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  • ross1948 00:38 on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 4-8 May, Craft and Batik Nusantara, Surabaya   

    Craft and Batik Nusantara, Surabaya, 4-8 May 

    Pameran Tenun Craft dan Batik Nusantara 2016

  • ross1948 23:54 on March 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bazaar, Surabaya   

    Bazaar, 22/23 March, Surabaya 

    Super Event Bazaar di Surabaya Pada 22-23 Maret 2016

  • ross1948 09:09 on December 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , malls, Surabaya   

    Season’s Greetings…As IslamoNazis Threaten Festive Malls! 

    After making the effort to go shopping in Jakarta, I have to say that one of the benefits accruing from that expenditure of time and energy is the ubiquitous Christmas carol music that forms the background in most shopping centres.


    Indonesia is 90% Muslim, but there is little sectarian hostility among most normal people..



    …which is why I’m happy today  -yes, it’s a public holiday here today, as well as tomorrow! – to extend Islamic New Year greetings to my many Muslim readers, and of course to my Muslim friends with whom I spend much pleasant time.

    However, there are a number of abnormal people around, worst perhaps being the IslamoNazi thug gang that calls itself the ‘Islam Defenders Front.’ (FPI).




    My own low opinion of these low-lifes is widely shared.  We recently covered a call by a leader of the N.U., the largest Muslim organisation here, for a ban on the gangster ‘front.’ 

    A Festive Cheer For Muslim Sanity – Ban The IslamoNazis! 

    ‘Affront’ would be a better word, and today we see they’ve been out and about in Surabaya, the country’s second largest city, where tempo.com reports that dozens of the white-shirt bigots descended on various large malls to rail and whine about Christmas,

    And New Year – the one that falls on January 1st!

    The report says they were concerned about both big days, though no details are given of their objection to the latter – maybe it’s the same nasty nonsense we heard from Aceh last year!

    Shariah Goons Roam Aceh, Stomping New Year Joy 


    East Java FPI Secretary Muhammad Khairul said the action was done so that the tenants in the mall management company do not coerce Muslim employees.

    This fanatic has some nerve posing as a champion of people’s rights.

    It was only last year that he and his jihadist jerks were raging for innocent students to be prosecuted for a banner he didn’t like. “All responsible parties in this case should be severely punished. The reason, blasphemy like this is much more cruel than ISIS…”    https: //id.berita.yahoo.com/fpi-the-defamation-religious-071619057.html




    The banner was in fact a sardonic jibe at hypocrisy – you can read the whole story in our post from back then.  ‘Tuhan Membusuk’ Banner On Campus? ‘Worse Than ISIS!’ says FPI Fanatic

    But back to Khairuddin!

    “According to Hanafi such things are also banned because it can include apostasy. We want to save the Muslims from apostasy,” he said. (‘Hanafi is one of four “schools of law” and considered the oldest and most liberal school of law,‘ says one source Hanafi Islam – GlobalSecurity.org )


    There’s nothing wrong with apostasy, not in a free country. Anyone and everyone should have the right to convert into and/or out of any creed whatsoever.

    That’s what freedom of religion is all about!

    But the whole idea that donning a Santa hat might persuade some cute little sales-girls to ‘jump the dyke,’ as my Ulster kin would put it, is laughable.


    scantysanta Potential apostate?

    I have a very nice shirt here in the style known as ‘Baju Muslim’ (Muslim shirt) which I wore only last week, but I didn’t end up worshipping in a mosque last Friday!



    baju-muslim-pria‘Baju Muslim’


    If Khairuddin really thinks that what one wears to work or play seriously poses such a ‘risk,’ he must have precious little confidence in the hold his religion has on its rank-and file.

    But let’s focus on his protest, which was apparently coordinated with local police.

    He’s at pains to stress it was a ‘polite’ demo, not like many FPI amok-runs.


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

    Cowardly IslamoNazis hide behind masks in another Indonesian city


    That would be fine, but then he goes back to IslamoNazi basics, with a threat that if there are any reports from malls not to his taste, he’ll be back with ‘a lot more’ of his hoodlum horde.

    In other words, ‘do as you’re told or it’ll be the worse for you!’

    And what will the police do then, we have to ask?


    • RealTrueCrusader 13:10 on December 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      You go out in muslim clothes and spend time with ‘muslim friends’. What’s with you?
      It’s no good talking about islamonazis and then fooling around like that.
      We have Obummer appesing these people, we don’t need allies like you.
      Wake up or shut up.


    • Asrofin 15:13 on December 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I in my return wish you a Merry Christmas for tomorrow.
      I agree with you, this FPI is big insult to all our Muslim Indonesia people..
      Same like the NU again say today, the FPI hurt Islam when they show the hate they have for Christmas in Surabaya.


    • JazPen 08:34 on December 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      What will the police do then, you ask, Ross, and I read in the Jakarta Globe that the answer is bad news fot freedom of religion in Indonesia. .
      ” The media liaison officer of the Surabaya Police, Adj. Sr. Comr. Lily Djafar, confirmed that all the district police headquarters in Surabaya had sent letters to businesses under their jurisdiction with advice to refrain from overt Christmas displays for their shops. She reasoned that it was important so as not to give reason for FPI to raid these businesses. ”

      The police should be arresting these people and not doing their job for them.,


  • ross1948 00:22 on December 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Arabian Night, Belly-dancers, , , Hotel New Year's Eve party, , Surabaya   

    Another Cop Cave-In To IslamoNazi Thug Gang? 



    Hard to believe, even when it’s published in such a reliable source as the fanatic Islamist website Hidayatullah.com, but I’ve checked other Indonesian news media and can’t see any denials.

    Despite their desperate efforts to Arabise this lovely archipelago, the IslamoNazi thug gang that styles itself the “Islam Defenders’ Front” (FPI) has managed to get a New Year’s Party night in a Surabaya hotel shut down.

    The reason? It was advertised as an ‘Arabian Night’ and featured traditional Arab entertainment – a belly dancer!

    As it happens, one of the parties I have attended so far this month had a belly-dancer as part of the fun. She was most attractive, not at all naughty (alas!)

    Since some readers may not have been lucky enough to have enjoyed the spectacle, I use that possibility as an excuse to illustrate my post.



    The dancer at my party was dressed less stunningly than the exquisite lady above, but we all enjoyed her shimmying shaking performance.

    As normal people do.

    So much that here’s another photo, just for fun.



    Anyway – the villain of the story is a grumpy  grimnasty called Habib Mahdi, Gauleiter of the FPI Surabaya.

    He explained his grumpiness to eager listeners –

    It is a celebration of the New Year but the name ‘Arabian’ has SARA potential.. “(SARA is the Indonesian acronym for problems between ethnic groups)  “Moreover, it included entertainment in the form of belly dancing! ”   http://www.hidayatullah.com/berita/nasional/read/2015/12/17/85587/fpi-polres-surabaya-janji-bubarkan-perayaan-tahun-baru-berbau-maksiat.html

    Well, we knew these FPI white-shirts are killjoy creeps. But we also knew of their Arabisation agenda. Now we know that their enthusiasm for the  Arab world extends only to its  unpleasant aspects!

     The rejection was due to the New Year celebration being themed Arabian Night, deemed to contain elements of racial intolerance and immorality.

    So Happy Habib and his Merry Men reported the hotel to the police.

    End of story, you’d think. No responsible police officers would give the time of day to such an irrational outburst from backward clowns.

    Wrong, according to Hidayatullah. com.,which quotes Habib again.

    “Thank God, on the basis of our protest letter, the event planned to be held on New Year’s Eve has had its permit been revoked by the police,” he said. *


  • ross1948 10:19 on December 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bear, , , , Schonbrunn, Surabaya, , wolves, zoo   

    Di Caprio NOT Raped By Bear? Guardian’s Idea Of News! 

  • ross1948 10:52 on November 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 17/18 November, Career/ Higher Education Fair, Surabaya   

    Career/ Higher Education Fair, Surabaya, 17/18 November 

  • ross1948 02:01 on October 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Study in Canada Fair, Surabaya   

    Study in Canada Fair! Jakarta/Surabaya, October 10/11th 

  • ross1948 22:45 on July 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 30th August, Asian Music Festival, Surabaya   

    Asian Music Festival, Surabaya, 30th August 

    Asian Music Festival 

    Asian Music Festival (A-Festi) 2015


  • ross1948 00:16 on June 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ManifitoLand, Surabaya   

    ManifitoLand, 13th June, Surabaya 

  • ross1948 00:04 on May 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 21-24TH MAY, Indonesia Apparel Production Expo, Surabaya   

    Indonesia Apparel Production Expo, SURABAYA, 21-24TH MAY 

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