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  • ross1948 15:46 on July 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blasphemy law, , fanatic, , Naz Shah MP   

    Naz Shah Exemplifies UK’s Enemy Within! 


    It’s been quite some time since I perceptively categorised Naz Shah M.P…

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    Naz Shah apology...Labour MP Naz Shah as she tells the House of Commons in London that she "wholeheartedly apologises" for words she used in a Facebook post about Israel. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 27, 2016. Speaker John Bercow said her words had been "noted by the House". See PA story POLITICS Shah. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
    Naz Shah
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    ….as a ‘deplorable extremist.’

    I was then writing about one of Bojo’s worms…

    A Typical U-Turning Tory Worm – Cambridgeshire’s Anthony Browne

    .. who had once been equally perceptive..

    In a passage about Muslim leaders warning the Iraq war could cause social unrest, he wrote:

    “Whatever the merits or demerits of war on Iraq, it is hardly a national strength to have a large minority with such divided loyalties during war

    …about the internal security…

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    …of the United Kingdom, but who, in a truly Johnsonian Jellyfish manoeuvre, proceeded to trim like a back-street tailor.

    I suggested then that a certain type of deplorable extremist had been rabidly upset by his original wise warning.

    So when I saw Naz Shah’s name in last week’s spiked.com, under a headline about ‘blasphemy law,’ naturally I read that article very carefully.

    It’s brilliant, covering not just the menace of sectarian intolerance, aka ‘blasphemy law’ – an evil one expects in Pakistan, not in civilised countries…

    Do The Wicked Go To Pakistan When They Die? 

    Sectarian Barbarism – Alive And Thriving In Pakistan

    …but also the trans-freak war on free speech, which we have also written about…

    Pro-Freak English Judge Rules -Truth Is ‘Offensive, Exclusionary!’ 

    ….and much else!

    The essence of the spiked.com piece is the current nightmare fad for police state tactics…

    ….to cosset uptights against free speech, lest they incur ‘emotional harm’.

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/07/07/no-to-naz-shahs-blasphemy-law/

    I recommend you read it too.

    But please also read what wikipedia usefully records about Naseem Shah (Urduناز شاہ‎)’s record of liking, posting, and deleting tweets…

    No to Naz Shah’s blasphemy law

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    • Lois Wadden 16:07 on July 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Every country has people like that. It’s a big mistake to let more of them in. They bring their intolerance with them and try to ram it down our throats.

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    • Penny 19:45 on July 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      If she wants to live under blaphemy law, she can easily afford to fly off to Pakistan, where that kind of oppression is waiting for her.
      But she’d best stick her head in a shopping bag first.
      The nitwits there can’t handle the sight of women’s hair, can they?

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  • ross1948 06:44 on December 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , blasphemy law, Junaid Hafeez, ,   

    Evil Triumphs In Pakistan, Again! 


    • The attack came after Rehman had been threatened in open court by religious leaders and lawyers associated with the prosecution.

    • Obviously, ‘blasphemy’ should not be a criminal offence in any country that purports to be a democracy.

    • But even where it is, only the most backward of brutes would call for alleged ‘offenders’ to be put to death.

    • We have such here in Indonesia…

      Ahok

    • where even the excellent Governor of Jakarta was victimised, menaced not only by bigot brats but also grown men.

      The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/10/14/thousands-hard-liners    

      Slouching Towards Shariah

    • …but although, embarrassingly, decent people are prosecuted and, like Ahok ( yes, seriously!) found guilty, they are imprisoned, not slaughtered.

    • Pakistan is a land where evil reigns.

    • Even if Hafeez successfully appeals this savage sentence, it’s unlikely he’ll ever feel free to walk the streets again, much less go to work every day to earn a living.

    • Unlike many, most, probably, of the so-called ‘asylum-seekers’ in Europe, who are in fact only eager to stick their snouts in Western tax-troughs, this young man deserves sanctuary…

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      Asia Bibi

      Bring Bibi Out Of The Hell-Hole! 

      ..just like that young lady currently living in Canada, whose quest for freedom we wrote about last year!

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    • Dezzo 07:04 on December 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Another reason the West countries be better to support India

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    • Pamela 16:10 on December 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      The very heart of darkness, Pakistan.
      I have read everything you have written about Pakistan and cross-checked the facts and if anything, youhave only scratched the surface.
      I pity anyone there who thinks for herself or himself, including Muslims like the Ahmadiyya. The harshness of the intolerance there should mean Pakistan is expelled from not only the Commonwealth but the UN, but pigs wil fly before the UN ever applies the principles of its charter.

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  • ross1948 12:51 on December 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , blasphemy law, , , ,   

    New ‘Blasphemy’ Trial Set To Embarrass Indonesia? 


    The conviction and imprisonment of Jakarta’s best governor for years for the mediaeval ‘crime’ of ‘blasphemy’ certainly blighted Indonesia’s reputation across the civilised world.

    It wasn’t just the process in the court but the vile sectarian hatred that made its presence felt, fanatics of all ages...

    Ramadhan In Jakarta -‘Kill Ahok,’ Sing Parading Child-Bigots!

    ….shaming their country and their creed…

    Ahok

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    The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/10/14/thousands-hard-liners    

    Slouching Towards Shariah, Indonesia Jails Ahok

    …inciting vicious violence, taking their cue from Islamist notables like the FPI ‘grand imam’ Habib Rizieq…

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    …who in all seriousness suggested that quoting a verse merited the death penalty.

    One might have thought the damage inflicted on Indonesia’s good name would have deterred even Islamist zealots from a repeat performance.

    Or not.

    Once appeasement claims one victim, its slavering appetite merely grows.

    Hence last week I noticed the Friday traffic was worse than usual, and that may have been caused by the ‘Alumni Association or PA 212 and the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI)’ who assembled a mob of their fans to  hold a demonstration in front of the Criminal Investigation Police HQ.

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    The rabble were howling about cases of alleged blasphemy by Sukmawati Soekarnoputri and Ahmad Muwafiq alias Gus Muwafiq.

    This nonsense has been going on for more than a year and we have covered it already..

    Blasphemy’ Traffic Jams, Again? Jakarta’s Latest Fanatic Friday! 

    …and as we reported then, the uptights are still banging on about a poem written and recited by Sukmawati, one of the late President Sukarno’s daughters.

    She was back then reduced to tears, publicly remorseful, though no rational person could see anything wrong with what she had done.

    Sukmawati

    Now, after a perfectly inoffensive speech last month- she allegedly compared Prophet Muhammad and Indonesian first President Soekarno as she asked who was the most meritorious figure for the country’s independence – the hounds are once more baying.

    As then, the latest caterwauling comes from the gang calling itself PA212 , ( 212 alumni brotherhood) the very same that cheer-led the sectarian witch-hunt against Ahok!

    The head of the 212 alumni brotherhood or PA 212, Slamet Maarif, said he had studied the context and content of the speech delivered by Sukmawati, comparing Prophet Muhammad with her father, Soekarno. He assessed that the remark was a blasphemy.

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    I suppose the next thing will be that mob shuffling a few kilometres – though they will likely, as usual, insist ludicrously on calling it a ‘long march’ – completely indifferent to the traffic chaos their extremist antics cause, howling for a trial.

    Sad, really, and sadder still if the authorities give these ranters the prosecution they desire so deeply.

    President Sukarno, a figure still much-revered by many Indonesians, must be turning in his grave.

    He was a Muslim, as of course is his daughter, but he understood that this archipelago was and is a land of many creeds and never sought to enthrone religious bigotry.

     

     
  • ross1948 06:28 on October 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Angelina Jolie, blasphemy law, , Sahar Tabar, ,   

    More ‘Blasphemy’ Nonsense In Iran! 


    I do not dabble in ‘Instagrams’ so have never heard of Sahar Tabar, but if she is into mockery of Angelina Jolie, she can’t be that bad.

    Ms. Jolie is a pain in the neck, notorious for sniping at Donald Trump’s attempts to defend America’s border against the hordes of savages…

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    …currently threatening illegal incursions.

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/16/angelina-jolie-refugees-migration-crisis-donald-trump

    But Sahar has just been arrested in her native Iran, apparently because the nasty tyranny there think she’s committed ‘crimes including blasphemy and instigating violence…’  

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49952543

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    Shot of Sahar Tabar's Instagram
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    If it’s true that she has had ‘dozens of cosmetic surgeries undertaken to resemble the American star,’ she may not be the sharpest knife in the kitchen.

    But it’s fair to say that no matter how much she uglifies herself, she will never be as hideous as the sectarian intolerance that characterises the regime that misrules her country.

    Iran’s Islamist Rape Regime – ‘Respected’ By EU’s Mogherini

     

    Ayatollahs Unleash Sectarian Intolerance On Harmless Fashion Show! 

    If there’s any substance to the charge of inciting violence, then by all means let’s hear it.

    But any police state that drags people into court in the 21st century on the basis of ‘blasphemy’ accusations should itself be dealt with harshly in the court of world opinion.

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    Yet I fear we’d best not hold our breath waiting for the Dark Age despots in Tehran to be summoned before the UN ‘Human Rights’ charade.

    Where’s R2P When Iran’s People Need It? 

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    I spent much of yesterday travelling, so now I’m back in Jakarta, missing those

     
    • Chrissie Miles 11:27 on October 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Iran is a morally broken country.
      When some of their own tame ‘parliament’ tried to prevent child marriage, it was voted down.

      https://en.radiofarda.com/a/iran-parliament-rejects-ban-on-marriage-of-underage-girls/29673527.html.

      The ayatollahs should be treated as pariahs

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    • orion 22:21 on October 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Iran might not be what we understand but IT IS THEIR COUNTRY and it is time we stop imposing our decadent doctrines on other. IF YOU QUESTION A CERTAIN HISTORICAL LIE IN EUROPE YOU GET SOME 5 YEARS JAILS OR HEAVY FINES. If you show the Confederate flag in the US, the crazies there will be after you…Is the West different?

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      • ross1948 07:18 on October 8, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Much of what you say makes sense, Orion, but since it IS their country, the people’s, then the ayatollahs need to be replaced since the people have no say in what is being done there.

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    • JazPen 07:26 on October 8, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      You got up early today, Ross. What are you up to?
      Very true that ayatollahs have no real democracy in Iran.
      Their government does things to their own people that should have them in front of the UN Rights tribunal but the UN only goes after Israel.

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  • ross1948 08:53 on September 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , blasphemy law, , , , ,   

    Unrest in Indonesia – The BIG Issue? 


    Having lived in Jakarta or thereabouts for more than two decades, I have come to love the city, despite it’s frustrations, notably the traffic…

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    ..but I still use public transport, which has certainly improved over the years…

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    …with the TransJakarta buses a big improvement on those old kopajas.

    The bonus from using buses is that I get to talk to lots of local people and often see the same folks on the same buses they use every day to work or college.

    One such is an undergrad guy, who likes to talk politics.

    He used to say he was only interested in the subject academically, but he was impressed that I had once been a student anti-communist activist.

    Like most Indonesians, he understands how evil communism is.

    However, this month has changed him.

    He just told me today that he had joined the turbulent demo last week!

    Why?

    Because he likes freedom.

    Much media coverage has concerned the benighted moves to jail those ‘guilty’ of extra-marital sex…

    …which has been happening for thousands of years in every country but seems to get uptight old (and younger) windbags here terribly steamed up.

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    Especially when they’re caught!

    Far worse, in my view, is the ‘blasphemy’ nonsense – various Western media have mentioned this as a cause of the rowdy unrest, but I cannot pin-point any specific alteration planned.

    As if the law were not already quite oppressive enough, as shown by the imprisonment of Jakarta’s best-ever governor, Ahok, two years ago, merely for quoting a verse.

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    Ahok

    Slouching Towards Shariah, Indonesia Jails Ahok

    Some malevolents even wanted to have him executed!

    There’s also an imbecilic clause about insulting the head of state.

    And there are issues about the campaign against corruption, which is at least as offensive to decent people as the Brussels/Strasbourg rip-offs are to the subjects of the EUSSR…..

    “I’m Interested In…”“Oh No You’re Not,” Say Strasbourg Slugs! 

    EU-anticorruption-060611

    Brussels Lush Again – Your Taxes Pay For This Bum’s Booze! 

    …which are not oftimes reported here, although local scandals are!

    Beef Scandal – Islamist Fanatic Luthfi Jailed ‘Till the Cows Come Home!’ 

    I offer you a link with more details on the demo and the reasons.

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/indonesia-protest-against-proposed-law-changes-criminal-code-11941522

    So which did my commuter-pal object to most?

    Not the so-called ban on ‘free-sex’ – ‘but you foreigners must beware,’ he laughed!

    Nor the ‘blasphemy’ blather. ‘It will make no difference,’ he said, ‘Ahok never blasphemed but they jailed him anyway!’

    Nor even the corruption issue. With a ruling class like ours, he shook his head sadly, corruption will never end.

    NONE OF THE ABOVE!

    My bus buddy wants to be free to insult heads of state.

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    Not that he especially dislikes President Jokowi  – in fact he says the incumbent is ‘not a bad guy.’

    But he savours what he reads about life in the West, where EVERYBODY insults every politician every day!

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    If They Were Your Daughters? Merkel’s Never-Ending Evil 

    And with good reason, I had to admit!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    • JazPen 11:18 on September 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      A fair summary but I have to hand it to you, Ross, you manage to hammer away at your preffered targets of every kind even when talking about here.

      I hear the traffic is turning bad again today because of students doing their demos again.
      You staying home?

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      • ross1948 14:34 on September 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I wish I had stayed home, JazPen. I got another book from that little shop in Pasar Festival, and eventually got the 6A to change at Monas. We passed through Sarinah, a stop there, then at Bank Indonesia were told it was going no further and we had to return to Sarinah.
        Clever, ya?
        From Sarinah, we had a long and winding mystery tour via Cideng’s back streets then instead of going down to Grogol via Tomang, we all got taken back to Harmoni, which we passed without stopping and took the route past RS Sundel Bolong!
        Capek dech!

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    • Wulan 15:12 on September 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Oh Ross, you make me laugh when you say RS Sundel Bolong.
      The halte busway name is RS Sumber Waras.
      The sundelbolong is a dangerous ghost with a hole in her back.
      But you know that, ya, very funny hehehe. I laugh like kuntilanak.

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  • ross1948 21:59 on May 8, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , blasphemy law, , , , , , , migrant vetting, , , ,   

    Enjoy Canada, Asia Bibi – But Beware Of Evil Savages! 


    That Pakistani Christian gal has now arrived in Canada…

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    Asia Bibi

    Bring Bibi Out Of The Hell-Hole! 

    …so we hear, and she is exactly the type of immigrant the Dominion needs.

    The more people who can explain to hitherto unaware Canadians the vile intolerance that permeates Pakistan…

    Do The Wicked Go To Pakistan When They Die? 

    Sectarian Barbarism – Alive And Thriving In Pakistan

    …and every barbarous state that has codified murder as the penalty for ‘blasphemy’ in the statute books, the better chance of popular demands for the introduction of sensible migrant-vetting policies.

    Unfortunately, too many evil savages have already got into Canada…

    Keep Canada In The Dark? Who’s Huque Think He Is? 

    …and the Turdo Government has taken no discernible steps to boot the SOBs out.

    Drip Off the Old Block – Turdo Echoes Papa’s ‘Soft On Terror’ Stance 

    Obscene Justin Turdo Grubs For Disloyal Sectarian Votes! 

    Canada’s Enemy Within – Will Turdeau “Have To Look at The Root Causes?” 

    Instead, that pretty-pretty pinko puke has doled out tons of tax-dollars to a convicted terrorist.

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    KHADR-10.5-Million-Cheque-ALREADY-CASHED

    Ten Million Bucks For Killer Khadr? Canadian Petition!

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    …but…

    The federal election is coming up soon enough.

    Voters should pay attention both to Christians like Bibi and to decent Muslims like the man we’ve applauded over and over again?

    “Arrogant, Mean-Spirited, Petty!” A Good Muslim Dissed By Bigots! 

    Tarek Fatah is the best kind of Canadian.

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    Tarek Fateh

    A Muslim Voice of Reason – Khadr May Return, IF………!!!!  

     

     

     
    • Arnold 22:26 on May 8, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      She is very welcome here, and if she wakes some people up so much the better.
      I expect she will be grateful for being let into Canada. I wish more of the people we let in could show a grain of thanks but instead they bring their jihadism and screw up our country.

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    • Marty N 08:04 on May 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I read all you wrote about Pakistan.
      What kind of people live there, or are they even people at all?
      Killing men and women for a nothing crime like blasphemy? That is really the law there?
      They must be worse than animals.
      We should bring all the Christians out and send back all the bad fanatics we got in Canada.

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    • Yates 12:17 on May 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Nice result for Ms Bibi but there must be millions like her.
      We cannot take them all so time we started telling Pakistanis to grow up and get a grip.
      Repeal all blasphemy laws or no more foreign aid.

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  • ross1948 15:31 on January 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , blasphemy law, , , Martinus Gulo,   

    Another Petition, For An Indonesian Christian! 


    I just received this from ICC…

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    …so I am passing it straight on for readers’ consideration.

    Anybody, anywhere in the world, can sign.

    I would have passed it on to you anyway, but when I read that the bloodthirsty FPI vigilante gang were involved…

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    …I do so all the more enthusiastically.

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    Tell the Government of Indonesia to Release Martinus Gulo Who Was Imprisoned for Blasphemy

    The Republic of Indonesia must immediately and unconditionally release Martinus Gulo, a 21-year-old Christian who was sentenced to four years in prison and issued a fine of 1 billion Rupiah (approximately 68,914 USD) for religious defamation. He will have to serve an additional six months in jail if he cannot afford to pay the fine.

    Mr. Gulo was found guilty of blasphemy due to a Facebook post that insulted the prophet Muhammad under Indonesia’s controversial Information and Electronic Transactions (ITE) law. His arrest took place in March after the hardline group Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) reported his online post to the police.

    Time for Action

    Mr. Gulo’s sentence is an inhumane violation of universal human rights and only emboldens Indonesia’s radical Muslims to abuse the poorly worded hate speech law to discriminate against the country’s religious minorities. It is time for the Indonesian government to stand up for persecuted religious minorities, and free Mr. Gulo.

    The government of Indonesia must not allow this kind of abuse and must guarantee human rights for all citizens.

    How You Can Help

    ICC is calling on the government of Indonesia to release Mr. Gulo immediately and unconditionally.

    Sign the petition today to let the Indonesian government know that their abuse of Christians cannot continue. Will you join us?

    Share with others!
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    • Russell Carnie 20:42 on January 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      How can a country calling itself a democracy put anyone in jail for ‘blasphemy?’
      I willsign the petition but if they are that intolerant I think they will ignore it.

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  • ross1948 09:20 on January 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , blasphemy law, , , , Meiliana mosque noise,   

    Good On Ya, Scomo – Oz Protests Plan To Free Ba’asyir The Unrepentant! 


    Lukman

    • I used to think Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Minister, Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, represented a great leap forward, and, compared to the intolerant bigot who held that job before him…

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    Appointed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono earlier this month to run the new task force into pornography, Ali told reporters in Jakarta yesterday that a set of universal criteria must be decided. He added that, “one criteria will be when anyone is wearing a skirt above the knee.”

    But Lukman’s pronouncements on the unleashing of convicted terror beast Abu Bakr Ba’asyir  “A Wise And Noble Step?” Islamic ‘Scholars’ On Terrorist Unleashed In Indonesia!– make me wonder, notably if he understands what forgiveness is all about.

    Lukman has asked the Indonesian people to forgive what the Jakarta Post euphemistically calls the ‘firebrand cleric‘ – whom most people would describe as a vicious, villainous fanatic. The JP goes on to remind us that Ba’asyir is a terror convict believed to have been responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings. 

    https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/01/20/he-is-really-old-religious-affairs-minister-asks-indonesians-to-forgive-baasyir.html

    Even given that belief, some people might, depending how their minds function, be prepared to take a relaxed view of the jihadist fiend’s release, since, as an octogenarian, he will, sooner rather than later, be dead, and burning in Hell for all eternity.

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    But even so…

    Lukman’s call for ‘public support’ of  Jokowi’s decision is apparently founded on a misunderstanding of forgiveness, which ( in the religion I was raised in – Protestantism) depended on repentance. If somebody says he’s sorry, and means it, then you should forgive him.

    Admittedly, I’m no expert on Muslim theology, but certainly here in Indonesia, Muslims who get together on Idul Fitri, Eid, after the Ramadan month, ask each other for forgiveness – mohon ma’af…

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    …for anything they’ve done wrong.

    But Lukman simply says “Every religion teaches us to forgive even the sinful ones. [Ba’asyir]’s condition has weakened because of old age and illness, so let us forgive him.”

    What, even if the sinful sectarian is not even a tiny bit sorry for the evil he’s done?

    And THAT is why the concern expressed by Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison is so welcome.

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    Australia’s PM Morrison

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    If Ba’asyir the Beast had finally recognised what an affront to humanity he is, if he had promised to kneel down outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta in a public show of remorse for his foul words and deeds – heck, if he had disowned his monstrous ideology and sworn allegiance to the pluralist Pancasila principles of the Republic of Indonesia…

    But another issue of the JP tells us exactly how sorry Ba’asyir is.

    Ba’asyir, who is eligible to be released on parole on Dec. 13, insists on DEFYING a general condition of parole that requires him to express LOYALTY to the national ideology Pancasila, which is STIPULATED in Government Regulation No. 99/2012 on sentence reduction for inmates, including those convicted of terrorism….So [Ba’asyir] will be released unconditionally. His house will not be guarded by police. He can opine that DEMOCRACY IS A TRANSGRESSION (OF ISLAM) – We will let him…” (my capitalisation)

    That was said by Jokowi’s lawyer who thinks it acceptable that that Ba’asyir would continue to insist that he ”would only obey God.”  

    https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/01/19/lawyer-says-baasyirs-release-not-gift-from-jokowi.html

    Of course none of these quibblings would be necessary if only Indonesia executed every terrorist, as happened, to general joy, when the Bali Bomb Pigs were shot…

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    • Heru 12:55 on January 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Yes this is what I want to say too.
      Baasyir should apologise to ALL of us both Australians and Indonesians for his terror and should give up his hate.
      If not,keep him in a cage forever.

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  • ross1948 14:00 on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: A Man Called Ahok, blasphemy law, , , , ,   

    A Man Called Ahok – Film Bagus, Tetapi… – 


    I got off my idle butt this week and went to the movies. With so many films available on cable tv, and dvds, I don’t go to cinemas nearly as often as once I did.

    But this was different.

     

    Image result for a man called ahok

    If you want a traditional film review, use the above JP link.

    I went to watch today because I admire the subject of the film tremendously, a very good, very decent, very human and VERY unjustly treated man.

    Most people here know that Ahok was the best City Governor that Jakarta has had in many, many years.

    Some people hated him, ignorant Islamist street scum…

    Jakarta Jew-Haters Boo Chinese Christian Candidate 

    …and high-powered extremist ‘scholars’ wanted desperately to see him brought down…

    Jokowi picks Ma’ruf Amin, key expert witness on Ahok’s blasphemy trial

    http://singchamindonesia.com/jokowi-picks-maruf-amin-key-expert-witness-on-ahoks-blasphemy-trial/

    …one of whom is very likely going to be Indonesia’s next Vice-President, chosen for that position by President Jokowi, who paradoxically had once been very happy to have Ahok as his running mate when Jokowi was running as a gubernatorial candidate in Jakarta.

    Ahok ended up in prison under the benighted ‘blasphemy’ law, an outcome which did dreadful damage to Indonesia’s reputation as a pluralist democracy…

    Slouching Towards Shariah, Indonesia Jails Ahok

    Despite the sickening sight of Islamist fanatics howling for his blood, to the bitter end, it has to be said that Ahok held the loyalty of MANY decent Muslims.

    Their courage can be measured by the intimidation they withstood, some of which was mentioned in a Jakarta Post report….

    During the gubernatorial campaign, some mosques called on Muslims not to hold funeral prayers for deceased Muslims found to have supported Anies’ contender, Basuki Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, who is Christian of Chinese ethnicity.   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/11/22/city-to-hand-out-rp-1-6t-to-mass-organizations-religious-institutions.html

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    So while it was a fascinating, well-made film, it was a shame it did not cover the Jakarta chapter of his life, except brief allusions thereto at the very start and very end.

    I suppose an honest account of the events and their denouement might risk the movie-makers facing similar benighted ‘blasphemy’ charges, if they reported on the harmless quip which ignited bigot fury.

    My other criticism involves the English translation of the dialogues, which appeared throughout the movie.

    Surely it would not have cost much to get it done properly.

    Heck, I would have done the job for free, which might have improved the fluency and grammatical quality.

     
    • Jim In Jakarts 15:08 on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Great, Ross.
      Twice in a week,you are back to telling us what we want to hear from you, about Indonesia today.
      Even if I am no longer in Jakarta, I still take a keen interest and agree with all you say about the dark path i
      Indonesia is going down

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    • Kezia 15:11 on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I watched it too!
      Thank you so much for going to watch this film and now writing about it.
      Ahok is a hero.

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    • Santi 15:54 on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I will go watch it now. We wish Ahok was still our governor.
      He is the best

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      • Santi 16:19 on November 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I watched it, a very interesting film but same like you it is I think a very great pity we do not see the bad people with the signs saying Burn Ahok and we do not see President Jokowi on the platform with Ahok-haters like Rizeq.
        That was a very bad day I will never forget, again same like you.

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    • JazPen 16:09 on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Me and a lot of people I work with here are now setting off to see this film.
      All Ahok fans together!
      If you say it is worth watching, they are all happy to accept your recommend.

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    • Euis 17:07 on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      We all admire Ahok.
      He was the best governor but he was honest so they hated him.
      It was all about hate.

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    • Wayan 17:43 on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I do not live in Jakarta but I will try to see this film because even in Bali it is true that most people think Ahok is a good guy.
      Freedoms of religion matter to Balinese because most of us are minority religions.
      The people who hate him also hate freedom of religion and say they want to kill anyone who wants to leave their religion.
      They are enemies of Pancasila not welcome on our island.
      Ahok will be welcome any time when ever he is free to come here.

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      • Connie Milson 19:29 on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Ahok should of course be freed at once and should never be in prison anyway.
        Nothing he ever said or did should have been cause for arrest or trial or prison, but he is not the only one imprisoned in Indonesia for what should never be a crime in any country that says it is a democracy.
        There is a petition circulating demanding the release of another ‘blasphemy’ victim held in an Indonesian prison.
        I will send it to you tomorrow.

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    • Laras 18:37 on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I was able to understand the English they added onto the screen but even I myself can see it was not correct English all the time.
      You did a good job teaching me ten years ago, Pak Guru!
      PS yes, very good film.

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    • Tulus 07:16 on November 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Ahok should be free.

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    • Puji 07:40 on November 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The way even funerals used against the people to make them turn against Ahok was wrong and very cruel.
      His enemies belong to other cultures and not Indonesia.
      More like Somalia gang warriors I think.

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    • Emas 14:21 on November 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      We saw Ahok film and it make our heart sick at how he is a prisoner for no reason.

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  • ross1948 19:35 on November 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blasphemy law, , , ,   

    Blasphemy Banned In Eire? Shamnesty Wants It Back! 


    I do like spiked.com.

    The contributors are mostly liberal or left by most people’s definition, but they have a clarity of intellect which is rarely found in rags like the Guardian…

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    ….and there’s a lack of the intolerance which left-liberals habitually exhibit. A spiked lefty woman’s take on the recent outrageous episodes in America, for example, exonerates The Donald from blame, even though she plainly dislikes him and his policies.

    Spiked.com is also educational.

    I learned a lot this month from an article about Eire, a country I have little time for, due to its aggressively expansionist aspirations against the British people of Ulster.

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    The article vexes me a little, because it insists on calling Eire ‘Ireland,’ which is an all too common error. Ireland is of course a geographical expression, an island, not a nation. It is sheer cheek for the Dublin government to use the word.

    But I have covered that ground before…

    GAA = IRA? Yes, But A Broken Britain Won’t Mean An Expanded Eire! 

    …so let’s move on to what I learned, about Eire’s 2009 defamation law, which incorporated a definition of ‘blasphemy’ viz. ‘…grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion.’

    Absurd to include such censorious nonsense in the laws of a modern European country, but what shocked me was not that legislation but that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan both congratulated Ireland…”

    ..

    You’d think when two such Dark Age dens made their delight known, any self-respecting democracy would instantly have u-turned and repealed the retrograde rubbish.

    That didn’t happen.

    But get this, what did happen!

    …..

    After the Islamist atrocity at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, six years later, certain ‘Islamic leaders’ in Eire showed exactly what sort of intolerant aliens they were, by invoking that very law, to threaten prosecution of any media that reprinted the cartoons.

    The craven Eire media quailed before these arrogant sectarians, but plenty of other media in other lands did the same. I won’t single Eire’s out for condemnation at this late date.

    But what is absolutely appalling, as the spiked.com writers says, is that ‘one Islamic cleric in one mosque in Dublin was able to make an editorial decision for all Irish media.’.

    ….

    After another few years have passed, no such insolent attempts at censoring those media can now be made, for now that ridiculous blasphemy ban is gone.

    Good riddance, and good riddance too if any uppity ‘clerics’ decide to leave for pastures more amenable to sectarian censorship!

    But hold on just a cotton-pickin’ minute!

    Eire too has its Enemy Within, people who want reintroduce a new blasphemy ban, under the guise of ‘hate-speech’ prohibition!

    The author of the article is forthright, and identies the jackbooters – ‘Amnesty Ireland and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.’

    There have long been laws in most countries, at least in the Western world, more than sufficient to detain and prosecute anyone who incites violence, arson or similar crimes. Nobody disagrees with those.

    But bans on ‘hate-speech’ are incompatible with freedom of expression.

    We all have some individuals and organisations we detest. We must be free to say so.

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    adams murders

    Think Gerry Adams.

    Think the ayatollahs in Iran.

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    Evil people deserve to be hated.

    Ideologies too exist which merit our hatred.

    Communism, obviously.

    communism tyranny

    And the ideology of Hizbut Tahrir which puts sectarian supranationalism above loyalty to Queen and Country, and supports sexist injustice to women.

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    hizbutisrael

    ‘Erase Israel from the World Map!’

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    Who doesn’t hate such poisonous thinking?

    On another level, ‘hate-speech’ laws are used against those who express a healthy distaste for sexual perversion.

    And most recently the degenerates on the ‘European Court of Human Rights’ in Strasbourg, which upheld that Austrian lady’s conviction for ‘insulting religion.’

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/europe-rules-against-free-speech/574369/

    Those un-elected  ‘judges’ are a menace to freedom in every country which are subject to their intolerant diktats.

    Why on earth should people NOT be free to insult ANY religion?

    As the spiked.com writer concludes, after noting the repeal of Eire’s ‘blasphemy’ ban, the oppressive and censorious demands of Shamnesty and its ilk would immediately make our vote entirely moot, seeing as hate speech and blasphemy are now essentially distinctions without a difference in Europe.

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/10/30/ireland-is-still-no-haven-for-free-speech/

     
    • JazPen 20:23 on November 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      This is all good and that European Court ruling was very bad but what about the latest blasphemy rubbish here?
      Ross, you cant have missed it and a year or two ago you would have been all over it.
      I know the way they sent Ahok to prison was the most depressing thing that has happened here for years but I hate to think you have washed your hands of what is happening to Indonesia.

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    • Tom Kimber 21:21 on November 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Well said, and no matter where we live, we should all be working to get rid of blasphemy laws and ‘hate speech’ laws everywhere.
      The former are medieval relics and the latter are weapons manufactured by the ruling elite to suppress dissent.

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    • Stacy Stanton 14:28 on November 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      That Amnesy-Shamnesty need to be stopped from calling themselves a charity. They are shamelessly political.
      Orban in Hungary has the best idea, make those ‘ngo’ gangs declare themselves enemy agents, working for and often paid by the EU.

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