Tagged: Munarman Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • ross1948 19:40 on April 30, 2022 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Munarman,   

    Fanatic Munarman’s Mere 3 Years! 

    A mere three years?



    That was my reaction to the sentence handed down this month to Munarman, of whom we have written a lot over the years.

    Indeed, some of that has proven near prophetic  viz.

    A Fanatic Long-Term Strategy Indonesia Must Thwart!

    …given what we noted just a week or two ago, about the apparent reincarnation of the vigilante gang…

    Jakarta Fanatics – Push, Shove, Shuffle Off! 

    …that was banned last year.



    IMHO, this fanatic was at his most despicably obnoxious in that tv studio, when I dubbed him Munarman the Lout…



    But now, as the Jakarta Globe reports..

    ...the former secretary-general of hardline group Islamic Defenders Front, or FPI, guilty of terrorism…sentenced to three years in prison.

    Munarman, 53, has established ties with terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and incited people to pledge allegiance to then the group’s leader Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi, according to the verdict read aloud at the East Jakarta District Court.



    Prosecutors also alleged that Munarman had links to suicide bombers who attacked churches in Makassar and the Philippines, demanded eight years’ imprisonment for Munarman during a hearing last month.

    However, the story isn’t over yet.

    Both the defense and prosecution teams immediately said they would appeal against the verdict and sentencing.. https://jakartaglobe.id/news/former-fpi-senior-figure-munarman-convicted-of-terrorism


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

    Jakarta – Fanatic Arrested – No Tears Here! 

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



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



    …in The Diplomat, of all publications!

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

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



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



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

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

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


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

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

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

    We covered that shocking incident….

    Makassar – One Less Foul Fiend In The World? 

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

    Very interesting!

    Jakarta Fury –Merkel Flunkey Prowling Fanatic HQ!

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

    Now what?

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

    Patience is our watchword!

    But no sympathy!

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


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

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


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

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


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

      That made my day!


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

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


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

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

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

    Jakarta – Six Sectarians Shot Dead, But TV News?

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

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

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

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

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


    use Google Translate if need be

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

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

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



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



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



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

    Amnesty? Shamnesty! Making War On Free Speech!

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

    Amnesty prattles much too often.


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

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


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

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

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

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


    Like at the Monas Riot?

    But he carries on gamely…

    “….and are not equipped with weapons.

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


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

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


    Hasil gambar untuk fadli zon

    Fadli Zon


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


  • ross1948 11:21 on November 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Munarman,   

    Brutal Paris Beheader A ‘Hero,’ Says Jakarta Fanatic! 

    After our report on the return of Rizieq…

    The Fanatic Returns! Indonesian “Scholar” Offers Warm Welcome!


    • FPI ‘grand imam, Habib Rizieq, who condemned Jakarta’s then-Governor Ahok for unacceptably quoting some Koranic verse –.
    • 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/ 
    • ……

    ….we will have to be careful about which fanatic we’re referring to, because there are quite a few of them in Indonesia!

    At the airport to meet the ‘Grand Imam,’ a number of these fanatics were assembled, and it’s worth mentioning their names, as they may not be familiar to our newer readers.

    Munarman, for one, deserves mention…

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

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

    ….as does Sobri Lubis…

    Remember him?

    …or more precisely, his infamous rant?

     Just watch the video-


    – which shows him issuing his monstrous call for his devout audience to ‘Bunuh, Bunuh, Bunuh’ (KILL KILL KILL!) Ahmadis, a peaceful, utterly inoffensive religious minority.


    But one not so familiar has been making a name for himself, as we report below!


    Reuni 212, Habib Hanif Ajak Kibarkan Jutaan Bendera Tauhid dan Merah Putih

    Habib Muhammad Hanif Al-Athos

     “Never mind, I don’t care. The virtual world says the young person was a  terrorist, I don’t care what they say, Brother….we are Muslims, the young person is a hero, Brother. Allahu akbar, that’s right,” shouted Habib Hanif.


    That link translates as ‘Habib Rizieq’s Son-in-law Says Beheader in France Is a Hero’

    His bloodthirsty message was conveyed at the PA 212 and friends’ demonstration which criticized French President Emmanuel Macron at the French Embassy, ​​Central Jakarta…

    And who the Hell is Habib Hanif, you ask in horror, wondering what sort of man could bring himself to talk in such a barbaric manner?

    He’s the son-in-law of Rizieq, that ‘grand imam’ who in fact has been talking in similarly barbaric terms.

    …”don’t blame Muslims if tomorrow the insulter’s head is found on the street..”

    Rizieq, unlike his son-in-law, has often featured in our blog, and you can look for him via that little ‘Search’ box over to the right.

    He has spent time in prison here in Indonesia…


    Indonesian Muslim leader gets jail for inciting violence | Reuters
    Oct 29, 2008 —Reuters

    ….and was in Saudi Arabia for quite a long time, though it wasn’t ‘exile’ – nobody forced him to go there. 

    Police question Habib Rizieq in Saudi Arabia https://m.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/17/08/18/ouvp16414-police-question-habib-rizieq-in-saudi-arabia


    Rizieq’s son-in-law – he who hails a vile savage as a ‘hero’ – is prominent in a number of organisations, not least that sectarian band who gave themselves the grand title of ‘alumni’ – the PA 212 Alumni – whom we have mentioned more than once…

    …so he is far from insignificant.



    • JazPen 14:40 on November 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Not many people outside Indonesia understand what kind of people are in charge of the FPI so you are doing something useful by telling them.
      Even new expats here (not many new now) but many of them have no idea of the FPI’s character.
      Keep it up.


  • ross1948 13:21 on April 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , gangster politics, , Llyod Russell-Moyle Labour queer, Munarman   

    An English Red Echo Of Loutish Jakarta Bigotry! 

    I suppose many readers have read about that queer Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, who has aired bizarre allegations that unspecified ‘Conservatives’ have “conspired to murder” innocent British people.


    Lloyd Russell-Moyle responds to criticism after sharing alleged Labour report

    Lloyd Russell-Moyle

    A typical tantrum for a maladjusted leftist, of course, but it was the other words he went on to use, shocking words, that made me stop and say to myself –

    ‘Now where have I read something like that before?’

    I refer to his vicious witch-hunt exhortation – that vow to “rout out” Tories in his constituency, adding: “We know where they live..”


    Only practitioners of hoodlum politics come out with gangster garbage like that, menacing dissenters by threats to accost them in their homes…



    ….so that focused my memory search to the notorious Islamist vigilante gang, the FPI…


    FPI demonstrators display their core spiritual values

    ….and sure enough, a flick back through blogservations I’ve made on the self-styled “Islam Defenders Front” soon pin-pointed the person whose rhetoric was so-closely echoed by that of the English ‘gay’ Labour legislator.

      • I refer to a fanatic lout who infamously called for people to “hunt down ‘liberals’ in their neighborhoods, to beat on their doors and expel them.”Jakarta Globe 15/3/12 
      • Look Who’s Talking? FPI Lout Munarman Calls Ahok Arrogant! 


      • He featured in our blog on more than one occasion, as when….
      • ..
      • munarmandrench0946046000000000
    • ——
    • …invited onto TVOne to discuss FPI’s hoodlum behaviour, Munarman lost the argument and then totally lost his infantile temper, hurling a glassful of water over the mild-mannered academic who’d bested him.

    Of course the two are by no means identical in their beliefs, nor in their personal characteristics – Munarman isn’t queer, for one thing! – but it serves to remind me that the West these days is just as prone to uncivilised behaviour by prominent people as here in the so-called Third World.

    • JazPen 14:01 on April 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I was impressed with your final sentences, Ross.
      It is important when we foreigners make negative comments about things that happen in Indonesia that we remember there are just as embarassing people in the West, like that twisted little Labour MP, whoare just as bad.


    • Kezia 14:11 on April 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      It is very interesting that Britain has somebody just as bad as Munarman.


    • Vanessa R 17:07 on April 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I know nothing of Munarman and hope never to cross his path.
      But I saw that Russel Moyle on tv and honestly believe he has a mental defect.


  • ross1948 13:38 on November 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Munarman, State Palace   

    No Guarantee Jakarta March Peaceful, Yet Police Disarmed? 

    Since the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front’ keeps inexplicably referring to the anti-Ahok parade on Friday as a ‘Long March,’ I’m providing a map of central Jakarta so you can see for yourselves what a miniscule distance is involved.


    Hasil gambar untuk istana negara istiqlal map

    If you look to the immediate north-east of the large green area with the National Monument in the middle, you can see the big Istiqlal Mosque, whence the short ‘Long March’ will set out.

    Then switch your gaze an inch or so to the left, that smaller, paler green area – there’s the Istana Negara, the National Palace, the destination of the rather short ‘Long March.’.

    Of course the hateful horde ( and rest assured, they DO hate Ahok – Jakarta Jew-Haters Boo Chinese Christian Candidate ) won’t be moving in a straight line. They’ll want to have a howl-fest outside the Jakarta City Council HQ, also on the map, at the very bottom.

    Nevertheless, even allowing for several twists and turns around the downtown area, I think the fanatics’ appropriation of the name given to Mao Tse Tung’s march (even though the rotten old Red China tyrant didn’t do much of the marching himself!)…

    000000000    Hasil gambar untuk long march mao

    …is sheer cheek!

    But that’s the least of law-abiding Jakarta citizens’ concerns, I’d have to say.

    Yesterday we looked at the words of the loutish FPI spokesman Munarman, waxing loud about how this agglomeration of extremists would be a ‘peaceful action…’



    Munarman, showing his commitment to peaceful protest

    Half-Million Fanatics Descending On Jakarta? Peacefully!?! 


    But we have an update! 

    Munarman estimated 4 November will be attended by 200 thousand people. With so many of them he could not guarantee the action will be peaceful.


    I’LL BET!

    And given that admission, surely the police on duty should be armed, and not just with the side-arms we can see them wearing every working day.

    NOT SO! They’ll be unarmed!

    I was appalled when one of my regular commentators drew that bizarre state of affairs to our attention.

    So I checked it out – it’s true, as made clear by Jakarta’s top cop…


    Hasil gambar untuk Kapolda Metro Jaya Irjen Pol M Iriawan 

    Top Cop Iriawan

    …in this report, of which the headline suffices to show what’s been decreed in respect of keeping the city safe.

    ‘Police Escorting 4th November Demo Forbidden to Carry Fire-Arms’

    Polisi Pengawal Demo 4 November Dilarang Bawa Senjata Api

    I had missed the shocker, so my bad, for not being more thorough!

    We all know that IslamoNazis are cowardly curs…


    fpi skulk in mosque


    …UNLESS they‘re mob-handed, out-numbering their targets.

    And we know too that jihadist street-thugs here in Jakarta won’t hesitate to attack and injure police officers if the opportunity presents itself.

    So common-sense might seem to dictate that, with a six-figure swarm of sectarian fanatics on the streets of the capital, security forces should be equipped with high-powered weaponry, and be authorised to use it!  

    PS – according to the Jakarta Post, the number of police deployed to supervise the Short March has been increased to 20,000 – http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/11/01/police-to-deploy-20000-officers-to-anti-ahok-protest.html – last we heard it was 8000.


    • JazPen 22:46 on November 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for a good post on this, Ross, and for noting my news on the police not being armed.
      I am looking forward to your next one, now that you have got back on focus with whats going on here where we live.


  • ross1948 17:12 on October 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Munarman, ,   

    WANTED by POLICE! Have You Seen This Sectarian Coward? 

    Jakarta Police today released a ‘Wanted’ poster, in hopes that anyone seeing Habib Novel Bamumin, Secretary General of the IslamoNazi thug gang calling itself ‘Defenders of Islam’ (FPI) will report his whereabouts.


    Just in case that picture isn’t clear enough, here’s a better one!


    habib novel Supreme leadershipfpi


    Isn’t it remarkable what yellow-bellied skunks these white-shirts turn out to be. They have their goon-squads all cutely tricked out in ‘Noble Life or Martyr’s Death’ gear.


    Habib ain’t the first rabid FPI ratbag to pull this kinda stunt.

    Way back in 2008, the IslamoNazis ran amok at Monas Square, in the centre of Jakarta, in typical cowardly and brutal manner, assaulting peaceful, defenceless demonstrators of all creeds who were holding a rally for religious tolerance. Another gutless git, name of  Munarman, went on the run for a few days too.

    Munarman, a delightful fellow

    The sad thing is, these bigot brutes never learn their lesson. 

    If you recall last year, Munarman was the yellow-belly who assaulted a mild academic live on tv. 

    Look Who’s Talking? FPI Lout Munarman Calls Ahok Arrogant! 


    This same lout also called for people to “hunt down ‘liberals’ in their neighborhoods, to beat on their doors and expel them.”Jakarta Globe 15/3/12


    It’s a great pity that President SBY regards the FPI as his ‘brethren.’ Otherwise these hoodlums might have been outlawed long ago.

    They deserve to be.

    • Euis 11:55 on October 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Police should make it dead or alive!
      And give reward, to people who help catch him, bigger if dead.maybe.


    • Sammi 13:36 on October 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply



Compose new post
Next post/Next comment
Previous post/Previous comment
Show/Hide comments
Go to top
Go to login
Show/Hide help
shift + esc
%d bloggers like this: