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  • ross1948 20:43 on January 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Kill-Joy Islamists Ruin New Year Holiday! 


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    Once again, Aceh disgraces Indonesia before the eyes of a watching world.

    Jawapos.com reported that people who wanted to enoy the holiday at the  beach location in Mameh District were immediately dispersed. They were forcibly sent homeward-bound after being ‘invaded’ by a thousand students joining up with the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI).

    Students? A pack of po-faced, pig-ignorant juvenile delinquents, more like. But we have to understand these are not students in any sense comprehensible to civilised people.

    … at least 30 private cars and minibuses carrying a thousand dayah students dressed all in white and green… ”


    That means their ‘studies’ comprise Islamist dogma. They don’t attend normal schools, instead enrolled in pesantren, so-called ‘religious’ schools.  Lukman Slams Pesantren Fanatics – Can One Brave Man Slay The Hydra? 

    Almost amusing is the description of how the IslamoNazis’ local gauleiter, At Thahiry, using a loud-speaker ‘invited holiday-makers to leave the tourist sites, with a half-hour time limit.’


    . Tgk. Muslim AttahiriAt Thahiry


    Invited? An invitation, to normal folk, is a card with RSVP imprinted beneath the details of time and place. Or, more enticingly, words like ‘Come up and see me sometime!’

    But not in Aceh! 

    We give you half an hour to leave the tourist sites, and we ask the Police, WH and municipal police to immediately expel tourists…


    • Jackboot
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    • …if we are not heeded, the FPI will carry out the dispersal –  we are not afraid to go to jail,” he said, interspersing his rant with shrieks of  ‘Allah Akbar.’

    Not much chance of jail for jerks like him. The police in Aceh uphold such shariah vigilantism.

    And please note, that ‘WH’ above refers to the shariah goon-squad, that gallant band we have had reason to comment on previously.


    wilayatul hisbah


    Aceh’s shariah gestapo, the loathesome Wilayatul Hisbah.


    Silhouette weeping

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    Oh, and further usurping the powers of what passes for law up there in the sectarian cess-pool, he declared the beach district ‘officially closed as of today!”  http://www.jawapos.com/read/2016/01/04/14915/anggota-fpi-datang-paksa-wisatawan-di-pantai-pulang


    What Aceh beaches need is not closure, nor shrilling from white-shirt thugs, but IMPROVEMENT – beaches need to be adorned by sea-side scenes like these…


    ….taken from an Indonesian film I went to see a few years ago.



    That was a horror movie, but the evil creatures who emerged from the waters then were nowhere near as hideous as the kill-joy bigotry displayed by those intolerant IslamoNazis in Aceh.


  • ross1948 14:54 on April 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Prohibition Indonesia – Bali Exempt…Sort Of! 

    Had to get out and about last night to survey the expat reaction to the embryonic ‘creeping shariah’ diktat we’ve already covered here.



    Also to preempt the decree, by sinking as much vin rouge as possible – hence my delayed home-coming (fell asleep on the busway and ended up in Pluit) and my very late emergence today. 

    Not hard to gauge opinion – it was the first thing just about EVERYBODY at the party spoke about. My fellow-attendees included Brits, Canadians, Germans, French and Australians – there was a mood of restrained alarm, many a finger crossed that sanity might yet prevail.

    Some drew consolation from the fact that even government ministers must soon grasp that any such nationwide ban on booze would devastate Bali’s tourist trade.


    • australia_bondi_beach_1010_girls_01 That’s Bondi beach, not Bali’s – but a nice photo, yeah?
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    • And sure enough, a small grain of sense has percolated through. However, the ‘exemption’ of the Isle of the Gods is not as sensible as the Jakarta Post headline might lead us to hope.

    Instead of leaving well enough alone, the ‘exemption’ ensures that minimarkets, food stalls, street vendors and beachside vendors will no longer be allowed to sell beer or other beverages with an alcohol content of between 1 and 5 percent. Thirsty tourists will thus no longer be able to walk out of their hotels or flop-houses and buy a beer two yards  from the door. That’s how densely populated Kuta and Legian, at least, are, in terms of mini-marts.

    Instead, a cumbersome network of local government meddling is to be imposed. In Kuta, for example, six customary villages would establish village-owned enterprises to manage the hundreds of beachside beer vendors…

    Wayan Swarsa, chairman of the customary village council (MADP) is planning to establish an enterprise for Kuta, Legian, Tuban, Kerobokan and Kedonganan.

    Kuta Square Bali Kuta Square

    No disrespect to Pak Wayan, but what benefits accrue from local councils running a business already running perfectly well in the hands of free enterprise?  The more state bureaucracies get involved – and I’m not singling out Bali here; it’s a nationwide problem – then the greater the risk of corruption.

    Of course by making these arrangements for Bali, the Government is displaying a clear disregard for all those other areas in the archipelago which aspire to attract tourists.

    borobudur-main-entrance Borobudur, Jogja

    Jogjakarta, with its magnificent architectural heritage, Lombok, Flores, not to mention Jakarta itself, are eager to bring tourists and their money to boost local economies.

    President Jokowi was Jakarta’s Governor, for pity’s sake, and knows this to be true.

    Meanwhile, back at the party, one Canadian demurred from the chorus of condemnation, reminding us that Ontario too has archaic, backward regulation of alcohol.


    Very true!

    But it is nothing like the nightmare vision the Indonesian Government offers us, not just the kind of priggish restrictions residents of Stratford, Kitchener and Mississauga must deal with, but a ban on the very act of pouring a beer down your throat on a tropical Sunday arvo.


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