Metrotvnews.com reports that ‘officials in Bangka Belitung Province came to Ahmadiyah Indonesia Congregation (JAI) in Kampung Srimenanti. They reminded Ahmadis to get out on Friday…
…. it is a message of warning from Bangka’s Regent Tarmizi Saat, before the deadline on February 6 next. http://sumatera.metrotvnews.com/read/2016/02/02/478470/warga-ahmadiyah-diperingatkan-cepat-angkat-kaki-dari-bangka
And what have those innocent villagers ever done to Tarmizi?
What have they done to any of their neighbours? Or to any other citizens of the province, or the country?
NOTHING…except be kind!
…tensions began when the Ahmadiyah community distributed beef to their neighbours during Idul Adha, a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. http://www.smh.com.au/world/minority-ahmadiyah-muslim-group-in-indonesia-told-convert-or-be-expelled
What have the Ahmadis done to anyone?
NOTHING! Except worship peacefully in the way their creed requires.
Which is all those Ahmadis in Cikeusik did, and let’s remember them today, what befell them five years ago, almost to the day, February 6th, 2011, a date that lives in infamy still, when a vicious mob of malignants descended…
- Sectarian swine at Cikeusik, revelling in hate – nobody has EVER been charged with murder, despite a full video http://www.liveleak.com/view
…and brutally beat three of them to death, as police stood back, armed police, who never fired a shot in defence of religious liberty.
Nor did the hate-freaks ever pay for their crimes.
Yendra Budiana, the local Ahmadi spokesman, declared his little flock would not bow down to the bigotry personified by Tarmizi, whose self-confessed goal is to bully them into abandoning their faith – enforced apostasy.
Minority Ahmadiyah Muslim group in Indonesia told: convert or be expelled -“If you don’t leave, we will not be responsible for what happens.”
BTW, I checked out Tarmizi’s party affiliation.
Bin Laden fan Anis Matta, of PKS
No surprise, since we know they’re the most fanatical Islamist party in Indonesia’s parliament. Their leader, till recently, was the notorious Anis Matta, infamous for his adulatory ode to mass-murdering terrorist Osama Bin Laden. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/brits-banned-michael-savage-but-let-in-top-jakarta-islamist-author-of-odious-ode-to-911-mass-murderer/
So how brave the Ahmadis of Bangka today.
“We will not leave. We will not fight…” he said. http://sumatera.metrotvnews.com/read/2016/02/02/478470/warga-ahmadiyah-diperingatkan-cepat-angkat-kaki-dari-bangka
Yendra remains hopeful Tarmizi will change his mind.
Changing one’s mind sadly depends on the person involved having a mind that’s capable of change, an interesting aspect, given that Regent Tarmizi’s ‘mind’ is steeped in Islamist ideology.
“To be deviant is not a problem as it would be at their own risk. Yet, they are misleading. It could corrupt the ummah’s beliefs,” he said. http://en.tempo.co/read/news/2016/02/04/055742135/Bangka-Regent-Warns-Ahmadiyah-Members-to-Leave-Immediately
Hell, he’s not got a lot of confidence in the ummah’s allegiance to the dogmas he professes, has he, if he reckons things like a benevolent distribution of foodstuffs – or is it the mere existence of honest, hard-working neighbours – can undermine their faith?
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that Indonesia practiced religious tolerance Jokowi calls for tolerance over extremism | The Jakarta Post
But what of President Jokowi,who recently asserted his support for the pluralism embedded in Indonesia’s Constitution?
Yendra says Ahmadi representatives have been to see Jokowi’s officials. We wait and see, anxious lest the intolerance of the Regent’s regime in Bangka unleash another shameful episode like those we’ve seen, not just in Cikeusik but in Lombok…
…and elsewhere too.
What’s required is a mass round-up of the backward brutes who have been intimidating them. You can see some of them – a mob of morons blocking the entrance to an Ahmadiyah house of worship – in this linked report from Tempo,which gives you more background ( in English) – in it, Tarmizi brazenly denies he’s evicting them.
We only ask them to leave peacefully due to safety and security reasons,” he said….According to him, Jemaat Ahmadiyah in Bangka has been a tyranny of the minority over the majority residents because they have made the community feel unsettled.
Poor wee things – how TERRIBLY unsettling, that scary proximity to people who worship God Almighty in ways only slightly different from their own.
- Since Indonesia has witnessed numerous dissenters sentenced to ‘rehabilitation’ (i.e. indoctrination) why not despatch the Regent and his entire Bangka bureaucratic/political establishment to some quiet place where they could be made to study Pancasila, the state ideology which mandates social justice and religious liberty.
They obviously have a lot to learn.