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  • ross1948 00:44 on August 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Chinese statue, , , , , Tanjung Balai,   

    Indonesia’s Intolerants Find New Excuse To Whine! 


     Good news, mostly, for decent Indonesians, whose government has urged officials to stand up to mob pressure…

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    …after Muslim and nationalist protesters called for a 30-meter-tall statue of a Chinese deity erected in a temple complex in an East Java town to be torn down.

    This is refreshing, coming at a time when bigoted Islamists have been riding high after Jakarta’s Christian Governor Ahok was imprisoned for ‘blasphemy’ merely for quoting a Koranic verse.

    So Has Indonesia Come To This? Paradise Lost? 

    The statue of Guan Yu in Tuban, East Java, is said to be Southeast Asia’s tallest such representation of the deity. 

    Bigoted ‘protestors,’ some wearing paramilitary-style outfits have been ranting that “We are not worshippers of idols”.

    So?

    • Does anyone wish to make them ‘worship idols?’

    Obviously not.

    But of course they know that full well, just as we know that the real reason for their ranting is nasty sectarian hatred.

    We’ve seen it before, in another Indonesian city, Tanjung Balai, in Sumatra, very far away from East Java.

    Indonesia Inquisition Ministry Turns Guns Against Buddhists –Statue Downed at Islamist Behest 

    The enemies of religious liberty there were equally up in arms about this statue…

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    And that episode did not end well for the decent people in that neighbourhood.

    It’s important, however, to note that there was another President then ruling from the National Palace in Jakarta.

    So well said, Teten Masduki, chief of staff to President Jokowi, who spoke to the media last week.

    “If they ask for the statue to be torn down, authorities cannot bow to such pressure.”

     http://jakartaglobe.id/news/statue-chinese-god-stokes-tension-muslim-majority-indonesia/.

    Unfortunately, the Jakarta Globe fails to identify the sponsors of the intolerant rallies. A previous mealy-mouthed report would only say they were from ‘certain groups,’ a meaningless phrase but common enough here.

    So let’s have them named and shamed!

    Equally, unfortunately, the Tuban statue is currently shown in the media photo as partially covered, appeasement of the ignoramuses, it seems.

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    President Jokowi would win widespread approval if he ordered his National Police Chief to get that fanatic shroud hauled down, and instal some well-armed cops around the scene, with orders to get stuck into any jihadist jerks who stick their bigot snouts in.

     
  • ross1948 14:35 on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , eva kusuma sundari, , , , , , , , , , Tanjung Balai, temples desecrated, vihara   

    Tanjung Balai ‘Congregants’ Promote Islamophobia! 


    I got back after a pleasant morning walkabout in the sun yesterday, then opted to sit out front and soak up some more of those lovely solar rays.

    But a glance at the Jakarta Post’s coverage of the mayhem in Tanjung Balai ( I covered the incident a few days ago  –Tanjung Balai’s Burning Temples – A History of Bigotry!  ) made me pause, struck by the odd phraseology.

    As reported, a pack of pig-ignorant savages from a local mosque ran amok and desecrated various Buddhist houses of worship.

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    • No fatalities,’says the JP .
    • One is tempted to speculate whether, had the cops used their guns on the rabble, Indonesia might be more wholesome today.

    But the damage done by arson and the mob’s other wanton wickednesses resulted in billions of rupiah in losses. 

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    It seems some poor woman was driven to distraction by the cacaphonous din from that mosque and went to complain, as she had every right to do.  

    But it can be dodgy speaking up against the way some mosques disrespect their neighbours. 

    Aceh – Muslim Seeks Quieter Mosques, Bullied Into Silence, after ‘Death Threats!’ 

    Mosque-din’s an all too common problem here, not least because local government lacks the guts to fulfil its legal obligations, do its duty and deal with miscreants.     https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/mosques-above-the-law-too-sensitive-to-enforce-noise-control-and-criticism-an-outrage/.


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    Even Vice-President Kalla, a serious Muslim, has spoken up.

    Turn It Down! Ex VP Urges Volume Control for Noisy Indonesian Mosques 

    So I tend to suspect poor Melania’s Friday night visit was met with an arrogant refusal to cut the cacaphony, because next thing, as the JP has it, the mosque’s congregation members visited her house following her complaint.

    Congregation?

    That conjures up an image of families in Sunday-best, shaking hands with the preacher as they leave, pondering the message in the sermon, going home to dwell on the goodness of God.

    Different story in Tanjung Balai.

    The pig-ignoramuses ended up  forcing Tanjung Balai Police officers to safeguard Meliana and her husband at the police station. Angry mobs continued to flock to Meliana’s house, however. Some had even attempted to burn down the house…

    What a pack of anti-social undesirable swine!

    That’s how normal people would describe them. Instead, the JP uses these bizarre words –

    People who had been seized by emotion…


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    Tantrum brats, regardless of age, I’d say. 

    .. “The mob attempted to set ablaze the vihara but the police managed to prevent them. They could only pelt the house of worship with projectiles, damaging it. This was the start of the anarchic acts.

    The sectarian scum damaged and burned down several vihara and Chinese temples or pagoda….

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    Who is it that’s to blame for ‘Islamophobia?’

    Trump? Wilders?

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    It’s vile, blasphemous brutes, like those who destroyed prayer equipment, Buddha statues, tables, chairs, lamps, and several cars and motorbikes.

    If  decreasing ‘Islamophobia’ is a desirable goal, those French Muslims have set a good example by refusing burial to that ISIS plague-dog.

     https://uk.news.yahoo.com/muslims-refuse-bury-priest-killer-kermiche

    And whoever runs the mosques in Tanjung Balai should follow that example, by making it clear that none of those sacrilegious curs who ran riot will be allowed to set foot on mosque premises ever again.

    They have tainted the reputation of their faith.

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    But let’s not imagine only sectarian motives were involved.

    There was base theft too!

    Seven people were taken into custody for allegedly plundering the houses of worship when the attacks occurred.

    Nothing wrong with such creatures that a firing squad wouldn’t fix.

    Trouble is, deliberate promotion of sectarian hatred can be publicly flaunted with impunity here.


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    You may recall those IslamoNazi FPI louts strutting through Jakarta with their hate-banner. No arrests.

    And there’s also the infamous example of Lubis, a leader of that same FPI…

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    •  FPI’s Sobri Lubis who shrilled ‘Kill, kill,kill!’

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    … whose ferocious call to ‘kill, kill, kill‘ members of the Ahmadiyah minority was ignored by the authorities here.

    Mind you, incitement pales into insignificance compared to actual blood-letting, which occurred at Cikeusik…

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    Filthy Islamist cowards at Cikeusik

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    ….when three innocent Ahmadis were brutally martyred by squalid Islamist thugs.

    To this day, despite video evidence of the whole horrible event, nobody has been charged with murder. 

    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

     Watch that video..
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    Good to see that some eminent Indonesian MPs, notably Eva Kusuma Sundari, are urging proper investigation, and that the police ate pursuing evil-doers.

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    Eva

    http://en.tempo.co/read/news/2016/08/01/055792151/Govt-Asked-to-Remain-Neutral-over-Tanjung-Balai-Riot

    But better still if President Jokowi were to order a re-opening of the Ciikeusik case, getting his new Police Chief to go out and detain the cowards still skulking up there in Banten Province, and drag them to justice.

    It’s not only drug traffickers who should be facing death sentences.

    • And all those found guilty of participation in the Tanjung Balai outrage this past weekend should get YEARS behind bars. 

     

     
    • Jan DeVeer 20:22 on August 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      What you say is badly needing to be said, but by the so-called ‘moderate Muslims’ who have been letting Islamist thugs wander through Indonesian cities and villages bullying, assaulting and as you rightly remind us all, even bloody murdering innocent people.
      The people who wrecked the temples in Tanjung Balai should be locked up and not allowed out again until the billions in damages have been paid.off.

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  • ross1948 19:00 on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Ministry of Religion, , , Tanjung Balai   

    Tanjung Balai’s Burning Temples – A History of Bigotry! 


    Indonesian authorities detained seven suspects in northern Sumatra Island on Saturday for allegedly attacking several Buddhist temples.

    Indonesia: Police detains 7 after attacks on Buddhist temples

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    A spokeswoman for the North Sumatra provincial police said the suspects were a part of a mob that damaged at least three temples in Tanjung Balai town, near Medan, the fourth-biggest city of Indonesia…

    But the police said the attack was not aimed at the Chinese community. “This was just a (dispute between) individuals…” 

    And so it may have been.

    But local reports say the police repeatedly called on the nasty rabble to disperse but incitement on ‘social media’ brought the malignants back.

      http://www.bbc.com/indonesia/berita_indonesia/2016/07/160730_indonesia_rusuh_tanjung_balai


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    Before anyone draws conclusions, let’s remind ourselves of the history of vicious Islamist sectarian bigotry focused on a Buddhist statue in Tanjung Balai.

    Indonesia Inquisition Ministry Turns Guns Against Buddhists – Statue Downed at Islamist Behest 

    That outrageous episode took place, of course, more than five years ago, and we have a different President and, thank God, a very different Minister of Religious Affairs.

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    Once the pig-ignorant savages who committed this latest blasphemous arson are dealt with, perhaps President Jokowi could demonstrate his commitment to the pluralism he often preaches by restoring that statue in our photo to pride of place in Tanjung Balai?

    And perhaps Minister Lukman could atone for his predecessor’s shortcomings by going up thee to unveil it personally.

     

     
    • JazPen 07:47 on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for that, Ross
      I remember your previous piece about that statue and thats why I am very dubious about the police claim its just a squabble between individuals.
      The racket from mosques is bad enough but when they turn violent against people forced to complain about the loud droning, there is no way its a personal squabble.
      The government and police dont like this real picture getting out to the world.
      Keep up the good work.

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    • Irawan 12:29 on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The mob again shames Indonesia.

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    • Sally Kantel 17:46 on March 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I never knew about how bitterly bigoted these Muslim mobs are against Buddhists.
      I thought it was just Christians who got persecuted, like those poor people you have shown us in West Java.
      I only look in on your blog now and then so I must have missed this before now.

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