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  • ross1948 01:16 on October 28, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , genocide of Greeks, , , , Sukarno   

    Jakarta’s Ataturk Avenue? 


    The plan for naming the road in Menteng after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has drawn controversy
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    Thus begins one local media report, accurately enough.

    The idea arose because the Turks are naming a road after Indonesia’s Founding Father…

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    President Sukarno

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    ….President Soekarno, or Sukarno – spelling optional – so somebody thought that a reciprocal move might be a nice gesture.

    Ataturk, after all, created modern Turkey from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire after WW1.

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    Wow!

    Uproar, because of  people like the Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Anwar Abbas.

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    Waketum MUI soal Status Imam Besar HRS: Cuma di Organisasinya

    Abbas considered Ataturk to be a figure who messed up Islamic teachings.

    https://metro.tempo.co/read/1518911/nama-jalan-mustafa-kemal-ataturk-di-jakarta-ini-penjelasan-dubes-ri-untuk-turki

    Perhaps Ataturk did.

    Unlike the MUI, of course, who always offer wise guidance.

    “A Wise And Noble Step?” Islamic ‘Scholars’ On Terrorist Unleashed In Indonesia! 

    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

     Bali Hindu King – Don’t Kill Our Cows! Muslim ‘Scholars’ – Get Lost!!  

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

    I am staying neutral.

    It was several years ago that I drew readers’ attention to Kemal Ataturk’s present-day political heirs, ‘the so-called “secularist” and “progressive” nationalist Kemalists,’ whom Western observers often deem an infinitely more promising alternative to Erdolf.

    But they’re not, actually.

    They too are as revanchist as Erdolf, ‘dreaming of expanding Turkey’s borders into Greece.’

    This time, Sözcü newspaper has joined the choir of Turks dreaming of occupying Greek islands.

    Only Erdoğan is a problem? Kemalist newspaper says Greece is occupying "18 Turkish islands" 5

    …and that’s an ‘opposition’ newspaper!

    They are heirs to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and while he did a dashed fine job of stamping out backward ‘caliphate’ customs,

    …viz. his actions when he…

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    Ataturk – no uptights at his parties

    “…..closed all religious courts and schools,

    – prohibited the wearing of headscarves among public sector employees,

    – abolished the ministry of canon law and pious foundations,

    – lifted the ban on alcohol,

    – adopted the Gregorian calendar in place of the Islamic calendar,

    – made Sunday a day of rest instead of Friday,

    – changed the Turkish alphabet from Arabic letters to Roman ones.”     http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/28/guns-politics-the-rise-of-ataturk/

    BUT

    …at the same time, he also stamped out a million Greeks!

    So he did well by the Turks, but oversaw genocide against non-Turks unlucky enough to be within his reach.

    However, many fanatics here do not share my positive view on his reforms in Turkey, hence the debate.

    And hence my neutrality!

     
  • ross1948 11:45 on October 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Djakarta 1966, , , Suharto, Sukarno   

    ‘Djakarta 1966’ – Complex Film, Lovely Scenes! 


    While the film I watched earlier this week was fairly easy to follow…

    G30/PKI? Today’s Marxist Threat Is CRT! 

    ….especially since it had English text to turn to, last night we had a much more complicated movie….

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    Poster Film Djakarta 1966

    …but I watched it anyway.

    It’s the story of the aftermath of the attempted 1965  Red take-over of Indonesia…
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    …how President Soekarno was eased out of power and effectively exiled to his palace in Bogor, outside Jakarta.

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    Sukarno ( many spellings were changed – like Dj/Jakarta)

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    He had tied himself too closely to the treasonous PKI, so despite his popularity (for his role in the struggle against the Dutch) the serious anti-communists figured he’d have to go.
    Unless you’re fascinated by modern history, you’d maybe not sit in thrall throughout the film. But it was SO refreshing…

    Funds for Demo

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    ….to see huge crowds of young people demanding that the red PKI vermin be put down.

    Patriotic young people, both Muslim and Christian! 

    If only young people, in the West, today, had such a smart grasp of how wicked marxism is 

    The scenes of ‘old’ Jakarta, much of which was still around when I moved here a little over two decades ago, were also enjoyable…

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    Some areas still haven’t changed!

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    ….and though many can fairly say a lot of freedoms were lost back then –

     

    Suharto was no softy!

     

    – it does seem to have been in other ways a country very much at ease.

    For one thing, just about all the women and girls to be seen had nothing covering their lovely black hair.

    Clearly 1982, when the movie was made, was relatively unsullied by the drab Arabisation that has spread relentlessly in recent years. 

     
  • ross1948 08:28 on March 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Sukarno, Supersemar   

    Media Coverage of Islamist Louts – JG Trounces JP! 


    A most peculiar, patchy piece in the Jakarta Post this week, on how deputy gubernatorial candidate Djarot Saiful Hidayat faced hostile opposition from supporters of his gubernatorial election rivals while attending an anniversary prayer for late former president Soeharto….

    Djarot is on the left, Ahok on the right

    Djarot is the running mate of Governor Ahok – the pluralist Christian seeking re-election next month. Ahok is hated by all the vilest sectarian elements here, and is currently on trial for the mediaeval offence of’blasphemy.’

    One prominent Islamist bigot has demanded the DEATH PENALTY!

    But let’s continue with the JP report. I won’t simply repeat it word for word but the link will confirm I am paraphrasing it faithfully.

    …an unidentified protester threw a bottle…some protesters pursued him while hurling verbal abuse…some protesters even trying to block his access to the mosque….

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/03/12/djarot-faces-hostile-protesters-at-east-jakarta-mosque.html

    Atrocious antics, deserving serious, thorough investigation. Yet the JP reporters do NOT identify the hoodlums, apart from that vague reference to ‘supporters of rivals.’  

    Compare and contrast. 

    So WHO were the loutish trouble-makers? The Jakarta Post’s rival English-language paper, the Jakarta Globe, has incurred my disapproval in the past…

    …but does a far better job, with its report on the same disgraceful hoodlum display.

    Members of several Muslim groups intercepted incumbent Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat while on his way to attend an Islamic prayer to commemorate the issuance of the controversial Supersemar, or March 11 Decree…

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    • Protestors loudly yelled abuse and the word “infidel” at Djarot…
    • So it was not a manifestation of political conflict but of naked sectarian hatred.  http://eyewitness.thejakartaglobe.com/news/protestors-try-to-prevent-djarot-from-attending-supersemar-commemoration/
    • And another thing!
    • That ceremony Djarot was attending?
    • The Jakarta Post’s description – ‘ an anniversary prayer for late former president Soeharto’  – is more than a little economical with the facts of the occasion.
    • It gives the impression that it was merely a commemoration of the dictator’s life or of his death.
    • NOT SO! The Jakarta Globe spells out the truth!
    • .The mass prayer was held to commemorate the issuance of the Supersemar letter, which transferred authority from the country’s founding father, Sukarno, to Suharto, who was the chief of the Army in 1966.
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    General Suharto – the beneficiary of ‘Supersemar’

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    Every Indonesian knows about that episode.

    Some regard it as a good day for the country, after Soekarno’s erratic regime and his constant flirtation of the evil totalitarians of the PKI – the Communist Party of Indonesia.

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    But many also see it as the moment when Suharto’s iron rule began, an end to democracy and the start of a dictatorship which lasted for for over thirty years.  

    Regardless, that’s what last Saturday’s event was all about.

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    PS

    As an interesting foot-note to the above, the list of those present at the Supersemar get-together includes none other than the very man we mentioned above but did not name, the blood-thirsty fanatic who reckons Djarot’s running-mate, our good Governor Ahok, deserves death for a qitty reference to the Koran.

    Now we name him.

    Habib Rizieq godfather of the self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam!’


    “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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