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  • ross1948 04:50 on February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Ciputat, , Mental Revolution, , , ,   

    Pancasila? Seven Years Post-Cikeusik, Ahmadis Still Suffer 

    It was on February 6th, 2011, not so very far from Jakarta, that the infamous Cikeusik Pogrom occurred, three innocent Ahmadis….


    Cikeusik – cowardly scum commit sectarian murder

    Watch the pigs at their bloody work on this link..   http://www.liveleak.com/view.

    …savagely bludgeoned to death by a mob of cowardly Islamist fanatics.

    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

    We lament this atrocity every year and remind all prepared to listen that no justice has yet been done, no charges of murder brought against the swine responsible.

    But the persecution of, the denial of religious liberty to, this peaceful and decent community continues today.

    It’s never stopped.



    Just put ‘Ahmadis’ into our search box over there to the right and you can see the endless saga of vicious sectarianism that afflicts them.


    Just a week or so ago, just a few miles from where I live, just across the city limits that separate Jakarta from Tangerang in the Province of Banten, Islamist bigotry reared its ugly head,

    I quote from the local newspaper.

    Pemuda Pancasila (PAP) Ciputat, accompanied residents and a number of community leaders to reject the construction of the Ahmadiyah Jemaah Mosque in Ciputat,  South Tangerang, on Saturday (20/01/2018)


    Dampingi Warga Serua Indah, Pemuda Pancasila Tolak Pembangunan Masjid Jemaah Ahmadiyah

    Their rejection of the Ahmadiyah Mosque was also demonstrated by the installation of banners at the entrance of the empty land.

    Needless to say, the notorious thug-gang, the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) was reportedly present. But that’s par for the course whenever intolerance is in the air.

    FPI in West Java – ‘Let’s Burn Out the Orphans!’ 


    Eager to kill!


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

    Again, search ‘FPI’ and you’ll see what we mean.

    It was the presence of the Pemuda Pancasila that caught my attention more than anything else. 

    Pemuda simply means Youth, but Pancasila is Indonesia’s national ideology, a key tenet of which is pluralism, respect for all Indonesians’ right to worship Almighty God.

    Except it seems, if they upset the so-called ‘scholars’ of the MUI, the Indonesian Scholars Council, whose fatwas are sometimes just laughable…


    …but not always.

    The bigoted fatwa they unleashed some years ago against the Ahmadis has been invoked by fanatics over and over to stomp their right to worship, often by wicked, violent means.

    So an outfit using the word Pancasila ought to be defending religious liberty, you’d think. Instead, astonishingly, the PP spokesman at the scene declared that –

    ” Then the basis of our rejection was quite clear, that there is no last Prophet other than the Prophet Muhammad SAW, “said Abdul Aziz.

    Another protester told the media –

    “So in addition to the rejection of the construction of the mosque, we also reject the Ahmadiyah congregation…”.


    So the objection to the proposed Ahmadi mosque is NOT based on anything that you or I would deem planning grounds, no access problems, no infrastructure problems, no…

    It’s purely because the peaceful minority holds views at variance with Islamist dogma. Very sad, that seven years after the Cikeusik Pogrom, there’s no sign of any mind-set revolution in Tangerang, nor in many other places…

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



    In Squalid Internal Exile, Lombok Ahmadis Denied Voting Rights 

    …nor of any moves by the Government to quash the grotesque discriminatory Tri-Ministerial Decree which has made the Ahmadis second class citizens, and in some cases refugees, in their own country, of which they are loyal and law-abiding citizens.

    PS – here’s a list of examples of oppression which we reproduced last year –In Jakarta, Persecuted Ahmadis Seek Justice!  – there have been other incidents since then.

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



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


    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.



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



    SatPol PP 


    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. Break-up of 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.


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


    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 Tanjung Pinang 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.


    Anti-Ahmadi sectarian arson in Lombok


    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!


    • JazPen 08:08 on February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Good to catch sight of the classic Ross Style again.


    • bjc70 10:10 on February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Just terrible


    • Kezia 14:45 on February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Ross, for telling us what must be told about this injustice.


    • Santi 15:00 on February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      It is always good when you write about our country and I like to read this very much.
      You do not write so much any more about Indonesia but I wish you will again.


      • Rawel 12:19 on February 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I think same like you Santi but my english no good.
        Ross is good friend for Indonesia


    • Euis 18:21 on February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      It is so.
      President Jokowi will soon face election again.
      Maybe he will show us before that what his mental revolution means.


  • ross1948 09:17 on December 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , God's birth, , , , Mental Revolution   

    Blasphemy? Rizieq Should NOT Be Prosecuted – Nor Ahok! 

    Some words in the news here in Indonesia, or rather the sentence of which they form part, are obviously facile and insulting to Christians.

    “If God gave birth, then who would be the midwife?”.   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/12/28/police-start-investigating-fpi-leader-blasphemy-case.html

    They are also currently the focus of a new ‘blasphemy’ row, with the doyen of the largest Islamist fanatic gang in Indonesia reported to police by two separate organisations, one Christian, one not.

    The second one comprises Muslims,  a spokesman saying –

    “We are focusing on hate speech….he clearly mocked other religion’s teachings … It has the potential to destroy Indonesia’s diversity.”


    If the Police decide to charge Habib Rizieq with ‘blasphemy,’ he could face five years in prison.


    • habib_rizieq_temui_hasyim_muzadi
    • ===========
    • Such a break from his usual unpleasant activities might be no bad thing! 
    • I am no fan of Rizieq, and have made clear time and again my detestation of his white-shirt thugs.
    • ———–
    • But if there is to be punitive action by the authorities against the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders’ Front’ ( FPI) it should be taken in response to violence and vandalism perpetrated against innocent people.



    We have reported on it often enough, the FPI’s thuggish intimidation, and their cowardice…

    fpi skulk in mosque

    IslamoNazis V Freedom-Fighters? – Some Chicken, Some Neck! 

    …and there is a strong argument that it should be outlawed, like the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party.


    • pkiposter
    • =======
    • But ‘blasphemy’ charges?
    • I tend to liken stuff like that to mediaeval witch-hunting – it should not be a crime anywhere in the modern world.


    • witch_bgstart
    • ——-
    • If God does not like what He hears or sees (and I imagine, if He watches what goes in the world He created, He must be horrified most days!) then, as an omnipotent deity, He is more than capable of dishing out appropriate penalties to those who offend Him.


    If His Name is taken in vain, why would He, in His infinite wisdom, deign to notice? The wittering of mere mortals must rank pretty low in His ‘to-do’ list.  

    Insulting God Almighty, calling Him rude names, or creating disgusting depictions of Him, is low-brow, infantile activity by which some dregs of society have sought to make themselves noticed, people like that obnoxious Andres Serrano. 

    Andres Serrano’s controversial Piss Christ goes on view in New York

    Serrano’s sicko ‘work of art’ was grotesque, and undoubtedly hurt the feelings of very many good people. But hurting people’s feelings should not be a crime. 

    • sorry

    Mockery is an integral part of free expression, including mockery of religion, or of specific religions. Their practitioners often deserve a lot of what they get, especially when ‘believers’ who talk about ‘peace’ engage in anti-social or downright lawless behaviour.

    ‘Religious’ individuals who invoke God in order to go into tantrum mode over trivial things like cartoons should be sent for therapy.

    If they turn their tantrums into murderous activity…




    …and by that I mean incitement to murder too…


    • Behead-Prophet
    • —————-
    • …then they should be locked up.
    • But Rizieq’s gabbling about ‘God giving birth’ should no more be cause for incarceration, or prosecution, than Governor Ahok’s reference to a verse from the Koran.
    • —-

    • “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/

    • Neither of them should have to risk jail, or any punishment, for ‘offending’ others. 
    • ======================
    • —–
    • Jokowi-dan-Ahok
    • President Jokowi and Governor Ahok


    • President Jokowi promised a ‘Mind-Set Revolution’ during his election campaign. 
    • To many of us who care about Indonesia, the Blasphemy Law, and the viciously discriminatory Tri-Ministerial Decree (issued by Jokowi’s predecessor, SBY) are obstructions to progress towards the modern democratic society envisaged when he coined that slogan.  
    • JazPen 09:48 on December 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I bet Rizieq’s eyes pop even further out of his head when he reads what you say, Ross.
      Goes without saying, on this I agree with you.
      If Ahok gets found guilty, it will be time to start packing our bags.
      On the other hand if he wins the election, I will unpack and hang on a little longer.


  • ross1948 20:37 on December 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alcohol ban, , , , , , Mental Revolution, , Seven/11   

    Bigot Ban Hurts Jakarta Business – Creeping Shariah Continues! 

     Well, there I was, just offering a rare nugget of good local news…

    Bravo Densus 88 – Three Down, But LOTS More To Go! 

    …when along comes some bad news, at least for normal folks, so I’m bound to take a look at this too.


      angkot angkots


    I was on the angkot going through Tanjung Duren the other day, and noticed that the local Sevel branch – the Seven/Eleven on Tanjung Duren Barat Satu –  had closed down.

    It must have employed at least half a dozen people so perhaps a harsh holiday season for them and their families.



    Another Sevel, in South Jakarta….don’t know if it’s still open or not!


    But it was only today that I read in the Jakarta Post WHY this closure may have happened. 

    More 7-Eleven stores close down amid alcohol ban, high operating expenses

    As the JP report reminds us, the dolorous decree  –  a regulation on the control of alcohol in April last year in a bid to “protect young generations from the dangers of alcohol” –  was ‘relaxed’ just over a year ago, in a move that handed the rights to control alcohol production, distribution and sales to regional administrations, including the Jakarta administration.


    But you can take a walk round the mini-marts here in West/Northwest Jakarta anytime and not find a single bottle of Bintang  or any other brew on sale.

    No reason ever offered for such poor customer service, though I suspect the staff may be afraid of the kind of ignoramus white-shirt louts…


    ….who think they have the right to raid and intimidate businesses which don’t conform to their primitive intolerance.

    So the ridiculous diktat against selling a cold beer on a hot day is not only inconveniencing blameless citizens, many of whom used to sit around Sevels after work to let the traffic ease off before going home, but is also damaging the country’s economy.

    And no nonsense, please, about protecting the young from the demon drink! ID checks would prevent under-age drinking and let the rest of us enjoy normal life. 

    But the bigots don’t care. They are intrinsically opposed to fun of any sort, and intent on imposing their own sectarian prejudice on the rest of us.

    ‘You’re Only An Adult! It’s Past Your Bedtime!’ Jakarta Rules, OK? 

    And unbelievably, the Indonesian national parliament is pressing ahead with a nationwide prohibition policy…



    …which could see us arrested and put behind bars for having a lager in our back-yard or even keeping some liquor indoors to offer guests who drop by.

    This is a process that has been called Creeping Shariah.


    Shariah Controlled Zone_thumb[1]

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

    It certainly looks very different from the Mental Revolution promised by Presidnet Jokowi during his election campaign.


  • ross1948 00:07 on July 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Mental Revolution, , sectarian prejudice, , terrorist teens, , Yohana Yembise   

    Indonesia – Sexism Endorsed by Constitutional Court? 

    It can be discouraging work, following how courts in Indonesia decide cases. 

    I’m not talking about local courts, not the court in Serang, which handed out six-month sentences to the swine arraigned after  the Cikeusik Pogrom..

    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

    …nor to the Temanggung court, which sentenced an eccentric evangelist to five years for criticising Islam (and that wasn’t enough for the bigot rabble present –




    – the judge had to flee from their amok-run, his failure to have the fellow executed inexcusable, in their view, despite no such penalty being on the statute book!)

    Nor even to the imprisonment, under the so-called ‘blasphemy law,’ of a Shia cleric in East Java, for preaching his own denomination’s beliefs.Outlawing Witchcraft? Outlaw Bakor Pakem! 

    These local verdicts are bizarre, to put it charitably.

    But what about the higher levels, like the Constitutional Court?

    I was scanning the Jakarta Globe over my fourth cup of kopi jawa the other day when I came upon an article by some woman named Barr, from Human Rights Watch, about child marriage.


    When I see the word ‘child,’ I tend these days to be on guard.


    There was a ludicrous item recently https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2015/07/16/600-unaccompanied-child-asylum-seekers-deported-uk-afghanistan/ about the deportation from Britain of  ‘unaccompanied  child asylum seekers,’ a catch-phrase that conjures up images of tiny tots being loaded aboard and shipped off, clutching teddy-bears, to foreign parts.

    On closer inspection, it turned out the ‘tot’ who starred in the ‘scandal’ was a 23-year-old, who’d been in the UK for years!


    And of course there’s the recurrent theme  of renegade ‘British’ ‘children’ sloping off to join rape-gangs in the Middle East, who at 16 or 17 years old are just as capable of knowing what’s right and wrong as you and I were at that age.


    evil children

    And it’s not just ‘British’ ‘children!’ 

    Australian teenager in court over terrorist bomb plot – BBC …

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-32686275 – An Australian teenager who allegedly planned a bomb plot appears in children’s court in Melbourne charged with terrorism offences.

    Montreal teen pleads not guilty to terror charges | CTV News

    http://www.ctvnews.ca – A 15-year-old Montreal teenager appeared in court Wednesday on charges of committing robbery to benefit a terrorist group, making him the first youth charged 


    Treason is a crime not too difficult to categorise as a very big wrong, and since 16-year-olds in Scotland now enjoy (with full SNP approval) full voting rights, I presume at least those 50 plus SNP MPs at Westminster are leading a chorus of demands for adult punishment for young traitors.


    Right, back to topic – those paragraphs above simply included to show that I’m not some neo-colonialist that picks on Indonesia while ignoring Western short-comings.


    The Barr article has a go at Indonesia for allowing ‘child marriage.’

    The Constitutional Court rejected a petition against the 1974 Marriage Law, which is indeed open to criticism – not least the disgusting rule that permits primitives to engage in polygamy – men, but not of course women (sex equality doesn’t figure) can take extra spouses, if the existing spouse is disabled, terminally ill or unable to bear children.  




    Any country that countenances polygamy should either outlaw the practice or legalise polyandry, but sadly, many morons here regard women as undeserving of respect as human beings. 

    ‘Immoral Activities – Sitting in Coffee Shops Laughing and Talking…’ 

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


    But in this case the complaints were about that part which permits women and men to marry as they choose once they reach 21, but allows girls to marry at 16 with parental permission. Boys must wait until they are 19 to marry with parental permission.

    Ms Barr is agitated about the age of 16, reckoning it’s too young.

    But as noted, Scots of that age can vote and, if I’m not wrong, Scotland has traditionally let people marry at that age. And with parental consent, the same applies in various European and US jurisdictions. 

    And I have to say, in fairness to the current legal state of affairs, that, having taught teenagers in Jakarta for my first dozen or so years here, Indonesian girls DO often show significantly more mature attitudes than boys.

    Of course it’s up to Indonesians to decide on the appropriate age for marriage.

    But in this day and age, surely there can be no sensible excuse for discriminating between boys and girls.


    • jokowi
    •  —————————

    However, if President Jokowi seriously wants to apply his ‘Mental Revolution’ to this archipelago, he will surely expedite his Minister of Women’s Employment, Yohana Yembise, who has pledged to reform that 1974 act.


     Minister Yembise


    Unfortunately, the present parliament seems submissive to sectarian prejudice…

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

      …so she may have her work cut out for her. 

    • Prita 14:55 on July 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ross. We are all back in Jakarta now and happy to read this too.
      It is very bad for polygamy to be in Indonesia. How many of these politician are polygamying? I think PKS is worst but maybe you can tell us who beside them is guilty.

      The discrimination on marriage against girls is bad also. It is not because like you think, the girl is more mature. It is so some bad parents can easily make marriage for daughter to help the fathers business.

      You must also tell about the discrimination of religion, a girl who loves a man and a man who loves a girl of different religion must one of them convert, I think this is wrong.
      Marriage law is intolerant.


    • Santi 15:02 on July 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Happy holiday Ross?
      Soon be finished for us but you have written much for us to enjoy and say thanks to you for.
      This about the marriage laws is very true, so many stupid rules when all should be free to marry at same age, without parent permission.
      If women and men are needing parents to agree before they can marry, they should not be able to marry.
      Not until old enough to be of own free choice..
      We are talking about this right now and all want to make this comment.


    • Ati 10:06 on July 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ross
      I am so sorry no commenting for so long a time, been away busy but now I say I like this wrtiing you do about sexism.


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