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  • ross1948 07:25 on July 13, 2022 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesian Police, , sex-predators   

    ‘Pesantren!’ Another ‘Religious School’ In The News! 

    Sad to say, that piece of dog-sh#t who was sentenced to death a while ago…

    Convicted child molester Herry Wirawan.
    Convicted child molester Herry Wirawan

    ...does not seem to have yet been executed.

    But now there are new reasons to focus on the need for closer controls on Indonesia’s ‘pondok pesantren,’ ( Islamic religious boarding schools)…

    Lukman Slams Pesantren Fanatics – Can One Brave Man Slay The Hydra?I

    Islamist Pesantren Leaders in Indonesia – Pluralist or Primitive?

    …of which we have written a lot over the years  

    Today I quote from local media.

    The alleged rape of a dozen female students by a cleric and senior santri at the Riyadhul Jannah Islamic Boarding School, Beji, Depok, has entered a new phase.


    NB, Depok is not some isolated kampung deep in the jungles of Java, but one of Jakarta’s major satellite cities….

    “Mohon Ma’af?” Blasphemous Brutes Vandalise Depok Mosque! 

    Shadow Of Islamist Intolerance Darkens Depok Once Again 

    ….which I have been to more than once.

    It’s home to the prestigious University of Indonesia.

    I have also had to write about Depok’s problems in the past.

    Now I do so again


    Investigators from the Sub Directorate of Renakta Polda Metro Jaya have searched Islamic boarding school to find evidence related to the alleged rape case against dozens of female students.

    “Yes, it’s true that we conducted a search and took evidence,” said Deputy Director of the General Crime Investigation Unit (Wadirreskrimum) of the Polda Metro Jaya AKBP Jerry Siagian when confirmed, Friday night.

    Also read: Police Search Islamic Boarding School in Depok to Find Other Evidence Alleged Rape of Students

  • ross1948 23:55 on April 15, 2022 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesian Police, sectarian scum   

    Update On Jakarta Hoodlum Hunt 

    The police here in Indonesia….

    …have earned much appreciation, as seen in the form of these floral tributes. …

    Tangkap Penganiaya Ade Armando, Polda Metro Dibanjiri Karangan Bunga

    …because they are seen as doing a good job at rounding up the men wanted…


    Setelah Dikeroyok, Kondisi Ade Armando Memprihatinkan, Terluka di Bagian Kepala

    …in connection with the cowardly and brutal attack on Ade Armando.

    So far, so good…

    Here’s one sentence – with a photo – from the report in detik.com..

    Ade Armando's alleged attacker, Dhia Ul HaqDhia Ul Haq

    Dhia Ul Haq Arrested at Islamic Boarding School


    Exactly what he was doing at that ‘Islamic boarding school’ we don’t yet know.

    But another report, in the Jakarta Globe, may be relevant.

    Police said earlier that none of the key suspects were students. One of them works as a security guard in Bogor, while another one is a teacher at an Islamic boarding school


    A ‘teacher?’



    Some of my readers are helping out by perusing local social media and I gather the sectarian low-life element has been pretty ugly in its comments.

    It seems the victim’s views on religious matters some time ago…


    . …

    …over which normal people might agree or disagree, but would hardly take offence, incensed quite a few local bigots.

    Meanwhile Ade Armando is showing signs of recovering from the assault by pig-ignorant louts.

    Godspeed his return to normal duties.


  • ross1948 09:15 on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Indonesian Police, , ,   

    Jakarta – Fanatic Arrested – No Tears Here! 

    A little whiff of irony, maybe, to read the story of Munarman…



    ..till recently a senior figiure in the now-outlawed sectarian vigilante gang that oddly styled itself the ‘Islam Defenders Front…’



    …in The Diplomat, of all publications!

    Far from diplomacy, the characteristic that springs to mind when I think of the lawyer closely associated with  Rizieq the Fanatic is tantrum-throwing.

    Munarman’s deplorable behaviour, live on tv, a few years ago, when I dubbed him Munarman the Lout…



    ….one of various incidents which we have mentioned more than once, and which did not result in jail-time…



    But he’s locked up now, and it seems possible that his latest difficulties with law enforcement this week…

    Indonesia Arrests Firebrand Cleric’s Lawyer Over Attacks
    Munarman, left, with Rizieq the Fanatic

    …after being investigated by the admirable officers of Densus88, may be more than a minor headache.


    The anti-terror specials allegedly arrested him for not only ‘inciting people to commit terrorist acts,’ but also for ‘pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group…

    Of course we must await judgement as the majesty of rhe law unfolds, but the media report makes for an enjoyable read.

    The arrest took place in Tangerang, just a few miles from where I live in Jakarta, after police interrogated ‘scores of suspected militants detained after an attack outside a Roman Catholic cathedral during Palm Sunday Mass last month.’

    We covered that shocking incident….

    Makassar – One Less Foul Fiend In The World? 

    …and it’s interesting that the police also cobducted a no doubt diligent search of the vigilante gang’s former HQ and turned up ‘chemicals for use in explosives.

    Very interesting!

    Jakarta Fury –Merkel Flunkey Prowling Fanatic HQ!

    We wrote quite a lot about their HQ, when Mama Stasi Merkel’s agents were prowling about there a few months ago!

    Now what?

    He is accused of an evil conspiracy to carry out acts of terror,” National Police spokesperson Argo Yuwono said in a statement….

    Patience is our watchword!

    But no sympathy!

    it’s hard not to think about all the people harassed and hurt by cowardly FPI thugs.


    • JazPen 10:16 on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I couldn’t agree with you more.
      His TV One performance was just like a spoilt brat throwing its toys around.
      Somebody should have given him a good hard slap that day.
      I hope he stays behind bars as long as they can keep him there.
      I read what you said recently about the death penalty for terrorist offences
      I agreed with that and even more so now. .


      • Putri Duyung 13:31 on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, JazPen. We all know what Munarman is like and hope he is made to answer in the court.
        It is time many other fanatics were prosecuted also.
        Almost everyone in Indonesia must want to see punishments given for all the brutal FPI has done.


    • Jim Ex Jakarta 10:59 on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      That made my day!


    • Kezia 11:07 on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, boohoohoo, as you often say.
      I have my fingers crossing.


  • ross1948 05:18 on February 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Indonesian Police, , , , , mob threat, mystery illness   

    Pseudonymic Soni’s Death? Jakarta Cops Unforthcoming! 

    We recently wrote quite a lot about Maaher, the fanatical cleric whose real name was Soni Ernata.


    Ustaz Maaher At-Thuwailibi Maaher At-Thuwailibi aka Soni Ernata

    Pseudonymic Soni Jailed – 800 Thugs M.I.A. 

    He died in police custody on Monday but there’s no blame attached to the cops.

    They are in fact showing consideration and  uncommon sensitivity as regards the malady which brought about the extremist’s death.

    According to vivanews, the cops’ PR man, Inspector General Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono, speaking at National Police HQ in Jakarta…


    National Police HQ, Jakarta

    ….was tight-lipped about ‘the illness suffered by Ustaz Maaher At-Thuwailibi or Soni Eranata…


    “The malady is sensitive, which could make the family name tarnished if we mention it here, said Argo on Tuesday.

    Now there will be nothing but speculation until somebody spills the beans.

    There’s already been a bit of a commotion on ‘social media,’ since somebody decided to scold the police for detaining Maaher.


    One can imagine how the police would have been scolded had they NOT taken Maaher into custody, after his menacing rants aimed at a brave young lady here. .


    Bravo Nikita! Sexy Star Faces Fanatic Mob Threat!

    But I’m not going to get into that all over again.

    All very curious.  


  • ross1948 06:41 on January 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Agus Andrianto Polisi, , , Indonesian Police, , ,   

    Top Jakarta Cop Asks Very Fair Question! 

    Commendable, the quote from Commissioner General Agus Andrianto…


    Agus Andrianto


    ….who runs Indonesia’s National Police Security Maintenance Agency!

    Reminding us that there’s a video of Rizieq the Fanatic…



    ….braying that his self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front’, was ready to fight his enemies with all his strength, whether in the form of firearms, ammunition, or explosives.


    Usually, Tempo has an English-language version of its content, but unfortunately not this time.

    So as I wish to applaud Pak Agus, who responded with perfect, irrefutable logic, I have polished up Google Translate’s product, as follows!



    “That means, if they have firearms, have ammunition, have explosives, then we just keep quiet? What will this country be like if we stay silent?

    Well said, sir!



    No way should cops back off from confrontation with the lawless!

    We have seen elsewhere, in Britain…

    Yes, Defund The Police! The Gutless Bristol Police! 

    Protesters throw the statue into Bristol harbour
     Louts in Bristol


    ….and in America….


    Nothing peaceful about murders, bashings, arson, looting and widespread property damage.
    Nothing peaceful about murders, bashings, arson, looting and widespread property damage.
    BLM protests are not peaceful

    …..what happens when police fail in their duty to maintain order.

    Agus went on to explain that there were no less than 94 cases and 199 suspects involving FPI.

    Not only that, but there were 35 FPI members indicated to be involved in terrorist organizations.


    Agus’ conclusion –

    ‘….every social organization or mass organization, whether registered or not, must base each of its activities on the applicable legal rules.

    “Go ahead, as long as they don’t break the law, as long as they don’t disturb public order, as long as they don’t disturb security, yes, go ahead!”

    As said in the headline, very fair comment!

    • Iris the Angry Expat 14:08 on January 4, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      If the police were only soft on leftwing mobs, like that grinning fool in Avon and Somerset, that would be bad enough.
      However I have been horrified by the way British police forces have become political enforcers.
      If it were merely that they had to enforce bad law, it could be forgiven, but a lot of Chief Constables positively relish stamping on free speech.


    • Tyas 10:26 on January 16, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      A very good question.


  • ross1948 09:00 on December 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Indonesian Police, ,   

    ‘Nasty’ Or ‘Naughty?’ Sectarian ‘Sex-Chat’ In Indonesia 

    What I thought was the most telling part of the widespread media coverage of the news about the ‘Chat Mesum’ –

    • variously translated as ‘nasty chat’ or sex chat’ but since I haven’t listened to it, I leave it to you!

    – that Jakarta Police are being empowered to re-open the intriguing case against Shihab…



    ….aka Rizieq the Fanatic…

    Indonesian cleric denies receiving pornographic messages from female supporter

    ….surely has to be this!

    FPI has not yet provided information on this matter. The FPI General Secretary has not yet answered the instant conversation that was sent. Deputy General Secretary Aziz Yanuar has not yet answered phone calls. FPI’s Legal Team, Ichwan Tuankoota, has not yet answered phone calls…


    As regular readers well know, the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front’ is not noted for long silences.

    It’s not unfair, methinks, to say that sectarian fanatics here in Indonesia..



    …very much enjoy making their voices heard.

    But maybe the above sources are, on this issue, simply thinking carefully before they give voice.

    We’ll have another look at this later today!



  • ross1948 21:42 on December 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , FPI military training, Indonesian Police, Jakarta shootings, , ,   

    FPI Say ‘We Got No Guns!’ But Their ‘Military Training?’ 

    ‘Fitna’ means slander, and last night, the local TV channels, were at last catching up on the dramatic news of the shootings on the Jakarta toll road.

    Jakarta – Six Sectarians Shot Dead, But TV News?

    Rizieq the Fanatic’s close comrade, Munarman, was damn near spitting out the accusatory F-word at a televised press conference.

    I do try to be fair, even to people I can’t stand, like Munarman…..

    – yes, he who infamously called for people to “hunt down ‘liberals’ in their neighborhoods, to beat on their doors and expel them.”Jakarta Globe 15/3/12 

    • ——
    • …invited onto TVOne to discuss FPI’s hoodlum behaviour, Munarman lost the argument and then totally lost his infantile temper, hurling a glassful of water over the mild-mannered academic who’d bested him.

    …..so I can say he gave a very different version of events, of which you can read a summary here…


    use Google Translate if need be

    Moreover, he claimed that Rizieq’s violent vigilante gang, the FPI – the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front’ – had no access to fire-arms, though the police have displayed hand-guns taken from those they shot.

    We also heard that Rizieq was hiding out, and that several FPI ‘laskars’ had been kidnapped!

    It’s important to note that ‘laskars’ in that context means ‘fighters.’



    So however they ended up, they had chosen to serve as ‘warriors’ in an extremist cause, and wear paramilitary gear.



    The FPI record is infamous, and they’re not at all (except at the moment!) shy about advertising their violent inclinations.



    Today there’s been lots more coverage, and inevitably Amnesty International, fresh from demanding suppression of dissent in the Western world…

    Amnesty? Shamnesty! Making War On Free Speech!

    ….has leapt in, prattling about fact-finding.

    Amnesty prattles much too often.


    Cur Qureshi and Amnesty – Don’t Say We Weren’t Warned!

    I expect many Indonesians, like many observant Western people, will treat Amnesty with the indifference it’s earned.


    Another familiar name, which we mentioned only recently, has been heard….

    Jakarta Boycott Reality Check? Ask Fadli, Caught Smiling With Trump! 

    …and he rather subverts his main argument by his laughable initial assertion, viz.

    “I strongly believe that the supporters of Habib Rizieq love peace…


    Like at the Monas Riot?

    But he carries on gamely…

    “….and are not equipped with weapons.

    It must be thoroughly investigated. If it is excessive, then the police have committed abuse of power. Kapolda must be responsible,” said Fadli Zon


    But we know  – and Fadli knows – that an officer in the Indonesian armed forces got into a lot of trouble for including the gangster group in his military training course, about three years ago.

    In fact, Fadli slammed critics who were questioning the program and FPI’s participation in it….   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/01/09/protests-against-military-training-for-fpi-exaggerated-fadli-zon.html


    Hasil gambar untuk fadli zon

    Fadli Zon


    The politician from the Gerindra Party also criticized the military’s decision to strip Lebak military commander of his post for recruiting the FPI in Banten to take the training recently, calling the decision “regrettable”.

    But perhaps that military training programme merely encompassed push-ups and cross-country runs!?!

    • Jim Ex Jakarta 22:06 on December 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I knew you would find something interesting to bring back into this story, from all the coverage you have given to the FPI over the years.
      I had completely forgotten about that scandal when they were out training under army supervision.
      I hope a lot of people read this!


    • JazPen 22:40 on December 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Great stuff, Ross.
      We need to go back to 2017 and see exactly what kind of military training they were getting.
      I’m sure the police remembered and checked out what they might be up against.
      If it turns out as I think it turned out, that military training, people need to be reminded of a very relevant fact.
      I’m surprised none of the journalists at Munarman’s press conference asked about this.
      Maybe there was a dangerous glass of water on the table!


    • Rawel 12:38 on December 9, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I just now read all this and it is true, FPI liked very much to go military training.


  • ross1948 15:50 on December 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Indonesian Police, , police shoot jihadists, , , Toll road Jakarta-Cikampek   

    Jakarta – Six Sectarians Shot Dead, But TV News? 

    Very odd the Indonesian tv channels’ low-key approach to dramatic news here today, after no less than six of Rizieq the Fanatic’s ‘suspected sympathisers’ were shot dead on the toll road between Jakarta and Cikampek in West Java.

    Four more went on the run!

    The 10 people are suspected of being sympathizers of the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Rizieq Shihab…. https://amp.kompas.com/nasional/read/2020/12/07/14084051/bareskrim-polri-bantu-polda-metro-jaya-buru-4-simpatisan-rizieq-shihab-yang

    BTW, we still await news of whether that fanatic showed up  to answer the police summons today!


    Fanatics Fail To Show Up. So What Next? 

    Good to read that the police are getting fed up, viz.

    We call on Rizieq and his supporters to refrain from disrupting the investigation process, because doing so constitutes a felony.”


    Since one of my regular commenters alerted me not long ago, I have found info on today’s events on both local and foreign news-sites, but on the local tv channels?

    Some little text news at the bottom of the screen!

    Indonesian security forces do a pretty good job against sectarian evil…

    Jakarta Echoes of Gibraltar – How Dare You Kill Terrorists?

    …and often get precious little thanks.

    Having today tackled fanatic gangsters who were armed with guns and swords, and come out on top, you’d think a bit more recognition would be in order!

    According to police statements, the incident started with the Polda Metro Jaya investigation of information in the short message application regarding the mobilization of masses to guard Rizieq’s investigation.. https://amp.kompas.com/nasional/read/2020/12/07/14084051/bareskrim-polri-bantu-polda-metro-jaya-buru-4-simpatisan-rizieq-shihab-yang


    Channel News Asia – based in Singapore- provided full coverage at 5pm Jakarta time, including denial of the police account! And they say Rizieq the Fanatic has gone into hiding, ‘for his own safety!’

    So I guess he won’t be responding to that summons!?!


    • JazPen 16:30 on December 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Rainy day but I think it’s going to get very hot here


    • Lorne Marzio 19:07 on December 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      It’s a rough place you live in.
      Still, it’s probably safer than Chicago.


    • Tulus 06:37 on December 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I think we must all be careful.
      Some will want revenge.


    • Puji 08:32 on December 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply



  • ross1948 06:50 on December 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Charity boxes for terrorists, , Indonesian Police, ,   

    Minimart ‘Charity’ Boxes – Terrorist Fund-Raising Alert! 

    Having issued more than a few warnings about so-called ‘charities’ with highly undesirable aspects in the West…

    Hulk Update: UNICEF Sticky-Beak Slams Age-Check Call

    Hasil gambar untuk hypocrisy united nations


    Your Majesty, Please Remove Royal Patronage From Infested NSPCC 

    .I think it’s fair to mention that here in Indonesia too…

    …., good-hearted folks can find they’ve donated to causes far from good.

    There are few causes more heinous than Jemaah Islamiyah – JI- the ‘terrorist group responsible for the 2002 Bali bombing!’

    All decent Indonesians of all creeds abhor that bestial, brutal gang….Satanic Surabaya ‘Parents’ Now Burning In Hell! ..but this week we read in the Jakarta Globe that JI ’has deployed charity boxes at minimarkets in several regions throughout Indonesia to trick the unsuspecting shoppers into giving money that would fund the group’s terror activities….’


    The Indonesian Police say the group used the funds to fly terrorists to Syria for military training and terror tactics and buy weapons and explosives to be used in terror attacks. https://jakartaglobe.id/news/jemaah-islamiyah-uses-charity-boxes-to-collect-fund-for-terror-activities

    My point in mentioning this, apart from giving the cops a pat on the back, is simply to remind readers not to give to ‘charities….’

    New Year Resolution – NEVER Give To Oxfam

    Hasil gambar untuk no to oxfam

    ….about which not enough is known. 

    • JazPen 15:23 on December 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      In Jakarta, it’s best to watch out for genuine needy beggars and give them some spare cash.
      I remember you always looked for the man with mangled legs at Blok M, by the terminal.
      Is he still around? I haven’t seen him for a long time.
      As for those Western charities, if I want to help leftwing movements, I can send a cheque to the Labour Party, though I won’t!


      • ross1948 22:04 on December 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I haven’t seen him either, my friend. I go to Blok M to buy Bohem cigarettes and it’s like a ghost town.
        Very depressing.


  • ross1948 11:44 on July 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Indonesian Police, , Kota Makassar, ormas izin, sectarian vigilante, ,   

    Islamist Fanatics Threaten Peaceful Minority, Again! 

    As you know, I went walkabout overseas a week or so ago, so missed some local news, notably the latest intolerant outburst by the self-styled Islam Defenders Front, the notorious FPI, whose hate and violence we have oft recorded, not to mention their ‘bravery!’

    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 had not heard news of the outcome of the huge petition against renewal of their permit to operate as a ‘community organisation…’

    Jakarta – Anti-Fanatic Petition

    …so I just checked – President Jokowi’s Minister Wiranto said this week that no decision has been reached. https://m.republika.co.id/berita/nasional/politik/19/07/19/puvqgh409-wiranto-belum-diputuskan-izin-fpi-dilanjutkan-atau-tidak

    We wait expectantly.

    This time the white-shirt extremists were belly-aching about the inoffensive Ahmadiyah minority and the location was held at South Sulawesi’s Provincial Assembly…


    Sulawesi ( once called Celebes) is in the middle of the map, a fairly large island with long peninsular ’arms and legs.’


    …on Friday 12th July.

    The bigoted gang arrived in pick-up trucks to protest the local legislature’s allegedly inadequate position on peaceful dissenters, who do not share their theological interpretations.

    One ranter was reportedly screaming that he did not want the nation to be “cursed by Allah because of the sect!”



    According to Timur News, the Islamists had numerous demands, including the Ahmadis’ “immediate repentance” and a police investigation into alleged “blasphemy” – which presumably refers to those theological differences between the Ahmadis and the vigilante gang.

    As I have already said, the Ahmadis are utterly inoffensive, and peaceful, despite the frightful brutality visited upon them for years here in Indonesia.

    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

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


    Ahmadi kids in ‘shelter’ after their families were driven out of their homes by vicious Islamists

    But what is truly offensive is the creepy call by the FPI, ‘inviting all Muslims to always supervise every activity of religious blasphemy specifically in the city of Makassar.’

    In other words, not content with being fanatic foes of religious liberty themselves, the FPI want to turn the province, and indeed the country, into a sticky-beak cauldron…



    …nasty nosey-parkers ‘supervising’ how fellow-citizens worship Almighty God.

    And even more offensive, is Point Five of their diktat list – viz.

    If Ahmadiyah is not disbanded in 3 × 24 hours, all of its activities in disseminating its heretical ideas, we will forcibly dissolve every Ahmadiyah activity in our own way…’  https://www.timurnews.com/10259-2/10259/

    Now THAT merits a serious police investigation!

    We have seen how these bigots ‘forcibly’ handle anyone who does anything they don’t like, as our photo of thugs attacking little food-stalls in Sulawesi some years ago..

    ..the ‘offending’ victims’ being who?

    Workers enjoying a simple lunchtime snack during Ramadan.

    Nor should we forget the bloodthirsty call, by a leading FPI notable to a savage mob.

    Just 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 Ahmadis.

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

    • Kezia 14:26 on July 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      All very true, Ross, but I want to know why the government has still no decision yeton renewing the FPI pemit to be a ‘community organisation.’
      Inthe report you write about, they threaten to ‘forcibly dissolve’ a religious activity they do not like. That alone is reason enough to refuse renewal. They are violent vigilante extremists and Indonesia does not need gangsters.


    • Santi 15:52 on July 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I wish you can write more like this,Ross.
      It is so good to read.


    • Jim Ex Jakarta 22:18 on July 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Ross.
      You used to post great stuff like this twice a week or more.
      What happened?


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