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  • ross1948 00:03 on June 1, 2023 Permalink | Reply
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    Selamat Hari Pancasila! 



  • ross1948 01:00 on June 1, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Selamat Hari Pancasila! 

    To All My Indonesian Readers!

  • ross1948 04:30 on June 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Selamat Hari Pancasila! 

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    For non-Indonesian readers, Pancasila is the state ideology here, which encompasses the aspirations of the nation’s founders, most relevantly these days the belief that everyone should be free to worship as they wish.

    Unfortunately, not everybody in Indonesia seems entirely at ease with that admirable sentiment.

    We have written about that problem more than once.

    If you wish to know more, just insert the letters FPI into our nice little Search Box, over there to the right.

  • ross1948 04:48 on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Selamat Hari Pancasila – In Lombok Too? 

    Happy Pancasila Day, a relatively new public holiday in Indonesia, on which I commented last year…


    ….contemplating the meaning of the word, which is all about pluralism and brotherhood.


    My observations then should still resonate with Indonesians who cherish their heritage of religious tolerance, which has been gravely undermined since last year…



    ….what with the imprisonment of Jakarta’s Christian Governor Ahok for the mediaeval ‘crime’ of ‘blasphemy’- in his case merely quoting a Koranic verse during his election campaign, a quip which his largely Muslim audience at the time took in good part, but which was then seized on…

    Slouching Towards Shariah, Indonesia Jails Ahok

    ….by the worst elements in the archipelago, hordes of sectarian bigots marching through Jakarta calling for the honest, pleasant man to be ‘burned.’

    We even had reports of brain-washed brats squealing similarly sectarian hate-grunts.

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

    And look who’s Jakarta Governor today!


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    • Governor Anies won an adoring smile from ferocious fanatic Habib Rizieq, who had suggested the Christian Governor Ahok (Anies’ predecessor)  be slain for unacceptably quoting some Koranic verse –.“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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    The sealed churches in Bogor and Bekasi are still sealed…

    Christ’s Ascension Day – Islamist Savages Pelt Congregation With Sewage, Urine and Rocks 

    Still There! Oppressed Christians Swelter In Jakarta! 

    …thanks to mean-spirited, intolerant Islamists.

    And as for the peaceful and utterly harmless Ahmadi minority?Only this month, moronic savages ran amok in Lombok…

    Ahmadi community comes under attack in East Lombok, as homes and properties destroyed

    Over the past two days, eight homes, four motorcycles and a shop have been destroyed. “The attacks were based on similar reasons: hatred and intolerance,” said a spokesperson for the Ahmadiyah Indonesia Congregation.
    “It’s not the first and definitely won’t be the last attack. It’s been years and the Ahmadi community continues to live under threats…” 

    Absolutely not the first time, sir.

    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer …..


    ahmadis transito 
    Bigot scum in Lombok destroy Ahmadi homes -100 cops just watched – and that wasn’t this month, it was YEARS ago.

    In Squalid Internal Exile, Lombok Ahmadis Denied Voting Rights 

    So let’s hope those poor victims in Lombok can find something to cheer about on this Pancasila Day.

    • Jim in Jakarta 10:03 on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I thought you had missed that horrible news from Lombok but I should have known better. Better to save it for this national holiday that as you say is about tolerance and liberty, equality, fraternity.
      If the police arrest those thugs that attacked the Lombok Ahmadis and if a court convicts them and gives them long prison terms then I will start believing that Pancasila still matters to the government.
      I have few hopes that is going to happen.


    • Kezia 12:46 on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      So bad what has happened in Lombok.
      I hope our President Jokowi celebrates our Pancasila Day by ordering Densus police to get the criminals who terrorize poor Ahmadiyah people


    • Wulan 13:09 on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I hear from my friend we all comment today so me too. Pak President must to punish the terorists in Lombok and make them pay ahmadiyas for all the damages.


    • Sinta 13:23 on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Agree like everyone here.
      I like what you writing about Indonesia.
      Nice you care about our country.


    • JazPen 19:48 on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I spent the day with some very nice Indonesians and it gives me a headache to picture what kind of country theywll have to live in if the government here doesnt do something to secure pancasila values.

      The Lombok violence wasnt as bad as Cikeusik but it looks like nobody is going to do time for it.
      I may be wrong and I hope I am wrong but if the culprits dont get serious prison time then it would be a clever move to give up up having a pancasila holiday.


    • Djardjo 20:39 on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You do not need to tell me how Indonesia has been changing so much and worse now not better.
      I am old and Indonesia is so different than when I am young.
      Sometimes it is like we live in a crazy country and this Lombok terror story is only one more sad story in a list that is longer all the time.
      Good night and God bless you.


  • ross1948 10:15 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Jakarta Post’s True Colours – ‘Hands off Islamists!’ 

    Most of us understand the clear difference between Muslims and Islamists.

    One of the former had a modest meal in my home last night. Another will likely drop by for a pleasant visit over the weekend. The folks I met up with in town yesterday were Muslims.

    They are fasting, most of them, this Ramadhan. They don’t eat pork. Most of them don’t share my enthusiasm for beer.



    They are normal people who follow their religious customs and respect the fact that a lot of people have either different religious practices or no religious affiliation at all.

    Islamists are something else entirely.

    They are bigoted fanatics who are essentially intolerant and believe that their ways should dictate our ways. They hold power in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, where women of ANY creed are coerced into head-shrouding under the oppressive shariah code.

    Islamist rule in Aceh is an endless nightmare…


    Hasil gambar untuk women's rights sharia


    ‘Immoral Activities – Sitting in Coffee Shops Laughing and Talking…’ 

    Islamist Inquisition in Aceh – ” Minority Religious Creed ‘Worse Than Tsunami!’ “



    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 



    The most notable Islamist spokesmen here in Jakarta are the self-styled ‘scholars’ of the MUI, and the thug gangs like the FPI…



    …whose ‘high priest’ – currently keenly sought by the police – told us that Governor Ahok deserved death for the ridiculous ‘offence’ of ‘blasphemy,’ which in Ahok’s case merely comprised quoting a Koranic verse and questioning its meaning.

    Slouching Towards Shariah, Indonesia Jails Ahok



    The MUI are also blood-thirsty, demanding stoning and flogging, not for criminals who seriously merit such punishment, like the savage mob who murdered the three Ahmadi martyrs at Cikeusik…



    Cikeusik, Banten Province, February 6th, 2011. Watch the pigs at their bloody work on this link..   http://www.liveleak.com/view.


    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 


    …but for  – WAIT FOR IT – sleeping around.


    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.

    • …..

    That’s who Islamists are, and what they do.

    BUT…says the anonymous editorial  in the Jakarta Post…

    …celebrations beyond this “Pancasila Week” must avoid worsening the mistake of suppressing Islamists.


     Okay, we know that the Jakarta Post’s parent company, Gramedia, has a shameful record of collaboration with the Islamists, to the extent of overseeing a Hitlerian book-burning bonanza in support of the MUI’s vendetta against freedom of thought and expression.

    Jakarta Post – A Nelson’s Eye View Of ‘Pluralism!’ 

    But so far, while editorial cowardice has prevented any condemnation of that Nazi-style arson, they have never openly endorsed it either.

    Does this latest outbreak of Islamist empathy now signal that the JP is going belatedly to its support for Gramedia’s grisly intolerance?

    A question all the more important as we celebrate this, Pancasila Day!

    • JazPen 17:24 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good one again Ross and I hope that newspaper will make it clear too.
      Did you read that terrible woman Julia Suryathing writing in the Jakarta Post about she thinks it was real progress to allow men to have four wives but nothing at all about how women dont get to have four husbands or three or two, only allowed one and that is her idea of progressive..

      She also totally dodged saying if child marriage is right or wrong, She just mentioned it the once and made no judgment.call. I think the old girl must be scared she will upset the fanatics.
      What a coward but thats the Jakarta Post for you.


      • ross1948 23:40 on June 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for that, JazPen.
        I did see her woefully inadequate ‘thoughts’ on child marriage and polygamy, but decided she wasn’t worth a comment.
        However, you sum her up quite successfully.


  • ross1948 00:02 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Happy Pancasila Day – Is ‘Brotherhood’ Worth A Hundred Yard Walk? 

    It’s Pancasila Day, a new public holiday in Indonesia, declared by President Jokowi to promote the pluralist vision of the nation’s founding fathers, who had no time for the Islamist bigotry which is increasingly blighting this lovely country.

    The national ideology is all about unity in diversity, and although I myself have no work to go to, being happily retired from the daily routine, I shall enjoy the relaxation thus mandated.

    Pak Presiden wants everyone to feel as if they are ‘brothers’ and we might assume he agrees with his son, Kaeseng, who’s reported in the Jakarta Post to have published these admirable sentiments.

    “We need to work together to build a better Indonesia, not by slandering each other or claiming others as infidels. Moreover, there was campaign to not provide proper burial rites to Muslims on the basis of voting preferences, how did that come about?”http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/05/29/kaesang-criticizes-viral-video-of-children-chanting-hate-speech-calls-for-tolerance.html

    Wonderful words, but how about deeds?

    How about some Sunday morning, this Ramadhan month, Jokowi emerges from his palace downtown and walks a hundred yards across the road…

    With Jokowi’s Palace in the background, the victims of Islamist evil proclaim their faith


    Oppressed Christians In The Street Heat, In Pluralist Indonesia 

    X-Rated Xmas – Foul-Mouths Bully Christians, As ‘Moderate’Mayor Denies They Exist!’ 

    …to where his persecuted Christian brothers and sisters are forced to worship by the roadside because intolerant Islamists have sealed their churches in West Java.

    “We are Indonesia, we live in diversity,” says Kaeseng.

    It would be a fine reaffirmation of that principle if his illustrious Dad joined the victims of sectarianism…



    …and ordered his National Police Chief to enforce the Supreme Court ruling that the GKI Yasmin congregants have every right to access their church and use it to practise the religious liberty that Indonesia’s Constitution affords them.

    • Sleman.tiro 06:46 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good and so many people here think same.


    • Fitri 08:15 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I think you have a good idea for the President.
      If he will go to the Yasmin church peoples worship service he will show everyone he care for freedom of religion


    • Irwan 10:10 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Very good.
      I agree every Indonesian should be free to worship.


    • Wulandari 16:40 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      A good idea and I hope he will take the walk to join them.
      They are our brother and sister because they are Indonesian same like we are.
      Happy Pancasila Day to you too, Ross


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