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  • ross1948 09:55 on June 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , Religion   

    Top ‘Scholar’ Warns of Red Peril – If ID Cards Omit Your Creed! 


    There are probably few bloggers more anti-communist than I am. And I do focus on the comsymp elements here in Indonesia, notably in the English-language media.  

    Jakarta Post – Never Miss a Chance to Re-Hab Reds! 

    Jakarta Globe Promotes PKI Sympathiser’s Propaganda! 

    But I don’t reckon there’s any clear and present danger, not the way there was in 1965, when the totalitarian hypocrites of the PKI, Communist Party of Indonesia, staged their attempted kudeta.,


    • pkiposter
    • —————-

    That happily failed, but sparked a nationwide blood-bath, many victims of which were poor uneducated workers and peasants gulled into PKI fronts by unscrupulous marxist propaganda.


    But I had to laugh out loud when I read the outburst from Amidhan, Chairman of the state-sponsored Islamist ‘scholars’ outfit, the MUI.

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    • Amidhan-MUI-2011 Amidhan


    He was addressing a meeting in Bekasi (one of the most fanatic-dominated areas in the country ) and warned his audience that there was a new-style communist threat to the country.

    And what signs had he discerned to support his fears?

    “It is no exaggeration to say we should be wary of this talk of the elimination of the religion column in the ID card…”


    Yeah, he actually said that! He’s alarmed that non-religious people, atheists, would also be allowed…”.

    Allowed…like, uh, somebody who happens to be atheist or agnostic should not be allowed to have an ID card (which here is essential for many purposes)  or does he recognise that everyone has the right to an ID card but expects that non-religious people should have to lie and pretend they are religious?

    In fact, we’ve covered the ID card issue before…



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    • …and while atheists might have problems, there’s a lot more of a problem with the shameful discrimination against Indonesian religions, the old creeds of the archipelago, not the imported ones like Islam, Buddhism or Christianity.
    • There was a terrible fuss back in the 1970s when Javanese kepercayaan, traditional mysticism, almost got the status of religion and could have been listed on citizens’ ID cards –  sectarian crackers were scared their flock might desert in droves!
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    • Sad to say, given previous MUI rants – Indonesia’s Arrogant Islamists – “Non-Denominational Belief Is Not a Religion!”    – it does seem as if the so-called ‘scholars’ believe the ‘godless’ have no right to enjoy any rights of citizenship.
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    • Iniquitous, of course, as bizarre as the notion that because some folks are not ‘religious,’ they must be Reds.
    • There was much more to Amdihan’s harangue, naturally, but it is even less persuasive than this ID card tripe.
    • If you feel like reading it, use Google Translate on this link to the Islamist site – http://www.hidayatullah.com/berita/nasional/read/2015/06/03/70996/kebangkitan-komunis-gaya-baru-dan-aliran-sesat-dinilai-bukan-lelucon.html  – which is about the only one that seems to have covered it.


  • ross1948 09:47 on December 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: boycott of PetSmart, , , Hotel Borobudur, , , polltical correctness, Religion, sexy Santas,   

    Jakarta Enjoys Christmas – How Come Some USA Firms Don’t? 

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    This nice pic comes from Hotel Borobudur, a splendid place, but costly. I may have mentioned how they used to have an all-you-can-eat-and-drink night once a week. We used to decend en masse, devouring and swilling outrageously – but like all good things, that era came to an end, the crowd broke up and we each found other focuses for our nocturnal adventures…

    Then, consumed with nostalgia, and thirst, my buddy (we’ll call him Liam) went back..

    ….a year or so later. 

    He got stuck right in, then after a gallon or two had slipped down his capacious gullet, he got the bill -only to discover that the beers were no longer included!

    Exit stage left, a near-bankrupt Bostonian!


    Happy Holidays!


    However, as I say, it’s coming up for Christmas.

    Yesterday I went to Mangga Dua, a huge shopping centre in North Jakarta, crowded even though a weekday, during working hours (weekends are chokka, hence my choice of Thursday!)

    Reflecting the city’s population, I’d say the large majority of customers were Muslim, but all over the place there were Christmas trees, tinsel etc, and LOADS of pretty shop assistants clad in Santa hats, like those portrayed above!



    Jakarta’s, and Indonesia’s, Muslim population is NOT bigoted- they are mostly very nice easy-going people. Muslims of course don’t celebrate Christmas but are mostly very happy to join in the festive spirit.



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    • Last year- a magniicent tree in another Jakarta mall


    How strange that some USA companies don’t.

    The following is from AFA in America-

    Sign the Pledge! AFA has called for a “Christmas” boycott of PetSmart. Find out why here!


    Boycott PetSmart this Christmas
    AFA is calling for a limited one-month boycott of PetSmart over the company’s censorship of the word “Christmas.”

    For years, PetSmart has refused to use the word Christmas on its website, in television commercials, newspaper ads and in-store promotions, despite tens of thousands of consumer requests to recognize Christmas and in spite of repeated requests from AFA to do the same.

    Sign the Boycott PetSmart Pledge Now!

    Want proof? Go to http://www.PetSmart.com and type “Christmas” in the search bar. As of today, the website brings up zero results, although the company’s website is clearly marketing to “Christmas” shoppers.

    At PetSmart, you’ll find a “Holiday Shop,” a “holiday” wish list and plenty of “holiday” items, but you won’t find “Christmas.”

    Ironically, PetSmart had no problem with saying Halloween though. They promoted their “Halloween Shop” very heavily for weeks in October. So why are they so afraid of Christmas?

    PetSmart is censoring the word Christmas, pure and simple. Yet the company wants all the people who celebrate Christmas to do their shopping at its stores.

    Until PetSmart proves it recognizes Christmas by using it in their newspaper, radio and television advertising or in-store signage, the boycott will be promoted throughout this Christmas season.

    AFA has successfully influenced almost all of the nation’s largest retailers to embrace the use of Christmas in their advertising. But at PetSmart, it’s “Bah, Humbug!”

    Take Action

    Sign the Boycott PetSmart Pledge. AFA will regularly update PetSmart on how many people have signed the pledge.

    Follow up with a phone call. Call the corporate office at 1-800-738-1385 x2518 and let them know you are serious about taking your business elsewhere.

    We recommend you call your local store manager and politely let him know you won’t be shopping his store. Ask him to pass your comments along to the corporate office.

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