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  • ross1948 4:55 pm on February 8, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Terror Beast Stays Caged – But Why Not Free Some GOOD People? 


    Good to read that President Jokowi has backed off his stated intention to unleash the rabid terrorist convict Abu Bakar Ba’asyir…

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    …after public outrage over the old monster’s refusal top fulfil the basic requirement – Government Regulation (PP) No. 99/2012 –  here for such releases…

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    …a pledge of loyalty to his country and to its pluralist national ideology.

    We discussed this at length a week or so ago…

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

    …and, while I doubt that anyone powerful here reads my blog, certainly the powers-that-be must have been shaken by the general dismay that the news of the beast’s release provoked.

    Most Indonesians are decent people.

    Most decent Indonesians, like most people everywhere, regard terrorists as satanic scum.

    But if Jokowi is concerned to be seen as a humane leader, doling out compassionate clemency, surely there are others who deserve their freedom much more than Ba’asyir The Beast.

    One obvious deserving case is Meiliana!

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    Jackboot! Woman Jailed For Complaint About Mosque Noise! 

     

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    • JazPen 8:51 pm on February 8, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Happy to see you will still keep writing about what goes on here.
      Setting that woman free would send a reassuring signal to the world.
      Somehow I just cant see that signal being sent, sorry to say.

  • ross1948 9:27 am on January 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    “A Wise And Noble Step?” Islamic ‘Scholars’ On Terrorist Unleashed In Indonesia! 


    It’s always a little difficult for us foreigners here in Indonesia to comment critically on the release of terrorists. 

    That’s because many Western countries have responded to the terrorist threat on their own territory in such an insipid and ineffectual way.

    In France ( French terror police says 15,000 Islamic radicals on watch list  –Isil priest killer was tagged and on terror watch list ) and Germany (Hinder Dangerous Jihadists? OMG…That’s ”Hardline!”  –Jihadists Known To Police ‘A Common Element?’ Outrageous!  .

    …evil men are free to roam the streets

    Most certainly in the UK…

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    …where the spineless government of Theresa May has chosen to open the door to the return of rats on the run, jihadist scum who went off to join the ISIS rape-gang and now come scuttling ‘home,’ not to face a firing squad, as should be the case, but to batten onto the public purse.

    However, the release of a wicked old man, who has never recanted his infamous exhortations to  violence and expressions of sectarian hate….

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    …has shocked many here, not just us foreigners, but many Indonesians too, although some of us were not overwhelmingly astonished.

    Less than a year ago we recognised the possibility of such a move, when the brute got remission Terrorist convict Abu Bakar Ba’asyir gets 3-month on the country’s national holiday.

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    Independence Day Brings Bigot Ba’asyir Nearer Release! 

    At that time, we reminded readers of his vile ranting incitement against tourists in Bali, that video that exposed his backward bigotry for all the world to see.. 

    In the video, Bashir urges those in the village to beat up tourists that disrespect Islamic ways, saying, “If there are infidels here, then beat them up. Do not tolerate them.” 

    Later in the sermon, he likens non-Muslims to crawling “worms, snakes, maggots.” He also says infidels ruin moral values by exposing their skin at the beach.

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    Worm about to turn?

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    “Take a look at Bali”, he said.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2008-03-24/bakar-bashir-calls-for-violence-against-infidel/1081632

    At the very least, one might have hoped the terror convict would be required to issue a public retraction and apology for his nauseating words.

    But evidently not- check out reports over the past three years alone.

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     Imprisoned terrorist convict Abu Bakar Ba’asyir has officially pledged his allegiance, or bai’at, to join the jihadist movement of a militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, according to an official…

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    Ba’asyir, the spiritual leader of the Indonesian terror network Jamaah Islamiyah, made his bai’at to ISIS with 23 other prisoners in a praying room of what was supposed to be the highly secured Pasir Putih penitentiary on Nusakambangan Island off Cilacap, Central Java. 

    Jailed Terrorist Convict Ba’asyir Pledges Oath With ISIS

     Okay, that’s only one report, but it is hardly the only one!

    Terrorist convict Abu Bakar Ba’€™asyir is set to lose his long-held position as the region’€™s spiritual leader of a terrorist network after expelling his sons and top aides from his organization, Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT), following their refusal to support the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS.

    And check out another post on our blog…

    So Will Bigot Ba’asyir Be Unleashed, Since God’s On His Side? 

    …which touches on the mind-set of the Islamic ‘scholars’ who are rejoicing at the beast’s release.

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    President Jojowi’s decision to uncage Ba’asyir is, we are told, based on ‘compassion’ – a virtue never part of Ba’asyir’s character – but needless to say, questions have been asked about the timing, just a month or three before the election in which Jokowi faces his old foe Prabowo.

    BUT…we have been warned not to ask too many questions!

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    MUI’s Saadi  – ” “MUI thanks God for the decision…”

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    MUI Vice Chairman Zainut Tauhid Saadi urged the public to not harbor any assumption or make any allegation related to the release of Ba`asyir, as it could erase the legal essence.

    Not exactly sure what that means, but Saadi’s other words are clear enough. The ‘scholars’ of the MUI have welcomed the uncaging of the terror convict as ‘a wise and noble legal step…’

    And Saadi reminds us that MUI Chairman Ma`ruf Amin had once proposed the release of Ba`asyir early last year on health and humanitarian grounds. 

    https://en.antaranews.com/news/121917/mui-lauds-baasyirs-release

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    MUI’s Ma’aruf Amin – the next Vice-President of Indonesia?

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    Almost exactly the words now used by President Jokowi this month.

    And President Jokowi, please note, has chosen MUI’s Ma’aruf Amin as his Vice-Presidential running-mate in that April election.

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    Jokowi’s VP Pick – A Champion Of Clitoral Clipping! 

     

    It’s been raining in Jakarta this morning. Skies look dark…

     

     

     
    • Jim in Jakarta 3:15 pm on January 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Time to get going, if you haven’t gone yet.
      At least SBY had three terrorists executed.

      • JazPen 4:30 pm on January 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Truly, Jim, I admit its the worst news here since Ahok was sent to prison.
        I am waiting to see how many more terrorists Jokowi will release.

    • Kezia 6:41 pm on January 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I get home late on Mondays so only now have read this and I so much agree.
      We are all shocked by what has happened and worry also that if the government can let one devil be loosed, what next?
      There are many more terrorist prisoners who want to get free and kill more innocent people.

    • Rawel 8:51 pm on January 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Terroris like him is very bad news for Indonesia. ISIS hates our democracy and our freedom.v
      Densus88 shoot them and we cheer.
      Why must our presiden let this man free?

    • Wahyo 8:19 am on January 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Not ever should he be released. He has no soorow for his criminal actions.

    • Heru 12:52 pm on January 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Wise and noble?
      Since when it was wise to let so very bad a man out of prison when he is not finished his sentence and will not regret his crime. Since when it was noble to let out an Indonesian who does not respect Indonesia but instead respects ISIS.

  • ross1948 9:20 am on January 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Good On Ya, Scomo – Oz Protests Plan To Free Ba’asyir The Unrepentant! 


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    • I used to think Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Minister, Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, represented a great leap forward, and, compared to the intolerant bigot who held that job before him…

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    Appointed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono earlier this month to run the new task force into pornography, Ali told reporters in Jakarta yesterday that a set of universal criteria must be decided. He added that, “one criteria will be when anyone is wearing a skirt above the knee.”

    But Lukman’s pronouncements on the unleashing of convicted terror beast Abu Bakr Ba’asyir  “A Wise And Noble Step?” Islamic ‘Scholars’ On Terrorist Unleashed In Indonesia!– make me wonder, notably if he understands what forgiveness is all about.

    Lukman has asked the Indonesian people to forgive what the Jakarta Post euphemistically calls the ‘firebrand cleric‘ – whom most people would describe as a vicious, villainous fanatic. The JP goes on to remind us that Ba’asyir is a terror convict believed to have been responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings. 

    https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/01/20/he-is-really-old-religious-affairs-minister-asks-indonesians-to-forgive-baasyir.html

    Even given that belief, some people might, depending how their minds function, be prepared to take a relaxed view of the jihadist fiend’s release, since, as an octogenarian, he will, sooner rather than later, be dead, and burning in Hell for all eternity.

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    But even so…

    Lukman’s call for ‘public support’ of  Jokowi’s decision is apparently founded on a misunderstanding of forgiveness, which ( in the religion I was raised in – Protestantism) depended on repentance. If somebody says he’s sorry, and means it, then you should forgive him.

    Admittedly, I’m no expert on Muslim theology, but certainly here in Indonesia, Muslims who get together on Idul Fitri, Eid, after the Ramadan month, ask each other for forgiveness – mohon ma’af…

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    …for anything they’ve done wrong.

    But Lukman simply says “Every religion teaches us to forgive even the sinful ones. [Ba’asyir]’s condition has weakened because of old age and illness, so let us forgive him.”

    What, even if the sinful sectarian is not even a tiny bit sorry for the evil he’s done?

    And THAT is why the concern expressed by Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison is so welcome.

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    If Ba’asyir the Beast had finally recognised what an affront to humanity he is, if he had promised to kneel down outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta in a public show of remorse for his foul words and deeds – heck, if he had disowned his monstrous ideology and sworn allegiance to the pluralist Pancasila principles of the Republic of Indonesia…

    But another issue of the JP tells us exactly how sorry Ba’asyir is.

    Ba’asyir, who is eligible to be released on parole on Dec. 13, insists on DEFYING a general condition of parole that requires him to express LOYALTY to the national ideology Pancasila, which is STIPULATED in Government Regulation No. 99/2012 on sentence reduction for inmates, including those convicted of terrorism….So [Ba’asyir] will be released unconditionally. His house will not be guarded by police. He can opine that DEMOCRACY IS A TRANSGRESSION (OF ISLAM) – We will let him…” (my capitalisation)

    That was said by Jokowi’s lawyer who thinks it acceptable that that Ba’asyir would continue to insist that he ”would only obey God.”  

    https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/01/19/lawyer-says-baasyirs-release-not-gift-from-jokowi.html

    Of course none of these quibblings would be necessary if only Indonesia executed every terrorist, as happened, to general joy, when the Bali Bomb Pigs were shot…

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    …but…

     
    • Heru 12:55 pm on January 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Yes this is what I want to say too.
      Baasyir should apologise to ALL of us both Australians and Indonesians for his terror and should give up his hate.
      If not,keep him in a cage forever.

  • ross1948 4:21 pm on December 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Java Christians STILL Forced To Worship On Pavement! 


    A trip into town today, to observe the lack of religious liberty in Indonesia today.

    Still There! Oppressed Christians Swelter In Jakarta! 

    In fact, the oppression of the GKI Yasmin congregation has gone on for years, since the Islamist bigot Mayor of Bogor shut them down by sealing the site of their house of worship.

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    Vicious savages and the Bogor civic militia physically prevented them exercising their right to worship there.

    The police watched the victims of Islamist intolerance pray outside the sealed site.

    Please note, decent Muslims, like Lily Wahid…

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

    ….stood shoulder to shoulder with the Christians against the vile sectarians, but to no avail!

    Tears That Cry to Heaven – More Christians Denied Religious Liberty in W.Java 

    The church used the law of the land and fought back, and rulings from both the Supreme Court and the Ombudsman were in their favour….

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    ‘Disegel’ – sealed, to those who wanted only to worship in their own church!

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    …but neither former President SBY nor current President Jokowi ordered the police to enforce the high court order.

    Meanwhile the old bigot mayor was replaced by a ‘moderate…’

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

    …who has devalued that adjective ever since.

    So today I went along…

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    Every other week, every month, for six  – or is it seven? – or more years

    …and there they were, many years into their struggle for justice, on the pavement across the road from Jokowi’s State Palace. They have for long kept a vacant stool for their President, should he care to join them – he never has!

     

    Elections next year, when Jokowi will again face his rival Prabowo, and it’s with a heavy heart that – since both have chosen shariah fanatics as their running mates – I must predict that the persecution of the Yasmin Protestants will not cease.

    How sad for this lovely country!

     
    • Kezia 7:08 pm on December 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You always make me happy when you write about freedom of religion, because I also care.
      It is truly sad what the Yasmin people suffer. Why will our President not cross the road to join them and get their church for them?
      I think I will not vote next year.

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

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    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.

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    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..

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    SEND  THEM SOME COMPANY!

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    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.

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    • 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?
      PS
      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

          Good!
          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

      KAMI TIDAK TAKUT.
      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 8:36 am on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Indonesia Shows Oz and UK How To Handle Hizbut! 


    Exceedingly good news from Indonesia’s highest court, which just this week affirmed that the government had acted according to procedure and Hizb ut-Tahrir runs counter to Indonesia’s state ideology.

    The sectarian fanatic gang was outlawed in accordance with a presidential decree that gives the government powers to disband groups deemed a threat to national unity..

    Jakarta court rejects attempt by Hizb ut-Tahrir to reverse its ban 

    It would be hard to dispute the threat, given that HTI has as its goal the subjection of sovereign nations to a global caliphate with no pretence of democracy.

    ‘Charlie Hebdo proves how rotten democracy is!’

    HTI hate democracy!

    Just like the Communist Party, which has been banned for over fifty years.

    PKI Ban – A Good Precedent For HTI? 

    Also, like similar Islamist outfits, HTI believes that the backward shariah code must trump Indonesian laws.

    This latest ruling puts both Australia and Britain in an odd position, because in the past there has been clear recognition in both countries that their local HT califofascists ought to be prohibited.

    We’ve reported on the crassly idiotic aspects of HT leaders in both countries…

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    Demented HT bints tell it like it isn’t – evil Hizbut Tahrir ignoramus, Sydney primary school teacher Reem Allouche telling the women’s arm of hardline political group Hizb ut-Tahrir that men are permitted to hit women with sticks.

    …but also on plainly subversive and disloyal declarations by their spokespersons, some of whom were at least honest about their beliefs. Hizbut Tahrir UK – “When ‘Moderates’ Talk of Peace, They’re Lying!” 

    Cameron capitulated on craven ‘human rights’ grounds, and Theresa May thinks shariah is a blessing.

    She is a hopeless case!

    Another T-May Betrayal – Welcome Home, ISIS Terror Pigs! 

    In Canberra, with Turnsteer big buddies with that ignorant extremist ass the Grand Mufti, a defender of HT…

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    Australia, Deport This Sex-Obsessed Sectarian! 

    …the hopes aroused by Tony Abbott (until he buckled) were never realised.

    Petition · Hizb ut-Tahrir: Call to ban group in Australia · Change.orgPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is being urged to ban Islamist extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir from Australia…‘Ex-Muslims should be free from death threats’

    But now that the deplorable mufti has gone, thanks be, maybe Turnsteer can be made to notice that HT in Oz continues to behave badly, its imbecilic shrilling an affront to all decent people.

    Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Australian leader recently called on the country to become an Islamic state ruled by Islamic law and for a boycott of Anzac Day.    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/australias-generation-jihad-is-homegrown/story-fnii5s41-1226653324521

    So about time the two governments,in Canberra and in London, shaped up and slapped down the jihad jerks, or better still, kicked them out.

    Having applauded Indonesia, however, let’s not forget that other gangs as bad as, if not worse than Hizbut Tahrir, are still un-banned.

    Nightmare – Indonesian IslamoNazis Get Armed Forces Training! 

    It would be good to see President Jokowi make use of his powers to cut all sectarian gangsters down to size.

     
    • Keith Milner 12:36 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      It should be banned worldwide.
      More fool Australian governments that allow this cancer into our country.

    • Adityo 11:59 pm on May 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Truly we do good to ban HTI.
      I hope England and Australia will do same

  • ross1948 8:29 am on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Next Indonesian V-P – Another General ‘Close To’ Fanatics? 


    So Metrotvnews.com tells us that the National Democrat Party has begun to eye TNI Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo as a running-mate for President Jokowi in the next presidential election? The news item adds that Gatot is believed to be able to attract votes from Muslims, especially the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI).

    http://news.metrotvnews.com/politik/nbw36PRb-jokowi-gatot-diyakini-mampu-raup-suara-fpi

    It’s not unusual for high-ranking soldiers in many countries to look at politics as a suitable change of career.

    Think back to Eisenhower and De Gaulle.

    But after the shock many people got when Jokowi decided to share a platform with the FPI’s leader, Habib Rizieq, who openly asserted that Jakarta’s ex-governor Ahok should be put to death for ‘blasphemy…

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

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    Rizieq, far-left, listens contentedly to Jokowi’s speech

    So Has Indonesia Come To This? Paradise Lost? 

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    …when instead the President could have confronted that sectarian fanatic, it’s alarming that General Gatot’s alleged ability to win the approval of Rizieq’s thug-gang is seen as a big plus.

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    “Close to the Islamic community, close to FPI, etc. It is good to fill the space…”  So says a political analyst with  Indonesia Political Review (IPR) who added that Gatot ”is also  close to the scholars!”

    When that word ‘scholars‘ is used here, it doesn’t just mean people who study a lot, or even a little!

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    It refers to the MUI, the Indonesian Council of Scholars, a frequent source of outlandish intolerance, whose outbursts we’ve covered aplenty.

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

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

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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

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    Who knows if this predicted pairing will come to pass?

    But what’s worrying is the alleged closeness of the country’s top officer with violent, lawless bigots.

    One hopes the assertion is unfounded.  General Gatot Nurmantyo has yet to issue any denial, so far as I know.

    Whatever, it is a matter of public interest, not least in the light of that exculpation of the white-shirt gang reported some months ago, from Indonesia’s top cop, General Tito Karnavian, who praised Rizieq!

    “He was very tolerant actually… FPI is an Islamic organization so very tolerant of other religions,” he added. 

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    Video Viral, Tito Karnavian: FPI Ormas Islam yang Sangat Toleran

    That assessment of the gang and its leader parked a storm of protest.

    Many good Indonesians, including millions of Muslims, were and are dismayed at the very thought of the FPI or any sectarian cliques having friends in high places.

     

     
    • JazPen 8:42 am on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Morning Ross.
      Just about to tuck into bacon and eggs so am catching up on your blog. I didnt look in much last week because I was very busy.
      This is a worry.
      I hope the general does make a speech or says something to show everybody he is not close to the FPI. There is a lot of unrest about at the moment.
      All of us need a bit of good news for a change.

    • Jim in Jakarta 10:24 am on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Agreed.
      It’s just a rumor for now but it would be wrong to ignore what’s going on all around us.

  • ross1948 5:28 pm on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , government cover-up, Jokowi Islamist intolerance, , , Polycarpus,   

    Why Not, Pak Wiranto? Avenge Munir – And The Martyrs! 


    Wiranto

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    A baffling response from Indonesia’s Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto yesterday.

    It seems that reporters ambushed him and asked him about the Munir case, which remains unresolved after 13 years. 

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/09/08/wiranto-on-munir-we-should-be-talking-about-development-now.html

    Peculiar word to use, ‘ambush,’ as if a government minister should not be prepared to answer questions when he’s out in public.

    Especially questions related to his specific ministerial responsibilities.

    “You should have talked about our development, or our plundered territory. Why talk only about [Munir]?” Wiranto replied

    Well, maybe, because more than a dozen years have elapsed, and the hireling Polycarpus, convicted of murdering the innocent Munir, has long since been released…

    Munir, Don’t forget him!

    Munir’s Murderer Free – Jakarta Justice Mirrors Western Weakness 

    …despite not telling the world which cowardly creeps hired him to do a job which the said cowardly creeps were not up to doing for themselves.

    It’s all as much a mystery as when we published another post in February.

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

    I hope President Jokowi is on the phone today, reminding Wiranto that Wiranto’s office has been appointed by Jokowi to lead the settlement of cases of human rights abuse in the country..

    Munir’s case is hardly unique.

    More recent, equally heinous, crimes against humanity have been committed in Indonesia, such as the murder of the martyrs in the Cikeusik Pogrom…

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

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    …where three blameless members of the peaceful Ahmadi religious minority were bludgeoned to death by a mob of vile sectarian bigots.

    No murder charges have yet been brought.

    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

    Wiranto would earn nationwide applause if he were to re-open that case and demand the death penalty for all those who can be detained, prosecuted and convicted of the crime.

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    AND if he were to order the release of all the information the government has, wherever it’s locked away, about the hidden hands who directed Munir’s murder.

     
    • JazPen 8:30 pm on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good one Ross.
      I admit I hadnt even thought about the Munir case for a long time but its something Wiranto needs to be talking about.
      Even better if he did something to get justice for those Ahmadis but the government here doesnt show a lot of interest in religious liberty,’
      Its very disappointing after the high hopes when Jokowi was elected.

    • Kezia 9:28 pm on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Why do we must ask Wiranto? He has the duty to investigate and report to us.
      The government of Indonesia is there to serve Indonesians and not to complain when we ask them questions that are important.
      I see President Jokowi on television all the time and wish I can ask him questions but how can we do that? Always he is with his servants and politicians and they will never question him.

  • ross1948 7:26 am on August 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Jokowi Islamist intolerance, , , , ,   

    In Jakarta, Persecuted Ahmadis Seek Justice! 


    Good to see that, despite President Jokowi’s inaction on repealing the vindictive and discriminatory Tri-Ministerial Decree, which was issued during his predecessor’s term of office…

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    …that mean-spirited diktat’s victims, the peaceful and inoffensive Ahmadiyah minority creed, are not giving up.

    They’re taking their fight for religious liberty to the Constitutional Court!

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    And they’ve included in their legal submission this rather fine paragraph.

    “If the government assumes a certain denomination can comment, even determine the fate of other denominations in the same religion, does this mean the government can also ensure which domination is received by God Almighty…

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    …and gets a special door into His heaven?   

    https://news.detik.com/berita/d-3613134/cari-keadilan-ke-mk-komunitas-ahmadiyah-sodorkan-15-kasus:

    That’s tellin’ ’em!

    It’s always been a matter of puzzlement to me how come the so-called Islamic ‘scholars’ here, the state-funded MUI…

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    • ….are so lacking in confidence in their version of religious dogma that they cower from debate  with Ahmadis…

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    ….and instead go whining to the state to shut dissent down.

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    The Ahmadi plaintiffs have submitted a list of specific maltreatment occasions to bolster their case…Gambar terkait

    …and although readers overseas may be totally unfamiliar with the places mentioned, it seems a good idea to append that list, so you can see how these decent people’s religious liberty has been affronted.

     

     1. Sealing Al Furqon Mosque, Kersamaju, conducted by Satpol PP on March 31, 2015.

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    NB –

    The Satpol PP are the civic militia, controlled by local governments throughout Indonesia

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    2. Sealing Al Hidayah Mosque, Depok conducted by a group of people on March 19, 2011. It was repeated in February 2017 conducted by the Head of Satpol PP Pemkot Depok.

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    3. The burning and sealing of Masjid Al Furqon, Parakansalak, Sukabumi by the masses on April 28, 2008. After that Satpol PP Sukabumi sealed the mosque on July 26, 2016.

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    4. Damage to Al Kautsar Mosque, Kendal, Central Java in May 2016.

    5. Prohibition of the use of the mosque An Nashr, Pekanbaru on October 12, 2010. The ban was in line with the letter of Mayor of Pekanbaru to Ahmadiyah congregation to stop their activities.

    6. Damage to Cipeuyeum Mosque on March 13, 2011.

    7. Termination of mosque construction in Kunto Darussalam pasda April 2017.

    8. Scattering Al Misbah Mosque, New Jatibening, Bekasi on 14 November 2011.

    9. The burning of the Cisalada Mosque on October 1, 2010 by a group of people.

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    Ahmadi Koran, burned in a major sectarian arson attack in Cisalada

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    10. Sealing Baitul Rahim Mosque, Singaparna on 12 April 2012 night.

    11. Rejection of the issuance of e-ID card 1,400 people of Manislor Village, Kuningan in 2012.

    12. Rejection of the registration of marriage certificate at Tanjungpinang Religious Court on April 16, 2015.

    13. The destruction of Masjid Mahmud, Singaparna on April 15, 2010 noon

    14. Damage to mosques and houses of Ahmadiyah members in Ciaruteun, Bogor on March 11, 2011. A total of 7 families of Ahmadiyah refugees.

    15. Case of expulsion and destruction of houses of members of Ahmadiyah Lombok, NTB.

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    Anti-Ahmadi sectarian arson in Lombok

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    If you want more info on some of these cases, you can use our Search box, entering Lombok, Cisalada, or just Ahmadiyah and see the extent of the evil perpetrated against them.

    I wish them the best of luck in their fight against oppression!

    1. Penyegelan Masjid Al Furqon, Kersamaju, yang dilakukan oleh Satpol PP pada 31 Maret 2015.

    2. Penyegelan Masjid Al Hidayah, Depok yang dilakukan oleh sekelompok orang pada 19 Maret 2011. Hal itu berulang pada Februari 2017 yang dilakukan oleh Kepala Satpol PP Pemkot Depok.

    3. Pembakaran dan penyegelaan Masjid Al Furqon, Parakansalak, Sukabumi oleh massa pada 28 April 2008. Setelah itu Satpol PP Sukabumi menyegel masjid itu pada 26 Juli 2016.

    4. Perusakan Masjid Al Kautsar, Kendal, Jawa Tengah pada Mei 2016.

    5. Pelarangan penggunaan masjid An Nashr, Pekanbaru pada 12 Oktober 2010. Larangan itu seiring surat Wali Kota Pekanbaru ke jemaah Ahmadiyah untuk menghentikan kegiatan mereka.

    6. Perusakan Masjid Cipeuyeum pada 13 Maret 2011.

    7. Penghentian pembangunan masjid di Kunto Darussalam pasda April 2017.

    8. Penggembokan Masjid Al Misbah, Jatibening Baru, Bekasi pada 14 November 2011.

    9. Pembakaran Masjid Cisalada pada 1 Oktober 2010 oleh sekelompok orang.

    10. Penyegelan masjid Baitul Rahim, Singaparna pada 12 April 2012 malam.

    11. Penolakan penerbitan e-KTP 1.400 orang Desa Manislor, Kuningan pada 2012.

    12. Penolakan pencatatan akta nikah di Pengadilan Agama Tanjungpinang pada 16 April 2015.

    13. Perusakan Masjid Mahmud, Singaparna pada 15 April 2010 siang

    14. Perusakan Masjid dan rumah anggota Ahmadiyah di Ciaruteun, Bogor pada 11 Maret 2011. Sebanyak 7 KK warga Ahmadiyah mengungsi.

    15. Kasus pengusiran dan perusakan rumah anggota Ahmadiyah Lombok, NTB.

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    • JazPen 8:01 pm on August 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I knew you hadnt forgotten the Ahmadis but you use to write about them all the time.
      Its good to see you have still got their back.

  • ross1948 12:44 am on August 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Chinese statue, , , Jokowi Islamist intolerance, , ,   

    Indonesia’s Intolerants Find New Excuse To Whine! 


     Good news, mostly, for decent Indonesians, whose government has urged officials to stand up to mob pressure…

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    …after Muslim and nationalist protesters called for a 30-meter-tall statue of a Chinese deity erected in a temple complex in an East Java town to be torn down.

    This is refreshing, coming at a time when bigoted Islamists have been riding high after Jakarta’s Christian Governor Ahok was imprisoned for ‘blasphemy’ merely for quoting a Koranic verse.

    So Has Indonesia Come To This? Paradise Lost? 

    The statue of Guan Yu in Tuban, East Java, is said to be Southeast Asia’s tallest such representation of the deity. 

    Bigoted ‘protestors,’ some wearing paramilitary-style outfits have been ranting that “We are not worshippers of idols”.

    So?

    • Does anyone wish to make them ‘worship idols?’

    Obviously not.

    But of course they know that full well, just as we know that the real reason for their ranting is nasty sectarian hatred.

    We’ve seen it before, in another Indonesian city, Tanjung Balai, in Sumatra, very far away from East Java.

    Indonesia Inquisition Ministry Turns Guns Against Buddhists –Statue Downed at Islamist Behest 

    The enemies of religious liberty there were equally up in arms about this statue…

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    And that episode did not end well for the decent people in that neighbourhood.

    It’s important, however, to note that there was another President then ruling from the National Palace in Jakarta.

    So well said, Teten Masduki, chief of staff to President Jokowi, who spoke to the media last week.

    “If they ask for the statue to be torn down, authorities cannot bow to such pressure.”

     http://jakartaglobe.id/news/statue-chinese-god-stokes-tension-muslim-majority-indonesia/.

    Unfortunately, the Jakarta Globe fails to identify the sponsors of the intolerant rallies. A previous mealy-mouthed report would only say they were from ‘certain groups,’ a meaningless phrase but common enough here.

    So let’s have them named and shamed!

    Equally, unfortunately, the Tuban statue is currently shown in the media photo as partially covered, appeasement of the ignoramuses, it seems.

    Hasil gambar untuk patung tuban

    President Jokowi would win widespread approval if he ordered his National Police Chief to get that fanatic shroud hauled down, and instal some well-armed cops around the scene, with orders to get stuck into any jihadist jerks who stick their bigot snouts in.

     
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