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  • ross1948 00:08 on February 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , Wahid Institute, Yenni Wahid   

    If Only Yenny Wahid Could Talk To Donald Trump! 

    Nice to see Jeb the Jerk knocked out of the presidential race.
    His near-imbecilic comments on key issues should long ago have disqualified him from serious consideration.
    Hasil gambar untuk jeb love illegal
    Bush appears to be oblivious to the reality of the criimmigrant menace to decent Americans.
     The Republican Party must unite behind a candidate who can wallop that hateful Clinton woman.
    But speaking of women…
    The Wahid Institute’s Yenny Zanuba Wahid
    …here’s a dashed fine lady who lives and works somewhere in what has become my adopted home-town.
    Some friends and I were out on the town last weekend, a merry foursome, each from a different country, alarming more sedate gallivanters with outbreaks of classic rock songs in a nice Jakarta resto, and, as happens, the talk turned to politics, and on that evening to Mr.Trump.
    I made the point I’ve made here before, that his proposed blanket ban on Muslims entering the USA would prevent me taking some of those frequent visitors to my home along with me, if I ever decided to go see my American friends.
    It would also, though her name didn’t come up on Saturday night, prevent Yenny Wahid from going there. 
    She’s director of theWahid Institute and exactly the sort of Muslim whose voice needs to be heard around the world.

    This week she tried again to make it heard here, where it’s a badly needed antidote to the shrilling sectarianism which President Jokowi’s government says it deplores but which appears to be dictating an increasingly intolerant agenda.

    Cikeusik Anniversary Looms, D-Day for Indonesian Innocents! 

    Bisnis.com reports that Yenny Wahid has identified the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front’ (FPI) and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) as the mass organisations which ‘occupy the top spot in terms of violations of the right to freedom of religion and belief ..http://kabar24.bisnis.com/read/20160223/16/521798/wahid-institute-mui-fpi-paling-banyak-melanggar-kebebasan-beragamas.


    Well, it would be hard to disagree with her on those ulema, ‘scholars,’ as they like to call themselves – their ‘scholarly’ outbursts are often remarkable. Islamist ‘Scholars’ – “Don’t Complain if You’re Attacked!” 

    She allocated responsibility to each as follows, 21 cases to the MUI and 13 to the FPI.
    Yenny accused the state-funded ‘scholars’ of often using their religious authority (they’re the agency that issues local fatwas) in ways that are ill-judged and without consideration of the impact on the community.

    fatwa mui sholeh



    But what is really appalling about them is their frequent habit of calling on law enforcement to serve as a goon-squad against dissenters they are evidently reluctant to face in debate when their dogmas are challenged. 

    Cops – “Islamist ‘Scholars’ Can Veto Religious Liberty” 


     ‘Adam Created By Angel?” Islamist ‘Scholars’Call the Cops


    And those white-shirt louts she described? She says that the FPI often resorts to coercive measures in the name of religion.

    Again, nobody with an ounce of sense can gainsay her on that.


    fpi kill busddhist

    Bloodthirsty FPI savages parade in Jakarta


    Just put FPI into our search box over there on the right and you’ll find seemingly endless reports of their vigilante amok-runs.

    Yet Yenny makes an appeal which will almost certainly fall on deaf ears. 

    “Police officers need to step up their capacity in the face of violations of religious liberty, including in the face of pressure from intolerant groups,” she said

    Yes, indeed, Yenni.
    There is a need!

    Just as there’s a need for The Donald to meet GOOD Muslims like her, and maybe those good American women in the Muslim Reform Movement…

    Brave Muslim Women and ‘Ottawa Hijab Day!’ 

    …whose good work is hardly helped by his over-generalisation.

  • ross1948 10:38 on November 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Al Habsi, , , , , , Metro TV, , Yenni Wahid   

    Jakarta – Islamophobia Stoked By TV Fanatics? 

    It’s a fine sunny morning again here in Jakarta, and all the brighter for reading Yenny Wahid’s splendid denunciation of the IslamoNazi FPI ( self-styled’ Defenders of Islam’).




    Yenni is the daughter of the late President Gus Dur, a man who exemplified the best sort of Muslim, and she says the white-shirt thug gang does not reflect an Islamic attitude. She went on to describe them as not civilized.


    Islamophobes please note – Yenni is a good woman. She is faithful to her religion, and naturally is concerned if it is brought into disrepute. One example she used to back up her words was the thugs’ demo last month in which twenty or more police were injured. There was another FPI demo on the same theme recently.
    And those present there that disgraceful day do tend to explain why Islamophobia exists.

    One man given the opportunity to deliver an oration was Ahmad Al Habsi, popular because he’s a speaker on the morning lecture at a private television station. In the speech, Ahmad Al Habsi said Ahok was arrogant. According to him, Ahok’s vanity Ahok is not a reflection of the descendants of Adam.”

    So Ahok’s not human!?!?! This ‘cleric’ actually likened Ahok’s ‘arrogance‘ to that of a ‘DEVIL.’ 

    ahok  =  devil destroyed
     Ahok a DEVIL? -a deranged comparison!

    “And the arrogance of this Ahok should be fought with arrogance.”  http://metropolitan.inilah.com/read/detail/2152830/ahmad-al-habsi-yang-sombong-iblis-harus-dilawan


     Al Habsi


    Well, that’s about as extreme as it gets.

    Ahok’s real offence, as some FPI leaders have admitted, is that he’s Christian. Most normal people, of all religions, will dismiss sectarian railing against the honest, plain-spoken Governor of Jakarta as totally deranged.

    Yet this man is a given a regular spot on a major TV channel to spout his jihadism. Whose decision was that, to provide a platform for a fanatic to target millions?

    We could dwell on devils, or at least diabolical behaviour.

    Habib Rizieq, the IslamoNazi coordinator of the demo, did jail time for his role in the Monas Riot in 2008, and Rizieq’s FPI are notorious for sectarian thuggery all over Indonesia. Rizieq may not be a ‘devil,’ but he’s pretty bad news.


    One might even ask how this Al Habsi sits down and works out how to measure the level of devilry in public figures.


    alubis Lubis


    Once he explains his method, ask him to apply it to the FPI’s then Secretary General, Lubis, who is on video record urging a demented rabble to ‘kill, kill, kill’ members of the peaceful Ahmadi religious minority… link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7RLCXNdKF4 )  …an outburst of sectarian hate which doesn’t quite square with Al Habsi’s peroration, ‘We love peace.’ 

    Clearly the tv channel managers who chose Al Habsi for their programme must be well aware of his outrageous outburst, but so far no  news of his dismissal.  So whoever runs the show must be judged to have found no fault with his rabid rant. 

    Al Habsi is not the only extremist who gets far more than his fair share of media time. We have covered Arifin Ilham before, That’s him, in the photo below, with Rizieq.


    He’s never tried to hide his enthusiasm for the IslamoNazis.


    trans tv


    Arrahmah.com reported that Muhammad Arifin Ilham reiterated his support for the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), by writing a statement on his Facebook account page on this day, Thursday (16/02/2012) which contains a statement of support for FPI and criticism of corrupt officials who support the secular media and disobedience and spread slander that the FPI are anarchistic…


    Trans TV has often given pride of place to this extremist. He has also appeared on Metro TV.  https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/metro-tvs-hate-group-fan/

    I know he’s still on Trans, but I don’t know if Metro has dumped him.  Whether either of those is the channel guilty of putting Al Habsi on to gladden viewers’ hearts, I can’t confirm, yet. I generally switch off when that kind of programme starts!

    But maybe readers can tell me.  




    If major Indonesian media continue to harbour hate-preachers like Al Habsi and fans of thug gangs like Arifin, maybe businesses who want decent people to buy their products should be told to consider where ads are placed.

    Readers only need to check out when the ugly face of fanaticism leers at them from the box, then note which companies’ advertisements pop up at that time of day.

    Then email the head offices and suggest a review is in order. Perhaps Yenni Wahid could get something like this underway. She does, after all, quite rightly, want to keep the reputation of her creed untainted. 


    • Santi 09:09 on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Again good when you show people all over the world what these ustadz are.
      Hate preachers is the right words for what they are. And TV boss who pays them no different.
      You should name others also because there are so many in Indonesia.


    • JazPen 11:55 on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Youre right on this one,Ross.
      I hope Ahok has tight security though, these jihadists are like mad dogs.


    • Wulan 13:16 on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Go ahead and tell the truth like this, it is happy to read what the others do not publish.
      We know where they are coming from, Yemen and Middle East who came to Indonesia many years ago and cannot become truly Indonesian.
      They are still holding on to the bad Arab ways, even dressing like Arab not like Indonesian, I mean men too not just women. Look so stupid.


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