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  • ross1948 07:32 on July 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Semarang   

    Bravo, Densus 88! Fighting The Other Virus! 

    Good start to the day, a story in SuaraJawaTengah.id, another success for Indonesia’s special anti-terror unit, Densus 88, capturing a suspect in Semarang, Central Java.



    This time it’s a female, with the initials I.S. – yes, really!

    We await more info, but meanwhile it’s a useful reminder that, while the Chinese Virus remains a deadly global plague, it’s not the only one!

  • ross1948 10:52 on June 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Semarang, , , UNDIP,   

    Petition – Semarang Scandal – Can Indonesian Girls Study In Safety? 

    Interesting to see indications of public outrage after a lecturer at an Indonesian university ‘had admitted to molesting female students but was allowed to keep his job…’

    There’s been a petition launched, over 125,000 signatures so far, protesting against the decision at UNDIP, which is located in Semarang, Central Java.


    You can read all about it in the Jakarta Post link above, but whatever the details, it may be worth weighing up how certain elements in Indonesia see women…

    Indecent Assault? ‘If You Don’t Like To Be Touched, Stay Home!’ – Islamist Fanatic

    …as in that utterance by a notorious extremist, and in that benighted poster we feature often….

    ‘Fathers and Husbands..Their aurat are your responsibility!’


    And another quote that will be familiar to our regular readers…

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

    I have always maintained that it’s important to recognise that many, many Indonesians, of all creeds, hold civilised views, strikingly different from the sexist and sectarian nonsense exemplified by the above examples.


    The number of signatures this recent petition, which demands an independent investigation team, manages to attract  – it’s approaching 135,000 now…

    Silhouette weeping .

    …may give us an idea of the extent of civilised thinking here.

    Undip Darurat Pelecehan Seksual! Bentuk Tim Investigasi Independent!



    • Kezia 15:08 on June 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      If molesters are not thrown out of universities, girls should not enrol.
      Better they look for a college that cares about their safety.


    • Santi 16:46 on June 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I just cannot at all understand why the university behaves so.
      University must be a time for happiness and achievement and not a time we hate to remember.


  • ross1948 09:33 on September 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beer-drinking contest, , , , , Semarang   

    OMG! Now Beer-Drinking = Harassment Against Muslims? 

    Indonesia is a genuinely multicultural nation, not like the gestapoid multicult in countries like Britain or Germany, where it’s based on arrogant immigrants who refuse to adapt to their adopted homeland.
    Here we have a variety of disparate peoples, Balinese, Javanese, Bataks, etc., who came together via the independence struggle and stayed together afterwards.
    garuda pancasila (lambang negara Indonesia)
    the national symbol of Indonesia’s pluralist ‘Pancasila’ ideal

    But the harmony of the archipelago is under constant threat from IslamoNazi fanatics who refuse to recognise that other creeds, and indeed other Muslims, are content to live and let live.

    We have often reported on vicious Islamist bigotry against other creeds, church closures etc.

    But today it’s not about any theological issue but a matter dear to my heart…

    Hasil gambar untuk beer


    VIVA.co.id described how the self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam’ Front (FPI)  thwarted a beer-drinking competition in the Coffee and Beer Garden, in Semarang, Central Java last Thursday ( September 22)

    Hasil gambar untuk zainal petir fpi
    Zainal Abidin Petir

    Chairman of Legal Advocacy FPI Central Java, Zainal Abidin Petir had accused the competition of being a form of harassment against Muslims.

    Downright bizarre, to talk of boozing thus!

    Nobody was forced, or in any way pressured, to enter the contest. 

    But get this, his expanded justification..

    If later  beer becomes a culture for adolescents, then alcohol is no longer a taboo, let alone illegal,” said Zaenal..  http://nasional.news.viva.co.id/news/read/822751-fpi-gagalkan-lomba-minum-bir-sepuasnya-di-semarang
    But there was a clear age restriction, nobody under 18 allowed to participate!  

    Go figure!

    This extremist even had the gall to complain that various criminal acts stem from the consumption of liquor.

    Which is no doubt true.

    But there are plenty of criminal acts that stem from the FPI and other anti-social Islamists, including openly blood-thirsty exhortations like this…


    fpi kill busddhist


    …and more.

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

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

    Zany Zainal, needless to say, informs us that he’s got the backing of a number of community organizations (CBOs), including the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).



    That’s the state-sponsored council of so-called “scholars” whose own record is fascinating.
    Just check out our previous posts.



    …for example when their high-up, Amidhan, warned people unwilling to comply with Islamist demands at Ramadhan… 

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

    And don’t let’s forget this fine fanatic fellow!


    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.
    Zainal concludes by graciously telling us that the FPI will not engage in sweeping and anarchy…
    ‘Sweeping’ is the euphemism for raids against everything form bars to little street stalls that serve lunch during Ramadhan.
    But shrill sectarian rants can have the desired effect, too, as most people are all too aware that too many cops play ball with IslamoNazis.   
    If people DO stand up to them, then it depends on the numbers. These white-shirts are brave enough when they’re mob-handed.
    But if enough courageous souls resist their vile bullying, they scarper sharpish, as happened in Sukorejo a couple of years ago.
    fpi skulk in mosque
    The FPI ran for sanctuary to the nearest mosque! 
  • ross1948 04:02 on August 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 26-28th August, Seafood Expo, Semarang   

    Seafood Expo, Semarang, 26-28th August 

  • ross1948 09:24 on April 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 23 April - 24 May, Gebyar Pasar Rakyat, Semarang   

    Gebyar Pasar Rakyat, Semarang, 23 April – 24 May 

  • ross1948 21:48 on April 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 5/6th April, , Semarang   

    Job Fair, Semarang, 5/6th April 

  • ross1948 19:39 on January 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Semarang, Welcome to J Village   

    Welcome to J Village, Semarang, 30-31 January 

  • ross1948 19:37 on November 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Semarang, UNDIP Career Expo   

    UNDIP Career Expo, 7th November, Semarang 

  • ross1948 22:54 on October 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Adam and Eve, Ahmad Fauzi, , , , , Semarang   

    That’s Islamists For You – Can’t Win The Argument, Call The Cops! 

    Thanks to Tempo for bringing us up to date on the latest war on freedom of expression waged by the IslamoNazi FPI (Islam Defenders Front) in Semarang, Central Java, which we covered a week or so back.


    • Ahmad Fauzi
    • ==================-

    They were getting their little white underpants in a twist because an academic wrote some stuff about incest, Adam and Eve, and schizophrenic religion, and along with their sectarian comrades in the FUI ( Muslim Forum) have been caterwauling for the author, Ahmad Fauzi, to be hauled off by the cops.

    Incest? Schizo? Prophet? IslamoNazi Wannabe Censor Calls Cops! 

    Now they are further incensed after various comments on the guy’s Facebook page, said by their legal expert, Zainal Abidin, to amount to cursing Islam!  


    This, claims Zainal, is defamation of religion.

    Well, big deal. I can’t get worked up about things like this, but I imagine many Christians and Jews would also be miffed about accusations of incest against Adam and Eve.




    Yet few if any of them are likely to suggest prison for the accusers. That’s because they are  –

    A grown-ups, and  –

    B long since emerged from the Dark Ages. They are also intellectually capable of taking on critics of their creed and arguing it out.

    Sadly, like the state-sponsored MUI, these FPI fanatics aren’t up to it. They can’t debate dissent, and fear their co-religionists will listen to other points of view.


    • FPI_13 FPI thugs defending Islam


    As for tainting, defaming, etc. religion, that is something the FPI have been doing for years, bringing Islam into disrepute by brazen thuggery – violence and vandalism are how they ‘defend’ their ideology, much like the old PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party.

    It’s banned.




    Why isn’t the FPI?

    Incidentally, this charge they want brought is based on the draconian Law No. 11 of 2008 on Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE). Is that not the same nonsense statute that saw poor young Florence jailed for bad-mouthing Jogjakarta and its citizens?

    Anti-Social Media – Harmless Student ‘Guilty,’ But Islamist Bigot Sites Re-Open! 

    Does nobody in power here ever wonder about the backward image Indonesia gets because of this peculiar legislation, which only encourages uptights to ululate?


  • ross1948 12:22 on October 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , Semarang   

    Incest? Schizo? Prophet? IslamoNazi Wannabe Censor Calls Cops! 

    Another glorious episode in the history of Indonesia’s Islamist movement to report, with Tempo.co telling how the notorious IslamoNazi FPI ( Islam Defenders Front) are reporting a writer to the police, since his book has tarnished the religion.

    • FPI_13 FPI thugs defending Islam


    That of course refers to Islam, and one might have thought the FPI’s own disgusting record of violence, vandalism and intimidation has done more to ‘tarnish’ that religion than anything else in Indonesia.

    But self-criticism, nor even self-awareness, are not notably discernible where the white-shirts are concerned.

    Let’s see what their spokesman in Semarang, Central Java, acertain Zainal Abidin Petir, is on about.

    “Defamation of religion cannot be tolerated. It can be dangerous if there are distortions of Islam,” said Zainal, Friday, October 2, 2015.




    Dangerous? To whom? Which people might be endangered by printed pages?

    He doesn’t spell that out, though again, the shameless hoodlum antics of the FPI – FPI in West Java – ‘Let’s Burn Out the Orphans!’  – actually do present clear, present and promised dangers to all sorts of people, witness the innocent woman left dead on the road in Sukorejo, also in Central Java, last year. IslamoNazis V Freedom-Fighters? – Some Chicken, Some Neck

    And some foreign folk might regard a publicly declared intention to murder them as ever so slightly dangerous.


    fpi kill busddhist


    But of course the FPI are not alone in their horror-struck intolerance of books that upset Islamist ideologues.

    Gramedia, one of the biggest publishers in the archipelago, became infamous for its censorious sectarianism,  after they staged a Nazi-style book-burning two years ago.

    Grovelling Gramedia’s BookBurning Bonanza – Appeasing Fanatics 

    • burning books

    • Gramedia’s Hitlerite book-burning

    • ====================

    Their English-language puppet paper, the Jakarta Post, which likes to present itself as pro-pluralism, has never yet condemned that disgraceful Hitlerian bonfire.

    So no wonder white-shirt bully-boys reckon they are empowered to decide what Indonesians may or may not read and/or write.


    • Ahmad Fauzi
    • ==================
    • The guilty(?!) author is Ahmad Fauzi, a graduate of Philosophy,  Walisongo State Islamic University, Semarang, and his writings include such intriguing titles as ‘The Incest Tragedy of Adam and Eve, and Criminal Prophet,’ plus what should surely be a block-buster, ‘Schizophrenic Religion: Madness, Revelation and Prophethood.’
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    • At this pont in my preparation of this post, I thought to find illustrations to make it more fun for you readers.
    • Lo and behold, I found that while the FPI is doing its usual intolerant thing, the other, less well-known but arguably even more virulent, thug group, the FUI, are no slouches when it comes to churning out hate against dissenters from orthodoxy.
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    • …..talk about Dark Age dolts!
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    But the Semarang cadre is hardly out of step with FUI leadership, whose best-known name is Al Khatthath, a rabid fanatic who holds office in the state-sponsored MUI…


    Al KhatatAl Khathath  

    Why Apologise? Religion Minister’s ‘Sorry’ To IslamoNazi Thug Gangs 

    Al is not only a senior figure in the state-funded MUI, but also a former HizBut Tahrir notable.

    The Secretary General of the FUI the very same creature who wanted to have an atheist killed for speaking his mind on religion.   https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/another-nail-in-freedoms-coffin-indonesian-atheist-jailed-for-blasphemy/

    • fatwa mui sholeh
    • —————-
    • The MUI’s failure to fire the brute is another good reason why the Indonesian Council of’ ‘Scholars’ can hardly be taken seriously as a source of moral guidance. 
    • Anyway, back to Zainal, it turns out that author Ahmad actually agreed to a meeting with the FPI a while back, a dialogue mediated by the police in Semarang.


    You’d think the police would have better things to do than arrange chats between jihadist brutes and their prospective victims, but alas, Indonesia has its own ridiculous ‘Blasphemy’ law, by which blameless citizens have been prosecuted and jailed, like the Shia cleric, Yajul.


    tajulTajul, one of Indonesia’s prisoners of conscience https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/indonesia-shariah-fanatics-howl-for-blood/

    Former President SBY, remember, in one of his embarrassing outbursts, urged similar intolerant hogwash law on a global level.

    SBY to ask the world to ban blasphemy | The Jakarta Post

    Zainal acknowledges that Ahmad’s writings tend to be poetic and arty. but despite the meeting, he’s still going to report Ahmad for police prosecution.

    Ahmad says he tried to explain explain his thinking to the FPI. But they didn’t want an explanation, just an interrogation.


    Sejumlah massa dari Front Pembela Islam (FPI) melakukan aksi di depan Gedung Mahkaman Konstitusi (MK), Jakarta, Rabu (27/1). FPI thinkers defending Islam


    For his part, he argues that there is evidence in the Quran Surah As-Shura paragraph 182 also mentioned a prophet possessed…

    But I won’t get into theology or psychology. To me, it’s simply stupid to harass somebody for religious beliefs or lack of them.

    God gives you a brain, so use it to think about what He is and how He works..or IF He is.

    Nothing wrong with the death penalty, but use it on jihadists, not harmless writers.


    • JazPen 18:11 on October 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      This is interesting, I saw nothing aboutit in the Post or Globe, but Tempo is always better for news anyway.

      I see youre still bashing Gramedia for their neo-nazi book arson, quite right Ross, they deserve plenty of stick for playing with fire..


    • Santi 12:01 on October 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      It is same like you say, IslamoNazis tarnishing, to the religion and to our country Indonesia.
      Why can this writer not write books and I can have choice to read or not? Nobody wants to make FPI read if they do not like to. Can many FPI read or write, I don’t think so, very stupid in those photos.
      And the death for writing? The FUI are like big setan, devil, make me so angry because I like to live in my free country
      Why police always happy to work with evil people. Police should be against FPI and FUI, who are just thugs.


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