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  • ross1948 10:47 am on March 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Gulen, Indonesia, Inter-Faith envoys, , Professor Amin Abdullah,   

    Jakarta's 'Inter-Faith' Envoy Amin Abdullah Best Avoid Turks! 


    Much to contemplate about the news here in Jakarta, that, among the ‘interfaith leaders set to visit several countries across Europe and the United States to introduce values of tolerance among Islamic religious followers in the country…’

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    Professor Amin Abdullah

    …….

    …is an Islamic scholar named Amin Abdullah.

    Not too familiar with Amin’s record, I looked it up and I have to admit, he seems to be impressively tolerant.

    But that sentence quoted above is somewhat confusing. Are Amin and his fellow-envoys really going abroad to introduce values of tolerance among Islamic religious followers in the country- Indonesia?

    Surely the place to achieve that objective is right here at home?

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    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/03/18/interfaith-leaders-to-tour-europe-us-to-introduce-indonesias-moderate-islam.html

     

    Certainly, there’s much to be done in this sunny archipelago, where there are millions of decent Indonesians who ARE tolerant, but a significant number too who are viciously intolerant of any other mode of worship.

    I’m not talking about loathesome ignoramuses like those we have seen in in West Java.

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

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

    But how about this bunch?

     

    Cops – “Islamist ‘Scholars’ Can Veto Religious Liberty” 

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    The official recognised body of self-styled ‘scholars,’ the MUI, is infamous for its intolerance.

    The climate of intolerance has intensified since I came here in the late 1990s, to the extent that the Christian Governor of Jakarta is currently on trial for the Dark Age ‘crime’ of ‘blasphemy.’ 

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    Ain’t Just Ahok – More Indonesian Dissenters Behind Bars! 

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    But this Jakarta Post report needs more than one morning’s comment to do it justice.

    What concerns me today is the safety of Pak Amin Abdullah if he goes to Europe next week as planned. 

    The JP tells us that France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the US are among countries they will visit.

    As we know, or should have learned  from reading the news last week, Germany and The Netherlands are infested with fanatic Turks, fans of the arrogant Islamist Erdogan.


    Hasil gambar untuk turks rotterdam riot

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    His fans are as much enemies of tolerance as he is.

    They are violent ingrates who showed by their disgraceful behaviour that they do not belong in the civilised democratic societies which have afforded them opportunities to better themselves.

    erdogan

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    Nor of course does Erdolf belong to Europe, neither the Europe of traditional values that we favour, nor the left-liberal Europe which the Brussels Euro-Commissars are intent on imposing.

    So Prof. Amin needs to beware!

    Why?

    Because Erdogan’s secret police, and their huge network of agents all across these European countries…  –German investigation into Turkey’s religious officials collecting information on its enemies may be the tip of the iceberg. Turkish imam spy affair in Germany extends across Europe-…may well be extremely nasty but they are simultaneously extremely diligent.

    They do their research!

    And if I can learn within five minutes of researching Professor Amin Abdullah that he has sung the praises of Fethullah Gulen, so can the Erdogestapo.

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    Gulen

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    Gulen is the bete noire of the sectarian regime in Ankara, where the wannabe caliph views the exile as his arch-enemy.

    Since the failed kudeta last year, which Erdogan claims to believe was Gulen’s work, myrmidons of the Turkish state have been persecuting, prosecuting and jailing real or alleged Gulen fans…

    ……….

    …and a reign of terror unleashed against then in Europe.   ‘Sleepless nights’ for Gülen’s supporters in Europe

    Hence my concern for Pak Amin’s safety. Anyone who writes as he has written-

    One reason for the success of the Gülen movement in many countries is the universal nature of Gülen‘s vision, his nonviolence and tolerant approach during a time of fear of religious extremism…Gülen bases his dialogue not entirely on the ground of faith, but on love. His social philosophy revolves around the idea of serving humanity, and institutes should service this purpose…. 

    M. Amin Abdullah – Gulen Conferences

    Well, let’s just say you’d better watch your back over there, sir.

    Europe ain’t what it used to be!

     
    • JazPen 3:01 pm on March 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I was surprised that the government here would think to do this, send people flying around talking about tolerance with Ahok on trial because he upset Habib Rizieq and the MUI.
      But nothing much really surprises anymore.

  • ross1948 8:28 am on March 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Djarot, , Indonesia, , , , , , , , Sukarno, Supersemar   

    Media Coverage of Islamist Louts – JG Trounces JP! 


    A most peculiar, patchy piece in the Jakarta Post this week, on how deputy gubernatorial candidate Djarot Saiful Hidayat faced hostile opposition from supporters of his gubernatorial election rivals while attending an anniversary prayer for late former president Soeharto….

    Djarot is on the left, Ahok on the right

    Djarot is the running mate of Governor Ahok – the pluralist Christian seeking re-election next month. Ahok is hated by all the vilest sectarian elements here, and is currently on trial for the mediaeval offence of’blasphemy.’

    One prominent Islamist bigot has demanded the DEATH PENALTY!

    But let’s continue with the JP report. I won’t simply repeat it word for word but the link will confirm I am paraphrasing it faithfully.

    …an unidentified protester threw a bottle…some protesters pursued him while hurling verbal abuse…some protesters even trying to block his access to the mosque….

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/03/12/djarot-faces-hostile-protesters-at-east-jakarta-mosque.html

    Atrocious antics, deserving serious, thorough investigation. Yet the JP reporters do NOT identify the hoodlums, apart from that vague reference to ‘supporters of rivals.’  

    Compare and contrast. 

    So WHO were the loutish trouble-makers? The Jakarta Post’s rival English-language paper, the Jakarta Globe, has incurred my disapproval in the past…

    …but does a far better job, with its report on the same disgraceful hoodlum display.

    Members of several Muslim groups intercepted incumbent Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat while on his way to attend an Islamic prayer to commemorate the issuance of the controversial Supersemar, or March 11 Decree…

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    • Protestors loudly yelled abuse and the word “infidel” at Djarot…
    • So it was not a manifestation of political conflict but of naked sectarian hatred.  http://eyewitness.thejakartaglobe.com/news/protestors-try-to-prevent-djarot-from-attending-supersemar-commemoration/
    • And another thing!
    • That ceremony Djarot was attending?
    • The Jakarta Post’s description – ‘ an anniversary prayer for late former president Soeharto’  – is more than a little economical with the facts of the occasion.
    • It gives the impression that it was merely a commemoration of the dictator’s life or of his death.
    • NOT SO! The Jakarta Globe spells out the truth!
    • .The mass prayer was held to commemorate the issuance of the Supersemar letter, which transferred authority from the country’s founding father, Sukarno, to Suharto, who was the chief of the Army in 1966.
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    General Suharto – the beneficiary of ‘Supersemar’

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    Every Indonesian knows about that episode.

    Some regard it as a good day for the country, after Soekarno’s erratic regime and his constant flirtation of the evil totalitarians of the PKI – the Communist Party of Indonesia.

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    But many also see it as the moment when Suharto’s iron rule began, an end to democracy and the start of a dictatorship which lasted for for over thirty years.  

    Regardless, that’s what last Saturday’s event was all about.

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    PS

    As an interesting foot-note to the above, the list of those present at the Supersemar get-together includes none other than the very man we mentioned above but did not name, the blood-thirsty fanatic who reckons Djarot’s running-mate, our good Governor Ahok, deserves death for a qitty reference to the Koran.

    Now we name him.

    Habib Rizieq godfather of the self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam!’


    “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/

     

     
  • ross1948 9:06 am on March 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Gafatar, Indonesia, , , , ,   

    Ain’t Just Ahok – More Indonesian Dissenters Behind Bars! 


    While the strange spectacle of a 21st Century ‘blasphemy trial’ rumbles on in Jakarta, with the city’s Christian Governor Ahok facing a possible five year sentence for a humorous quip about a Koranic verse – yes, seriously!..

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    Governor Ahok

    “We encourage the government to process the death penalty for Ahok as soon as possible,” said Rizieq

    Good Muslims Speak Up For Threatened Christian Governor 

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    …there’s more bleak news for those of us who love Indonesia.

    In another Jakarta court, three men arrested for their involvement in the Gafatar movement, whose activities we have covered over recent years, most recently when we wrote the following…


    GAFATAR_GERAKAN_FAJAR_NUSANTARA_33‘Movement of the Indonesian Dawn’

    We posted on them last year, when some other cops collaborated with a mob of FPI thugs in another Indonesian province. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/islamonazis-arrest-alleged-defamers-cops-collaborate/

    Gafatar is abundantly law-abiding and has made every effort to comply with local laws.

    “They have sought a permit to be able to conduct their group activities but I have not given it to them,” Johannis said.

    Why not?

    Johannis said their initial surveillance showed that the group was aimed at unifying differences in the country while mixing up several religious teachings.

    Oh, well, we can’t have that sort of nonsense, can we?

    Cops – “Islamist ‘Scholars’ Can Veto Religious Liberty” 

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    …have been sent to prison because – wait for it  – they had “contradicted and offended Islamic values held by most Indonesian citizens.”   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/03/07/gafatar-leaders-sentenced-to-years-in-prison-for-blasphemy.html

    One is tempted to say, so what?

    Indonesia’s current head of state, President Jokowi, often tells us how his country, ‘the largest Muslim democracy in the world,’ is ‘pluralist and tolerant.’

    “Our constitutional system honors and guarantees diversity and pluralism and it is our task to preserve these..”

    Pluralism Guaranteed by Constitution, says Jokowi

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    Many people had hoped that his campaign slogan ‘A Mind-Set Revolution,’ would herald a break from the oppressive attitudes that prevailed under his predecessor President SBY…

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    …who had actually suggested that Indonesia’s ‘blasphemy law’ be replicated WORLDWIDE!

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    Among other considerations, the court noted that prayers were not obligatory in the belief of the Gafatar movement, while the religion’s holy book said prayers were obligatory.

    So?

    No dissent from Islamic dogma allowed?

    And the court’s other excuse for jailing these harmless men?

    The judges also pointed to local rejection of the Gafatar movement’s activities in a settlement they had established in Mempawah, Central Kalimantan, as evidence that their belief was disturbing to other people.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/03/07/gafatar-leaders-sentenced-to-years-in-prison-for-blasphemy.html

    So what, again?

    If some people get ‘disturbed’ because they hear opinions different from their own, those ‘disturbed’ would be well advised to grow up – sit down with Gafatar to debate these issues, or better still –

    MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS!

    But minding one’s own business, in matters of religious liberty, is a concept foreign to the outfit which needs to be recognised as the driving force behind the slither into a Dark Age.

    MUI-Indonesia

    Yup, you guessed it. Not a government department at all!

    The power to veto religious liberty lies, in this ‘tolerant pluralist’ land, with the Islamist self-styled ‘scholars’ of the MUI, the Indonesian Council of Ulemas!.

    “If the East Nusa Tenggara MUI does not recognize this group, this Gafatar group, then the government will ask law enforcers to disband the organization and take their leaders to justice,” he said.

    http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/east-nusa-tenggara-police-to-monitor-deviant-religious-group/567244

    Yes, the same MUI whence these enlightened words emanated.

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    • ma'arruf amin

    • Ma’aruf
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    It was MUI’s Deputy Chair, Ma’aruf, who kindly advised everyone that FGM is a ‘human right!’  

     https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/clitoral-clip-no-scraping-suffices-tell-us-islamist-scholars-why-do-it/

    And here’s another of their ‘scholars’ talking. 

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    Syamsul Maarif,  General Secretary of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Jakarta

    “If the act of adultery is by a married person, then stoning is the sentence, while if unmarried, then it’s whipping,” he said.
     http://www.suarapembaruan.com/home/mui-dukung-pelaku-kumpul-kebo-dipidanakan/32705

    • …...

    God Save Indonesia from Islamist intolerance!

     
    • Wanita Jogja 4:58 pm on March 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Gafatar should be punished if they are doing something bad but there is no evidence for that.
      This sentence to prison for disagreeing with MUI is so unjust.
      Indonesia is going the wrong way faster and faster.
      I am glad you love our country more than the Islamists extremists do. They only want to change us into Arabs.
      Terima kasih banyak

    • JazPen 9:25 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      All good points, from Wanita Jogja and from you too Ross. Nothing in the press reports to justify why these men are in jail except that they disagree with one religions doctrines.
      Its a blot on Indonesia’s already blotted record and wont reassure people already worrying about whats happening to the country.

  • ross1948 2:00 am on March 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Cisuara, Indonesia, , , , Orner film,   

    Please Explain Why Oz Should Take Jokowi’s Surplus Aliens? 


    In between eating fish and chips and meat pies, masakan negara kangaru – ( Aussie cuisine )

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    meat-pie

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    I managed during my recent great break to spend time reading newspapers, including The Weekend Australian, 25/26.3.17, which covered President Jokowi’s visit to The Lucky Country.

    Interestingly, one of the issues Jokowi apparently raised with Malcolm Turnbull was that of boat-bludgers, or, more precisely,  ‘Indonesia’s standing request that Australia accept some of the 14,000 refugees it now hosts.

    Weird sentence, that! 

    For no clear reason, the Indonesian President thinks Oz ought to take some of the ‘asylum’ aliens currently parasiting in various parts of his archipelago?

    That‘s frankly inexplicable, because the wasters did not come to Indonesia from Australia but from places like Afghanistan, Myanmar, etc.

    Moreover, they are NOT ‘refugees’ in any sense of that much misused word, because they came through various reasonably ‘safe’ countries, Thailand, Malaysia etc., where they did not stop, so whatever these people want, it’s not a place of safety.

    They have stopped in Indonesia now, which is safe. 

    I live here. I know it’s safe, unless of course you are an Ahmadi Muslim and want to worship in peace.… 

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

    But that’s another matter.

    Now if Jokowi doesn’t like having so many such leeches in his country…

    jokowi-twitter

    President Jokowi

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    ….and he’s quite right not to like that! – there’s an easy solution.

    Deportation.

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    Ship ’em out.

    Why should Jokowi even mention Australia in the context of shifting the blighters?

    ONLY because, of course, the blighters really, really, really want to go there.

    They’re not seeking safety.

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    snouts_in_the_trough

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    They just want to get their precious snouts into yummy OZ benefits.

    That blasted pro-crimmigrant propaganda film ( that Qantas is pushing on behalf of the Aussie far-left  Qantas’s In-Flight Pro-Crimmigrant Propaganda! ) actually focuses on some ‘asylum’ Afghans lining here in Indonesia.

    One of those interviewed in Cisuara, West Java, was more personable than some other ‘stars’ ( like that queer old pinko David Marr, who is on record as saying that rightwingers are not qualified to be journalists  = 

    He declared that the “natural culture of journalism” involves “a kind of vaguely soft-Left inquiry sceptical of authority…If they don’t come out of that world, they really can’t be reporters…”  Media Bias and the Federal Election — Quadrant Online

    or that Fairfax fellow Bachelard, whom we’ve stumbled on before Sylum Morning Herald Puts Knife into Navy  ) …

    But the Afghan was quite brazen about the fact that he just felt like moving to Oz, so he lashed out cash to smugglers. No suggestion he went to the Australian Embassy to apply for legal migration, taking his place in line among honourable wannabe migrants.

    Just queue-jump!

    SHEER BLOODY ARROGANCE!

    So if Jokowi wants these people here, okay.

    If he doesn’t, it’s simply a provocation to suggest that Australia should be lumbered with them. out with them

     
    • Bruce B 8:36 am on March 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      That’s a worry, because Turnbull has had to agree with Abbott’s boat policy but he can argue that if he makes a deal with Indonesia to bring illegals in by plane, he’s not breaking the promises the Coalition have made about keeping them out.

    • Niall Armstrong 6:08 pm on March 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So you like our Aussie food, Ross?
      Good, and I bet it was bought and paid for, and you said thanks for it. More than the dross on Christmas Island or Manus or Nauru ever have done, digging into free rations and then causing millions of damage by way of appreciation.
      We don’t want any more so if you see Mr. Jokowi when you’re walking around Jakarta, please tell him so.
      Indonesia was dumb enough to let them in, so their Indonesia’s problem, not ours.

  • ross1948 4:03 pm on February 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Indonesia, , , UCLA,   

    Sectarian Censors – UCLA Echoes Gramedia’s Grovel! 


    It’s very sad to read that UCLA, one of America’s most famous instiutions of higher education, has taken to censoring books that might offend jihadist bigots.


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    NB – Were it only immature and largely ignorant ‘students’ who caused the trouble, no surprise.

    But in fact the real guilt is the dereliction of duty on the part of the UCLA Administration!

    The author tells us –

    “Finally a rep from UCLA did step in–to abet the student protestors. My book was “inflammatory.”

    It had to go. 

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    Thus: at a panel about freedom of speech and growing threats to it – not least from Islamists – UCLA students and school administrators tried to ban a book that highlights the importance of free speech, the persistent failure to confront Islamic totalitarianism, and that movement’s global assaults on free speech.


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    In any college, anywhere, this would be shameful.

    But to add to the level of absurdity of a place of learning banning books, guess in which part of UCLA this occurred?

    The Law School!

    What kind of law do they learn, or teach, in there? The same sort that’s in vogue in Tehran?

    A sorry, sordid story. 

    But then it was very sad here in Jakarta to read – not so very long ago – that Gramedia, one of Indonesia’s most famous publishing companies, did more or less the same thing.

    In levels of culpability, of crass betrayal of the basic principles of free expression, I suppose both UCLA and Gramedia are as bad as each other.

    But in terms of any lack of shame,  or in terms of indifference to historically embarrassing parallels, I’d have to say Gramedia are by far the worse.

    Nowhere in the report from UCLA… …http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/education/319100-ucla-banned-my-book-on-islam-from-a-free-speech-event

     … can I find any indication that their censorship took the same form as that used by Hitler’s Nazis…

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    BURNING BOOKS ON PUBLIC BONFIRES.

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    • JazPen 3:21 am on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I admire your persistence how you find all kinds of ways to link the Gramedia book-burning to other religious intolerance around the world.
      Do you think anyone in Gramedia management will ever have the integrity to issue an apology?
      Keep it up.

  • ross1948 1:50 pm on February 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesia, , Munir, , state secrets   

    No NEED To Tell Munir Murder Story? But CAN They? 


    Stuck indoors this morning, because a diligent workman is repairing various parts of my humble home.

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    So loads of time to look at the news, home and away.

    Very odd, this continued secrecy, on the murder of Munir.

    Those of you new to our blog can find the background in our 2014 post here –

    Munir’s Murderer Free – Jakarta Justice Mirrors Western Weakness 

    munirx

    REFUSE TO FORGET…but too many have


    Now we learn that a court has said there’s no obligation on the government in Jakarta to let the people of Indonesia know whatever details were uncovered.

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    top-secret1

    Really?

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    This ruling comes as a shock, because the official Public Information Commission (KIP) has been pretty unequivocal – 

     The KIP specifically told the State Secretariat to reveal all requested information as it was in charge of the government’s administrative paperwork, including documents sent to the president.

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/02/16/government-doesnt-need-to-disclose-munir-assassination-findings-court.html

    But while an administrative court has now issued a ruling which contradicts that clear statement, the sentence in the Jakarta Post that caught my eye is this.

    “The government does not yet have to disclose the findings on Munir’s death…

    NB… does not yet HAVE TO…

    Well, I don’t HAVE TO feed my cat every day, but I do…

    ………

    ibiface

    ……..

    …because it’s the right and proper thing to do.

    Just because the Government does not yet have to tell us all what it knows, that doesn’t mean it can’t.

    And if it can, why doesn’t it?

     

     
  • ross1948 8:53 pm on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Indonesia, ,   

    With Huge Support From Decent Muslims, Ahok Fights On! 


    Looks like Ahok has got over forty percent of the votes in Jakarta’s gubernatorial election.

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    • Facing a second round, in the absence of the 50% he needs, he will now be up against Anies, who distinguished himself this month by winning the smile of the fanatic who wants to see Ahok put to death for quoting from the Koran.

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    • I’m certainly not saying that all those who voted for either of the rival candidates did so because of bigotry.
    • There are numerous reasons why people mark ballot papers one way or the other.
    • But I do say that all those many, many Muslims here in Jakarta who voted for Ahok showed maturity and character by refusing to heed the vile sectarian howling that threatened to drown out debate during the campaign…
    • …..
    • .devil destroyed
    • ……..
    • ….the deranged assertion that they dare not vote for somebody  – anybody – who doesn’t follow their particular religious path.

    i-love-jkt

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    Without the votes of so many Muslims, Ahok could not have secured more than ten percent of the Jakarta electorate, at the most!

    Such support for a man under attack by every evil element in the archipelago gives hope to all of us who love Indonesia and wish her well.

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    whatever__i_love_indonesia_by_NOF_artherapy

     

     
  • ross1948 4:05 pm on February 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesia, , Valentine's Day,   

    Late Start For Indonesia’s Valentine Kill-Joys! 


    Heck, I’ve been waiting for the past week for the annual kill-joy chorus.

    Killjoys-

    Since the most fanatical elements in Indonesia are pre-occupied with the prosecution of Jakarta’s Governor Ahok for daring to quote a Koranic verse on the campaign trail…

    “We encourage the government to process the death penalty for Ahok as soon as possible…”.  http://www.suara.com/news/2016/10/14/134313/

    ‘All you need is love, tra-la-la!’

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    …I had begun to think they’d not got the time and/or energy to pick on kids who like the harmless fun of St.Valentine’s Day.

    We had a jolly post last year, about attempts to provide a substitute for the scary ‘day of love…’

    -extract below-

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    Tolak (Reject) Valentine’s Day

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    Boring!

    Hari Menutup Aurat International?

    Literal translation  – ‘International Day for Covering Aurat.’

    Aurat? 

    A matter of interpretation.

    But Google Translate often gives it as ‘private parts’ – yet what normal, sane people regard as private parts has little to do with it, though no regrets for the fun afforded me when I wrote about “No Guarantees On Miss World’s Private Parts!” MUI 

    Another common Google Translate offering is ‘genitals!’ Most of us would be taken aback if genitalia were on display, but that’s uncommon, to say the least, except in the smallest minds to be found in the archipelago.

    Genitals?…‘Scholars’ on Scarfs – ‘Must Be Shariah-Compliant, Hide Genitals, Show No Curves!’  .

    We can review what’s a private part in a moment, but first let me remind you – aurat is a sexist concept, a form of subjugation imposed by men, usually old but often younger fogeys too.

    The poster below, which needs to be widely circulated, makes the sexism absolutely clear.

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    aurat-mereka-dosa-anda-2

    Addressed to ayah dan suami, fathers and husbands, you can see what’s  forbidden in the lists on either side of Michelin Maid.

    Then, at the bottom, it offensively tells the afore-mentioned gents that –

    ‘Their Aurat is Your Responsibility.’

    In other words, inspect your women before you allow them out!

    But you men can go bare-headed, flaunt your knees, etc…

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    THAT was last year…or the year before, or the year before that…hard to keep track of the recurrent ranting.

    February 14th – ‘International Hide-The-Yummy-Bits Day!’ 

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    But back to this year. 

    West Java’s extremism rarely fails to appal (please use our ‘search’ facility) and sure enough, here’s the news from that sad Indonesian province.

    West Java Education Agency head Ahmad Hadadi signed the letter on the ban on Friday.


    Hasil gambar untuk ahmad hadadi

    Hadadi

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    “[The administration] bans students from commemorating Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2017 at school or outside school,” he said… 

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/02/12/west-java-students-not-allowed-to-celebrate-valentines-day.html

    Undoubtedly, no matter how outlandish the reasons…

    …the ban was part of the government’s efforts to build good moral character in students and prevent them from engaging in activities that contravened religious, social and cultural norms…

    ……..

    Hasil gambar untuk valentine ban……..

    …West Java can issue such coercive diktats to the youngsters when they’re on school premises.

    But OUTSIDE?

    When they’re walking round town with pals after school, sitting having an iced tea in a cafe…

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    • warung-kopi-150327a
    • ………….
    • …in their own homes or those of their young friends?

    SAD STUFF!

    And, as one critic is quoted as saying, unenforceable.

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    whatever__i_love_indonesia_by_NOF_artherapy Is this forbidden too?

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  • ross1948 12:27 am on February 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Indonesia, ,   

    Indonesian Press Day,’ 9th Feb – Fake News? If Only! 


    So the MUI are issuing a fatwa against ‘fake news?’

    Since it’s National Press Day here today, I’m focusing, yes, again, on the Indonesian Council of ‘Scholars’ – that’s the state-sponsored body which produces one bizarre dogma-diktat after another…

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    fatwa mui sholeh

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    …really bright stuff, like telling women how to ride, or NOT to ride, their motor-bikes… 

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    =Bike And Girl Wallpaper (14)

    She’s probably not enjoying her bike in an MUI-approved way!

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    and warning against the menace of yoga.

    Now they’ve got ‘fake news’ in their sights.

    Whatever that means.

    I doubt the Indonesian press is any worse than the American mainstream media, or the British, vast sectors of which deliberately distort realities, by calling parasitic hordes ‘refugees’, or describing illegal immigrants as ‘undocumented.’  

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    But I do sometimes wish that some of the local media reports on the MUI’s output might turn out to be fake news.

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    • ma'arruf amin

    • Ma’aruf
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    It was MUI’s Deputy Chair, Ma’aruf, who kindly advised everyone that FGM is a ‘human right!’  

     https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/clitoral-clip-no-scraping-suffices-tell-us-islamist-scholars-why-do-it/

    And here’s another of their ‘scholars’ talking. 

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    Syamsul Maarif,  General Secretary of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Jakarta

    “If the act of adultery is by a married person, then stoning is the sentence, while if unmarried, then it’s whipping,” he said.
     http://www.suarapembaruan.com/home/mui-dukung-pelaku-kumpul-kebo-dipidanakan/32705

    • stoning
    • One day I may wake up and find all the awful stuff emanating from the MUI was just a bad dream.

    Now it’s time for bed. 

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    • EurythmicsSweetDreams2007EletronicMixes2007
    • If only…

     

    MUI Plans Edict on Fake News

     
  • ross1948 9:19 pm on February 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Google Indonesia, Indonesia, ,   

    Google Fights Trump AND Praises A Dead Red! 


    So Google in the USA is taking on President Trump…

    Google Coordinates Funding of Legal Brief Versus Trump Order

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    ….joining the Leftist hue and cry to subvert his stand against undesirable aliens?

    Here in Indonesia their minions are celebrating a notorious Red subversive!

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    Pramoedya

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    Google Indonesia is celebrating the 92nd birthday of one of Indonesia’s most acclaimed writers, Pramoedya “Pram” Ananta Toer, through its homepage doodle on Monday.   http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/02/06/google-doodle-honors-pramoedya-ananta-toers-92nd-birthday.html

    Hasil gambar untuk google indonesia

    This fellow-traveller remains infamous among those who actually KNOW what he got up to in the bad old days when he was helping the PKI (Communist Party of Indonesia) torment Indonesian patriots who genuinely cared about freedom.

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    pkiposter

    PKI REDS

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    Listen to Google’s hogwash!

    Pram, who passed away in 2006 in Jakarta, was known as a proponent of human rights and freedom of expression who fought against Japanese and Dutch colonialism.

    I’ve tried to get the TRUE story out before –‘We Don’t Want Communism?’ But if You Did, It’s Time To Apologise!!  –  but there are people here in Indonesia who are determined to white-wash marxist evil.

    Hence I reproduce what was said, not just by me but by Indonesians, about this widely unlamented old swine…

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    • communism
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    • …whose LEKRA, the self-styled ‘intellectual’ communist front outfit, was as viciously intolerant towards freedom-loving Indonesians as the IslamoNazi FPI is today intolerant of Indonesians who believe in religious liberty.

    From  Tempo, issue May 16-22, 2006 – an extract which explains why some 25 “prominent literary figures and cultural observers” put their distinguished names to a formal submission to the Magsaysay Award Committee in 1995, protesting at that body’s decision to give Pramoedya an award.

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    communism tyranny

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    Their reasons were simply stated, viz his unethical role during one of the darkest periods for creativity during the Guided Democracy era, when he led the persecution of artists and literary figures who disagreed with him.


    (this protest is air-brushed out of most Western references nowadays, though a brief mention is to be found in an otherwise slavishly pro-Pram article in the Economist  http://www.economist.com/node/168819 )

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    Just so you know your enemy…

     
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