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  • ross1948 00:27 on February 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Indonesian Press Day,’ 9th Feb – Fake News? If Only! 

    So the MUI are issuing a fatwa against ‘fake news?’

    Since it’s National Press Day here today, I’m focusing, yes, again, on the Indonesian Council of ‘Scholars’ – that’s the state-sponsored body which produces one bizarre dogma-diktat after another…


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    …really bright stuff, like telling women how to ride, or NOT to ride, their motor-bikes… 


    =Bike And Girl Wallpaper (14)

    She’s probably not enjoying her bike in an MUI-approved way!


    and warning against the menace of yoga.

    Now they’ve got ‘fake news’ in their sights.

    Whatever that means.

    I doubt the Indonesian press is any worse than the American mainstream media, or the British, vast sectors of which deliberately distort realities, by calling parasitic hordes ‘refugees’, or describing illegal immigrants as ‘undocumented.’  


    But I do sometimes wish that some of the local media reports on the MUI’s output might turn out to be fake news.


    • ma'arruf amin

    • Ma’aruf
    • ——-

    It was MUI’s Deputy Chair, Ma’aruf, who kindly advised everyone that FGM is a ‘human right!’  


    And here’s another of their ‘scholars’ talking. 


    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.

    • stoning
    • One day I may wake up and find all the awful stuff emanating from the MUI was just a bad dream.

    Now it’s time for bed. 


    • EurythmicsSweetDreams2007EletronicMixes2007
    • If only…


    MUI Plans Edict on Fake News

  • ross1948 00:45 on July 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: banning courting couples Indonesia, fatwa, IndonesiaTanpaPacaran,   

    Outlaw Girl-Friends? Latest Fanatic Foolery! 

    Thanks to OkTerus.com for revealing a hitherto unheard of demand by frothing fanatics – that young love be outlawed.

    … there is a movement that is asking the MUI to issue a fatwa against courting couples -unclean!

    Heboh! Gerakan #IndonesiaTanpaPacaran desak MUI Keluarkan …

    Okterus.com26 Jul 2016
    • fatwa mui sholeh


    Pacaran is the Indonesian word for a lad having a girl-friend – or, if you happen to be a girl, having a boy-friend.

    This brand new backward brigade even have their own hashtag


    Indonesia Without Courting!

    What wretched little bores these people must be, sticking their stickybeak noses into normal people’s personal relationships.

    At first I imagined this might be some sort of displaced Indonesian April Fool story, but there’s even a photo of some sad little thing deploring what she’s likely never sampled.


    Fatwa Pacaran Haram.

    Reading on, we learn that the dark-agers think going steady has proved damaging to their generation, presumably the younger generation, since we oldsters won’t give such nonsense the time of day…




    Their propaganda makes your flesh creep.

    .Therefore, O people of Indonesia, wherever located, let’s take part in the historic struggle to eliminate courting  in Indonesia. 

    With your support, inshaAllah, the MUI will eventually issue a fatwa making pacaran haram.



    • Well, next week I shall make good use of this story, regaling my fellow guests at the little party I’m attending with cautionary words about the evils of behaving like normal folks.  

    PS The scary thing is, the MUI might just do what these uptights are asking!

    Clitoral Clip? No, ‘Scraping’ Suffices! TELL Us, Islamist ‘Scholars!’ WHY Do It? 

  • ross1948 22:12 on July 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: fatwa, , Health insurance, , Islamist so-called 'scholars',   

    “Indonesia’s Public Health Insurance ‘Haram!'” So Say Sectarian ‘Scholars!” 

    I simply refuse to comment on this latest nonsense.

    Indonesian tax-payers will draw their own conclusions about whether President Jokowi should stop splurging public money on subsidies to these self-styled ‘scholars.’

    fatwa mui sholeh
    Jakarta. Indonesia’s highest Islamic clerical body has issued a fatwa, or edict, denouncing the government’s universal health insurance program, claiming it fails to comply with Islamic precepts.
    Read the whole story, and decide for yourselves whether shariah trumps public health and welfare.
  • ross1948 11:22 on June 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , fatwa, , , , infidel, , kafir, Mohamed Zaitun, ,   

    As Ramadan Looms -‘Scholars’ Claim “Only We Can Call Other People Infidels!” 

    fatwa mui sholeh Self-righteously fatwa-ing since 1975!


    As Ramadan approaches, a month meant to be devoted to introspection and self-discipline but often marred by fanatic hoodlums who fan out to intimidate innocent people…Convicted IslamoNazi Thug Defies Cops, Promises Routine Ramadan Mayhem .and ‘Respect for Ramadhan?’ Sectarian Louts Spit On Girl, Beat Up Her Brother! ...the MUI, that august body of Indonesian ‘scholars,’ has just arrogated to itself the right to insult others on religious grounds.

    …only government-recognized Islamic organizations, such as itself, should be able to call any people or groups kafir, or infidels...: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/06/12/scholars-and-activists-slam-mui-kafir-edict.html

     This priceless privilege has been proclaimed after what the Jakarta Post daintily describes as the MUI’s ‘Edict Commission‘ held a get-together in Tegal, a city in Central Java more usually noted as being the origin of the word ‘warteg‘ (warung Tegal) which simply means a Tegal eatery.

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    • warteg
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    • These admirable little places are ubiquitous here, and as regular readers of RRA know, I am an afficionado of their simple but cheap and tasty cuisine.
    • But let’s just savour food for thought this fine sunny morning!

    So these ‘scholars’ alone may confer ‘infidel’ status upon me? Who gives a monkey’s?

    I get called lots of names, usually by yellow-belly pinkos, like the poofter who (pseudonymously, of course! ) urged me to die last year. It probably added ten years to my life, the amount of healthy laughter I enjoyed from sharing that little tantrum-tale with friends over beers!  

    However, according to the JP,  the edict aka fatwa is meant to prevent individuals from easily calling others kafir, a word that is usually considered highly offensive by the people or groups so labeled.

    That’s the trouble, of course, the way uptights here (and elsewhere) get so easily upset about religion, their tiresome whining about ‘hurt feelings’ that often serve as a pretext for disgraceful hooliganism or worse.

    fpi kill busddhist

    Grown-ups, of course, don’t suffer from the ‘hurt-feelings’ syndrome, or if they do, they just get on with their daily routines, having been brought up on the ‘sticks and stones’ philosophy which characterises a civilised society.

    Unfortunately, not all adults in Indonesia can handle normal life, and instead shrill and bleat when others talk without forked tongues.

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    • ahok
    • Ahok

    Our rather good Governor Ahok, here in Jakarta, is given to telling it like it is, and thus has had quite a few immature individuals waxing incandescent at his audacity in so doing.–

    Fanatic Islamist Wails At Christian Governor – “HeCalls People Names!” 

    habib salimx   Salim Alatas, Jakarta FPI Gauleiter –

    “He is not a Muslim and he is too arrogant, his words are rude and he calls people names!” 


    But to be fair to the MUI, they claim this fatwa is meant to maintain harmony.   “The edict was issued because there are tendencies in our society to underestimate the word kafir and to easily call a person or a group of people kafir.”


    MUI’s Zaitun

    So says Muhammad Zaitun, the MUI spokesman, explaining that “labeling of a kafir is a religious law that individuals or illegitimate organizations cannot do,”  adding that Islamic society should refrain from easily labeling others and should take moderate stances instead.” 

    Fair enough, ‘moderate stances‘ sound very nice, but then labelling alternative sources of opinion as ‘illegitimate‘ sounds a tad ‘immoderate,’ if not downright insulting, does it not?

    A bit like ‘Papal Infallibility,’  a doctrine which equally offends my Ulster-Scots Protestant soul.  

    The FPI or the MUI or the FUI or ISIS can stick as many kafir labels on me as they wish. It’s none of their business what I or anyone else believes…but hey, label away, just so long as they don’t try to prevent me worshipping or thinking or saying or doing anything else I feel like, within the law.  

    Those choices, after all, are what God gave us a brain for, to decide for ourselves…


    …oh, and speaking of which, ‘moderate stances,‘ that is – maybe Zaitun could have a discreet word, prior to the start of Ramadan next week, with another senior MUI figure, namely Amidhan.


    • Amidhan-MUI-2011
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    • His idea of a ‘moderate stance’ was amply exemplified not that long ago, when he infamously warned people to bow to his intolerant expectations during Ramadan – 

    Islamist ‘Scholars’ – “Don’t Complain if You’re Attacked!” 

    – or else not complain if sectarian ignoramuses beat them up!

    If the MUI is seriously interested in taking a ‘moderate stance,’ let them issue a fatwa telling their fans NOT to shut down other people’s entertainments during Ramadan…


    gus dur fasting

    ‘We Muslims should fast with respect for those not fasting.’ -A REAL Muslim scholar, the late President Gus Dur ‘


    …and, yes, declare an end to the ridiculous insistence that eateries – wartegs or burger joints or whatever – cloak their ‘sin’ behind silly little curtains, so fasters don’t get ‘tempted.’

    If a faster can’t walk past somebody having lunch without succumbing, their claim to be devout is threadbare!

  • ross1948 22:24 on December 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Islamist ‘Scholars’ Show Rare Wisdom! 




    din-syamsuddin-_120703152435-684 Din


    After my frequent criticism of the self-styled ‘scholars’  of the MUI (Indonesian Ulema Council ) I find it necessary to applaud their chairman, Din Syamsuddin, who  has said that Muslims are allowed to greet their fellow Christians with a “Merry Christmas.” .http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/24/mui-allows-merry-christmas.html


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    In my experence, most sane Muslims do so already! The dafter MUI fatwas are routinely ignored by rational people  – 

    Don’t Chuckle, Be Holy! ‘Excessive Humour’ Irks Jakarta ‘Scholars!’ 

    – and carry no legal force here in Jakarta or nationwide

    My attention had been diverted by my Bali break so I missed the pre-Christmas announcement.

    Nevertheless, it’s very positive ! 

    So good for Din!

    Now maybe the MUI can start prohibiting followers from engaging in barbaric practices such as female circumcision. 

    Circumcision hopefully will make her less amorous…” Islamist Ignorance Targets Tots 



     – and even exhorting co-religionists not to attack apostates! 


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