league anyway, and probably that’s about the only thing I have in common…

…with those who went shuffling along on the very short ‘Long March’ a few years ago!

Beware! Very Short Fanatic ‘Long March,’ Jakarta, This Friday! 

That’s the problem the extremists will encounter on their proposed ‘boikot’ of French goods, their notion of retaliation for the welcome, if belated…


.Macron Man – ‘Dissolve Enemies of France’ – Why Only Now? 

…moves by Macron in the wake of the brutal sectarian atrocity in Paris two weeks ago. 

Harsh reality check for Islamists, but as the headline in one Indonesian newspaper reminded them…



Rich people who are fans of luxury brands don’t necessarily want to boycott French products

But interesting to read on and be unsurprised that it’s not only the FPI notable, Habib Novel Bamukmin, a regular subject of concern in my pages…


Novel has featured here before, for enlightened statement which bring such credit to his cause.   – “women already have limitations, let alone non- Muslims!” http://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2013/10/26/1937287/.FPIMenolak.Lurah.Susan.Harga.Mati

Jakarta Facing Another Fanatic Friday – and Thursday…and Besok? 

….who’s being shrill for a boycott. He’s been a busy fellow over the years….

FPI leader Habib Novel on trial for violent protest, 


There’s somebody else we have mentioned over the years, who holds a senior position in the DPR ( parliament) a certain Fadli Zon, who has also joined in the boycott chorus.


Hasil gambar untuk fadli zon

Fadli Zon, who previously distinguished himself when he criticized the military’s decision to strip Lebak military commander of his post for recruiting the FPI in Banten to take the training recently, calling the decision “regrettable”.


Mr. Fadli Zon is undoubtedly rich – he’s a senior politician, after all! – and could surely ask around his equally rich colleagues if they, or their wives and daughters, will shun French imports.

He’s not a man I have much time for. 

We covered Fadli’s declaration of ‘open house’ at the Indonesian Parliament buildings a couple of years ago.

 The Deputy Speaker was eager to offer accommodation to Islamist extremists who’d come into Jakarta for the fanatic demo which ended in shocking violence that awful Friday night.

Will Fadli Open ‘The People’s House” To Jakarta’s Homeless? 

We asked if he would be equally hospitable to people who genuinely need somewhere to sleep, like Jakarta’s homeless.

I didn’t expect a response, nor did I get one.

But now I am reminded of an even more pressing case that ought to stir Fadli’s charitable instincts, namely, those Ahmadi refugees.

Fadli Zon justified his offer to let intolerant extremists sleep over in the House of Representatives by saying it’s the ‘house of the people.’

The plight of the Ahmadis remains dire.

Petisi – Kebebasan Beragama! Freedom Of Religion! 


But my overseas readers will maybe be more interested in another photo of Fadli Zon we used around that time, which I’d forgotten all about!


Hasil gambar untuk fadli zon trump candidate

According to the Deputy Chairman of Gerindra, the meeting was only limited to friendship. As a future president and also a businessman, Trump is a friend of Indonesia. Fadli even said he had taken a photo with Trump in a selfie and asked for an autograph.  http://en.metrotvnews.com/read/2015/09/04/427845/meeting-with-donald-trump-fadli-zon-said-that-it-all-spontaneous


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