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  • ross1948 12:55 am on August 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesia, ISIS kindergarten Probolinggo, jihadist vermin, TNI armed forces   

    ISIS Evil In Java School? Yet Minister Wants No Debate? 

  • ross1948 7:30 pm on June 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Indonesia, , Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD)., , ,   

    Ayo, Jokowi! Death To Terror! Defy The Brussels Bullies! 

    Grand news today, from right here in Jakarta!

    A notorious sectarian terrorist has been sentenced to death!


    Aman Abdurrahman


    Although four of the scum who took part in the savage attack two years ago outside the Sarinah shopping centre in downtown Jakarta were taken out successfully…

    Hasil gambar untuk sarinah mall jakarta attack

    ISIS savage at Sarinah

    Satanic Evil Stalks Sarinah! Start Executions, Please, Jokowi!

    ….the beast known as Aman Abdurrahman has been behind bars (more or less – it seems ‘the court heard he planned the attacks from his jail cell!’) ever since, vigorously resisting attempts by prosecutors to have him executed for his role as mastermind of the atrocity, which saw four innocent people also lose their lives.

    One media report this week reminded us that Abdurrahman is not only seen as the ‘de facto’ leader of local fans of the ISIS rape-gang…



    ….but is also the spiritual leader of local extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD).


    But it wasn’t until this very day, while I was sitting on a bus in East Jakarta, that I heard the splendid news that justice will be done.

    Indonesian Islamic State cleric gets death sentence for Jakarta attack …

    Of course we were hoping for this – Wise Words In A Jakarta Court – Death To Terrorists!– but we were not counting any chickens, not till the court ruled him guilty of terrorism, and confirmed the appropriate sentence.

    Yet even now, there will be ranting from thousands of evil jihadists and those who purport to disown terrorism Oh Yeah? IslamoNazi ‘Kill-Kill-Kill’ Ranter Condemns Jakarta Terror! but quaintly abhor any suggestion of proper punishment for terrorists.

    And I’m not talking about the dumb dorks here in Indonesia who like to dress up as Arabs or Afghans and embarrass themselves by going out in public thus garbed, shrilling Islamist hate.

    President Jokowi will face a much more formidable foe, maybe not shrill but sedulous…



    President Jokowi


    ….in its determination to save the necks of nefarious vermin like Abdurrahman, whatever obscene crimes may have been committed.

    Guess who!?!

    We told you long ago!

    The European Union is the leading institutional actor and largest donor in the fight against death penalty worldwide.


    And the UK, like a servile Brussels flunkey, has been arrogantly interfering in Indonesian internal affairs for years!

    UK’s Jakarta Rep Frantic to Save Terrorist Skins -A Neo-Colonialist Par Excellence! 

    UK’s May Tells Jokowi – ‘Don’t Put Down ISIS Terrorists!’

    Jokowi has shown guts in defying previous cacaphonous clamour from overseas sticky-beaks on this issue.

    Let’s hope he stands as firm on this latest case, and that Abdurrahman gets what he truly deserves.

    • Jim in Jakarta 8:42 pm on June 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I just saw this on the news so I thought you would be on it!
      I always felt it was stupid for foreign countries to lecture Indonesia about the death penalty as a principle.
      It was different when Australia made protests about those Australian drug smugglers. Guilty or not, they were Australians.
      The EU has a bad record of butting into things that are none of its business, like when Thailand executed that killer this month. You wrote about that too.
      There was no reason for any government to interfere unless the convicted man was a citizen of theirs and that killer was a Thai with no connection to Europe.
      You were right about that and you are right about this.
      I hope Jokowi tells the EU to go fly a kite.

    • Fiona 9:15 pm on June 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Quite right!
      You asked us just a few days ago to email Thailand to refute EU quibbling on the death penaly, so let’s all do the same again and let President Jokowi know the EU has no right to misrepresent us.
      It might make no difference but I hate it when those Brussels sprouts pretend they speak for us.

      Most of us in England wish May would hang terrorists!
      If Indonesia does the right thing and shoots this terrorist, that would be setting a good example for May to follow.

      • ross1948 9:38 pm on June 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        You yourself are quite right, Fiona.
        People should send their thoughts to the President, politely offering their view that the Euro-Commissars do not speak for European people and he need take no notice of Brussels if they try to interfere..
        Always good to undermine their intrusive antics.
        Just use Google for your local Indonesian Embassy contact info, but for you, here’s their UK embassy address. email: kbri@btconnect.com

        • Fiona 10:06 pm on June 22, 2018 Permalink

          Thanks, Ross.
          I will circulate this to people likely to take the few minutes needed to help let Indonesians know we support capital punishment for terrorism. So many agree with us but are too lazy to do anything, even type an email.

    • Emas Jaksel 10:19 pm on June 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ross.
      Very long time no see. You still always writing interested story
      I hope Jokowi will get the teror man shot. The ISIS are bad for Indonesia same like for every place.
      Good night.

    • Noreen Paterson 12:13 am on June 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I will do as you and Fiona suggest.
      It’s not acceptable for these EU nosey-parkers to be lying like that when they must know very well that if we had referendums in Britain or many other European countries then terrorists would be ‘hanged by the neck until dead,‘ as I think the judges used to say when pronouncing sentence.
      I hope the Indonesian president will pay no attention to Brussels.

    • Santi 11:29 am on June 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Ross.
      Our President Jokowi should tell Europe that they cannot push us around.
      The terrorist is guilty and the sentence is fair.

    • JazPen 11:41 am on June 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      If Indonesia is finally going to do what’s right then it is none of the European Union’s business.
      We didnt always think very highly of the policies of President SBY but we warmly welcomed the execution of the Bali Bombers.
      Now Jokowi has the chance to show Indonesia is serious about wiping out terrorism. He will as you say face pressure from the bad element here but if the EU joins in to try and save this jihadist, I hope he will tell them to go to hell.
      They should clean up the mess they are making of Europe and leave Indonesians to get on with cleaning up their country.

    • Dayu 2:42 pm on June 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      What do they do to fight terorists?
      I read all you write and so I know the English and the Belgians let ISIL (Daesh) come live there eventhough they did terorist actions in Iraq.
      We do not need teaching from Brussel bullies. It is a war and in war we shoot enrmies.

    • Winda 3:04 pm on June 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      It make me very angry if they do like holland a long time ago when came to be our boss.
      European union not our boss because we not member of european union.
      Presiden Jokowi better go to Europe and tell them how to stop terror because so far it never stop there.

    • Asrofin 4:07 pm on June 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Europe mind your business. We will mind our business.
      That is very fair.

    • Pujianto 10:33 pm on June 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Europe send us aid but they want to control us so send it back.
      Indonesia is grown up and not the child to be getting lesson from them.

  • ross1948 9:35 am on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aman Abdurahman, , , Indonesia, shoot jihadist terrorists,   

    Wise Words In A Jakarta Court – Death To Terrorists! 

    Only a few weeks ago we asked why there have been no death sentences imposed on terrorists in Indonesia since the admirable executions of the Bali Bomb pigs….


    After Surabaya…HUKUM MATI…Execute Terrorists! 

    …a full decade ago.

    Quite apart from the deterrent effect ( which is irrefutable, since obviously no jihadist monster, once put down, can kill any more innocents ) capital punishment is a moral imperative for the sort of creatures who engage in sectarian ( or other) atrocities.

    Now, in all fairness, I must report that some members of the legal profession are speaking up and talking sense.

    Prosecutors insist on death sentence for pro-IS cleric


    Now we must await whatever verdict the judges hand down. Fingers crossed!

    Without going into the specifics of this particular case, at South Jakarta District Court, which you can read about on that JP link, it would be a great thing  indeed if Indonesia resumed attracting the disapproval of the European Union…


    The European Union is the leading institutional actor and largest donor in the fight against death penalty worldwide.


    It’s official Brussels policy to wage diplomatic war on behalf of threatened vermin!



    Brussels V India! Euro-Commissars Eager To Save Child-Rapists? 

    ….by giving terrorists exactly what they deserve.

    PS – unfortunately, even when a proper sentence is handed down, it is not necessarily carried out.

    Take a brute named Rois, for example…

    BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Jakarta bomber sentenced to death

    That was how many years ago?

    But when the Sarinah bombing occurred three years ago…?

    Rois was sentenced to death and has been in prison in Nusa Kambangan for more than 10 years. He was the bomber of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta in 2004….He has not been executed because his verdict has not been legally enforceable, pending a Judicial Review (PK) in the Supreme Court.


    Still, at least the death penalty’s on the Indonesian statute book- better by far than the sickly ECHR’s diktat that prevents every European government doing what most citizens – at least in the UK – want.

    • Dixon Anders 10:01 am on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Why wasnt Rois executed? Whats the excuse?
      I know you always make excuses for Indonesia but if they have capital punishment then why dont they use it for people who deserve it.
      I know, you will say Australia doesnt execute them either.
      If we had a referendum or even one of Turnbull’s postal ballots I think we would.

    • Adira 12:59 pm on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with this very strongly.
      It is wrong not to kill the killers

  • ross1948 5:54 pm on May 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesia, , , Police HQ,   

    Good Shooting, Riau Cops! Four Less Foul Fanatics In The World! 

    Just got home and turned on the TV an hour ago, .

    Sad to hear that one police officer was killed in Riau today, up near the northern end of Indonesia, across the straits from Singapore.


    Hasil gambar untuk riau map


    But three  – or more – cheers for his comrades in arms who took out a quartet of jihadist vermin who attacked Police HQ there.

    You can read more details here=

    Riau Police succeeded in stopping attack: National Police

    I’ve never spent much time in Riau, except when using the post city of Batam to take the ferry to Singapore, but I have had cause to write about the good people there….

     Bravo, Batam! Young Indonesians Challenge IslamoNazis 

    ..and the not so good…

    Indonesian Islamist Prayer Coercion – To Be ‘Reviewed?’ 

    Indonesian Victims of IslamoNazi Thuggery ‘Apologise!’ 

    …and the BAD….

    Bigot ‘Scholars’ Back IslamoNazi Call – ‘Ban Christian Public Worship!’ 

    This Club’s Not For Burning! Islamist Thugs Thwarted! 

    Unlike today’s bloody news, of course, the above examples of Islamist  iniquity did not result in innocents dying.

    Intimidation and thuggery by sectarian louts is a lesser affront to civilised society. 

    Yet if one level is tolerated, what must we expect but that even more savage brutes will emerge to plague the community?

    • Jim in Jakarta 7:00 pm on May 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      No doubt about it, Ross,
      Riau has had its share of intolerant thug activity, but the whole country faces a serious threat and I think if the thuggery had been put a stop to years ago then this jihadism might never have gotten off the ground.

      The police and esp Densus 88 do a pretty good job but if they dont follow up on the dissolution of HTI by banning all those extremist organizations, we wont be seeing any end to the trouble soon.

    • Rizky Riau 7:53 pm on May 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks to you Mr Ross for telling that there are many good people in Riau.
      We hate the fanatics and we want to be free from them.
      We need to get our army and police to stop them like this because prison will not reform them as we have only seen this month.

    • JazPen 12:15 am on May 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I got home late tonight but heard the news in town.
      Reading this reminded me of all those good stories you used to write about what was going on here.
      We may be seeing the last of the best days but even so you should keep covering more of the local news.
      I enjoyed your blog a lot more when you did.

  • ross1948 10:35 pm on May 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesia, , , jihadist fiends, Surabaya terror bombers   

    More Satanic Surabaya ‘Parents’ Now Burning In Hell! 

    Surabaya attacks: Family of five bomb Indonesia police headquarters


    That’s the BBC headline I found tonight on my arrival home.

    I’d been in downtown Jakarta most of the day, cursing the traffic and unaware of the latest example of evil that has exploded in Indonesia’s second-largest city…


    Behold Two Servants of the Devil, with four of their victims!

    Family said to have carried out church attacks

    Church-bombing fiends and their children, who died because of their sectarian hatred

    Police say the father, Dita Oepriarto, was the head of the local branch of Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an Indonesian IS-inspired network.


    Although today’s target was different, police officers doing their jobs, rather than Christians worshipping God, it resembled the previous (this weekend’s) atrocity in Surabaya, in that, once more, satanic parents dragged their own children along on the terror outing.

    An eight-year-old daughter survived the latest attack, police say.

    I’m no theologian, but if anything in anyone’s holy books holds true, scum like those two adults in the photo above will burn in Hell for all eternity.



    Now we’re told that the weekend fiends had not, after all, been to Syria or other ISIS territory.

    But that hardly detracts from the point I made in my morning post – 

    Those who exalt the ideology of the Islamist caliphate, and seek to impose it on democratic nations, are the enemies of Indonesia, and of Britain, and of all civilised peoples.

    Their activities are treasonous and treason merits capital punishment.

    Until that can be put into effect, what are governments to do?

    Jihadists should never be allowed into civilised lands, but if, somehow, they are already within, they should not be permitted to roam freely in any land.


    French Cops OK! But There’s Still Blood On Macron’s Hands!

    • Vanessa 11:36 pm on May 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Those poor children, to have to die because they were born to subhumans.

      I cannot comprehend how any ‘parents’ can be so bestial.
      It makes me almost physically ill just thinking about them.

      • Audrey 5:25 am on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Do not waste your time trying to understand how a different species thinks and feels, Vanessa.
        Just be glad of the difference, namely,that we who are not Islamists have a conscience.

      • Chrissie Miles 4:22 pm on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Bestial is not strong enough,however.
        Beasts are not evil.

    • Arnold 11:42 pm on May 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Is it hamsters that are known to eat their young if not prevented?
      Not sure but I know there is some kind of animal that devours its own babies.
      I didnt know they had any hamsters in Java.

    • Santi 9:43 am on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Pak Lukman is our Minister of Religion and a Muslim as you know and he says the terror is nothing to do with religion.
      So you are right, they do not serve for God and so they serve Satan so they will be in Hell now but not their little children that they killed.

  • ross1948 10:43 am on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Indonesia, , , ,   

    After Surabaya…HUKUM MATI…Execute Terrorists! 

    Horrible news to awake to, on a beautiful sunny morning in Indonesia.

    Six people so far reported dead in Surabaya, victims of satanic evil, innocently worshipping in their churches, slain by Islamist terror bombers.



    It has been many, too many, years, since any jihadist swine have paid with their lives for serving their demonic cause.

    President Jokowi has often, and volubly, voiced his support for the execution of criminals involved in the drug trade.

    • Let him now, please, extend his exhortations to include the vermin involved in sectarian atrocities.

    It is surely time to resume the use of capital punishment in Indonesia’s war on terror.



    The three Bali Pigs have been burning in Hell since their death by firing squad ten years ago, executions applauded by decent people of all religions and nationalities, except, of course, the European Union, which will go to any lengths to protect the lives of mass-murderers..






    This call for hukum mati – the death penalty – is not any kind of singling out of Indonesia for special criticism.

    France, under attack again yesterday, and Britain and Germany, have also suffered many losses to Islamist terror, yet their governments still lack the guts to tell the European Court and the European Union to get lost. .

    Brits and French and Germans should also be raising hell to demand their leaders take out satanic savages.

    • Jim in Jakarta 11:03 am on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I expected you to write something like this, Ross. I agree 100%.

      You make a good point about being fair to Indonesia, no point in criticizing Jokowi when Western countries (like France in the past 24 hours) wont fight back when their people are murdered by Islamists.


    • Santi 11:21 am on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Ross.
      We all want these terorists to be executed and we want our President Jokowi to tell us he thinks same like we do.
      I feel so sad for the poor Surabaya people murdered only for going to church on Sunday morning.

    • Prita 11:28 am on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Yes you say it for me and many million people here in Indonesia.
      It is no good to be kind to terrorists because they are not like humans.
      They are like the dogs with the rabies that must be killed.

    • Keith Milner 12:03 pm on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I think you are nuts, Ross.
      Not because of what you write. That usually makes a lot of sense.

      You must be nuts to stay in that country where people get blown up for going to church, and churches are shut down illegally by mobs and the cops dont help the victims re-open their churches and where even Muslims like those Ahmadiyas are murdered by a crowd (filmed on camera) and nobody ever gets charged with murder even though cops were on the spot.
      Yes I read all you write and it is like a script from a horror movie.

      More than a hundred foreigners ( mostly young Australians) were killed in Bali by islamists.
      Others since then have been killed too just for being foreign so.I just cannot understand why any foreigners who dont have to be in Indonesia are still living there.

      Why don’t you get the hell out of there and make your way home?
      If it’s the weather that keeps you there in Jakarta, you might consider coming to Australia.
      We could do with your support!

      • ross1948 12:27 pm on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Good day, Keith, and although I don’t usually rush to update my comments column, this post is attracting a lot of comments, so I’m responding promptly.
        Being accused of being nuts is no problem. If you enjoy life, it can happen a lot!
        But this grisly news today makes me determined not to leave but to stay. What is important when terror-scum attack like this is not to give in but to carry on, living as normally as possible.
        Yesterday I attended a wedding where most guests were Muslim, but many were Christian. Everybody was polite, and more than polite, they were friendly and welcoming to the sole foreign guest. Later I spent the evening in Muslim company again, enjoying some of your fine Australian wine.
        A large majority of Indonesians are anything but hostile to foreigners and after roughly 20 years here, I regard Jakarta as home. I hope never to leave.
        I do abhor cold weather so have no intention of residing in a northern climate again. Australia is great and I’m sure I will visit your sunny shores again, but here I am, and here I am happy to stay.

        • Rawel 3:52 pm on May 13, 2018 Permalink

          Please do not go from Indonesia because I like to read your blog and my many friend do read it also.
          If a terorist is dead then he will not hurt any one ever again.
          That is one good big reason to shoot them all.

      • Freddy Expat 1:40 pm on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Keith, the murder of those Ahmadis was clearly an act of Islamist terrorism but nobody in power called it out as such and as you say, and Ross wrote, nobody was charged with terrorism or even with ordinary murder, despite damning evidence.
        There are other examples not hard to find if you read Ross’s blog but still he tries to defend Indonesia on the grounds that most people here are not terrorists and many people here are friendly to him (and to other foreigners like me)
        I am unconvinced. If terrorists threaten the government, then the government takes it seriously. Also in high-profile cases, like Bali and the Marriott and today in Surabaya.
        But for little churches shut down and minorities disliked by the authorities, like Ahmadis?
        I am only here for another year then my contract will take me home. I have had some good times here but will be going home gladly.

    • Kezia 1:17 pm on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I am watching the breaking news from Surabaya on Berita Satu and it is more like heartbreaking news.
      What a great pity that no terrorist has been executed since the Bali bombers.

      So many Indonesian people find it strange when the courts and the government can sentence drug dealers to death and the sentences are fulfilled but when the terrible Islamist terrorists are captured they only go to jail and we saw how they do not reform there a week ago.

      Many times they are given release and they attack innocent people again, like you reported when the Sarinah shooting happened in Jakarta.
      Far more wise to shoot them.

    • Wahyu 2:21 pm on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      That is the social media slogan now, ‘We are not afraid,’ but I like better the idea that
      KAMI MARAH, ‘we are angry.’
      Many people are afraid because it is not so easy to be safe if you go to church or to the mall for shopping or anywhere because the Islamist can dress like normal person eventhough he is the devil who want to kill us.

      Better we get ANGRY and ask our government to kill him.
      A little bit good news today that police kill four terorists in Cianjur.
      Congratulation for police!.

    • Intan 7:24 pm on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      We must be glad the police killed four terrorists in Cianjur this weekend.
      The courts are slow to give justice but the police were quick.

    • Jeanne 8:21 pm on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      From France where more murder has been done by Islamist terror, I send my sympathy to the bereaved in Surabaya.
      It is a shame and a disgrace that the European Union tries to interfere with Indonesia’s capital punishment law.
      They have no right and they do not speak for most Europeans, only for the political class which is putrid.

    • Maggie Bland 9:09 pm on May 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Those poor people. murdered for going to worship God.
      The Islamists who killed them were doing the work of Satan.

  • ross1948 10:40 am on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Ascension Day, , , , Indonesia, , , Kenaikan, pastor palti   

    Happy Ascension Day! But Don’t Forget Tambun Terror! 

    It’s Ascension Day, a public holiday here in Indonesia, and I’m waiting for a welcome visitor.

    The sun is shining outdoors, and I hope my Indonesian readers of all creeds enjoy their day off work.



    Hasil gambar untuk ascension day greetings indonesia kenaikan


    DON’T FORGET the Christians of Tambun, Bekasi, West Java, who are still unable to worship in peace at their own church, whence they were driven six years ago by filthy savages who pelted them with bags of urine and faeces…


    Pastor Palti

    “They assaulted the congregation members,” Rev. Palti Panjaitan told the Jakarta Globe on Thursday. “Police tried to talk to them, but the mob passed through police and showered us with urine and dirty water. Others threw stones at us.”
    The mob reportedly attacked the congregation as the service started, and also shouted profanity and threats.

    “Even after the service, which lasted one-and-a-half hours, the mob chased after us,” Rev. Palti said.

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

    …and who STILL, all these years later, worship in the street, across the road from President Jokowi’s Palace here in Jakarta.


    Still There! Oppressed Christians Swelter In Jakarta! 

    So they will be in town today, or maybe Sunday, and while we we relax or gallivant, let’s not forget them.


    • Linawati 12:06 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I remember this because how can we forget.
      You are right to say they are savages, good way to call them.
      I wish you a happy holiday to Ross and I have another story for you that I will send soon.

    • Tulus N of Kebayoran 12:19 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      A happy Ascension Day to you Ross.
      Congratulations on the reminder for the Batak church in Tambun too.
      The crime done that day by mean people who hate Christians must never be forgotten and I hope they always fight to get back into their church, same like GKI Yasmin and the other churches persecuted.

      I wish President Jokowi will do something like use police to make Bogor obey Supreme Court that ordered the Yasmin church open.
      Possibly wishing and hoping are not enough so let us continue praying for religious liberty in Indonesia..

    • Puryanto 1:02 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      It is a holy day and a holiday so we should all be happy even people who are not very holy.

      It is important in this time to think about what the Islamist did in Bekasi because they get more powerful all the time under this government.
      Nice to disolve Hizbut Tahrir but better to ban all the violent gangs too like the FPI.

    • Santi 1:12 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Never forget.
      When we see something so terrible we cannot forget how shamed it makes us to be part of the same country as the criminals not stopped by the police.
      It is same like we feel when we see the murders in Cikeusik that also the police did not stop.
      People in every church today should pray for the HKBP to worship again in Tambun but I am sorry that I cannot forgive the Islamist terror mob except if they repent and say sorry and help build back the church for the Christian people.

    • Jim in Jakarta 2:06 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Not likely any of us in Jakarta at the time would forget, though some high-ups here would like us to.
      I see no sign the authorities now would behave any different if the same kind of thing happened again.

      I see you welcome the action against Hizbut Tahrir and so will most. Until the government does something similar to the whit-shirt gang whose photo you have in the previous post, I am still keeping a bag packed.

    • Heru Damai 3:00 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for remembering.

  • ross1948 5:30 am on April 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Friday hate-parade Jakarta, Indonesia, , Javanese hair-bun, Sukmawati Soekarnoputri   

    ‘Blasphemy’ Traffic Jams, Again? Jakarta’s Latest Fanatic Friday! 

    Poor Jakarta commuters!

    Once more fanatic Islamists are going to quite needlessly screw up the streets of the capital tomorrow, to protest about ‘poetry!’


    Our traffic jam conditions here are on most days pretty bad, often absolutely hellish…



    …so it’s bad enough they have chosen to ignore the obvious sensible day to do their thing, Sunday, when disruption to normal people’s lives would be minimised.

    But to stage their extremist antics about a poem written and recited by Sukmawati, one of the late President Sukarno’s daughters?

    The perpetrators of the parade plan are known as the PA212 , ( 212 alumni brotherhood)  and although the route is short – though they will likely insist ludicrously on calling it a ‘long march’ – it runs smack-dab through the heart of the city.


    Istiqlal Mosque


    For local readers, I offer Tempo magazine’s description of the route – from Istiqlal Mosque to Mabes POLRI (National Police HQ)


    Mabes Polri


    One of their spokesmen tried to justify the massive inconvenience to thousands of innocent people.

    “This rally aims to support Police investigating the blasphemy case, whoever the doer is.” https://en.tempo.co/read/news/2018/04/04/055917299/212-Alumni-to-Stage-Rally-Against-Sukmawatis-Poetry

    Exactly how thousands of sectarians shrilling their hate for ‘blasphemy’ can be interpreted as giving ‘support’ to the police is beyond rational man’s comprehension.


    Western countries got over these ‘blasphemy’ hang-ups a LONG time ago.


    But rationality hardly comes into this.

    The so-called ‘blasphemy’ charge arises because the poem mentioned Islamic sharia law, veil, and the sound of adhan [prayer call].


    Gambar terkait

    Sadly, Sukmawati, who is herself a Muslim,  has ‘voiced her regret’ for her words, which were read out at Indonesia Fashion Week.

    “I am sorry to Muslim communities especially to those feeling offended by the poetry,” she said, weeping…

    Millions of Muslims here in Indonesia share normal people everywhere’s disgust at the frequent savageries carried out under Aceh Province’s shariah law…

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

    ..with masked brutes publicly flogging little girls…


    The Sharia Hell of Aceh!


    ….and millions of Indonesian Muslim women go around like normal women – no scarf, no veil.

    BTW, I hear that some uptights got fretty because there was a suggestion that the Javanese hair-bun enhanced girls’ looks more than a head-scarf…

     Sukmawati also said that women with bun were pretier than women with veil… 


    (that link is to Republika, one of the foremost Islamic media here, and reading it is alarming – and I don’t mean just the spelling and grammar errors!)



    Women in Java never used to be ashamed of their hair!


    …since when has stating the obvious been a cause for offence? 

    As for the ‘call to prayer’ – here are a few of the reports we’ve posted about that phenomenon.

    Turn It Down! Ex VP Urges Volume Control for Noisy Indonesian Mosques 


    Aceh – Muslim Seeks Quieter Mosques, Bullied Into Silence, after ‘Death Threats!’ 


    So what’s all the fuss about?

    It seems to me that this is just another step in what we used to refer to as ‘Creeping Shariah’ – or Arabisation – a relentless drive to drag Indonesia away from her pluralist traditions…

    ….by using the ‘Blasphemy Law’  – imagine any country in the 21st Century having such a law – and is honestly not surprising after the jailing of Jakarta’s Governor Ahok merely for quoting a Koranic verse.

    But we’ve said all that before.

    Creeping Shariah,’ Warns Prof. Muhammed, As Jakarta Dims! 

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

    Get Your Tickets Soon – Jakarta Shariah Tourism Boom? 

    Bigot Ban Hurts Jakarta Business – CreepingShariah Continues! 

    Just feel a bit of sympathy, wherever you are, for the misery intended by those sectarian zealots against all the sane citizens who just want tomorrow to go about their legitimate business. 

    • JazPen 10:31 am on April 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      All too true, Ross.
      Sometimes I wonder f this is the same country I arrived in years ago.
      Indonesia is going downhill fast.

    • Santi 10:37 am on April 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Good Ross! Why must she apologise for anything she wants to say?
      Indonesia is still a democratic republic and we must be free to speak

    • Wulan 11:30 am on April 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Java ladies always have looked nice with the hair and the kebaya and we do look more pretty.
      Why we must cover up like the poor Iran and Arab Saudi women.

      I am sorry my english is not so good but I think it is better than Republika, yes?

    • Jim in Jakarta 11:58 am on April 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      My sentiments exactly, Ross.
      I would like to discuss it over a beer but it will have to be soon.
      If their Prohibition Act gets passed we may both be in prison.

    • Kezia 12:18 pm on April 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Ross for letting the people in other countries know how bad life in Indonesia is becoming.

      These jihadist marchers do not believe in the right of other people to free speech.
      Like Ahok before, now Sukmawati may be put in jail for her poem,and why?
      Because these fanatics do not like what she says.

      She is the daughter of our country’s Founding Father.
      What chances will there be for little people like me or my friends who like freedom to speak freely if the jihadists can do all this to her and make her offer an apology for telling the truth.

      It is all so sad. I hope you never leave us but at the least you as a foreigner can do that.
      Where can we go to be free, because this is our home?

  • ross1948 2:56 pm on April 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: All Saints Jakarta, , , , , Indonesia   

    Still There! Oppressed Christians Swelter In Jakarta! 

    Unlike our earlier post today……this is no joke!



    I had hoped to join the oppressed Christians this Easter Weekend, but it’s hard to be sure if they will appear on Good Friday or today, Sunday…


    Gambar terkait

    Lily Wahid, one of Indonesia’s decent Muslims stands up to IslamoNazi thuggery outside the sealed Yasmin church in Bogor


    …and with a guest to attend to yesterday, I didn’t get to town.

    Turns out that I therefore missed their worship on the street opposite President Jokowi’s Palace…


    A previous occasion, but it’s a regular occurrence


    ….but they show up every two weeks, a regular rebuke to the Government’s failure to enforce the Supreme Court ruling that the GKI Yasmin congregation have been illegally denied access to their house of worship in Bogor, West Java.

    So I’ll go to show solidarity with Yasmin and Cp.  on another day. This morning I trekked across Jakarta to the roughly 100-year-old Anglican church in Menteng…


    All Saints, Jakarta -for a description, see

    Christmas Day in Jakarta – A Non-Political Post for a Change! 


    – …because, unlike many local congregations, who worship at daybreak, the Anglicans had a 11.15am start! Just got back after a rainy homeward journey!

    Friday’s service must have been tough going in that baking weather…


    Every other week, every month, for five or more years


    …but not as gruelling as the hideous sectarian brutality they have suffered on other holy days…

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

    …as has the other congregation that also gathers with the Yasmin folk downtown.

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

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

    It’s been five years or more since they were on the receiving end of evil Islamists’ interpretation of Indonesia’s constitutional principle of religious liberty. And that was nothing new.

    Here’s a picture of a lady pastor in Bekasi, from years ago, viciously assaulted by a cowardly brute.


    Islamonazi FPI Rejoice, as Anti-Church Knife Thug Exits Jail 


    Just check out Yasmin in my search box. It’s a sad, bad story, and it continues…

  • ross1948 1:52 am on April 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: brutal whippings, , , Indonesia, , Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, , unemployed workers   

    Such Joy, Jakarta, To Have A Caring Governor! 

    Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Wednesday that the city administration would not accommodate the needs of Alexis Hotel workers who lost their jobs after the city revoked the hotel’s business permit.


    View image on Twitter

    • Anies wins an adoring smile from ferocious fanatic Habib Rizieq, who had recently 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/ 
    • 000000000000000000000========
    • Aaah, ITMA.

    • We paid some attention to Anies’ rise and rise, notably how he won such a warm smile from one of the most extreme Islamists in Indonesia.

    • But one cannot judge a man from the worrying words of one of his supporters.

    • Fairer, surely, to take his measure by considering the humanity embodied in his own words now that he’s in power.

    • =
    • Alexis Hotel
    • =
    • “Don’t act as if the hotel closure has caused them to suffer and they’re the victims of the closure. Everybody that worked there realized that there were violations committed by the business, which means they were all committing the violations together…”

    • Aaah, that grand old principle of collective guilt.

    • Funnily enough, although the Alexis was shut down because Anies averred there was prostitution going on – although we don’t know if he had ever been there to see for himself -.

      Kupu2 malam = Night butterflies!


    • ….we’ve heard not a word about all the big fancy five-star hotels where happy hookers prowl with impunity.

    • Here’s my eye-witness account from last year.

    • =
    • Hasil gambar untuk five star hotels
    • Alexis Harus Ditutup? Terus Gimana Hotel2 Bintang Lima? 

    • ( in English, despite my headline!)
    • =====
    • He’s a big-hearted guy, our Governor –

    • “If they’re really thinking about how they will live their lives, they should have considered that before working at a problematic company…

    • http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/03/28/former-alexis-workers-none-of-our-business-anies.html

    • =====

    • And off the workers go, to join the teeming ranks of unemployed Jakartans, of all races, creeds and colours – BTW, let’s not forget Anies’ commitment to pluralism.

    • http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/new-jakarta-chief-stirs-ethnic-tensions-on-first-day-in-office/news-story/ 

    • Meanwhile, Jakarta awaits the advent of the shariah hotels that Anies’ deputy, Sandiaga, has spoken of enthusiastically. Get Your Tickets Soon – Jakarta Shariah Tourism Boom ?. 

    • What delights will these splendid edifices, when they open for business, offer tourists that the five-stars don’t?

    • Special conditions of employment?

    • We hope that any waitresses and maids who don’t do their jobs properly will only suffer unemployment as punishment.

    • No way will the sort of brutal penalties meted out to little girls in Indonesia’s shariah province, Aceh, up north…

    • =
    • The Sharia Hell of Aceh!


    • …for ‘offences’ like holding hands with a boy-friend are going to be replicated in this once effervescent capital city.

    • NOT YET!

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