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  • ross1948 11:41 pm on June 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , FPI IslamoNazis, gymnastiar, , , , Minister of Religious Affairs list of 'moderate' clerics   

    Wants To Lock ‘Blasphemers’ Up – Yet He’s A ‘Moderate?’ 


    I remember when I used to see Abdullah Gymnastiar on TV…

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    • ….a man who came across as an engaging sort, a Muslim cleric quite different, very different, from the unpleasant hate-preachers like Sobri Lubis of the FPI, the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front…’

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    Sobri Lubis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7RLCXNdKF4  –

    ….infamous for his ( still on video) exhortation to a mob of rabid savages to ‘kill, kill, kill’ the peaceful Ahmadiyah minority.

    A.A. Gym, as he was known, had what you might call home-spun charm, and had a huge following of adoring housewives. That rather collapsed about a dozen years ago when he went Arab, by which, I mean polygamous.

    I say ‘went Arab’ because most Indonesians really do abhor the practice.

    They think it’s backward and sexist – and who can disagree, since what could be more sexist than allowing men to have multiple spouses, while women are limited to one?.

    So we didn’t get to see so much of Gym’s smiling face, until nearly two years ago, when who should pop up as ‘a proponent of the 212 rally.’ 

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/06/15/212-supporter-delivers-idul-fitri-sermon-in-istiqlal.html

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    The Jakarta Post this week gives us a fairly neutral, arguably timid, description of ‘212’ –a religiously-driven mass protest staged in December 2016 demanding the prosecution of then-Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’

    I would have defined it rather more harshly as a gang of Islamist fanatics.

    The outlandish anti-Ahok campaign held numerous ‘marches’ – actually shuffles – which brought out all manner of backward bigots onto the streets of Jakarta

    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-march-against-ahok.htm

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    Their goal, the jailing of Ahok for ‘blasphemy’ – and some wanted a lot worse for Ahok than mere jail-time..like Habib Rizieq, ‘grand imam’ of the FPI.


    “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/

    …yes, their goal, when achieved, did horrific damage to Indonesia’s reputation as a pluralist democracy. Decent people of all creeds all over the world were shocked.

    One can only view those who instigated ‘212’ as intolerant sectarian extremists who should be excluded from any role in respectable public life, held at arms-length by responsible public figures.

    But today?

    Gymnastiar was preaching, not in any back-street zealot hang-out but in Jakarta’s grandest mosque, the Istiqlal, the splendid edifice to which visiting foreign leaders are taken by government high-ups..

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    …and where on this highest of Islamic holy days the congregants included both Jakarta’s Governor and Indonesia’s Vice-President Jusuf Kalla.

    How do preachers at the Istiqlal get selected?

    No idea. I imagine there’s a management committee, with some degree of autonomy, which is nevertheless sensitive to what and whom is acceptable in today’s Indonesia.

    You’d think anyone associated with ‘212’ would be a definite ‘no-no.’ You’d hope that anyone advocating prison for the bizarre ‘offence’ of ‘blasphemy’ would be kept well away from the pulpit.

    But you’d be SO WRONG!

    And here’s the sting in the tail!

    That same Gymnastiar’s name-

    was included on the Religious Affairs Ministry’s list of 200 Islamic preachers that are deemed moderate, which was issued last month.”

    And that, to those of us who love Indonesia and think religious liberty needs to be defended against Islamist intolerance, is a very depressing statement to ponder as the Idul Fitri festivities go on across the archipelago.

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    • Thomas Wells 1:36 am on June 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      It sounds that Indonesia has changed greatly from the years when I lived in Jakarta and other cities.
      It sounds also that the changes are not so great for people who like freedom of religion and of expression.
      That is sad news. It was my experience that religion was not a cause of friction, in general.
      I hope it will not get to be a more hostile environment for freedom. However all that I read, and not only written by you, makes me pessimistic.
      Enjoy its sunshine while you still may.

    • Herli 12:38 pm on June 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      My mom was big fan til he took his extra wife. She always said his first wife was nice lady, why he so much need more.
      I did not know he was 212 fantaik. Now I also not like him.

    • Wati 3:03 pm on June 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      We were all so dissapointed in him when he doubled his wives.
      He is again dissapointing us with this that you tell us and it is very strange the government can call him moderate.
      I hope you having nice holiday like I am in my family home.

  • ross1948 8:36 am on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , FPI IslamoNazis, , , , sectarian gang outlawed, ,   

    Indonesia Shows Oz and UK How To Handle Hizbut! 


    Exceedingly good news from Indonesia’s highest court, which just this week affirmed that the government had acted according to procedure and Hizb ut-Tahrir runs counter to Indonesia’s state ideology.

    The sectarian fanatic gang was outlawed in accordance with a presidential decree that gives the government powers to disband groups deemed a threat to national unity..

    Jakarta court rejects attempt by Hizb ut-Tahrir to reverse its ban 

    It would be hard to dispute the threat, given that HTI has as its goal the subjection of sovereign nations to a global caliphate with no pretence of democracy.

    ‘Charlie Hebdo proves how rotten democracy is!’

    HTI hate democracy!

    Just like the Communist Party, which has been banned for over fifty years.

    PKI Ban – A Good Precedent For HTI? 

    Also, like similar Islamist outfits, HTI believes that the backward shariah code must trump Indonesian laws.

    This latest ruling puts both Australia and Britain in an odd position, because in the past there has been clear recognition in both countries that their local HT califofascists ought to be prohibited.

    We’ve reported on the crassly idiotic aspects of HT leaders in both countries…

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    Demented HT bints tell it like it isn’t – evil Hizbut Tahrir ignoramus, Sydney primary school teacher Reem Allouche telling the women’s arm of hardline political group Hizb ut-Tahrir that men are permitted to hit women with sticks.

    …but also on plainly subversive and disloyal declarations by their spokespersons, some of whom were at least honest about their beliefs. Hizbut Tahrir UK – “When ‘Moderates’ Talk of Peace, They’re Lying!” 

    Cameron capitulated on craven ‘human rights’ grounds, and Theresa May thinks shariah is a blessing.

    She is a hopeless case!

    Another T-May Betrayal – Welcome Home, ISIS Terror Pigs! 

    In Canberra, with Turnsteer big buddies with that ignorant extremist ass the Grand Mufti, a defender of HT…

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    Australia, Deport This Sex-Obsessed Sectarian! 

    …the hopes aroused by Tony Abbott (until he buckled) were never realised.

    Petition · Hizb ut-Tahrir: Call to ban group in Australia · Change.orgPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is being urged to ban Islamist extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir from Australia…‘Ex-Muslims should be free from death threats’

    But now that the deplorable mufti has gone, thanks be, maybe Turnsteer can be made to notice that HT in Oz continues to behave badly, its imbecilic shrilling an affront to all decent people.

    Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Australian leader recently called on the country to become an Islamic state ruled by Islamic law and for a boycott of Anzac Day.    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/australias-generation-jihad-is-homegrown/story-fnii5s41-1226653324521

    So about time the two governments,in Canberra and in London, shaped up and slapped down the jihad jerks, or better still, kicked them out.

    Having applauded Indonesia, however, let’s not forget that other gangs as bad as, if not worse than Hizbut Tahrir, are still un-banned.

    Nightmare – Indonesian IslamoNazis Get Armed Forces Training! 

    It would be good to see President Jokowi make use of his powers to cut all sectarian gangsters down to size.

     
    • Keith Milner 12:36 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      It should be banned worldwide.
      More fool Australian governments that allow this cancer into our country.

    • Adityo 11:59 pm on May 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Truly we do good to ban HTI.
      I hope England and Australia will do same

  • ross1948 11:26 pm on December 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: FPI IslamoNazis, , , , Muslim Beauty Queen, ,   

    Lefty Hackette Echoes Islamists- Don’t Dare Enjoy Beauty! 


    • The Leftal, sorry, The Local, is run by a Europhiliac pro-crimmigrant clique, and it looks like their ‘Pet of the Week’ is some English hackette named Evie Taylor-Burrows.

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    • Evie Burrows-Taylor
    • Hackette Evie – is she just another frothing feminist fanatic or is she jealous of these beautiful young mamselles?

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    • She certainly doesn’t like this magnificent photograph!

    • Okay, she’s a pinko kill-joy, and is entitled to her misery-guts ‘opinion,’ which gets oodles of column inches, and knowing The Leftal…

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    • …no similarly verbose rant-space will be afforded to anyone, male or female, who disagrees with her eccentric attitudes.

    • I say ‘eccentric’ advisedly, because she herself admits she’s an oddball, out of step with normal folks, EIGHT MILLION of whom last week tuned into Miss France, or, as Eccentric Evie calls it, the annual degrading beauty pageant.

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    • For any of you who became regular readers of our blog more recently than 2013, it’s relevant to point out that we have a consistent record of defending fun events vilified by bigots as ‘degrading beauty pageants.’

    • Have a look.

    • https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/ban-miss-world-say-kill-joy-clerics-why-she-aint-sharia-compliant

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    • Here in Indonesia, the worst elements in the archipelago went nuts (well, nuttier) when the lovely ladies competing for the Miss World arrived.

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    • Sectarians here regard women as inferior…

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

        …and deplore any occasion that might honour the God-given beauty of the female form.

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    • IslamoNazi distaste for beauty pageants may be based on a different ideology from that of Eccentric Evie, but it’s just as deeply steeped in intolerance.

    • E.E. admits that eight million keen viewers is an ‘astounding’ number, but she reckons her narrow-minded outlook trumps their enthusiasm for beauty. How dare they appreciate beauty – the contest millions of French people enjoy must be…

    • …’confined to history!’

    • -But her hysterical animosity towards the pageant, (which is apparently now a real French tradition, in its 88th edition ) actually reveals something deeper, and deeply disturbing –  her concept of what the media should be.

    • One of the most bizarre aspects of the Miss France phenomenon is how much coverage it gets in the mainstream press. 

      This is the point you start to wonder – is she nuts?

    • An immensely popular pageant, watched with delight by 8,000,000 nice normal French folk…

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    • OPINION: In the year of #MeToo it's time for the French to switch off Miss France
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    • …yet Eccentric Evie is taken aback by the fact it gets a lot of media coverage?

    • ‘Twould be damned weird if it didn’t!

      Some of France’s most respected publications and news sites…dedicate article after article to the contest.

    • All this coverage, only to be expected unless these media were totally out of touch with the public, has a dreadful effect on E.E.- you feel like you have travelled back to the 1950s!

    • If only one could!

    • Back to a France inhabited by French people with shared values, no banlieue alien colonies where decent people – and police officers! – fear to tread alone…

    • …a France where men married women and not each other, a France where foreign courts could not arrogantly forbid the deportation of illegal immigrants…

    • Poor Little Evie. God forbid La Belle France might return to civilised values.

    • But it’s not just the old France that E.E. finds abhorrent.

    • It’s today’s French people!

    • it isn’t just the competition that’s the problem, after all the people behind it aren’t forcing millions of people to tune in…

    • Aha!

    • The mask slips, as the Left’s repugnance towards democracy unveiled once more.

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    • It’s those millions who need re-education, or so she seems to think!

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    • You can read the whole horrible rant – https://www.thelocal.fr/20171215/opinion-why-its-time-to-ditch-miss-france – in which she expounds her peculiar belief that there’s a link between all us guys who like looking at gorgeous gals, inside or outside swim-suits, and molestation.

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    • As if we switch off the tv once a beauty contest is over, then rush onto the nearest bus and start playing grab-ass with unwilling ladies.

    • Of course we don’t.

    • Modern-minded men all carry a ream of printed ‘grab-ass-consent’ forms, which we ensure all objects of our base admiration first sign before any moves are made.

    • Sorry, that is being facetious about a serious subject – the risks women and girls face on the streets of Europe.

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    • They were all asylum seekers!” Told You So! 

    • If Eccentric Evie were not so awfully odd, she might seek to persuade The Leftal’s editorial cabal to campaign against a REAL cause of so much sexual mayhem.

     
    • Ronald Nelson 12:58 am on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      jealous…LOL

  • 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.

     

     
    • 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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    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…

    …….

    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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    FPI thugs attack a food stall that dared to serve meals to hungry non-fasters during Ramadhan

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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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