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  • ross1948 6:19 pm on March 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Jokowi religious liberty, Parakansalak, , ,   

    Ever Heard Of Parakansalak? Time You Did! 


    Don’t know about back in The Old Country, but the BBC World we get here in Jakarta has been running show-off ads featuring famous folk they’ve interviewed.

    One such is President Jokowi, telling us how tolerant Indonesia is.

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    Maybe he could make a day-trip and ask the local authorities in Sukabumi, West Java what part of his broadcast they failed to understand.

    Their administrative area includes a place called Parakansalak, where dwell a number of Ahmadis.

    The Ahmadiyah are a peaceful, extremely inoffensive religious minority, but have been horribly persecuted here, for no reason, except Islamist intolerance.

    Examples?.

    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

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    ahmadis transito 
    Savage bigots in Lombok destroy Ahmadi homes -100 cops just watched – and that wasn’t this month, it was YEARS ago. 
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    Ahmadi kids in ‘shelter’ after their families were driven out of their homes by vicious Islamists

    When President SBY was in power, a leader notable for his open mind on matters of religion…

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    ….a specifically discriminatory diktat was declared, the notorious Tri-Ministerial Decree.

    I used to hope Jokowi would chuck that diktat in one of his palace trash-cans, but so far, no such luck.

    Anyway, back to Parakansalak!

    Sadly, in 2008, their mosque was subjected to an arson attack by a mob of bigoted savages. After 12 years, the victimised community decided they should start reconstruction of their place of worship.

    According to the Jakarta Post, the local Ahmadi leader, a Mr. Asep  Saepudin, felt obliged, on 3rd March, to report intimidation to the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM)

    Why?

    It seems that work was going ahead at the mosque when a senior police officer, named Slamet Irianto, showed up and told the work-men to stop work.

    Why?

    This is where it gets weird.

    Remember, it’s a local top cop we’re talking about.

    The police chief said that a mob would come to the site and ransack the building if the builders continued.

    So he tells the good people to cower from evil savages?

    Surely he has officers at his nearby precinct whom he can summon, if the mob is detected in the vicinity.

    Surely the proper thing for a policeman of any rank is to take steps to ensure law-abiding folk can get on with their legitimate business.

    Surely if a pack of pig-ignorant louts seek to interfere, the cops, all armed here, could simply fire a warning shot, then take out a few of the scumbags if they refuse to scarper.

    The report gets even more nauseating the longer you read it, how local government turns out to be as unfamiliar with the concept of religious liberty as the cops there…

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    ….but here’s the link if you wish to use it.

    I try to write about the plight of the Ahmadiyah from time to time, but used to write a lot.
    I should get back to that level of frequency.
     
    • JazPen 10:45 pm on March 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I rememberer that.
      There was a lot if thuggery against the Ahmadis then, after the ‘scholars’ started bad-mouthing them.

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  • ross1948 1:10 am on February 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Deden the hero, , February 6th 2011, , Islamist pigs, Jokowi religious liberty,   

    February 6 – Nine Years Ago, But Cikeusik Pogrom Never Forgotten! 


    I was at home in West Jakarta when we saw the TV news. I was shocked, but also angry, that this sectarian atrocity took place while police were present.

     

    I was angrier still at the grotesque mockery of justice that followed…

    https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/indonesia-ahmadiyah-trial-prosecution-or-persecution/

    …the filthy murderous pigs who martyred those innocent Ahmadis…

    Islamist pig at Cikeusik

    …the HANDFUL of those pigs ( out of a thousand cowardly Islamist bigots!) who were eventually prosecuted given derisory sentences…

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    Facing a Mob of Islamist Savages – Deden the Brave, Sent to Prison

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    …and Deden, the one brave survivor of the slaughter?

    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

    ……double the sentence meted out to an evil young primitive named Dani, whom you may see on the horrible video, dashing a rock down on the head of a helpless Ahmadi.

     
    Dani the Primitive

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    Sickening!

    And yet for all the fine talk of pluralist democracy, of a Mind-Set Revolution, that we have heard in recent years…

    …there has been no move to repeal that oppressive Tri-Ministerial Decree  –https://jakartaglobe.id/news/ahmadiyah-followers-indonesia-attacked/–  promulgated during the time in office of previous president, Democrat Party nominee SBY…

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    …a diktat that deprived the blameless and peaceful Ahmadi minority of the fundamental freedom to worship as they wished.

    It still makes me angry, but I no longer hope that religious liberty will be restored in my lifetime.

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    Writing about it helps, a little.

    Though when I tried to do so on Facebook, Zuckwit erased me….

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    …for showing the video of the demonic mob. You need a string stomach to watch it, but it’s to be found in another of my older posts, here..

    Facebook’s Status – Enemy Within – Exposed Again

     
    • Kezia 8:08 am on February 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for reminding us of that terrible day.

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    • Santi 8:34 am on February 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      So bad and so sad day for the Ahmadiyah and for Indonesia.

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    • Rawel 10:19 am on February 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      A very true horror story Where is justice?
      Thankyou for remember.

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    • Asrofin 10:35 am on February 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      The mob shamed Indonesia.
      The killers deserved death penalty.

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    • Tyas 1:41 pm on February 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Horrible what happen in Cikeusik..
      The murderers nevet got punished.
      Very bad for Indonesia.
      We are shamed.

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    • JazPen 3:17 pm on February 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I think a lot of us will never forget how those judges behaved towards rhat poor Ahnadi survivor of the attack.
      Keep it up, Ross, a yearly reminder.

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    • Maurie Taylor 4:28 pm on February 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      A story I’d not have heard, Ross, but for you.
      Every year you sound the remembrance bugle for these innocent men.
      Then it became even sadder reading for me when that other Ahmadi was murdered near my old home town in Scotland.
      That crime was committed by a Pakistani, as hateful as the mob in Cikeusik. As far as I know, that Pakistani was convicted but not deported.
      God knows why.
      But at least the court in the UK took the case seriously and though the sentence fell short of what i’d have hoped, it was not the complete mockery of justice that followed Cikeusik.
      Please keep writing this annual jab to the conscience of the Indonesian legal system.

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    • Nunung 9:06 pm on February 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Evil day.
      I do not like to remember it but we should.

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    • Jim Ex Jakarta 9:27 pm on February 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Well done, Ross!
      Every year, you mark this injustice.
      I am sure many, many Indonesians and us expats too, share your disappointment that the bigots who murdered these men were never punished.
      As for those ‘judges’ what can we say?

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  • ross1948 11:44 am on July 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Jokowi religious liberty, 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!’

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    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…

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

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    …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!”

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    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.  
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    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…

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    …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 2:26 pm 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.

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    • Santi 3:52 pm on July 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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

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    • Jim Ex Jakarta 10:18 pm 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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  • 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.

        MUI – Indonesian Scholars Council

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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.

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      • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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?

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

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

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    • 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.

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  • 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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    Gambar terkait

    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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    GKI Taman Yasmin Bogor-Feri Latief(1)

    ‘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.

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  • ross1948 10:40 am on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , Jokowi religious liberty, Kenaikan, pastor palti   

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


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

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

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

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    Pastor Palti

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

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

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

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

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    Still There! Oppressed Christians Swelter In Jakarta! 

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Thank you for remembering.

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  • ross1948 4:26 pm on December 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Oppressed Christians AGAIN Celebrate Xmas On The Street! 


    It’s so enjoyable to spend Christmas with people you don’t see nearly enough of. And to be free to celebrate the holiday as you see fit.

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    Not so in Jakarta, where persecuted Protestants had to hold their service on the street, opposite President Jokowi’s Palace….

    Jemaat GKI Yasmin Kembali Langsungkan Misa di Seberang Istana

    …because they can’t get access to their churches because bigoted Islamists still prevent them doing so.

    The congregations of GKI Yasmin and HKBP Filadelfia joined together again – I have joined them too in the past, but this year I am not in town – and faced the weather. I hope it was less inclement than where I am.

    I won’t go over the background to their plight. Our previous stories are linked below…

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

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

    …and there’s the congregation of GKI Yasmin church..…

    Oppressed Christians In The Street Heat, In Pluralist Indonesia 

    …so you can read all about the wickedness of their persecutors and the failure of the government to enforce a high court ruling (and the ombudsman’s ruling too)

    PS There are reports of movement on the GKi issue, but I won;t report on that till I have a closer look.

     
    • Jim in Jakarta 10:39 pm on December 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Those brutes in Bekasi were never prosecuted.
      I don’t think the thugs in Bogor were either.
      It’s so bad when the state won’t enforce its own supreme court’s ruling.
      The way these harmless Christians have been treated is just mean. I hope next Christmas they can sing and pray in their own church.

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  • ross1948 8:29 am on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Gatot Nurmantyo, , , Jokowi religious liberty,   

    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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    Hasil gambar untuk gatot nurmantyo jokowi

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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.

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    • 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.

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  • ross1948 7:01 am on October 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Jokowi religious liberty   

    Jokowi To Ban Islamist Hizbut Tahrir – Why Stop There? 


    While the Government ponders banning the caliphascist Hizbut Tahrir movement, because it is openly hostile to democracy, its aspiration to subjugate Indonesia to supranational sectarian rule…

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    Hizbut Tahrir – ‘Charlie Hebdo, Proof  of How Rotten Democracy Is…’

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    …we now read that the notorious FPI ( self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam Front’) has also asserted its belief in the restoration of the Islamic Caliphate, which, to the delight of civilised people around the world, was overthrown at the end of the First World War.

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    Kemal Ataturk ended the Turkish Sultanate – the sultans were the ipso facto caliphs, claiming command over every Muslim in the world.

    I refer readers to the report from last month, in Jakarta, where the infamously mysogynist FPI gauleiter….

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

    …Habib Novel Chaidir Bamukmin, told the media that, although the caliphate was not the top priority, it was nevertheless something they wanted.

    http://www.netralnews.com/news/megapolitan/read/106132/tokoh.fpi.khilafah.bukan.tujuan.utama..t

     This fanatic has several fancy titles, Netralnews.com tells us, including ‘Vice Chairman of the Team of Defenders of Ulama and Activists (TPUA)’ but let’s skip that for today.

    Let’s focus on how HNCB compared the long-banned (and rightly so) Communist Party of Indonesia  – PKI – with his much admired ‘khilafah‘ sectarians.

    “What was the PKI solution? Just slaughter, coup, divide the nation.”

    Very true. Communists are totalitarian evil-doers. But he continues.

    What has the Khilafah harmed? Never did anything anarchistic, let alone rebel, let alone slaughter, ” he explained.

    Anarchistic?

    Is this Habib qualified to define ‘anarchistic?’

    Maybe he is?

    Habib Novel, one of the leaders of FPI’s Jakarta chapter, is finally facing trial at the Central Jakarta District Court for organizing and leading the violent protest. And the police are ready should another violent protest take place today.

    FPI leader Habib Novel on trial for violent protest, 

    Exactly what was the verdict and/or sentence in that trial?

    Does organizing and leading a violent protest count as anarchistic?

    I leave it to readers to check out those questions.

    His remarks arose from the recent demo at the House of Representatives, called ‘Action 299,’ which illogically wanted the PKI kept banned but the HTI remain unbanned, although both are quintessentially hostile to democracy.

    And while the prospect of an Islamist global tyranny may not be a priority for him, it seems to have been for many of the other ranters that day, as the reporter tells us …interestingly, each of their speeches always ended with shouting “Khilafah! Khilafah! Khilafah!”

    Bizarrely, the fanatics at the demo were also heard to sing the song Garuda Pancasila.

    Pancasila, for overseas readers, is the state ideology of Indonesia, which is basically a set of democratic pluralist ideas. Nothing could be further from the horrid despotism that a Hizbut Tahrir regime would inflict on Indonesia.

    Again, Islamist ranters invoking Pancasila remind us of Communist ranters yelling about the rights of the downtrodden.

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    Both dangerous cliques, both deploying deceitful slogans, sectarian fanatics mouthing off as if they cared about tolerance, marxist fanatics pretending to care about workers and peasants.

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    Banning both is best.

     

    Tokoh FPI: Khilafah Bukan Tujuan Utama, tapi Bisa Jadi Solusi

     
  • ross1948 8:41 am on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dedi Mulyadi, , , , , Jakarta shairah tourism, Jokowi religious liberty, polytheistic carriage, ,   

    ‘Kota Setan?’ Devil City In Java? Fanatics Fume Over Festival! 


    Well, how many of you, dear readers, paid attention to recent comments emanating from the FPI, the self-styled ‘Islam Defender Front?’

    None of you, probably, if you live overseas!

    But here in Indonesia, ever since President Jokowi chose to share a platform with Habib Rizieq, the FPI ‘High Priest,’ one is surely ill-advised to ignore their utterances, however bizarre.

    Rizieq, on the left, Jokowi, on the right

    So Has Indonesia Come To This? Paradise Lost? 

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    And they don’t come much more bizarre than the latest outburst from the white-shirt vigilante gang’s Purwakarta gauleiter, Muhammad Syahid Joban.

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    Hasil gambar untuk joban fpi purwakarta

    FPI’s Syahid Joban

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    It’s not exactly the first time that Islamist fanatics have shown signs of stress over matters relating to that provincial city.

    In 2011, a pack of sectarian louts went on a rampage of vandalism against various statues of legendary figures from the widely revered Ramayana pantheon… 

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    Then in 2015, they got their (presumably white) knickers in a right twist about massive resistance to their activities by decent Muslims, when Rizieq’s appearance there had to be protected by police.

    Bravo, Purwakarta! IslamoNazis Cower Behind Cops – Again! 

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    This time that geezer Syahid was in a tizzy, railing at the popular and entertaining local regent, Dedy Mulyadi, because of a festival in the West Java city.

    “Never participate in the Jurig Festival,’ ranted Joban.

    Why?

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    Hasil gambar untuk jurig purwakarta

    Jurig parade

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    Well, it seems the cultural festival has been outrageously focusing on culture, not religion.

    And one of the traditional carriages in the photo was allegedly used to bring a buffalo to a ‘polytheistic’ event. Joban was in the news last year, when he tweet-scolded Jokowi for having had the carriage to the National Palace!

    http://www.panjimas.com/news/2016/08/13/ulama-purwakarta-pak-jokowi-kenapa-anda-bawa-kereta-jurig-ini-ke-istana/

    Now the indefatigable extremist is yelping on the same cultural festival, again!

    ‘Religion comes first, then culture, not the other way about!’  

    http://www.viva.co.id/berita/nasional/943299-fpi-sebut-festival-kebudayaan-purwakarta-cuma-bikin-gila

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    Like, uh, why, we might be tempted to ask again!

    But not, perhaps, if we read the Viva.com article all the way through.

    It becomes clear that the white-shirts are still harping on their grudge against Dedy Mulyadi…

    Islamist Insanity – ‘He’s Married The Goddess of the South Seas!’ 

    …which we’ve noted in the past!

    The fanatics reckon Dedy nurtures hopes of becoming West Java’s Governor!

    ‘Don’t ever let that happen!’ says the Gauleiter, who wound up the rant by warning his fans not to fool around when it came time to choose regional leaders.

    “Otherwise, Purwakarta will become a ‘Devil City!'”

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    Ooooh! Scary!

    Or….WOW!

    Such a transformation might promote a different brand of tourism from that our in-coming Jakarta Administration is said to be contemplating.  

    Get Your Tickets Soon – Jakarta Shariah Tourism Boom?

     
    • Wahyu 10:10 am on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      The Arab culture is what the FPI like because they do not like Java culture.
      I remember we all were so angry when the fanaticals attack the statues and now it is time to be angry again because the FPI always make trouble.
      Better do to FPI what the government is saying about Hizbut Tharir.
      Ban.!!

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    • JazPen 10:45 am on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Happy to see some good old-fashioned fanatic-bashing again, Ross.
      I like your joke ( ? ) about tourism because those fanatics have no sense of humour so mockery is a good tactic against them.

      I dont know if Dedy is running for governor or not but West java could do a lot worse. It already is.

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    • Rawel 11:09 am on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I wish FPI can go live in Arab Saudi They always complain here in our country.
      If they think Indonesia so terrible for our good culture then it is better they live in country where they can be happy.
      Thank you, Ross. Have a nice day too.

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    • Santi 11:46 am on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Why must culture not come first in culture fest?
      Religion come first in mosque or church and that is right.
      Culture is for all Purwakarta people with any religion.
      Java people all respect history and love legend of Java like with the statues and only FPI has problem with that.
      Nobody will make the FPI join the fest fun because we know FPI hate fun.
      Better they stay at home and be unhappy like they always are unless when they make trouble for people who like to be happy…

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    • Astuti 1:17 pm on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      These are same people who want to kill Ahok because his words give them bad temper.
      Also same people who hate religious freedom in Indonesia and same people attack warung in Ramadhan as you many times show foto in your blog.
      Also same FPI that say they want to kill Buddhis in Myanmar.
      I do not think the festival in Purwakarta is the the devil that make Indonesia feel scary.

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    • Kezia 2:24 pm on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Every time i read that FPI hate Dedy Mulyadi I think more and more that Pak Dedy will be a wonderful Governor in West java.
      The real demon place in Indonesia is Aceh where they whip girls for nothing.
      I wish all FPI may go to Aceh and then Aceh people may rise up and free their province. I will be happier if President Jokowi may order FPI dissolve but I think he is not the man to do that.

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