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  • ross1948 9:23 am on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesia, , , , ,   

    Bog-Busters In Indonesia? Trans-Freaks Arouse Islamic Ire! 

    Preface – for the benefit of North American readers, the word ‘bog’ is UK slang for ‘toilet’ in British slang!


    Not all Indonesia toilets as as awful as this – there are many much nicer!

    But men ought not to be using those meant for women


    While I can’t immediately recall many, if any, occasions on which I’ve found myself at one with the ‘scholars’ of the MUI here in Indonesia…


    …and in fact can recall innumerable times when they have appalled me…

    “A Wise And Noble Step?” Islamic ‘Scholars’ On Terrorist Unleashed In Indonesia! 

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

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

    …today I read that the Indonesian Scholars Council are quite rightly condemning cross-dressers, who use their gender-bender outfits to gate-crash women’s toilets.

    The MUI’s branch in South Sulawesi has issued an angry reminder that men are not to dress as women, after males have been reportedly sporting not only head-scarves ( hijabs) but even face-veils to hide what they really are!
    There’s even a name been coined for the freakos – crosshijaber –
    – and the MUI branch chairman, a Mr. Renreng, has warned them not to show up in his province.
    This comes after the bizarre phenomenon has been raised in the DPR (parliament) Anggota DPR Minta Kemenag Bina Crosshijaber and by both the mainstream Muslim organisations, the NU and Muhammadiyah.

    ( you can use Google Translate for the above links)

    With Hallowe’en approaching ( an annual event which the NU and Muhammadiyah dislike! ) people in the West can expect weirdly costumed characters to appear in their streets.

    But of course many Indonesians, not just Muslims but also the large Christian minority, are fully aware that the trans-freaks are not a fun phenomenon…


    Macy’s has fired a Christian woman for refusing to violate her religious beliefs. Her offense? She prevented a man dressed as a woman from entering the women’s dressing room.  https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/boycott-macys/

    ….but seriously maladjusted individuals who refuse to seek help but are ever more arrogant in their assertion of  ‘rights.’

    Few public figures are as brave as America’s Ben Carson.

    Bravo Ben Carson! Freak Fans Flushed Out – Now Fire Them

    So Sulawesi’s Mr. Renreng is wise to warn against the trans-freaks.

    They may seem laughable as they mince about in women’s wear.

    Yet when they start transgressing the bounds of decency, invading toilets ( bog-busting) and changing rooms, where women and girls should be able to feel safe from prurient perverts…



    Hallowe’en Horrors? But Are Target Toilets Scarier? 


    …it’s time to put them in their place!

    • Gracie 9:35 am on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      A very good alert to let Indonesians see how aggressive these trans are and how decadent Western society has become.

      It is important also to ignore the distinction between cross-dressers who pretend they are female and the insane transgenders who cut away at their organs to try to make fantasy into reality.
      Giving any of them access to women’s rest-rooms and changing rooms is criminally dangerous.


      • Yanto 5:24 pm on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Gracie, many of Indonesians know already.
        That is why we do not welcome bule interfering and why we sensor tv and film.


    • Ayu W 10:00 am on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      America and England are so wrong.
      To be letting men walk into lavatories that are there for women is very disgusting,


      • Kezia 2:51 pm on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Ayu, your thinking is just the same like my thinking.
        There is much that looks very nice about life in the United States and the United Kingdom but why have they lost moral basics?
        That story about the Christian woman in New York made me angry.
        Do most stores there not respect women?
        If I go to New York, I will never visit Macy’s.
        Are London stores as bad as Macy’s?


    • Agus 11:24 am on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I was not going to believe that The West was so mental sick to they force woman and girl to use private area like chanjge room with trans-freak.
      Trans-Freak is a good word for the man who pretend to be woman.
      RSG is place for them to go, the hospital for sick mind.


    • Santi 2:24 pm on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I heard from you and my other bule friends but I never ever believed that Western countries treat women so mean. Why would they fire a woman when she will not let a strange man into ladies room.
      It is SO bad.
      I do not very much like what MUI say about many things but this time we better support them.


    • JazPen 7:23 pm on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      We talked about this after my local staff read your blog today as they usually do.
      Some of hem refused to believe any store would allow men to use womens restrooms.
      When I convinced them it was true they were horrified.
      I have thought about leaving for home in the next few years but now?
      Thinking about this today and seeing how nice and normal Indonesians still are compared to where I come from.
      I’m not so sure.


      • Jim Ex Jakarta 10:35 pm on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        JazPen, you and I both know, same as Ross does, that the more power the MUI gets, the less fun Indonesia is going to be.
        I agree with all the Indonesian commenters, it is disgusting that fake-women can walk into a women’s restroom. The English-speaking world is gone crazy.
        But Singapore is not going to put up with that stuff.
        If you dont want to go back to a country you wont recognize then come just an hours flight north.


  • ross1948 8:53 am on September 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Indonesia, ,   

    Unrest in Indonesia – The BIG Issue? 

    Having lived in Jakarta or thereabouts for more than two decades, I have come to love the city, despite it’s frustrations, notably the traffic…



    ..but I still use public transport, which has certainly improved over the years…



    …with the TransJakarta buses a big improvement on those old kopajas.

    The bonus from using buses is that I get to talk to lots of local people and often see the same folks on the same buses they use every day to work or college.

    One such is an undergrad guy, who likes to talk politics.

    He used to say he was only interested in the subject academically, but he was impressed that I had once been a student anti-communist activist.

    Like most Indonesians, he understands how evil communism is.

    However, this month has changed him.

    He just told me today that he had joined the turbulent demo last week!


    Because he likes freedom.

    Much media coverage has concerned the benighted moves to jail those ‘guilty’ of extra-marital sex…

    …which has been happening for thousands of years in every country but seems to get uptight old (and younger) windbags here terribly steamed up.


    Especially when they’re caught!

    Far worse, in my view, is the ‘blasphemy’ nonsense – various Western media have mentioned this as a cause of the rowdy unrest, but I cannot pin-point any specific alteration planned.

    As if the law were not already quite oppressive enough, as shown by the imprisonment of Jakarta’s best-ever governor, Ahok, two years ago, merely for quoting a verse.



    Slouching Towards Shariah, Indonesia Jails Ahok

    Some malevolents even wanted to have him executed!

    There’s also an imbecilic clause about insulting the head of state.

    And there are issues about the campaign against corruption, which is at least as offensive to decent people as the Brussels/Strasbourg rip-offs are to the subjects of the EUSSR…..

    “I’m Interested In…”“Oh No You’re Not,” Say Strasbourg Slugs! 


    Brussels Lush Again – Your Taxes Pay For This Bum’s Booze! 

    …which are not oftimes reported here, although local scandals are!

    Beef Scandal – Islamist Fanatic Luthfi Jailed ‘Till the Cows Come Home!’ 

    I offer you a link with more details on the demo and the reasons.


    So which did my commuter-pal object to most?

    Not the so-called ban on ‘free-sex’ – ‘but you foreigners must beware,’ he laughed!

    Nor the ‘blasphemy’ blather. ‘It will make no difference,’ he said, ‘Ahok never blasphemed but they jailed him anyway!’

    Nor even the corruption issue. With a ruling class like ours, he shook his head sadly, corruption will never end.


    My bus buddy wants to be free to insult heads of state.



    Not that he especially dislikes President Jokowi  – in fact he says the incumbent is ‘not a bad guy.’

    But he savours what he reads about life in the West, where EVERYBODY insults every politician every day!


    If They Were Your Daughters? Merkel’s Never-Ending Evil 

    And with good reason, I had to admit!







    • JazPen 11:18 am on September 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      A fair summary but I have to hand it to you, Ross, you manage to hammer away at your preffered targets of every kind even when talking about here.

      I hear the traffic is turning bad again today because of students doing their demos again.
      You staying home?


      • ross1948 2:34 pm on September 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I wish I had stayed home, JazPen. I got another book from that little shop in Pasar Festival, and eventually got the 6A to change at Monas. We passed through Sarinah, a stop there, then at Bank Indonesia were told it was going no further and we had to return to Sarinah.
        Clever, ya?
        From Sarinah, we had a long and winding mystery tour via Cideng’s back streets then instead of going down to Grogol via Tomang, we all got taken back to Harmoni, which we passed without stopping and took the route past RS Sundel Bolong!
        Capek dech!


    • Wulan 3:12 pm on September 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Oh Ross, you make me laugh when you say RS Sundel Bolong.
      The halte busway name is RS Sumber Waras.
      The sundelbolong is a dangerous ghost with a hole in her back.
      But you know that, ya, very funny hehehe. I laugh like kuntilanak.


  • ross1948 12:39 pm on September 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Banda atrocities, Dutch East Indies, English-Dutch wars, Indonesia, Manhattan, , nutmeg, Spice Islands,   

    Atrocities In Indonesia, Starbucks In NYC? Go Figure! 

    Do you like lattes?


    I’m a coffee addict and am fairly indiscriminate in what kind of caffeine product I pour down my throat, but I am no afficionado of lattes.

    Nevertheless, I see no reason to be hostile to that innocuous drink, though naturally I do not frequent Starbucks…


    Gambar terkait

    Howard Schultz said at their annual meeting “If you support traditional marriage, we don’t want your business…”

    ..which is the focus of the story I link you to today…


    ….Image result for nutmegImage result for nutmeg

    What happened on the East Indies islands of Banda many centuries ago…




    ….and who drinks what in Manhattan, are impossible to link logically, however, unless you are an uptight left-liberal sticky-beak.

    Please read and marvel at the mind-set that pervades the nut-job (nutmeg?) American media.


  • ross1948 11:59 am on September 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Indonesia, social media surveillance of ‘migrants’,   

    An Excellent Innovation – Screen ‘Migrant’ Social Media! 

    Sounds to me like a good idea, this news that there’s to be expanded scrutiny of wannabe border-crossers – even more so, when we read that the perennially pro-crimmigrant ACLU is set to start a-whining about the fresh vetting moves.

    . ‘In 2016, the the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called the DHS’ proposal to collect social media profile from visa applicants “an intelligence surveillance program clothed as a customs administration mechanism.”

    And that’s meant to be an argument AGAINST?

    Given the kind of evil ideologies imported by so-called ‘asylum-seekers’ and various fake-refugees…


    Gambar terkait

    Phoney ‘Refugees’ And Phones– Calling All Crimmigrants?  

    It’s a damned good idea to find out as much as possible about who they’re in touch with. Austria showed a lot of smarts by confiscating mobile phones!

    And how about America…

    in Arizona,  federal authorities in the Grand Canyon State have arrested two refugees from the same continent for conspiring to provide material support to ISIS. In both cases the terrorists entered the United States legally under an Obama era program…

    Not Just Europe, But USA Too, Imports Evil Ingrates 

    ….where stepping up ‘intelligence surveillance’ is also a first-class idea.

    A pity it’s only in America that this reform is reportedly being introduced.

    Canada and Australia…

    Indonesia Shows Oz and UK How To Handle Hizbut! 

    …as well as European countries, could do with much tighter checks that might help keep out sectarian fanatics like Hizbut Tahrir.

    Good citizens who care about their country should take note of another sentence from the report.

    The DHS will be seeking comments and insight from interested parties on its new rules until November 4, when the process will move forward for approval and implementation.


    But every time something good pops up, it is sad to say that there’s bad news to balance it.

    The foul fanatic Ilham Omar rejoiced this month when yet again a judge took a sledge-hammer todemolish an anti-terrorist safeguard.

    evil judge

    …a federal judge has ruled that the government’s watchlist of more than 1 million people identified as “known or suspected terrorists” violates the constitutional rights of those placed on it.

    The ruling Wednesday from Judge Anthony Trenga grants a summary judgment to nearly two dozen Muslim U.S. citizens who challenged the watchlist with the help of a Muslim civil-rights group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

    But the judge is seeking additional legal briefs before deciding what remedy to impose.

    Why Terror-Backed Rep. Ilhan Omar Is Celebrating This Week

    Aaah, CAIR…




    • Pellegrino 4:13 pm on September 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      It is a good idea, so of course ACLU will try to stop it. I can never figure why they have that A when it should be an ‘I’ – for Illegal Criminals Liberation Union.
      i bet Obama judges will try to block it too


    • Lorne Marzio 8:07 pm on September 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      That Obama judge Tigar who has just blocked Donald Trump’s ‘asylum’ reform is typical.
      He does all he can to make life easy for illegals.
      We should be able to elect judges.


  • ross1948 5:13 am on August 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Indonesia, , uppity crimmigrants   

    Uppity Aliens ( In Jakarta!) Tell Oz To Change Aussie Laws! 

    The sheer arrogance of the aliens loitering in Indonesia is breath-taking…


    ….or would be if all you readers in other countries afflicted by the problem had not, by now, ceased to be shocked by similar uppity outbursts within, or too close to, your own sovereign territory.

    Thousands of refugees protested in Indonesia Tuesday (Aug 20), saying they had been stranded in the South-east Asian nation for years because of Australia’s tighter border policy…


    Skip the fact that they ‘stranded’ themselves here! They could have landed their bludger-boats in a variety of other countries…



    …but none of those afford the tax-funded troughs they salivate for, whereas Australia does.

    I had always understood that we foreigners, not just so-called ‘asylum-seekers…’

    (I say so-called because we know how readily some of them lie their heads off –


    Just think of the foul slanders uttered by crimmigrants in Jakarta and megaphoned by that slimy squirt from the Un-Australian ABC…)

    Rats On The Run! ABC Memo – Skip the ‘Flourishes.’ 

    …but also decent people who came through airports and harbours legally, lined up and  paid for visas as required, were STRICTLY forbidden from political activity, including demonstration, during their time here.

    One might have hoped the authorities in Makassar, and the other cities, would have cracked down on the bludgers who vented their spleen against a country to which they have no right to go…

    ….nor to criticise, because nobody has any right to dictate Australian migration policy except Aussie legislators subject to the approval of Aussie voters!

    Yet these insolent upstarts – whose uninvited presence in Indonesia has become increasingly wearing – A Tropical Calais? Indonesian Mayor Wants Migrants “Removed!”  – on the normally easy-going citizens…

    Heading for Oz? Murderous Rohingya ‘Asylumers’ – Out in Nine Months! 

    ….had the nerve to stage a demo outside Australia’s consulate in the city of Makassar, ‘calling on Canberra to reverse its “inhumane” entry rules for refugees in Indonesia.’

    The Oz Consul should have torn up their impudent epistle and thrown it back in their ingrate faces.

    But consuls are appointed on condition that they behave diplomatically.

    However, at least we can hope it was quietly, diplomatically, dropped into the consular waste-paper-basket.


    • Uncle Oz 6:47 am on August 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      If Indonesia isnt bound by that UN pact, as I read in the story you linked to, why have these trouble makers been allowed in?
      The one thing that should not happen is that they get to come to Australia.


  • ross1948 9:53 am on July 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: exotic edibles, expat cravings, Indonesia, , ,   

    Indonesia’s Expat Cravings – Whaddaya Really Miss? 

    interesting article in the ever-readable expat magazine this  – https://indonesiaexpat.biz/featured/three-products-that-most-expats-miss-in-bali/ –which prompts me to mention stuffing.

    The magazine writer is concerned about what cannot be got in Bali, where I’d have expected the huge foreign community would be well catered for.

    My stuffing odysseys take place here in Jakarta, and a lot of ground has been covered, since I’m out on the town at least four or five days a week.


    Hasil gambar untuk stuffing

    Alas, stuffing’s a food-stuff I’ve looked for in vain, even venturing to posh Kemang, that South Jakarta area, where high-salaried foreigners abound, and pricey stores cater to their longings.

    So far, no luck.

    It’s no big deal, and if need be, the delicious product can be acquired on my Australia outings, or brought by those who come thence to spend time with me.


    Yet it seems strange that all kinds of exotic edibles are available in Jakarta, except for stuffing!

    • Vidawati 11:39 am on July 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I never had this good food till I went to eat with my foreign friends.
      It is very delicious.
      Sorry, Ross but I think they got it in abroad.


    • Sendi 2:05 pm on July 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Oh yes, I had it in Singapore and I love it.
      You know already, it is on menus in the big hotels and some restos in Kuningan.
      B.I.Y. is a problem. I do not know where you can buy it yourself but I will look and if I see then I will tell you.


    • JazPen 8:46 pm on July 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Somebody, I thought it was you, told me that McGettigans in Kuningan had a chef who did excellent stuffing.
      I know you told us you once made your own but if that was too much like hard work and you want to get the packeted stuff, have you tried Kemchicks in Kemang?


  • ross1948 10:52 am on June 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesia, , , , , UNDIP,   

    Petition – Semarang Scandal – Can Indonesian Girls Study In Safety? 

    Interesting to see indications of public outrage after a lecturer at an Indonesian university ‘had admitted to molesting female students but was allowed to keep his job…’

    There’s been a petition launched, over 125,000 signatures so far, protesting against the decision at UNDIP, which is located in Semarang, Central Java.


    You can read all about it in the Jakarta Post link above, but whatever the details, it may be worth weighing up how certain elements in Indonesia see women…

    Indecent Assault? ‘If You Don’t Like To Be Touched, Stay Home!’ – Islamist Fanatic

    …as in that utterance by a notorious extremist, and in that benighted poster we feature often….

    ‘Fathers and Husbands..Their aurat are your responsibility!’


    And another quote that will be familiar to our regular readers…

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

    I have always maintained that it’s important to recognise that many, many Indonesians, of all creeds, hold civilised views, strikingly different from the sexist and sectarian nonsense exemplified by the above examples.


    The number of signatures this recent petition, which demands an independent investigation team, manages to attract  – it’s approaching 135,000 now…

    Silhouette weeping .

    …may give us an idea of the extent of civilised thinking here.

    Undip Darurat Pelecehan Seksual! Bentuk Tim Investigasi Independent!



    • Kezia 3:08 pm on June 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      If molesters are not thrown out of universities, girls should not enrol.
      Better they look for a college that cares about their safety.


    • Santi 4:46 pm on June 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I just cannot at all understand why the university behaves so.
      University must be a time for happiness and achievement and not a time we hate to remember.


  • ross1948 3:53 am on June 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Indonesia, petisi, Rizieq citizenship petition   

    Can Petitions Predict Indonesia’s Future – Free Or Fanatic? 

    You may remember this individual, who expressed the hope that Jakarta’s best-ever governor, Jokowi, face the death penalty for referring to some verse from the Koran?


    Yes, it’s Rizieq, ‘high priest’ of the sectarian vigilante gang that calls itself the ‘Islam Defenders Front.’

    The FPI!

    Despite Rizieq’s bloodthirsty exhortation, and the howls that issued from savage primitives who shuffled through Jakarta back then…

    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





    …Ahok was not killed( merely imprisoned, for Pete’s sake!) after a trial that shamed Indonesia around the world.

    If you are new to our pages, there are plenty of links to our past reports on their violent and intolerant antics on our blog –


    Jakarta – Anti-Fanatic Petition

    That was about a petition by pro-tolerance Indonesians asking that the FPI’s permit to function as a ‘community organisation’ be not renewed.

    Have a look – or you may just sample these older posts.

    Nightmare – Indonesian IslamoNazis Get Armed Forces Training! 

    But this latest petition sets a new standard in courage, demanding that the fanatic Rizeq be stripped of his Indonesian citizenship!

    He is currently in Saudi Arabia, and has been there quite a while…Indonesian hard-line cleric ducks facing porn charges again …evidently not eager to come home.

    Anyway, here’s the link to the new petition…


    …,which is doing very well.

    Only Indonesian citizens are entitled to add their names, but it’s well worth reading!

    I’m sure if you use Google Translate you’ll get the gist of it.

    Or use this Tempo link  –https://en.tempo.co/read/1212894/fpi-rejects-petition-demanding-rizieq-shihab-citizenship-revoked  – if you are not up to Google’s efforts!

    Needless to say, the Islamist fanatics of the FPI are not best pleased. Their Jakarta gauleiter, Novel, says they’re starting their own petition.


    habib novel Supreme leadershipfpi

    Habib Novel – “women already have limitations, let alone non- Muslims!”


    We have heard of his enlightened outlook on life previously!


    They were able to mobilise several hundred thousand bigots for the anti-Ahok shuffling, so if all of those were able to read and write, the FPI petition might catch up…or not.

    In fact, the FPI petition is not actually about Rizieq. Instead they are targetting President Jokowi!

    Quote-  to urge the Constitutional Court to disqualify the Presidential Candidate number 01 Joko Widodo….

    This may be a clever tactic, since Jokowi’s Vice-President was a star witness AGAINST Ahok.

    Will the President consult his VP before responding to the multitude of decent folk demanding that Rizieq be deprived of citizenship? Jokowi’s VP Pick

    And if he does, how will VP Ma’aruf advise him?



    • Santi 7:13 am on June 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Already signed and I think many more will sign.
      We do not want the thinking of the FPI and Indonesia does not need that thinking.


    • Kezia 2:19 pm on June 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Very true, Santi.
      If they want to live the Arab way, Arabia is easy to go to and to stay in.


    • JazPen 3:37 pm on June 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I wish I could sign it.
      Apart from Islamist fanatics, who would miss Rizieq if he never set foot in Indonesia ever again?
      Er, I forgot.
      Those powerful politicians in the photos in your last ‘Petition’ post?
      I will pass it around, but I expect all my Indonesian friends have signed already.


    • Intan 5:21 pm on June 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Rizieq has been in Saudi for so many months that now he must feel very at home.
      Yes, sign the petition and let him stay there.


    • Jim Ex Jakarta 1:00 pm on June 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Ah, happy days are here again, Ross V Enemies of Indonesia.
      Not much I can disagree with, but if you are commenting on petitions, I’m attaching another one, maybe you can do something to help it spread.


  • ross1948 10:26 am on June 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: banning vigilante, , Indonesia, ,   

    Jakarta – Anti-Fanatic Petition Nears 500K Signatures! 

    Having written about the FPI ( self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam’) vigilante gang….

    Nightmare – Indonesian IslamoNazis Get Armed Forces Training! 

    …many a time in the past ten years or more…

    fpi skulk in mosque

    IslamoNazis V Freedom-Fighters? – Some Chicken, Some Neck

    IslamoNazi Gauleiter – “Women Already Have Limitations..

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

    …I was interested to read that a petition launched to stop renewal of their license ( yes, vigilante gangs can apply for a license here as ‘community organisations’ or ‘Ormas!’ ) has already attracted some 473,000 signatures!


    A counter petition is also on the go, by fans of the fanatics, but, when last heard of, was lagging far behind their pluralist rivals.

    Banning the sectarian outfit has been a recurring issue but has not been acted on by any government, for reasons that remain inexplicable to Indonesians of all creeds…


    …but only inexplicable until the historical background is considered, the gang’s origins going back to the turmoil surrounding the downfall of the Suharto regime when elements in the security forces took the FPI under their wing.

    Astounding readiness to be seen in public on an amicable basis with the FPI leadership from people in high office has continued till the present day.


    Hardline Indonesian cleric Rizieq Shihab (pictured right) smiles at the camera

    …..Presidential candidate Prabowo with FPI’s Habib Rizieq, and here’s President Jokowi sharing a platform with the same fanatic….

    Rizieq, far-left, Minister Wiranto, President Jokowi

    So Has Indonesia Come To This? Paradise Lost?

    Even the country’s top cop, Tito Karnavian, has not hesitated to talk approvingly of the FPI’s ‘grand imam,’ Habib Rizieq, currently in Saudi Arabia  (and seemingly unwilling to come home. Police Add FPI Leader Rizieq Shihab to Most Wanted List )

    “He was very tolerant actually… FPI is an Islamic organization so very tolerant of other religions,” he addedVideo Viral, Tito Karnavian: FPI Ormas Islam yang Sangat Toleran

    You may wish to read the long local linked report  – Google Translate has gotten better recently – but I only wanted to let people know of the petition.

    My blog has a steady Indonesian readership!

    So I’ll close with an extract from the report, a quote from another leading FPI office-bearer, Sobri Lubis, who ‘assessed that those who refused to extend their organizational permits were those who like to commit immorality.

    “Maybe people who are fond of sinners are usually those who ask that FPI be dissolved. No problem,” Sobri said at the residence of Prabowo Subianto on Jalan Kertanegara IV, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, Tuesday (7/5) night.  https://m.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20190508203941-20-393206/200-ribu-orang-tandatangani-petisi-setop-izin-fpi?

    Sinners, huh?



    Sobri Lubis


    could ask why Prabowo is giving somebody of Lubis’ character house-room, but in order that new readers get my reference to Lubis’s character, they need to watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7RLCXNdKF4  –which shows him issuing his monstrous call for his rabble audience to ‘Bunuh, Bunuh, Bunuh’ (KILL KILL KILL!) innocent members of the peaceful and inoffensive Ahmadi minority.

    ….incitement for which he was never prosecuted, BTW!



    • Intan 10:39 am on June 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I wish I can sign it a thousand times.


      • Vince Laughlin 6:54 pm on June 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I wish I could sign it just once, Intan.
        As a foreigner who lived in your lovely country and still gets back here now and then, I have seen these people rise and rise because not enough good people could make the authorities do what’s necessary.
        Will the petition help? I have no idea.
        I hope so.


    • Santi 12:47 pm on June 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I hope many more will supprt the petition.
      Half a million is good but a million will be better.


    • Wahyu 5:12 pm on June 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I am asking my friends with me now to sign. All happy to sign.
      Thankyou for telling us.


  • ross1948 4:30 am on June 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesia, ,   

    Selamat Hari Pancasila! 

    Image result for hari pancasila


    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.

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