Fanatics Fail To Show Up. So What Next?

After our popular blog-post yesterday…

A Million-Strong Fanatic Mob In Jakarta Today? 

…I’m updating, to confirm that my guess was more or less correct.

Neither Rizieq the Fanatic…The Fanatic Returns! Indonesian “Scholar” Offers Warm Welcome!….nor his equally fanatical son-in-law…Brutal Paris Beheader A ‘Hero,’ Says Jakarta Fanatic! …appeared at Jakarta Police HQ in response to summonses issued over alleged contravention of the rules laid down to stop the spread of the Chinese Virus.


China is Lying, Coronavirus started in Wuhan

A quick aside –

Interestingly, Jakarta’s City Governor, Anies Baswedan, who inexplicably chose to drop by for a visit with Rizieq last month, after the ‘grand imam’ got back from so-called ‘exile’ in Saidi Arabia…

  • Jakarta Governor candidate Anies Baswedan wins an adoring smile from ferocious FPI ‘grand imam, Habib Rizieq ( pre-‘exile’) who had suggested the Christian Governor Ahok be slain for unacceptably quoting some Koranic verse –.“We encourage the government to process the death penalty for Ahok as soon as possible,” said Rizieq. 

…has now tested positive!

Another quick aside –

Several readers were concerned about my tinsel shopping expedition.

Alas, Carrefour had nothing Christmassy, nor did the Mr DIY store, where I got my tinsel last year.

 I asked a mall info girl for help. She suggested several places I had already been to.

Then she added that I could ask in Asadwa! 

Going to what sounded like a hitherto unknown Egyptian town did not appeal, but I asked how to get there. 

‘Out the door, left, 100 metres. ‘

I thanked her and walked off, thinking that my destination must be very close to Ace Hardware, which I knew was close.  

And it was! 

But no festive decos there either!

Today I tried once more!


Superindo Saves!


And of course the fanatic mob did not materialise!

When I got home from the shops, I checked local tv news. The police spokesman said the summoned duo might drop by later.

But there was no mob, so I suspected the cop would be disappointed.


The Fanatic sent his lawyers, saying he had been in hospital and was now home, ‘resting!’

But the legal team were apparently coy about saying when either Rizieq or his son-in-law might deign to appear – BTW, the son-in-law was not in hospital, unless as part of the fanatic team that spirited Rizieq out the hospital’s back door…

…and that episode, now a raging controversy, along with his diagnosis, is so bizarre that I prefer to direct you to another media link!

Funnily enough, no actual doctor’s note was available for police inspection.

A continuing saga…