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  • ross1948 13:31 on June 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Aceh, , ,   

    Hey, Oz, Be Warned! Rohingya OTW? 

    My readers in Oz probably don’t read the Un-Australian ABC more than they have to, given its despicable record…

    Rats On The Run! ABC Memo –

    …not least when their Jakarta hack infamously promoted fake-refugee lies so eagerly that his bosses had to back off in the face of public outrage!

    Even less likely are Aussie folk to study ABC’s Indonesian-language service, but today they should!

    ‘Mereka Mau ke Australia’: Warga Aceh Telah Selamatkan 100 Pengungsi Rohingya di Laut


    Instant translation?

    They want to get to Australia!’

    The background?

    A boatload of Rohingya appeared off the shores of Aceh Province.



    Authorities there did not want them to get ashore, perhaps because of virus risk, but also, perhaps, aware of previous experience with Rohingya ‘boat-people….’

    Heading for Oz? Murderous Rohingya ‘Asylumers’ – Out in Nine Months! 

    …but local villagers, out of misguided sympathy, or Islamic solidarity, brought them, unauthorised, to dry land.

    Now what?

    The ingrates don’t want to stay with their benefactors.

    Australia is their intended target!

    You can read the whole article, if it’s not on ABC’s ‘home’ site.

    However, there will be many here in Indonesia not at all reluctant to facilitate the ambitious agenda, again for mixed reasons, partly because of anti-Myanmar sectarian hatred…




    …or of childish Anti-Australianism…

    Jakarta Globe’s Even-Handed Oz-Bashing – Journalism? Ha-Bloody-Ha! 

    ….but also, sensibly, because Indonesians do not appreciate troublesome aliens!

     A Tropical Calais? Indonesian MayorWants Migrants “Removed!” 

    In the past, government ministers in Jakarta have tried to say Australia ought to buckle to boat-bludgers.

    Wrong, Retno – Crimmigrants’ Intended Targets Have NO Duty Of ‘Cooperation!’ 

    …so I simply send this alert.

    Say No, Loudly!

    • Keith Milner 16:06 on June 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the alert!
      I understand why the Indonesians would not want Rohingya but better there than Australia.
      ABC will be rooting for the bludgers but Scomo won’t let them in.
      I hope!


    • Jack Drayton 16:51 on July 1, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      When those fools ignored the authorities and went ahead and brought the Rohingya ashore, I was puzzled that they were allowed to get away with it.
      Instead nothing was done but we will soon be hearing from the same windbag politicians and professors. I mean those we used to read about when Australia was up against the worst of the illegal boat crisis.


  • ross1948 02:17 on February 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aceh, , , ,   

    Happy Valentine’s Day! But NOT In Intolerant Aceh! 

    Every year, killjoys come out and whine about Valentine’s Day.


    Image result for hari valentine 2020 mui

    And I have recorded their multiple whinings year after year…

    All Set For Unlawful Sexual Intercourse On Thursday? 

    East Java Kids Face An Anti-Valentine Diktat! 


    Anti-Valentine Raids On Java Bed-Sits? : 

    Sumatra Goon-Squad ‘Monitors’ Valentine Vice! 

    …but this year I’m fed up, so am sticking to just one example, from, guess where, Aceh, the Indonesian province so backward and brutal that I have never had an urge to go look at it.

    To justify such a harsh comment, I offer you a handful of examples, a few of many I have covered over the years…an endless nightmare…


    Hasil gambar untuk women's rights sharia


    ‘Immoral Activities – Sitting in Coffee Shops Laughing and Talking…’ 

    Islamist Inquisition in Aceh – ” Minority Religious Creed ‘Worse Than Tsunami!’ “



    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 



    If you have an appetite for tales of intolerance, misery and sexism, just put Aceh into that little ‘Search’ box over to the right.

    But today, here’s the star of our show…

    Banda Aceh – Aceh Besar Regent Mawardi Ali issued an appeal related to the ban on Valentine’s celebrations in the Greater Aceh region. Satpol PP officers and sharia police will be deployed on February 14, 2020.

    =Alami Keajaiban, Bupati Aceh Besar Batal Operasi Batu Ginjal di Malaysia


    …residents were asked to report if they knew of the celebration of Valentine’s Day. The school is also asked to supervise students so they do not celebrate the day of love.

    Lovely, how this geezer isn’t going to have fun himself, so nobody else is allowed to either, not even people who do not share his religious affiliation.




    To make sure, he has those SatPol PP (civic militia) roaming the streets, and who can forget the shariah police up there…

    Harassment of women is nothing new in Aceh. The WH shariah gestapo has been at this for years.

    Shariah Lunacy Intensifies in Aceh – Side-Saddle, or the Lash? 

    wilayatul hisbah

    Shariah Police Nab 35 ‘Straddlers!’ Aceh Mayor Wants Women Without Pants! 

    …and Acehnese women who fall foul of that lot don’t always suffer mere humiliation!


    Silhouette weeping

     Aceh’s Shariah Police ‘Stained Forever’ by Gang Rape

    As I said, nightmarish!


    And even if you’re in the hospitality business, hoping to welcome any tourists ill-advised enough to visit Aceh… .

    In addition, hotel and lodging sellers are advised not to provide a place for Valentine’s celebrations.

    Meanwhile, the clerics were asked to convey the ban in each of their lectures.


    …and I imagine they’re doing just that1

    • JazPen 09:39 on February 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      And they don’t let Christians celebrate Xmas, is that not true too?
      Horrible place!


    • Kezia 10:27 on February 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      They are so unkind to everyone who thinks different from themselves.
      For we Indonesians who like freedom, Aceh is a very enbarrassing place.


    • Jim Ex Jakarta 10:33 on February 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Verandah of Mecca, the fanatics who run Aceh like to call it.
      If that is their verandah, who is going to want to enter the front door?


    • Santi 11:45 on February 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Aceh is not like normal Indonesian province, I feel sad for people there.
      Better you tell tourist to go see Jogja maybe or Toraja, friendly people mostly there.
      Sorry, typing fast today because very busy!


    • Wulan 17:39 on February 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Never go to Aceh. Any woman who will go there is crazy. No respect from goverment or police!


    • Vicki 21:12 on February 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      What kind of people live in that Aceh?
      Do they elect these extremist Islamists in free elections?
      I am told they do, so even though I feel sorry for the oppressed minority, of Muslims as well as others, the majority deserve to be condemned as miserable kill-joys.


  • ross1948 22:11 on February 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aceh, , fanatic sexists, , , misogynist Jews, , Smurfettes   

    So There Are Benighted Jews Too? 

    I almost laughed out loud at the sheer asinine backwardness reported from the municipality of Bnei Brak, ‘just east of Tel Aviv,’ run by fanatically sexist Jewish fanatics.


    Since I often poke fun at the benighted mentality of Islamist nutjobs here in Indonesia…


    • sharia

    IslamoNazi Gauleiter – “Women Already Have Limitations, Let Alone Non-Muslims!” 

    …it seems only fair to alert readers to the reality of misogyny in Israel too, where the fair (?) countenances of female election candidates have been erased to avoid alarming and/or over-exciting and/or offending uptight men.

    But it turns out it’s much worse than that!

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    censorship is not limited to women in politics… it is not even limited to human women.

    Last year, the city removed an image of Smurfette from a billboard over fears the 7-inch tall animated blue creature would ‘incite the feelings of the city’s residents…”  

    That must be the daftest thing I’ve read since the ghastlies up in Indonesia’s Aceh Province decided to engage in some shariah-meddling with the posters advertising an Agnes Monica concert.

    Although Agnes, one of the most popular singers in the archipelago, is a Christian, somehow, by the time the poster-ads went up in the province that likes to call itself  ‘The Verandah of Mecca,’ she had acquired a headscarf!

    FYI, I append a few photos of the lovely lady as she more usually appears!

    I honestly don’t think a headscarf would in any way improve her appearance.






    Only Time For Agnes, Today, and She's Tomorrow


  • ross1948 04:46 on December 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aceh, , Indonesian election., , , Santa video, shariahi   

    Only In Benighted Aceh? Fun Fake-Santa Video Maker Detained! 

    Maybe it might not only happen in Aceh, Indonesia’s Dark Age province, where slightly built young women are publicly flogged by masked brutes for reasons the rest of the world would laugh at, were the rest of the world not shuddering…



    The Sharia Hell of Aceh!


    …but certainly it’s no surprise that it’s happened there, the latest demonstration of the po-faced kill-joy mentality we have come to expect…



    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 


    …after years of observing how dreary life must be in the province that likes to style itself ‘the Verandah of Mecca.

    After a video of Vice Presidential candidate Ma’aruf Amin ‘wearing a Santa Claus costume‘ appeared all too briefly on the internet…


    MUI’s Deputy Chair, Ma’aruf Amin


    …the cops up there ‘moved quickly and arrested‘ the alleged culprit, a man with the initial S.

    Aceh Regional Police Chief Inspector Rio S Djambak seems to be quite pleased with his force’s alacrity…


    Image result for rio s djambak kapolda aceh


    …and he has promised that the police will continue to hunt down the video makers because they are said to have spread hate speech. 


    Since when is a good-natured jokey video ‘hate speech!’


    Hoax KH Ma'ruf Pakai Baju Santa


    Well, the answer to that is when the man ostensibly wearing the Santa suit is not only President Jokowi’s VP candidate but also a senior figure in the MUI, the ‘Indonesian Council of Scholars’ – ‘scholars’ here in Indonesia actually means ISLAMIC ‘scholars,’ by the way.

    We have written a lot about the MUI…

    Adam Created By Angel?” Islamist ‘ScholarsCall the Cops

    Cops – “Islamist ‘Scholars’ Can Veto Religious Liberty” 

    …and it is useful for folks overseas to read it, particularly on the wisdom of Ma’aruf Amin.

    Related image

    Jokowi’s VP Pick – A Champion Of Clitoral Clipping! 

    So Ma’aruf Amin is probably the last person one might expect to see in Father Christmas gear, which is why anyone who saw the video would very promptly realise it was a joke…


    … but as we know, humour is as rare as door-to-door carolling in Aceh.

    Listen to top cop Rio, who has –

    – advised the public not to try making content containing hate speech. “We don’t mess about with this problem, we don’t discredit people, spread hate speech or bring other people into disrepute. It’s a crime.”

    “The police will hunt down all those involved in the hate speech video. Moreover, the victim of this video is a vice presidential candidate.”

    I don’t see why Amin’s political prominence should come into it – after all, if there is hatred being spread via the internet against even the humblest Jakarta street-sweeper, that should concern an impartial police force every bit as much as some saucy jibe at a cleric running for high office…

    …but perhaps somebody will ask Rio about that.

    Meanwhile, he’s a top cop with a mission.

    “We will arrest all of them!”

    To put all this brou-ha-ha in perspective, Ma’aruf Amin amazed the nation a day or two ago by wishing his Christian fellow-citizens an unprecedented ‘Merry Christmas!’

    He had hitherto been seemingly reluctant to offer this basic civility…

    “The issue is debated, [so] it’s better not to say it,” he said in December 2012 as reported by tempo.co. He reiterated his stance in 2016 as reported by tribunnews.com, that “I would rather not say [‘Merry Christmas’]” if disagreements existed on the issue. .https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/12/25/jokowis-vp-maruf-amin-posts-rare-christmas-greeting.html

    …but, hey, it’s an election year coming up!

    All the Muslims I know were happy to offer me the traditional Christmas greeting, but there are a minority of sectarian uptights around, whom we have noted in the past.

    IslamoNazi Christmas Warning – Don’t You Dare Disturb Us Bigots! 

    Whether poor ‘S’ uploaded or downloaded the video, I have no idea.

    But all the fuss about this video is baffling.

    Neither Amin’s fans or foes can be expected to believe what they see if they watch it – so what’s the big deal?

    • Budi 08:45 on December 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Of course nobody thinks he ever wear Santa hat. It was a big joke.
      You ask good question. Why no sense of humor here anymore?


    • Jim in Jakarta 13:00 on December 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      They do like to make fools of themselves!
      And I do not mean the funsters who made that video,


    • Kezia 16:48 on December 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Ma’aruf Amin should tell police to drop the case. It is only silly fun.
      But there is a problem.
      Do not expect any MUI to have a sense of humor.


  • ross1948 08:44 on July 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aceh, , laws, , ,   

    Shariah Menace In Malaysia – But Freedom Fights On! 

    As July ends, time for a brief look at poor Malaysia, if only because we have not examined the situation there for quite some while!

    Yet another on civil liberties by Islamist bigots, the notorious PAS party’s leader tabling  proposed law changes for harsher Shariah punishments…


    Hadi’s private member’s Bill, which is raised in the form of a parliamentary motion, is listed as item number 10. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa


    Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang-  hereinafter referred to as Hadi – is eager to drag his country deeper into darkness.

    And by God, it’s already mired in intolerance, as we’ve noted often before…

    Malaysia – Aged Scholar Hauled to Bigot Court 

    Malaysia – Call for Religious Freedom Provokes Islamist Indignation 

    Malaysia Truly Arabia – Shariah Gestapo Drag Bride From Wedding! 

    Malaysia, Truly Arabia? Ahmadis Forced to Seek Asylum! 

    OMG! Malaysian Court Tells Christians Whom To Pray To! 


    Now there’s Hadi’s call to ‘increase the Shariah courts’ maximum sentencing limits to 30 years’ jail, RM100,000 fine and 100 strokes of the cane.’ 

    Nothing wrong with tough punishments, but when you contemplate what constitutes ‘offences’ under shariah ‘law,’ you realise the magnitude of the iniquity Hadi proposes.

    Holding hands with your girl-friend. Drinking a bottle of beer on a hot afternoon. Playing cards for a few cents.



    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 


    And don’t forget the evils of music and dance.




    Now if the ‘clerics’ decree that ‘offenders’ may not enter their houses of worship, fair enough, and even if they stoop to threatening to refuse funeral rights to deceased kin of such ‘offenders’…

    Bigots Menace Pluralist Muslims – ‘No Prayers For Your Dead!’ 

    …that’s as mean-spirited as it gets, but up to them.


    However, how dare they claim the right to punish ‘miscreants’ as if their sectarian dogmas have the force of law?

    The report leaves open the question of whether this ghastly motion will in fact reach a vote, due to a crowded legislative time-table

    But it’s a timely reminder of how Malaysia, could end up in as benighted a situation as the Indonesian Province of Aceh, just across the straits, where primitive shariah law prevails…



    …with cowardly masked brutes publicly flogging defenceless young women before  moronic rabbles of salivating savages.



    However, on the bright side, there have been genuinely positive amendments proposed, not, of course, by Hadi, aiming to defend helpless kids from being coerced by an apostate parent.


    The amendment would stop a Muslim convert from unilaterally converting children from a non-Muslim marriage to Islam.


    So the forces of good are not giving in to the shariah fanatics.

    Good luck to them.

    • Jim in Jakarta 12:32 on July 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, I was over there recently and it’s getting worse, though not yet as bad as Aceh.


  • ross1948 13:47 on July 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aceh, , , Ibrahim al-Munayif, , Khulood, , , , ,   

    So Saudi Women CAN Look Like Women!?! 

    I guess we always suspected that the female population of Saudi Arabia included a lot of yummy chicks.



    It stands to reason that, beneath those repulsive shrouds they’re forced to wear, many are attractive.

    But proof positive at last!

    And it’s causing an uproar.

    Threats to prosecute the slender young gal in the photo below, named Khulood, it seems, for wearing an ‘indecent’ mini-skirt?!?!

    What Dark Age do these people live in?


    View image on TwitterView image on Twitter

    The Saudi writer Ibrahim al-Munayif told his 41,000 Twitter followers that if everyone disregarded the law in this way there would be chaos.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/18/saudi-arabia-video-of-indecently-dressed-woman-at-heritage-site-prompts-investigation

    No, daftoid, there would be a glimmer of hope that your benighted country is at last becoming civilised!

    But then he makes a very interesting statement!


    “Just like we call on people to respect the laws of countries they travel to, people must also respect the laws of this country,” he wrote.


    So what is Mr. al-Munayif telling ‘migrants’ from the Middle East, Pakistan, etc. who choose to settle in civilised Western countries?

    That they must repudiate the iniquitous shariah laws which treat women as second-class human beings?

    That Londoners, New Yorkers, normal folks in Toronto and Paris and Sydney, should no longer have their street scenes blighted by burka-clad bints wandering along, about three or four subjugated paces behind their men?

    If so, he’d be doing more than that lousy appeasement artist, Theresa May.


    Theresa May hails ‘benefits’ of Sharia as inquiry set up

    But I doubt the sectarian sexists who oppress Saudi women really would encourage alien immigrants in the UK to accept civilised standards of behaviour.

    Even here in Indonesia….


    Miss Indonesia contestants, 2013.


    ….where many of its lovely women do behave like and look (very much!) like women, we have shariah fanatic outfits who wish to see women coerced by men.

    “Fathers and Husbands, their ‘aurat’ is your responsibility!”


    I imagine that kill-joy Welya woman from the MUI, the Indonesian ‘Scholars’ Council, has not changed her dismay at seeing lovely ladies unashamed to display their God-given femininity! 


    …the Aceh model is a good example…most importantly, wearing the hijab must meet three conditions. That it’s Shariah compliant, conceals the genitals and shows no curves

    ‘Scholars’ on Scarfs – ‘Must Be Shariah-Compliant, Hide Genitals, Show No Curves!’ 

    Of course she’s not actually talking about ‘genitals.’

    That’s the dumbo Google Translate interpretation of ‘aurat’ – a catch-all word for ‘private parts,’ which, to the backward brigade, includes thighs, belly-buttons, hair (of course) but even shoulders!


    But at least here in Jakarta, there’s no shariah gestapo harassing women whose delightful appearance might provoke primitive passions.

    Not yet.



    ‘Immoral Activities – Sitting in Coffee Shops Laughing and Talking…’ 

    I wish I could say the same for all of Indonesia’s provinces!

  • ross1948 12:34 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aceh, , Depok. FPI, , , , , , , Senen, ,   

    Get Your Tickets Soon – Jakarta Shariah Tourism Boom? 

    We did report on Sandiago Uno’s astounding promise prior to the Jakarta election – as a  result of which he’s now Deputy Governor – that he envisioned a sharia-inspired nightlife entertainment network in Jakarta.

    But we merely noted it, in a post which covered all the issues that were alarming normal people. 

    The Ugly Face of Islamist Intolerance! 

    Not that Sandiago Uno himself is in any way unprepossessing. On the contrary, he comes across as very presentable and personable!

    =====Gambar terkait

    But now this rich, American-educated ( yes, truly!) entrepreneur has shown he’s a man of his word.

    Sandiaga Uno to establish sharia tourism zone in Jakarta


    Note, no question mark! This guy is serious about his plan, for the Senen area of  the capital.

     “I think it will be interesting if there is a religious tourism zone [in the area], which is properly arranged with tents. Hence, mobility can be ensured.”

    I welcome that last sentence. Mobility – the ability to get through Senen as fast as possible – would need to be an integral part of any such scheme, as many of us encounter horrendous traffic jams there.



    I sat on a  bus a month ago for nearly an hour, just waiting to get through the underpass beside the big shopping area.

    But what delights would await folks who flitted in and out of Sandiago’s tents?

    Many places popular with tourists who come to Jakarta feature what are invariably described as ‘sexy dancers.’



    Not just ‘dancers,’ NB, which has always made me smile, wondering if the proprietors fear that patrons would not recognise the dancers’ sexiness without being told of it!


    However, I somehow doubt that the tents would accommodate any spectacle of that sort.

    Sandiago previously talked of such joys as Koranic readings, but would that really draw shariah-fans to Jakarta when they can easily find THE REAL THING…



    …by taking a short flight up to Indonesia’s most northerly province, ACEH, proudly dubbed by some of its inhabitants as the ‘Verandah of Mecca,’ the ONLY province in the archipelago where shariah is enshrined in the local legal code of law.

    No tedious tents required there, because the quintessence of shariah morality is displayed in the main squares…




    ….young women being beaten by cowards too ashamed to show their faces, before a salivating rabble of voyeurs and fanatics.

    Nor are dancers, either sexy or otherwise, a popular phenomenon up there, where such repositories of wisdom as this kindly old gent have made plain their demerits…



    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 


    …to the extent that even the graceful and utterly decorous traditional Acehnese dancing has drawn disapprobation.

    Muhammad Thaib, Regent of North Aceh has  banned all adult women from dancing when welcoming guests in North Aceh, adding that only children should perform the tradition.




     “… cultural preservation should not damage Islamic Shariah values, such as dancing performed by adult women.”. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/north-aceh-head-bans-women-from-dancing-in-public-2/

    •  ooooo
    • ooooo

    Nightmare stuff, yeah?

    But at least we can avoid going anywhere near Aceh, and Senen.

    How long normal folk can expect to find fun in Jakarta remains to be seen, however.


    View image on Twitter


    Sandiago’s big boss is the Governor-elect, Anies Baswedan, seen above with the currently hard-to-get –Police Add FPI Leader Rizieq Shihab to Most Wanted List -‘grand imam’ of the white-shirt sectarian gang calling itself the FPI, self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam…’




    ….and Anies may be tempted to listen to benighted FPI views such as that expressed in neighbouring Bekasi.


    There the local government’s Tourism Special Committee was told awhile back by the Chairman of FPI in Greater Bekasi that the Muslims in Bekasi reject the draft law on one point – it would legalize nightclubs.

    Enjoy A Night Out? How Dare You, Say IslamoNazis! 

    And here in Jakarta itself, there have been serious calls for a shut-down of nightlife at MIDNIGHT…



    ‘You’re Only An Adult! It’s Past Your Bedtime!’ Jakarta Rules, OK? 

    …with a senior cop having somehow decided that drug abusers are clock-watchers.

    National Narcotics Agency (BNN) chief Comr. Gen. Budi Waseso has expressed his support for the Jakarta City Council in its plan to restrict the operational hours of nightclubs until 12 a.m. as stipulated in a draft bylaw on tourism.


    It can’t happen here?

    There’s a bill going through Indonesia’s parliament which could put you in the slammer for having a beer in your front yard, or even indoors…

    Bigot Ban Hurts Jakarta Business – Creeping Shariah Continues! 

    ..and an innocent, inoffensive minority in next-door Depok is being bullied and oppressed by local government…


    “Mohon Ma’af?” Blasphemous Brutes Vandalise Depok Mosque! 

    …while national government doesn’t lift a finger to intervene on behalf of religious liberty?

    To paraphrase the pantomime audiences of my childhood days..


    • Ben Baniek 13:02 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      This guy went to school in the USA?
      Trump needs to start vetting hard and fast.


    • Santi 13:06 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Why would anyone come to Jakarta for this? Aceh is shaming our country every day with the sharia law so no need to make sharia tourist place here in our city.
      Every woman in Indonesia should protest.


    • Kezia 13:15 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Will Sandiago Uno also put dancing ban onto Jakarta?.
      If not will he tell Aceh mullah to visit brain doctors?
      Sandiago must make up his mind.
      Aceh shows how shariah is cruel,for all but most specially for women.
      I wish Ahok was still our governor. He made mistakes but he is not in prison for that. Only for free speech.that we no longer have and soon we women will have no freedom if shariah comes. .


    • Jim in Jakarta 14:03 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations, Ross.
      You said everything I wanted to say when I read this but you said it better than I could, all those quotes and humorous angles that make fun of the whole thing.
      A lot of Arab tourists come here but not to go to shariah shows. You must have seen them, chasing the working girls in the hotel bars.


    • Ati 14:34 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I never go to Senen market for many years because there is too much pickpocking there. I do not want to loose my money or bag.
      Now I think even more it is good idea not to go shopping there with too many FPI who think woman is less than man.
      Better I will go to the Atrium mall near it but better still to nice place like you like at Citralan , It is safer there.
      I think only fanatic same like FPI will use the place Sandiago is making so it is no good plan.


    • JazPen 15:16 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I wont be going to Senen but I never do anyway. Cnce was enough, hot and crowded and prices that rose soon as they saw I was foreign.
      Shariah tourism is a joke, who would come here for that ? If they like watching women getting hurt for holding hands with their boyfriends they can go to Aceh as you say or some other terrible place, Iran or Saudi Arabia
      More reasons to be cheerless but thats what Shariah is all about.


    • Rawel 18:49 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Happy when I read this. Indonesia is not Arab and no need for shariah.
      Thank you.


    • Intan 22:34 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Goodevening, Ross, such a long time I do not comment but often I read an think you are doing good work for Indonesia and so tonight I say to myself, do not be lazy to comment.
      This is all true and these FPI and the other fanatics are taking over. We lowly people have no way to stop them so we believed Jokowi will do it.
      But sad to say it, we are mistaken.
      Who will save our country?


  • ross1948 10:15 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aceh, , , , , , , , , , wome's rights   

    Jakarta Post’s True Colours – ‘Hands off Islamists!’ 

    Most of us understand the clear difference between Muslims and Islamists.

    One of the former had a modest meal in my home last night. Another will likely drop by for a pleasant visit over the weekend. The folks I met up with in town yesterday were Muslims.

    They are fasting, most of them, this Ramadhan. They don’t eat pork. Most of them don’t share my enthusiasm for beer.



    They are normal people who follow their religious customs and respect the fact that a lot of people have either different religious practices or no religious affiliation at all.

    Islamists are something else entirely.

    They are bigoted fanatics who are essentially intolerant and believe that their ways should dictate our ways. They hold power in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, where women of ANY creed are coerced into head-shrouding under the oppressive shariah code.

    Islamist rule in Aceh is an endless nightmare…


    Hasil gambar untuk women's rights sharia


    ‘Immoral Activities – Sitting in Coffee Shops Laughing and Talking…’ 

    Islamist Inquisition in Aceh – ” Minority Religious Creed ‘Worse Than Tsunami!’ “



    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 



    The most notable Islamist spokesmen here in Jakarta are the self-styled ‘scholars’ of the MUI, and the thug gangs like the FPI…



    …whose ‘high priest’ – currently keenly sought by the police – told us that Governor Ahok deserved death for the ridiculous ‘offence’ of ‘blasphemy,’ which in Ahok’s case merely comprised quoting a Koranic verse and questioning its meaning.

    Slouching Towards Shariah, Indonesia Jails Ahok



    The MUI are also blood-thirsty, demanding stoning and flogging, not for criminals who seriously merit such punishment, like the savage mob who murdered the three Ahmadi martyrs at Cikeusik…



    Cikeusik, Banten Province, February 6th, 2011. Watch the pigs at their bloody work on this link..   http://www.liveleak.com/view.


    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 


    …but for  – WAIT FOR IT – sleeping around.


    Syamsul Maarif,  General Secretary of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Jakarta

    “If the act of adultery is by a married person, then stoning is the sentence, while if unmarried, then it’s whipping,” he said.

    • …..

    That’s who Islamists are, and what they do.

    BUT…says the anonymous editorial  in the Jakarta Post…

    …celebrations beyond this “Pancasila Week” must avoid worsening the mistake of suppressing Islamists.


     Okay, we know that the Jakarta Post’s parent company, Gramedia, has a shameful record of collaboration with the Islamists, to the extent of overseeing a Hitlerian book-burning bonanza in support of the MUI’s vendetta against freedom of thought and expression.

    Jakarta Post – A Nelson’s Eye View Of ‘Pluralism!’ 

    But so far, while editorial cowardice has prevented any condemnation of that Nazi-style arson, they have never openly endorsed it either.

    Does this latest outbreak of Islamist empathy now signal that the JP is going belatedly to its support for Gramedia’s grisly intolerance?

    A question all the more important as we celebrate this, Pancasila Day!

    • JazPen 17:24 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good one again Ross and I hope that newspaper will make it clear too.
      Did you read that terrible woman Julia Suryathing writing in the Jakarta Post about she thinks it was real progress to allow men to have four wives but nothing at all about how women dont get to have four husbands or three or two, only allowed one and that is her idea of progressive..

      She also totally dodged saying if child marriage is right or wrong, She just mentioned it the once and made no judgment.call. I think the old girl must be scared she will upset the fanatics.
      What a coward but thats the Jakarta Post for you.


      • ross1948 23:40 on June 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for that, JazPen.
        I did see her woefully inadequate ‘thoughts’ on child marriage and polygamy, but decided she wasn’t worth a comment.
        However, you sum her up quite successfully.


  • ross1948 08:05 on October 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aceh, , dancing fountains, , , , sidewalks, wet t-shirts   

    Dancing Fountains in Jakarta? Wet T-Shirt Contests Daily? 

    I was all set to applaud the latest Jakarta improvement plans announced by Governor Ahok, but it seems I misconstrued the essential outline of one of the key plans that he envisages.


    Central Jakarta to have dancing fountain, wider sidewalks


    Skip the wider sidewalks – walking along Sudirman last night, the crackpot bikers were still zooming along areas clearly designed for pedestrians, as they have been doing for years…



    Not only on Sudirman, but in Kota too..


    ….so without guarantees on effective policing of these new wide sidewalks, I reserve judgement!


    Unlike my optimistic interpretation of a ‘dancing fountain’  – impressive jets of water spraying to and fro, in which dancing girls might frolic, in t-shirts and or bikinis...


    Hasil gambar untuk wet t-shirts fountain


    … it turns out the Guv’s version of ‘dancing fountains’ is less invigorating.

    To revitalize the area, the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle (Bundaran HI) in Central Jakarta will soon encircle a dancing water fountain, which will stand within view of a park that will be built on the grounds of the former British Embassy.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/travel/2016/10/18/central-jakarta-to-have-dancing-fountain-wider-sidewalks.html

    Aaah, never mind.

    Whatever, the Governor’s plan will undoubtedly prettify the city. And after all, I should have remembered that puritanical streak which mars Ahok’s otherwise sensible approach to things. 

    ”Outrageous” Activity in Jakarta Pools? OMG – BIKINIS!

    On the other hand, maybe he’ll reconsider.

    A frolic fountain of the sort I’d imagined would at least have the merit of upsetting kill-joys, the fun-haters, of the sort we read about, bleating in the distant, intolerant climes of Aceh…



    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 


    …where such bizarre assertions as ‘dancing is evil’ hold sway.

    • Neil Sineri 14:01 on October 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Droll but sad too, because forty or fifty years ago, I can tell you, bikinis in a public fountain here might well have happened.
      Today, so many pollies and poiice got a jihadist stick up their ass, not a chance.


  • ross1948 21:23 on October 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aceh, , ikhtilat, , , , , , , ,   

    Aceh’s Shariah Savagery Shames Indonesia, Again! 



    Anyone who cares about Indonesia’s reputation will have shuddered anew at the news from the barbarous province infamous for its shariah iniquities.

    • The Sharia Hell of Aceh!

      The Sharia Hell of Aceh!

    • Seven men and six women were publicly caned in the front yard of the Al Ikhlas Mosque…

    • …Banda Aceh deputy mayor Zainal Arifin and hundreds of residents witnessed the public punishment...

    • …the convicts were guilty of inappropriate acts, including khalwat (affectionate contact by an unmarried couple) and ikhtilat (intimacy or mixing) in violation of Islamic bylaws.


    Which is to say, none of these gals was probably even kissing a guy.

    According to Malaysia’s Islamic Shariah laws, unmarried Muslims who meet in private can be charged with “khalwat,” or “close proximity,” which carries fines and prison sentences of several months. Campaign against Cupid targets Malaysia’s Muslims

    That’s in Malaysia, but the fanatics there are little different from their fellow-fanatics in Aceh.

    Maybe those poor kids weren’t even holding hands, just sitting with a boy-friend, or just a boy who happens to be a friend, all by themselves on a park bench.


    Shariah Controlled Zone_thumb[1]

    Religious police have traditionally enforced a rigid separation of the sexes in public places, arresting those that commit the crime of ikhtilat, or “mixing.” Second-Class Citizens

    That’s talking about Arabs, but Aceh is in many respects more Arabian than Indonesian.

    Yet let’s be fair to the savages. They are not without some tiny tincture of humanity. 

    The caning of a 14th convict was delayed due to her pregnancy and is set to be carried out after she has given birth.


    Deputy mayor Zainal asserted that the punishment was meant to teach people a lesson so that they would not violate Islamic law.


    May God forgive these cruel creeps, because no civilised mortal should.

    I grow weary sometimes of recording the antics of the primitive authorities up there on what they delight in calling the Verandah of Mecca.

    But I feel obliged to do so.

    Decent Indonesians, I know, share my revulsion, not at the punishments, because a good sound thrashing would be work well done on various thug-gangs all over the archipelago, like the IslamoNazi hoodlums in my fave photo…




    .., but at the absurd ‘offences’ the fanatics use to provide slobbering bigot audiences with the Acehnese equivalent of the ‘circus’ element of the ‘bread and circuses’ policy operated by dissolute Roman emperors two thousand years ago.

    And the ‘bread?’  

    Well, the quite numerous gross pigs in Aceh convicted of corruption seem never to get whipped. Such welcome scenes could be televised and would probably break all records in terms of nationwide viewing figures.

    And the cheers would be deafening!

    • JazPen 22:27 on October 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It is sickening, what they do to poor people who have done nothing wrong.
      I like Indonesia and have many friends here who are embarassed by these public whippings of women by masked men outside the mosque.
      I wish President Jokowi would step in and stop it.


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