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  • ross1948 11:00 on December 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Bekasi churches, , , , , , , , , ,   

    So In West Java, Religious Liberty Is Now Conditional? 

    A few days ago we looked at the victims of sectarian injustice here in Indonesia, not all of them, by any means, but two congregations often covered in our blog, GKI Yasmin and HKBP Filadelfia.



    Barred by brutal ignoramuses in Bogor and evil savages in Bekasi, two cities in the Province of West Java…

    Christ’s Ascension Day – Islamist Savages Pelt Congregation With Sewage, Urine and Rocks 

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

    X-Rated Xmas – Foul-Mouths Bully Christians, As ‘Moderate’Mayor Denies They Exist!’ 

    …from their churches, they have worshipped on the street in Jakarta, across the road from the State Palace, in searing heat some days, in bucketing rain on others….


    Gambar terkait


    The GKI people took their case all the way to the Supreme Court – and won!




    But President Jokowi hasn’t ordered his police to enforce that judicial decree, so the oppression goes on.

    Incidentally, a seat is always left reserved for the President on that pavement, by Christians who have heard his frequent boasts of Indonesia’s pluralism.

    I have attended the services from time to time but Jokowi has never yet strolled the hundred yards from his palace to recognise their respectful loyalty.

    Now, however, headlines in local media suggest light at the end of the tunnel of the torment.

    Bima Arya And GKI Yasmin Agree to Build a Mosque next to the Church 

    Bima Arya is Mayor of Bogor, touted as a ‘moderate’ when he replaced a rabid Islamist a couple of years ago, and many (me too!) innocently assumed he’d do the decent thing and remedy the injustices.


    Bima Arya


    But instead he declined to act, and – as in our linked story above – ‘Moderate’Mayor Denies They Exist!’  – he even stooped to denying the congregation’s existence, despite the fact we could all see them suffer on the street every second Sunday.

    That first Christmas after Bima took over, his local goon-squad –  aka ‘civic militia,’ the SatPol PP –  showed their true colours, as one Christian on the scene reported – “We were pushed, cursed with foul language, and threatened,” he said. http://www.tempo.co/read/news/2014/12/25/214630883/Natal-Jemaat-GKI-Yasmin-Diganggu-Satpol-PP

    Yet suddenly that mean mayor’s agreeing with his goons’ erstwhile victims, and freedom of religion may be restored in his benighted city?

    I’ll believe it when I see it!

    And even were it to come to pass, according to the report this week, it would be CONDITIONAL liberty  –


    –  the congregation’s clear constitutional right to use their own church only tolerated if a mosque is constructed next door.

    What a mockery!

    As to HKBP, no news at all.

    But that’s what I have long expected from Bekasi, a place infamous for its intolerance.

    Hasil gambar untuk santa clara bekasi maret 2017

    Bekasi intellectuals articulate deep philosophical objections to religious liberty

    What Vexes Most – Sectarian Bullies, Jakarta Post or Bekasi Cops?

    Cops Stop West Java Worship, Appease Islamist Louts 

    Bekasi’s Islamist Regime – ‘We Won’t Allow Religious Liberty If Bigot Thugs Object!’ 

    West Java Police v Pastor – Death-Threat Victim Charged with ‘Assault’ on Islamist! 

    Bekasi Bigots V Religious Liberty, Again! 

    Christians Abused by Islamist Mob, Cops Fail to Enforce the Law 

    Islamists Lower Than Snakes’ Bellies – ‘Bury Your Own Dead If You Approve a Church!’ 

    • Kezia 14:15 on December 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I am back to work again, Ross and I see you are still on holidays but still blogging.
      Busy but happy I think you are happy only when you are busy!
      It is very awful to be in Bekasi if you are in a minority religion. Bogor too,, with so many mosques so why need to build another beside the church.
      I better not to say what I think about that Mayor there..,


  • ross1948 21:30 on March 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bekasi churches, Forum for Bekasi Muslim Friendship, , Nekasi, ,   

    Bekasi Jihadist Jerks Amok – Police Tear-Gas Hate-Gang! 

    Having once, regrettably, lived in Bekasi, I was not greatly surprised to read that the cops there had to fire tear-gas yesterday to break up a savage sectarian mob,

    The city is really nowadays just a suburb of Jakarta, though with its own mayor and regent and other trappings of municipal authority…

    Bekasi’s Islamist Regime – ‘We Won’t Allow Religious Liberty If Bigot Thugs Object!’ 

     ….positions all too often held by fanatics or those eager to pander to fanatics, fanatic being a more accurate word for  the sort of vile brutes whom the Jakarta Post delicately describes as hard-line Muslim.


    Hasil gambar untuk santa clara bekasi maret 2017

    Beksai intellectuals articulate deep philosophical objections to religious liberty


    On the other hand, while evil bigotry in those parts is no surprise, it is in fact refreshing to see the police taking sensible steps against them. Bekasi cops have not always been above reproach.

    West Java Police v Pastor – Death-Threat Victim Charged with ‘Assault’ on Islamist! 

    ‘Off With His Head!’ – Jakarta Cops – No Sweat on Murder Threat! 

    Cops Stop West Java Worship, Appease Islamist Louts 

    It’s fair to say that the foul savagery which has characterised the Islamist bigots of Bekasi (located in West Java Province) has shocked even me, from time to time.


    • Hasil gambar untuk bekasi map

    Just beside Jakarta, top left of map


    Their intolerance of fellow-citizens who worship God Almighty in ways different from their own —

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

    — is hard for normal people to understand but that’s what yesterday’s mayhem was all about.

    The rabble – after Friday prayers, we’re told – ran amok because they think local Catholics should not be allowed to complete construction of the Santa Clara Church.

    We’ve covered this continuing saga of sectarian hatred before, just over a year ago.


    Bekasi Bigots V Religious Liberty, Again! 

    According to the JP, hundreds of hollering freakos – fresh from prayers, remember –  coordinated by the ludicrously named Forum for Bekasi Muslim Friendship showed up and tried to force their way into the church, emphasising their commitment to selective Friendship by hurling rocks and bottles.

    Those are dangerous things to throw, so the police were surely very restrained to use only tear-gas to disperse them.

    Some people might think live ammo would have been a proportionate response. 

    Whatever, it seems to be the case that Ismail Ibrahim, a cleric and organizer of the protest, feels no shame about his fan-club’s thuggery. He told the media they would not disperse until authorities met their demand to cancel the church’s construction permit. 


    Please note, the Santa Clara Church has gone through the very rigorous process of getting government permission to build their place of worship. Even the very sternly Islamic mayor there endorsed their right to go ahead.


    • scoteffendi Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi


     “The mayor signed the construction permit of the church because all the requirements are met. [The permit] is issued according to procedures..”  http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/hardline-group-demands-bekasi-stops-church-construction/



  • ross1948 07:28 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Bekasi churches, , , , , , , Nusakambangan Prison,   

    Why Tolerate This “Safe Haven for Jihadists?” 

    A nice evening last night, but something not so nice – a shocker ( not) in the Jakarta Post, with ‘news’ ( not ) that Nusakambangan top security prison in Central Java ( where Ba’asyir the Beast and many other evil Islamists are held )  and the prison’s immediate hinterland, have become hotbeds of savage sectarian subversion.


    abu-bakar-ba-asyir Ba’asyir


    I’m not faulting the JP for calling attention to this outrageous situation, merely reminding readers that this AIN’T ‘news’ – we have covered the issue before, more than once…

    ISIS Indonesian Chief Arrested – But Will He Walk Free Tomorrow? 

    as indeed has the Jakarta Post over six months ago -they quoted JAT fuhrer, Mochammad Achwan, as saying that Ba’asyir’s support of ISIL was conveyed after he gathered high-ranking JAT leaders and his family members on Thursday in the supposedly maximum-security Pasir Putih prison in Nusakambangan, an island near the coast of Cilacap, Central Java. Ba’asyir is serving a 15-year prison sentence for terrorism offences there.   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/07/15/ba-asyir-already-funds-helps-isil-bnpt.html

    , and what is really shocking is that the authorities in Jakarta cannot plead that the menace burgeoning before its very eyes is ‘news’ to them.

     “Islam cannot win without jihad…”


    We asked the key questions last year – ‘

    ‘So has the governor of that ‘top-security’ prison been given orders to isolate this rabid old cur? If not, why not?

    And if so, what the hell’s going on?…who okayed that ‘gathering?’  Why has the collaborator, or is it plural, in the prison management not been named, shamed and fired, or better still sentenced for giving aid and comfort to terrorism…why is Ba’asyir the Beast getting kid-glove treatment?’

    • The news-worthy ( for overseas readers) and good-news aspect of this new JP piece is that the concerns are being raised by a leading local Muslim!

    “The hard-liners grow well in Nusakambangan and the surroundings. Cadres are trained and indoctrinated at a number of sites there!”

    That’s the view of Khazam Bisri, who’s secretary of the NU in Cilacap, near the prison.

    Nu Nahdlotul Ulama

    Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia’s biggest Muslim movement


    Weirdly, the JP adds that the area has long been infested by ‘hard-line’  (ie jihadist fanatic) Muslim groups whose activities often go unnoticed by security agencies due to the area’s remoteness.   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/02/26/island-a-breeding-ground-hard-liners-agus-maryono.html

    Unnoticed? I thought they were out hunting for them.‘ISIS Flags? We’ll Burn Them!’ Bravo, General Moeldoko!

    Well, Khazam has noticed, and done his good citizen’s duty. He’s spoken up – so there’s no excuse for those agencies not to notice too. 


    •   NU’s Khazam
    • “The hard-liners grow well in Nusakambangan and the surroundings. Cadres are trained and indoctrinated at a number of sites there..”

    He obligingly identifies three specific places near the prison where the forces of evil are active. And he confirms what has long been known, that ‘radicalization activities inside the prison were conducted by Ba’asyir and other convicted terrorists with visitors to the complex…”Each of the inmates will teach and indoctrinate an average of five people on each visit ,” Hazam said.

    No need to doubt his estimate that there are at least SEVENTY jihadists confined there, so that’s about THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY new recruits for rat-baggery each visitors’ day – more or less, since probably some of the visitors call by more than once.

    Easy answer – STOP THE VISITS!

    And, since he also tells us that the nearby kampungs are being colonised by these dangerous foes of freedom…DOWN WITH COLONIALISM!

    out with them

    Uproot the infestation – use Densus 88, the special police anti-terror unit to load them onto trucks and expel them.


    Or better still intern them.

    Key point, solitary confinement, 24/7 – these jihadists don’t merit normal prisoners’rights’ ; they don’t afford rights to the rest of us.

    Interestingly, Khazam, a devout Muslim, note, relates that in one isolated location, a mosque has been built, without authorisation.

    Well, we’ve seen closure, and wanton destruction, of ‘unauthorised’ churches, on the flimsiest excuse, just outside Jakarta, in the fanatic-run city of Bekasi.

    Hey, Golkar! Are You TRULY Proud of ‘No-Shame’ Neneng? 

    What goes in Bekasi surely goes in the Nusakambangan backwoods.

    No authorisation? Knock the thing down.  

    After all, that’s what the ‘congregations’ there aim to do to other houses of worship – read on!

    Taufik Hidayatulloh, chairman of the Cilacap Interfaith Communication Forum  (also a Muslim – you can tell by his name) is chiming in with his own warnings about the darkness spreading across his territory.

    “They spread propaganda to locals to reject the presence of churches and even to flatten worship venues!” Taufik said. And he wants the security forces to devote more attention and resources to this threat. “There is no police precinct or military subdistrict command [Koramil] in Kampung Laut. You could say it’s a safe haven for jihadists.”

    These Muslim men deserve applause for their efforts to alert the authorities.

    But the Jakarta Government Ministries must be well aware of the satanic presence both inside the prison and in its surrounding districts. They don’t read RRA, maybe, but they for sure get a free Jakarta Post on their desks every day. 

    I am reminded of what I quoted from Sidney Jones in our post last week.Jakarta Mosque Mayhem – IslamoNazi Louts Silence Moderate! 



    • Wati 11:41 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      This is a terrible thing if they are not stopped from doing this propaganda and most of all in the prison.
      Maybe true the police not clever enough to find the terrorists in the villages but in the prison very easy, yes?


    • Jose 13:16 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      The truth is that there is no serious committment in Jakarta to the elimination of jihadism. The FPI is proof, openly violent, openly honouring Osama Bin Laden, but unbanned.
      And you yourself have shown up the leader of a significant political party (the PKS) for his public admiration of that Al Qaeda terrorist.
      The execution of the Bali bombers was the last time Indonesia did anything practical about jihadist terrorism. Every terrorist since then has been let off lightly, including Baasyir.
      I think it’s very much to the point that Jokowi this week asked an audience of school students if they agreed that drug criminals should face capital punishment.They all shouted their agreement.
      He would not have asked if he didn’t believe they’d agree. By the same political logic, he won’t ever ask the same question about terrorists. The meeting might split fifty-fifty, or worse, on that kind of question.


    • Rendi 13:15 on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I do not blame you for what you say but please understand that all the community in the Cilacap area do not think like the terrorists.
      What can we do if the police do not help us?


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