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  • ross1948 10:35 am on August 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: atheists, , freedom of religion, , , Minister Mohamed Nur Jazlan, , Shahidan Kassim   

    Malaysia – Bigots Witch-Hunt The Harmless Godless! 


    It is always a bit disconcerting when strangers, people sitting beside you on the TransJakarta buses, for example, enquire about your religion, which, to my way of thinking, is entirely one’s own business, and nobody else’s – except God’s!

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    I understand that hospitals ask such odd questions, in case you die! But when it’s a police officer, if you’re reporting a theft, for instance?

    No matter, I’m of Ulster-Scots descent and live up to that…

    My Home-Cooked Xmas Dinner – New Career In Catering? 

    …by celebrating Christian holidays, as above, and enjoy carol services on Christmas Eve. So I answer, simply, ‘Protestant!’ Such questioning isn’t meant to be rude and doesn’t really bother me.

    But when one has to read about fanatic exhortations?

    Islamist ‘Scholars’ – “Atheists Get Out of Indonesia!” 

    Yet here in Jakarta, at least, they do not usually come from government ministers.

    Across the strait, in Malaysia, things are different…

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    MalaysiaTruly Arabia! Intolerance Rules Kuala Lumpur Court! 

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    …as yet another scary headline indicates.

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    Malaysia’s atheists fearful following calls by a minister to ‘track them down’

    Some Malay atheists in Malaysia are worried and fearful – in recent days there was a call by a minister “to track them down” while a Muslim cleric issued a reminder that the penalty for apostasy under Islam is “death…”
    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/malaysia-s-atheists-fearful-following-calls-by-a-minister

    We don’t expect any better from ‘clerics’ like Mufti Mohd Yusof Ahmad.

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    …Islam prescribes death against Muslims who leave the religion for atheism, if they are “stubborn” and refuse to repent…

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    – and not just in Malaysia or here in Indonesia – such beliefs hold sway among alien ‘migrants’ in Western countries too.

    But when is the Malaysian Prime Minister going to fire the ‘Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department,’ Shahidan Kassim…

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    …who has disgracefully declared that the government should track down atheists. “I suggest we track them down and identify each of them. After that, we have to bring them back to the right path,” he said. This is a religious country…

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    Fortunately, not everyone in Kuala Lumpur’s corridors of power shares this bigot’s taste for hounding harmless people for the ‘crime’ of thinking for themselves.

    Malaysia’s Deputy Home Affairs Minister Mohamed Nur Jazlan is one such.

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    Asked whether there will be a campaign against atheists, he said: “I wouldn’t encourage it.”

    While the bloodthirsty call for the persecution of people innocent of any offence except thought is not reflected in the country’s federal statutes, it is alarming to learn that ‘nine out of the 14 states (have) enactments (that) criminalises apostasy.’

    No wonder one expert says – with what must surely  be described as masterly understatement – that “Malaysia isn’t the moderate state that it used to be…” 

     
    • Yanti 2:15 pm on August 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I just now read this and I am so happy I live in Indonesia and not in Malaysia. It is become a very bad country and this mufti man is like a monster wants to kill people.
      If athist do not interested in God then let God punish athist if God want to..

  • ross1948 9:17 pm on April 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , freedom of religion, , , , , , , multi-faith meeting, , , U S Embassy   

    Mike Pence’s (Somewhat Limited?) ‘Multi-Faith’ Experience! 


    Most of the media mentioned how America’s VP Mike Pence happily joined in a ‘multi-faith’ gathering in Jakarta, after visiting the huge Istiqlal mosque.

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    The actual ‘faiths’ included in the ‘multi-faith’ meet-up don’t seem to be identified, at least in the media I’ve looked at.

    But I am led to wonder if Mr. Pence had a chance to talk to representatives of one particular faith, the peaceful and inoffensive Ahmadiyah.

    They have been subjected to systematic discrimination, not only by dastardly Islamist bigot brutes…

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    …but also by local governments around the country…

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    In Squalid Internal Exile, Lombok Ahmadis Denied Voting Rights 

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    …AND by the Tri-Ministerial Decree… – .  http://www.hrw.org/news/2010/11/04/indonesia-uphold-religious-freedom  …a notorious diktat issued by the Government of Indonesia under the previous President, SBY.

    Many of us expected, hoped at least, that when President Jokowi took over, he would annul the intolerant edict.

    He hasn’t.

    Did Mr. Pence’s Ambassador bring him up to speed with the persecution of these good citizens that began some years ago, reached a nadir at Cikeusik, when that mob of savages martyred three Ahmadis – nobody ever charged with murder – and continues today.

    Jakarta This Week – Blameless Minority Creed Hounded Again! 

    If Donald Trump’s V-P was properly informed on this shameful saga, one hopes he raised the issue at the ‘multi-faith’ meeting.

    If Mike Pence was unaware, it’s time to fire a few embassy flunkeys.

     

     

     
    • JazPen 10:48 pm on April 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good, Ross,
      Its maybe late in the day but you are back to your good old form of defending Indonesia’s good people.
      I think deep down you know its too late but it still needs to be said.

  • ross1948 11:03 am on April 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Communist persecution, freedom of religion, , Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim   

    Another Petition? Defend A Canadian Pastor Against Red Persecution! 


    As ever, I’m happy to give space to petitions in support of a good cause!

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    HELP SECURE THE RELEASE OF PASTOR LIM BY SIGNING ON TO OUR PETITION!  

    The North Korean government (DPRK) has imprisoned yet another person who is guilty of nothing more than practicing a faith besides the worship of their Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un.

    On December 16, 2015, Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim was given a sentence of life imprisonment with hard labor for trumped up charges of harming the dignity of the supreme leader, trying to use religion to destroy the North Korean system, and helping US and South Korean authorities abduct North Korean citizens.

    Even though Reverend Lim appeared to admit to the charges brought against him in a state propaganda video issued by North Korea, there is strong evidence that he was coerced into doing so.

    Many former North Korean prisoners who have been captured and tortured by the government report being forced into making similar statements and confessing guilt to crimes they did not commit.

    The DPRK claims that Reverend Lim used his visits to provide humanitarian aid as cover for his secret plans to undermine the social system and overthrow the North Korean government. There is no evidence of this and he had completed over 100 of these trips without incidence.  

    North Korea has a horrific track record of imprisoning Christians like Reverend Lim for no more reason than a hatred of Christianity and a fear that it will undermine their iron grip on their people.

    Testimony given by Reverend Lim’s family and church community in Canada to news outlets make it clear that Reverend Lim was motivated by nothing more than his desire to bring help, relief, and care to the people of North Korea. Moreover, Reverend Lim’s advanced age and fragile health make his continued stay in prison very dangerous.

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    We want to show the Pastor Lim and other believers held captive in North Korea that they are not forgotten. To spread the word about this inhumane imprisoning of an elderly pastor, please:

    1. Fill out the form above to electronically sign this petition. 

    2. Tweet about the plight of Pastor Lim by using the hashtag: #bringlimhome

    3. Visit and like our ICC Facebook page here. This will raise awareness and show support for Reverend Lim.

     

    http://info.persecution.org/bringlimhome?utm_source=2017-4-19+Hyeon+Soo+Lim+Petition

     
  • ross1948 9:51 pm on February 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , freedom of religion, , , , , , ,   

    West Java – Depok’s Damnable Dreary Bigotry, Again! 


    No sooner have we reported on the Indonesian President’s alarm at the expansion of democracy in his country, than we have to highlight the shrinkage of religious liberty there.

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    Almost needless to say, it’s back to Depok, a West Java municipality that abuts Jakarta, and has been the scene of disgusting persecution for years.

    Shariah City? Some 12,000 Reasons To Steer Clear of Depok! 

    • The latest episode occurred this weekend, vicious victimisation of the peaceful and inoffensive Ahmadiyah minority.
    • There’s apparently a video via this Metro TV link.  http://news.metrotvnews.com/peristiwa/ObzB7mlb-muncul-seruan-aksi-242-menolak-ahmadiyah-di-sawangan
    • A mob-march on a small Ahmadi congregation, bigots determined to shut them down? Will the police drive the bigots back, or force the Ahmadis to knuckle under?
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    • If the cops allow suppression of religious liberty in Depok, it sure won’t be the first time. Even unlawful seizure of the minority’s property has gone unpunished in the past.

       

      • They make me want to vomit, all the usual suspects reportedly involved.
      • But a few others, people one might have hoped would speak up for pluralist values, have aligned themselves with Depok’s Dark Agers. 
      • Metro reports the following have appended their names to an appeal for a bigot mob to prevent the minority creed worshipping God.
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      • Ahmad Daman Huri, head of the Islamic boarding school Al Karimiyah;
      • Abdullah Syafii, MUI Chairman in Sawangan;
      • Syahlani, NU Leader in Sawangan;
      • Mustofa, Muhammadiyah Leader in Sawangan;
      • Agus Rahmat Djaelani, FPI Chairman, Depok City
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        • The IslamoNazi FPI
        • The self-styled ‘scholars’ of the MUI…
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      • ….these outfits are infamous for their intolerance.
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      • But more depressing is the inclusion of the NU notable, and the man from Muhammadiyah.
      • Those organisations were formerly regarded as moderate.
      • Nowadays?
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      • Din Sanyuddin, MUI chief
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      • Who knows, since Muhammadiyah’s kingpin, Din, became MUI’s also? I’d hoped Din might stamp out the backward elements among the ‘scholars’ – like their neanderthal enthusiasm for FGM and stoning adulterers.
      • But so far no joy.
      • And now we read of the Depok Muhammadiyah man lending support to suppression of religious freedom.
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      • It’ll be down to the Depok cops.
      • Going back a year or so, we heard encouraging noises from the Presidential Palace. Jokowi Urges Cops To Protect Minorities – in Depok? 
      • But will those police officers heed their president or will innocent people suffer once again at the hands of jihadist jerks?
     
    • Santi 10:02 am on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So many stories from foreign places this week, Ross, and I know you are far away for now but I like that you do not forget Indonesia.
      This Depok story makes me sad, why can the people not go to the mosque in peace and not get mob coming at them.
      It is not right but I read today the city goverment in Depok act intolerant again and order mosque closed, and police do not protect the Ahmadiya right to worship in own mosque.
      I hope President Jokowi will help them keep their freedom to worship.

  • ross1948 11:03 pm on February 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, , , Respect and Dialogue,   

    Seminar Shut-Down – Why Not Shut-Down IslamoNazi Intimidation? 


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    Perhaps bored with intimidatiing defenceless people themselves…

    FPI in West Java – ‘Let’s Burn Out the Orphans!’ 

    …they instead decided to try to get the cops to do their dirty work for them.

    “We were asked not to go ahead with this seminar because the FPI asked the police to prohibit the activity,” said Ready Chairman  Aip Syarif Hidayat

    Several Ready representatives were summoned to police headquarters to explain the seminar ..they were questioned about what was to be discussed

    Api says he told Police Chief Susnadi that the seminar would only be talking about “themes of nationality….. strengthening the four pillars of nationhood as in Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, the Republic of Indonesia, and national unity,”

    Alas, the top cop, having received complaints from the FPI that Islamonazis found fault with Ready’s outreach to peaceful religious minorities, was unhappy.

    “We do embrace all groups,” said Aip, referring to Ahmadiyya and Shia, two creeds hated by the white-shirt hoodlum. As a result of this police ban, Aip was forced to postpone the implementation of the seminar. “We postpone to respect the police,” he said.

    The Police are now denying they banned the seminar.

    Their observations are mind-boggling.

    West Java Police chief spokesman Sr. Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono said Tasikmalaya Police only warned that if the seminar were held on schedule it would invite insecurity.

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    “I likened it to being on a plane and there’s a cumulonimbus cloud. Then the tower officer asks that the plane not recklessly pierce the clouds,  find another way. Likewise Tasikmalaya Police duties in matters of the seminar,” said Pudjo 

    A better analogy would be if a plane’s following its legitimate flight-path and a bunch of deranged louts threaten to start firing at it. Yes, the plane could divert, but might it not be smarter for law enforcement to swoop on the demented brutes, using all necessary force, including authorised fire-arms, then lock them up.

    Not in West Java.

    Pudjo rambled on. 

    “So it was the committee itself that ultimately postponed the seminar activity because we’d told them of their vulnerability. And they understood,” he said.

    On the part played by the IslamoNazi FPI, Pudjo not argue. According to him, the issue of belief in Tasikmalaya is still a high potential threat of religious harmony.

    Reducing that potential, by cracking  down on jihadist gangsters, might not be a bad idea, right? Do cops not have a duty to protect citizens’ civil liberties? Like freedom of speech and peaceful assembly? 

    Wrong!.”

    “They (the organizers) see the social pressures from those who hold different beliefs.”

    Mind you,West Java’s record is so bad we shouldn’t be too surprised… 

     
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