Jakarta – Fanatic Arrested – No Tears Here!

A little whiff of irony, maybe, to read the story of Munarman…



..till recently a senior figiure in the now-outlawed sectarian vigilante gang that oddly styled itself the ‘Islam Defenders Front…’



…in The Diplomat, of all publications!

Far from diplomacy, the characteristic that springs to mind when I think of the lawyer closely associated with  Rizieq the Fanatic is tantrum-throwing.

Munarman’s deplorable behaviour, live on tv, a few years ago, when I dubbed him Munarman the Lout…



….one of various incidents which we have mentioned more than once, and which did not result in jail-time…



But he’s locked up now, and it seems possible that his latest difficulties with law enforcement this week…

Indonesia Arrests Firebrand Cleric’s Lawyer Over Attacks
Munarman, left, with Rizieq the Fanatic

…after being investigated by the admirable officers of Densus88, may be more than a minor headache.


The anti-terror specials allegedly arrested him for not only ‘inciting people to commit terrorist acts,’ but also for ‘pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group…

Of course we must await judgement as the majesty of rhe law unfolds, but the media report makes for an enjoyable read.

The arrest took place in Tangerang, just a few miles from where I live in Jakarta, after police interrogated ‘scores of suspected militants detained after an attack outside a Roman Catholic cathedral during Palm Sunday Mass last month.’

We covered that shocking incident….

Makassar – One Less Foul Fiend In The World? 

…and it’s interesting that the police also cobducted a no doubt diligent search of the vigilante gang’s former HQ and turned up ‘chemicals for use in explosives.

Very interesting!

Jakarta Fury –Merkel Flunkey Prowling Fanatic HQ!

We wrote quite a lot about their HQ, when Mama Stasi Merkel’s agents were prowling about there a few months ago!

Now what?

He is accused of an evil conspiracy to carry out acts of terror,” National Police spokesperson Argo Yuwono said in a statement….

Patience is our watchword!

But no sympathy!

it’s hard not to think about all the people harassed and hurt by cowardly FPI thugs.