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  • ross1948 9:30 am on November 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , FPI IslamoNazis, , Rimba   

    Religious Liberty – Indonesia Exposed! 


    These boys converted to Islam just a few months ago.
    “I will protect Islam till I die…” 
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    I felt very sorry for these children, and all the people in their community who have been pushed into apostasy, abandoning their age-old faith, when I watched the BBC programme a couple of days ago.

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    I had been planning to write something, but now I have found the report on the BBC website, hardly a ‘phobic’ source, and can refer you to the link below the headline.

    Indonesia’s Orang Rimba: Forced to renounce their faith

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41981430

    The incidentals in the report are off-putting enough, especially this –

    The Islamic Defenders Front – a vigilante group whose leader is facing charges of inciting religious violence – helped facilitate the conversion.

    But what is so tragic is this is happening only a week or so after I applauded Indonesia’s Constitutional Court for ruling that the principle of religious liberty applies not only to the major faiths…

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    Good News – Wow! – For Indonesian Religious Freedom! 

    ….but also to the traditional belief systems that have existed in the archipelago before foreign missionaries introduced the currently dominant creeds.

    It would be nice to rail against this theological blitz-krieg, but I prefer to let you peruse what the BBC has uncovered…

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    …as I look out the front door onto my sunny Jakarta yard and wonder why, every time I run across some hopeful news, something comes along soon after to dash those hopes.

     

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    • JazPen 3:27 pm on November 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Its sad to see those little kids being indoctrinated and I think this just makes a joke about that ‘Mental Revolution’ we heard so much about.. ..
      Isnt President Jokowi going to do anything about this?

    • Kezia 7:18 pm on November 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Poor children. Poor Rimba people.
      Poor Indonesia if this is done by our leaders and working with those FPI
      One day maybe we will have tolerance here again.

    • Jim in Jakarta 4:09 pm on November 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So the Constitutional Court says the minority religions here have rights but within a week or two their kids are being brainwashed?
      Sometimes the injustice here just makes me sick!

  • ross1948 8:29 am on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: FPI IslamoNazis, Gatot Nurmantyo, , , ,   

    Next Indonesian V-P – Another General ‘Close To’ Fanatics? 


    So Metrotvnews.com tells us that the National Democrat Party has begun to eye TNI Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo as a running-mate for President Jokowi in the next presidential election? The news item adds that Gatot is believed to be able to attract votes from Muslims, especially the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI).

    http://news.metrotvnews.com/politik/nbw36PRb-jokowi-gatot-diyakini-mampu-raup-suara-fpi

    It’s not unusual for high-ranking soldiers in many countries to look at politics as a suitable change of career.

    Think back to Eisenhower and De Gaulle.

    But after the shock many people got when Jokowi decided to share a platform with the FPI’s leader, Habib Rizieq, who openly asserted that Jakarta’s ex-governor Ahok should be put to death for ‘blasphemy…

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    “We encourage the government to process the death penalty for Ahok as soon as possible,” said Rizieq.  http://www.suara.com/news/2016/10/14/134313/

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    Rizieq, far-left, listens contentedly to Jokowi’s speech

    So Has Indonesia Come To This? Paradise Lost? 

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    …when instead the President could have confronted that sectarian fanatic, it’s alarming that General Gatot’s alleged ability to win the approval of Rizieq’s thug-gang is seen as a big plus.

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    “Close to the Islamic community, close to FPI, etc. It is good to fill the space…”  So says a political analyst with  Indonesia Political Review (IPR) who added that Gatot ”is also  close to the scholars!”

    When that word ‘scholars‘ is used here, it doesn’t just mean people who study a lot, or even a little!

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    It refers to the MUI, the Indonesian Council of Scholars, a frequent source of outlandish intolerance, whose outbursts we’ve covered aplenty.

     Bali Hindu King – Don’t Kill Our Cows! Muslim ‘Scholars’ – Get Lost!!  

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

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    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. 
     http://www.suarapembaruan.com/home/mui-dukung-pelaku-kumpul-kebo-dipidanakan/32705

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    Who knows if this predicted pairing will come to pass?

    But what’s worrying is the alleged closeness of the country’s top officer with violent, lawless bigots.

    One hopes the assertion is unfounded.  General Gatot Nurmantyo has yet to issue any denial, so far as I know.

    Whatever, it is a matter of public interest, not least in the light of that exculpation of the white-shirt gang reported some months ago, from Indonesia’s top cop, General Tito Karnavian, who praised Rizieq!

    “He was very tolerant actually… FPI is an Islamic organization so very tolerant of other religions,” he added. 

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    Video Viral, Tito Karnavian: FPI Ormas Islam yang Sangat Toleran

    That assessment of the gang and its leader parked a storm of protest.

    Many good Indonesians, including millions of Muslims, were and are dismayed at the very thought of the FPI or any sectarian cliques having friends in high places.

     

     
    • JazPen 8:42 am on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Morning Ross.
      Just about to tuck into bacon and eggs so am catching up on your blog. I didnt look in much last week because I was very busy.
      This is a worry.
      I hope the general does make a speech or says something to show everybody he is not close to the FPI. There is a lot of unrest about at the moment.
      All of us need a bit of good news for a change.

    • Jim in Jakarta 10:24 am on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Agreed.
      It’s just a rumor for now but it would be wrong to ignore what’s going on all around us.

  • ross1948 10:10 pm on October 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Anti-Chinese intolerance, , FPI IslamoNazis, , pribumi,   

    Kasihan, Jakarta, Sayangku – What A Pity, Beloved City! 


    Given how the words ‘hate-speech’ have been devalued in the Western world, by imbeciles like Britain’s Surrey Police, whose ‘Hate Crime Procedure…’

    ...says ‘apparent lack of motivation as the cause of an incident is not relevant as it is the perception of the victim or any other person that counts’. No clear hateful motivation? Doesn’t matter. Record it as a hate crime anyway.

    Britain’s real hate crime scandal

    …it’s interesting to note the widespread outrage over the newly installed Governor of Jakarta’s astounding outburst this week.

    Being a lazy fellow, I have decided to build my comments around what ‘The Australian’ newspaper reported, that Anies Baswedan used his first speech in office to urge “native” Jakartans to take back the Indonesian capital.

    Not at all surprisingly, this sparked concern among the city’s ethnic Chinese community…

    The word Baswedan chose, pribumi, is common here and has a very specific meaning – indigenous.

    It is always used to differentiate between Chinese ethnic people and the majority, who are mostly of Melayu   (Malay) ethnicity.

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    Hasil gambar untuk milik pribumi 1998

    One of many Jakarta shops marked by their owners as ‘pribumi property’ in an effort to preserve them from looting during the 1998 anti-Chinese race riots

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    There has always been some anti-Chinese racism around Jakarta, which we have noted from time to time.

    Jakarta Jew-Haters Boo Chinese Christian Candidate 

    We whites, who are mostly not citizens anyway, are bule, literally albino! Nobody I know gives a damn about being called a bule, We often use it to refer to ourselves!

    Admittedly I was a bit miffed when house-hunting a few years ago, to be told that one owner would under no circumstances have a bule tenant…

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    …but, unlike the ‘discrimination’ whiners in The Old Country, my attitude was that he owned the property and if he wished to behave stupidly, he had every right to be stupid.

    If I had to hire a secretary, I’d certainly discriminate, offering the job to somebody, anybody…

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    …who looks like the Indonesian songstress Dewi Perssik, before anyone else, no matter how secretarially qualified!

    But that’s just me.

    Anies Baswedan now runs all Jakarta!

    “In Jakarta, colonialism is right in front of our eyes, felt in everyday lives.”

    WHAT?

    “In the old days, all of us pri­bumi (natives) were oppressed and defeated. Now after independence, it is time for us to be the masters of our land,” he said, as people in the crowd punched the air and shouted –

    “Allah is Great.” .http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/new-jakarta-chief-stirs-ethnic-tensions-on-first-day-in-office/news-story/

    Of course they didn’t shout ‘Allah is Great.’ They wouldn’t be shouting in English. The sort who love to shout prefer Arabic! What the reporters, and everyone else, heard was ‘ALLAHU AKBAR,’ words which cause an emotional response in Western lands and now, it seems, here too.

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    Anies Baswedan wins a smile from FPI ‘grand imam,’ Habib Rizieq

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    If Anies had been ranting thus at a meeting of his fanatic fans in the FPI, a violent Islamist gang which he courted eagerly during his election campaign, one might expect much such hollering.

    But at his first speech as Governor?

    At least people now know what to expect, if they hadn”t already! Even that Australian reporter knows Anies’ record well enough to describe him as –

    the former moderate Muslim!’ 

    The report mentions that Baswedan was once Rector of Paramadina University, which I passed on my bus last month. It’s long had a good reputation as a place where REAL moderate Muslims are abundant,

    There’s a quote from a lecturer there, saying the use of the word was “inappropriate.”

    That’s not a word I like to hear in such discussions. Right or Wrong, okay, or neither, but ‘inappropriate?’   Something of a cop-out term.

    But the lecturer is correct when he added  that –

    “The atmosphere in Jakarta is very different now compared to before the election and the term ‘pribumi’ could spark tension. We cannot blame those who took offence at this speech..”

    And a former minister and human rights advocate described the speech as a “disaster” guaranteed to “open old wounds.”

    I prefer the more robust observations from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies researcher, Tobias Basuki…

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    …who defined the new governor’s words as “alienating, especially coming from him and his track record in the election. It’s quite obvious that he’s excluding Chinese Indonesians because that’s the narrative that propelled him into office.”

    Inevitably, Baswedan – who’s no fool – is now claiming he was looking back at those wicked imperialists, the Dutch!

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    Who faced the Dutch up close? Jakartans,” he said.

    “If we look at people in the countryside, they know about the Dutch. But do they face them up close? No. The bottom line is I was talking about the Dutch colonial rule.”

    Best not to think what non-Jakarta pribumi, from Aceh to Bali, who put up spirited resistance to Holland, might want to say to that!

    But Dutch colonial rule ended nearly seventy years ago! What tense, past or present, was Baswedan using to make Islamist bigots holler ‘Allahu Akbar?

    What was that word he used?

    NOW?

    Some Chinese Indonesians may say that we bule are fortunate, because, when the current Creeping Shariah escalates into a nightmare stampede, we can leave, easily, whereas this is their country, in which they’ve lived for centuries.

    But despite the horrified responses from decent Indonesians, including many pribumi, there’s no way I can feel fortunate.

    It won’t be that long till I have been here twenty years, and I love Jakarta, never imagined how far and fast the fanatics would become major players in the political game.

    When Islamist zealotry intertwines with paeans of ethnic triumphalism, it’s hard to find reasons not to be gloomy.

    Final quote, from one of the banners on show along the governor’s convoy route to City Hall on Monday night, hailing Mr Anies’s election as a “symbol of the awakening of the indigenous Muslims…”

    Time to read something else…

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    …a bit of Western literature, perhaps, before my pleasant (and pribumi!) guest arrives!

     
    • Jim in Jakarta 10:30 pm on October 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I was wondering when you would get round to Anies Baswedan, Ross.
      Impossible to disagree with you.
      From the top down there is nobody up for the fight that’s needed to stop the FPI and the other hate groups.
      I won’t stick around to watch the end.

  • ross1948 7:01 am on October 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , FPI IslamoNazis, , ,   

    Jokowi To Ban Islamist Hizbut Tahrir – Why Stop There? 


    While the Government ponders banning the caliphascist Hizbut Tahrir movement, because it is openly hostile to democracy, its aspiration to subjugate Indonesia to supranational sectarian rule…

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    Hizbut Tahrir – ‘Charlie Hebdo, Proof  of How Rotten Democracy Is…’

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    …we now read that the notorious FPI ( self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam Front’) has also asserted its belief in the restoration of the Islamic Caliphate, which, to the delight of civilised people around the world, was overthrown at the end of the First World War.

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    Kemal Ataturk ended the Turkish Sultanate – the sultans were the ipso facto caliphs, claiming command over every Muslim in the world.

    I refer readers to the report from last month, in Jakarta, where the infamously mysogynist FPI gauleiter….

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

    …Habib Novel Chaidir Bamukmin, told the media that, although the caliphate was not the top priority, it was nevertheless something they wanted.

    http://www.netralnews.com/news/megapolitan/read/106132/tokoh.fpi.khilafah.bukan.tujuan.utama..t

     This fanatic has several fancy titles, Netralnews.com tells us, including ‘Vice Chairman of the Team of Defenders of Ulama and Activists (TPUA)’ but let’s skip that for today.

    Let’s focus on how HNCB compared the long-banned (and rightly so) Communist Party of Indonesia  – PKI – with his much admired ‘khilafah‘ sectarians.

    “What was the PKI solution? Just slaughter, coup, divide the nation.”

    Very true. Communists are totalitarian evil-doers. But he continues.

    What has the Khilafah harmed? Never did anything anarchistic, let alone rebel, let alone slaughter, ” he explained.

    Anarchistic?

    Is this Habib qualified to define ‘anarchistic?’

    Maybe he is?

    Habib Novel, one of the leaders of FPI’s Jakarta chapter, is finally facing trial at the Central Jakarta District Court for organizing and leading the violent protest. And the police are ready should another violent protest take place today.

    FPI leader Habib Novel on trial for violent protest, 

    Exactly what was the verdict and/or sentence in that trial?

    Does organizing and leading a violent protest count as anarchistic?

    I leave it to readers to check out those questions.

    His remarks arose from the recent demo at the House of Representatives, called ‘Action 299,’ which illogically wanted the PKI kept banned but the HTI remain unbanned, although both are quintessentially hostile to democracy.

    And while the prospect of an Islamist global tyranny may not be a priority for him, it seems to have been for many of the other ranters that day, as the reporter tells us …interestingly, each of their speeches always ended with shouting “Khilafah! Khilafah! Khilafah!”

    Bizarrely, the fanatics at the demo were also heard to sing the song Garuda Pancasila.

    Pancasila, for overseas readers, is the state ideology of Indonesia, which is basically a set of democratic pluralist ideas. Nothing could be further from the horrid despotism that a Hizbut Tahrir regime would inflict on Indonesia.

    Again, Islamist ranters invoking Pancasila remind us of Communist ranters yelling about the rights of the downtrodden.

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    Both dangerous cliques, both deploying deceitful slogans, sectarian fanatics mouthing off as if they cared about tolerance, marxist fanatics pretending to care about workers and peasants.

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    Banning both is best.

     

    Tokoh FPI: Khilafah Bukan Tujuan Utama, tapi Bisa Jadi Solusi

     
  • ross1948 10:16 am on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , councillors free cars, FPI IslamoNazis, , , Toyota Corolla Altis DPRD,   

    Bravo, Jakarta’s Djarot! Why Can’t Councillors Use Buses! 


    What a pity Governor Djarot will soon be replaced by a man whose fans include the white-shirt vigilante gang, the self-styled ”Islam Defenders’ Front” aka FPI!

    Netizens React to Anies Baswedan`s Meeting with FPI`s Rizieq |

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    • But Djarot is only there because his predecessor, the honourable Ahok, was clapped in jail, to worldwide dismay, for the bizarre ‘crime’ of ‘blasphemy.’

    But in the few brief months Ahok’s deputy has been running Jakarta, he has done a pretty fair job…

    Jakarta’s Djarot Talks Sense – ‘Shape Up Or Ship Out!’ 

    …though I suppose some will be eager to see him out of City Hall, so the new regime can get to work on such inspirational schemes as the promoting of ‘shariah tourism.’

    Get Your Tickets Soon – Jakarta Shariah Tourism Boom? 

    Meanwhile, let’s applaud the news , yesterday…

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    Djarot tells councillors to return cars

    Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat has told all city councillors to return their official cars before demanding their transportation allowances.

    “All the 101 official cars should be returned, then we can compensate for them with a transportation allowance. Otherwise, we’ll not disburse the allowance…” 

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/10/02/djarot-tells-councillors-to-return-cars.html

    We’re not talking old jalopies here.

    Another local report describes the vehicles as ‘luxury cars…’

    Djarot Minta Mobil Dinas Mewah Anggota DPRD DKI Ditarik!

    The Jakarta Post explains that the ever-diligent councillors have the right to a transportation allowance, rather than a car, to assist them in carrying out their duties.

    Unfortunately, many have yet to return the Toyota Corolla Altis cars provided to them.

    Not being a car-nut, I had no idea what a Toyota Corolla Altis might be like, so I made the effort to find out. Hasil gambar untuk toyota corolla altis

    Not bad, huh?

    I guess if I possessed such a splendid vehicle, I too would be slow to give it up, but since these councillors do NOT possess the cars, only have the use of them, they have no right whatsoever to hang onto them when ordered to hand them back!

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    I wonder how many Jakarta citizens who, like me, go to and fro by public transport, would prefer to see their elected ‘representatives’ do the same.

    Indeed, judging from the big ads around Jakarta…

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    …urging us all to reduce traffic jams by using public omnibuses, the councillors ought to lead by example.

    Give ’em a bus pass!

    They can flash it as they board and go about their duties for free!

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    Likely, if forced to use buses, they’d opt for the modern and usually very clean, although often very crowded, TransJakarta vehicles…

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    But what a joy it would be to see them travelling on the good old kopajas!

     
    • Santi 2:35 pm on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Yes!

    • JazPen 3:05 pm on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good idea or make them use motorbikes.

    • Jim in Jakarta 6:05 pm on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      On a pretty grim day, I appreciate something to brighten us up.
      The Jakarta councillors have a high opinion of themselves and it would do them good to suffer a touch of Jakarta real life.
      A daily Kopaja trip, home and back, might be just what they need.

  • ross1948 10:44 am on September 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Banjarnegara, , , FPI IslamoNazis,   

    Indonesians Speak Out Against Islamist Fanatics! 


    Further to our previous post, it’s interesting to read that ‘dozens of people calling themselves the ‘Alliance of People Who Care for Banjarnegara’ are urging that the  FPI mass organization be dissolved.

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    They assess that the Government should not allow groups threatening the diversity and integrity of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia (NKRI).

    Banjanegara is a city in Central Java, which, judging from the photo, has its share of genuinely nice girls.

    The crowd carried banners that read ‘Dissolve FPI & HTI’, as they paraded around Banjarnegara city centre.

    The FPI  (self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front’)needs no introduction to our readers…

    Nightmare – Indonesian IslamoNazis Get Armed Forces Training! 

    …and indeed we wrote about them just an hour or so ago today.

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    Fanatic Indonesian Islamists Plan Myanmar Jihad! 

    …and HTI of course refers to Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia!

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    Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia declares that ‘Charlie Hebdo is proof of how rotten democracy is.’

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    It’s surely note-worthy that while the British and Australian Governments have been shilly-shallying for years about outlawing HT in their countries…

    Hizbut Tahrir Non-Violent? Implement The Promised Ban

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    Hizbut Tahrir – ‘Erase Israel from the world map!’

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    …concerned Indonesians are out on the streets calling for a ban.

    The organiser, Setya Bangun, said FPI has provoked hatred.

    “The situation in Banjarnegara is very peaceful and respectful of differences – if there are organizations that provoke hatred, that’s dangerous.

    Puluhan Warga Banjarnegara Menyerukan Pembubaran FPI

    We are still waiting for President Jokowi’s Government to decide how or when to implement proposals to dissolve HTI.

    As for the FPI, he has yet to say anything about banning them.

     
  • ross1948 9:35 am on September 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , FPI IslamoNazis, , Jakarta embassy, jihad volunteers, , petrol bomb   

    Fanatic Indonesian Islamists Plan Myanmar Jihad! 


    A little alarming to read that a petrol bomb was thrown at Myanmar’s embassy in on Jl. Agus Salim in Central Jakarta early Sunday.

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/09/03/-petrol-bomb-thrown-at-myanmar-embassy-in-central-jakarta-.html

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    I was only last week walking along that street, dropping by a nearby office to meet a friend.

    But I saw no signs then, among the everyday Indonesians walking to and fro, to confirm the rest of the sentence in that report, that anger grew across the mainly Muslim archipelago about violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar. 

    However, that’s just my walk-about impression.

    There undoubtedly are some people in this lovely archipelago who are greatly exercised about what’s going on.

    In East Java, the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front’ aka FPI is reported to be sending volunteers to Myanmar for jihad…FPI Pasuruan region has reportedly opened registration of jihad volunteers to help Rohingya…

    FPI Akan Kirim Relawan Berjihad ke Myanmar

    Anyone interested in signing up who is between 17-20 years old, please note you need to bring a note from mummy or daddy to do so!

    Exactly how these ‘jihadists’ plan to ‘help’ is not quite clear. We sometimes hear Islamic spokesmen telling us that ‘jihad’ is not necessarily violent but rather can be interpreted as a spiritual struggle.

    However right or wrong that explanation may be, I think, given that the FPI has been photographed with a blood-thirsty banner parading their sectarian hatred around the streets of Jakarta…

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    ….it is not unreasonable to assume that they may not be entirely committed to a peaceful approach!

    The white-shirted vigilantes are in any case notorious throughout Indonesia for their readiness to resort to violent tactics. 

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    Hence I suggest any readers who might be downtown on Wednesday should avoid the area of the embassy, since the white-shirt gang’s spokesman, Slamet Maarif, has advised the media that they’re planning another protest then.

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  • ross1948 8:41 am on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dedi Mulyadi, FPI IslamoNazis, , , , Jakarta shairah tourism, , polytheistic carriage, ,   

    ‘Kota Setan?’ Devil City In Java? Fanatics Fume Over Festival! 


    Well, how many of you, dear readers, paid attention to recent comments emanating from the FPI, the self-styled ‘Islam Defender Front?’

    None of you, probably, if you live overseas!

    But here in Indonesia, ever since President Jokowi chose to share a platform with Habib Rizieq, the FPI ‘High Priest,’ one is surely ill-advised to ignore their utterances, however bizarre.

    Rizieq, on the left, Jokowi, on the right

    So Has Indonesia Come To This? Paradise Lost? 

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    And they don’t come much more bizarre than the latest outburst from the white-shirt vigilante gang’s Purwakarta gauleiter, Muhammad Syahid Joban.

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    FPI’s Syahid Joban

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    It’s not exactly the first time that Islamist fanatics have shown signs of stress over matters relating to that provincial city.

    In 2011, a pack of sectarian louts went on a rampage of vandalism against various statues of legendary figures from the widely revered Ramayana pantheon… 

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    Then in 2015, they got their (presumably white) knickers in a right twist about massive resistance to their activities by decent Muslims, when Rizieq’s appearance there had to be protected by police.

    Bravo, Purwakarta! IslamoNazis Cower Behind Cops – Again! 

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    This time that geezer Syahid was in a tizzy, railing at the popular and entertaining local regent, Dedy Mulyadi, because of a festival in the West Java city.

    “Never participate in the Jurig Festival,’ ranted Joban.

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    Well, it seems the cultural festival has been outrageously focusing on culture, not religion.

    And one of the traditional carriages in the photo was allegedly used to bring a buffalo to a ‘polytheistic’ event. Joban was in the news last year, when he tweet-scolded Jokowi for having had the carriage to the National Palace!

    http://www.panjimas.com/news/2016/08/13/ulama-purwakarta-pak-jokowi-kenapa-anda-bawa-kereta-jurig-ini-ke-istana/

    Now the indefatigable extremist is yelping on the same cultural festival, again!

    ‘Religion comes first, then culture, not the other way about!’  

    http://www.viva.co.id/berita/nasional/943299-fpi-sebut-festival-kebudayaan-purwakarta-cuma-bikin-gila

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    Like, uh, why, we might be tempted to ask again!

    But not, perhaps, if we read the Viva.com article all the way through.

    It becomes clear that the white-shirts are still harping on their grudge against Dedy Mulyadi…

    Islamist Insanity – ‘He’s Married The Goddess of the South Seas!’ 

    …which we’ve noted in the past!

    The fanatics reckon Dedy nurtures hopes of becoming West Java’s Governor!

    ‘Don’t ever let that happen!’ says the Gauleiter, who wound up the rant by warning his fans not to fool around when it came time to choose regional leaders.

    “Otherwise, Purwakarta will become a ‘Devil City!'”

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    Ooooh! Scary!

    Or….WOW!

    Such a transformation might promote a different brand of tourism from that our in-coming Jakarta Administration is said to be contemplating.  

    Get Your Tickets Soon – Jakarta Shariah Tourism Boom?

     
    • Wahyu 10:10 am on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      The Arab culture is what the FPI like because they do not like Java culture.
      I remember we all were so angry when the fanaticals attack the statues and now it is time to be angry again because the FPI always make trouble.
      Better do to FPI what the government is saying about Hizbut Tharir.
      Ban.!!

    • JazPen 10:45 am on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Happy to see some good old-fashioned fanatic-bashing again, Ross.
      I like your joke ( ? ) about tourism because those fanatics have no sense of humour so mockery is a good tactic against them.

      I dont know if Dedy is running for governor or not but West java could do a lot worse. It already is.

    • Rawel 11:09 am on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I wish FPI can go live in Arab Saudi They always complain here in our country.
      If they think Indonesia so terrible for our good culture then it is better they live in country where they can be happy.
      Thank you, Ross. Have a nice day too.

    • Santi 11:46 am on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Why must culture not come first in culture fest?
      Religion come first in mosque or church and that is right.
      Culture is for all Purwakarta people with any religion.
      Java people all respect history and love legend of Java like with the statues and only FPI has problem with that.
      Nobody will make the FPI join the fest fun because we know FPI hate fun.
      Better they stay at home and be unhappy like they always are unless when they make trouble for people who like to be happy…

    • Astuti 1:17 pm on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      These are same people who want to kill Ahok because his words give them bad temper.
      Also same people who hate religious freedom in Indonesia and same people attack warung in Ramadhan as you many times show foto in your blog.
      Also same FPI that say they want to kill Buddhis in Myanmar.
      I do not think the festival in Purwakarta is the the devil that make Indonesia feel scary.

    • Kezia 2:24 pm on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Every time i read that FPI hate Dedy Mulyadi I think more and more that Pak Dedy will be a wonderful Governor in West java.
      The real demon place in Indonesia is Aceh where they whip girls for nothing.
      I wish all FPI may go to Aceh and then Aceh people may rise up and free their province. I will be happier if President Jokowi may order FPI dissolve but I think he is not the man to do that.

  • ross1948 12:34 pm on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Depok. FPI, , FPI IslamoNazis, , Jakarta nightlife, , , Senen, , shariah tourism   

    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

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/06/28/sandiaga-uno-to-establish-sharia-tourism-zone-in-jakarta.html

    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.’

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    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…

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    …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…

    ———

    Mustafa-Ahmad-Ketua-MPU-Kabupaten-Aceh-Utara.

    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.

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    thaib 

    Thaib

     “… 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.

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    View image on Twitter

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    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…

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    bedtime-books

    ‘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.

     http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/10/17/greater-jakarta-budi-waseso-supports-nightclub-curfew.html
    —————

    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..

    OH YES IT CAN!

     
    • Ben Baniek 1:02 pm on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

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

    • Santi 1:06 pm 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 1:15 pm 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 2:03 pm 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 2:34 pm 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 3:16 pm 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 6:49 pm on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

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

    • Intan 10:34 pm 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 7:37 pm on June 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: disorder, FPI IslamoNazis, , , , slamet maarif, , Tengku MUI   

    If You’re Out On The Town In Jakarta Tonight, Beware! 


    Just saw the news on Trans TV, the white-shirt FPI thug-gang went ahead and staged a ‘takbir’ tonight, starting about now, despite an appeal from Jakarta City Police not to hold takbir around Jakarta.

    The FPI  – the Defenders of Islam Front – are notorious cowardly bullies. Just put the letters into our search box over there to the right. 

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    FPI – sectarian hate-gang on the march in Jakarta

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    Takbir is a kind of parade/motorcade marking the end of the fasting month. They obviously cause traffic congestion and general inconvenience and have in previous years degenerated into brawling.

    Peace? Ramadan Convoys “Often Taunt and Fight Each Other!” 

    ===

     “We will still carry out our takbir tour in various areas including Jakarta, because the takbir tour is local wisdom and part of syiar Islam…”

    So said Slamet Maarif, Jakarta FPI Gauleiter, resplendent in his local wisdom.

    In other words, shariah trumps all.

    Indonesia ‘Scholars’ Council

    ==

    Much the same arrogance we heard from the MUI, the state-sponsored Islamic self-styled ‘scholars,’ a few years ago.

    An official with the Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI) has criticized the Jakarta Police’s call to curb the amount of Idul Fitri prayer convoys in the capital, alleging it as an attempt to “defy” and “belittle” Islam.

    ————–

    • tengku zulkarnain-mui- Tengku
    • ———-
    • MUI deputy secretary-general Tengku Zulkarnain…criticized the police’s suggestion to limit takbir-chanting — often called takbiran in Indonesian — within the confinement of mosques.
    • ==

    Which of course was hogwash when he said it, as it is today.

    The great majority of police here are Muslim, as one would expect in a 90% Muslim country, and some at senior levels have even shown themselves well-disposed to the fanatic FPI!

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    Indonesia’s Top Cop Calls IslamoNazi Gang ‘Very Tolerant!’ 

    Of course the police are not out to ‘belittle Islam.’

    They presumably want to keep the streets safe and orderly.

    But Tengku has in the not-so-distant past shown signs of a persecution complex. ‘…the Koran has already instructed Muslims about the deceitfulness of the enemies of Islam.’ 

    Top ‘Scholar’ – “Amazing Muslim Advance in West Scares Islam’s Enemies!” 

    Last word to Slamet.

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    “If there are limited personnel for security purposes, they can work with Islamic organizations in Jakarta, instead of reversing silly policies that are not popular,” said Slamet.   http://www.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20170624154819-20-223954/fpi-gelar-takbir-keliling-meski-dilarang-polisi/

    In other words, hand over policing of Islamist parades to people like Slamet’s own Islamist louts.

    Won’t that be a wonderful day?

    Pray to whichever God you worship that it may never dawn in Indonesia.

     

     
    • JazPen 9:27 pm on June 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I used to like going out to watch the fun but the fun isnt there any more. Its faded.away.
      After those horrible children were filmed chanting for Ahok to be burned I said it was not the Indonesia I knew. What are the Jakarta Police doing right now?
      Watching over the FPI tabrik?

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