Bombs found as execution date nears
* Nutroots Down Under oppose death penalty for any reason:Â Execution wrong – even for terrorists, by Tim Goodwin
- Bali bombers in isolation
- Police reveal bombs found this week
- Families not told executions imminent
INDONESIA has stepped up security around foreign embassies amid fears of attacks as it prepares to execute the three Islamists convicted over the Bali nightclub bombings which killed 202 people.
The latest scare: Â a sort of hudna was agreed with Muslim leaders; they get theirÂ pornography billÂ passed in return for not becoming violent over the upcoming execution of the three Muslim butchers on death row and for the conviction of Rizieq Shihab./Indonesia, Terrorism, and Barry Soetoro
Police have revealed they had found and defused two bombs in a Balinese Hindu migrant area on Sulawesi island on Wednesday and Thursday as tensions mount ahead of the imminent executions.Â
“I think there is a connection between this and the execution of Amrozi and others,” local police chief Suparni Parto said, referring to bombers Amrozi, Mukhlas and Imam Samudra, who could be executed as early as today.Â
National police spokesmanÂ Abubakar NataprawiraÂ said extra police had been stationed around embassies in Jakarta, especially the US and Australian missions, as well as sensitive locations across the main island of Java.Â
“We are increasing security at embassies and public places such as malls,” he said.Â
Bus terminals, railway stations and houses of worship were also possible targets, he said.Â
“The exact date (for the execution) is the Attorney-General’s Office’s decision but the police are ready for the execution to be carried out any time.”Â
Officials have said Imam Samudra, 38, Amrozi, 47, and Mukhlas, 48, will be executed by firing squad any time from midnight last night until mid-November.Â
They were sentenced six years ago for the 2002 bombings on the resort island of Bali which killed more than 160 foreigners including 88 Australians.Â
The attack, launched in retaliation for the US invasion of Afghanistan, remains one of the bloodiest terror bombings carried out in the name of Islam since the September 11 attacks on the United States.Â
The executions have been repeatedly delayed by a series of failed appeals and most recently by the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in September.Â
Attorney-General’s Office spokesman Jasam Pandjaitan told the Antara state news agency the executions would be carried out “soon.”Â
The Balinese prosecutor in charge of the executions reportedly arrived early yesterday at the prison island of Nusakambangan off southern Java where the bombers are being held, along with police responsible for firing squads.Â
The younger brother of Amrozi and Mukhlas said the family had not been informed of the executions, as they should be three days in advance.Â
Beaming broadly like his older brother Amrozi, who is known as the “smiling assassin,” Ali Fauzi said the family had nothing to be ashamed about.Â
“Do we feel embarrassed or ashamed of what they have done? No, we feel proud because in this world full of lies and accusations there are still people who are ready to fight against that,” he said in Tenggulun village , East Java.Â
Fears of a violent backlash from Islamist radicals in the world’s most populous Muslim country have risen amid reports that hundreds of extremists are planning to protest near the prison.Â
The vast majority of Indonesian Muslims are moderate but a small fanatical fringe have waged jihad, or holy war, for many years in a bid to bring about an Islamic caliphate across South-East Asia.Â
The country has been hit by a string of attacks since 2000, including a suicide bombing in Bali which killed 20 people in 2005, a car bombing at the Australian embassy which killed 10 people in 2004 and another car bombing at the American-owned JW Marriott hotel which killed 12 people in 2003.Â
Most of the attacks including the 2002 blasts have been attributed to the Jemaah Islamiah regional terror network.Â
Indonesia: Vague anti-“pornography” bill passes to shouts of praise to Allah, protests from religious minorities
The “Ramadan gift” that this law was intended to be came a little late, but in the end, creeping sharia took a significant step forward. “The Indonesian parliament adopts anti-pornography bill,” by Mathias Hariyadi forÂ AsiaNews, October 30:
Jakarta (AsiaNews) â€“ With opposition MPs absent, Indonesia’s parliament approved an anti-porn bill that was welcomed by supporters who loudly rejoiced with prayers to Allah. In online newspaper forums many ordinary citizens reacted angrily however, slamming what they consider a step backward for Indonesia and an “obscurantist” decision.
Today the lower house in Indonesia’s parliament approved the controversial anti-pornography bill, known in Bahasa Indonesia as Undang-undang Pornografi, Uu App. Since it was tabled it has been at the centre of intense discussions because it isÂ seen as a step towards introducing Sharia law into the country’s legal system along the lines of Saudi Arabia.
In recent weeks human rights activists and representatives of political and religious minorities, including the Catholic Church, have strenuously objected to the law.
According to its critics, the law eliminates “cultural” differences and undermines “national unity”. As it stands it is all but an attempt by Muslim fundamentalists to introduce Islamic law into the country’s legal system.
The anti-porn law was approved almost unanimously but MPs for the Indonesian Democracy Struggle Party (PDIP) and the Christian-based Prosperous Peace Party (PDS) were not in the house in protest against the bill.
A supporter of the new law named Lasmiantini, a member of a group called Salima or Muslim Sisters, felt great about it.
“Inshallah, God willing, Indonesia shall finally see the rebirth of morality,” she said.
“We are happy,” she added, “because we won the battle to defend our children and it [the law] will also protect women.”
“Educational TV programmes” will be promoted “to improve moral values as the basis of society.
Pro-law activists said that the legislation can be improved to “avoid excesses”, denying at the same time that negative views were expressed “against the bill in some provinces.”
Meuthia Hatta, daughter of Mohammad Hatta, one of Indonesia’s founding fathers, noted that the law “does not violate the principles of freedom of expression” but instead protects people from the harm done by pornography…
Interestingly, that sounds a lot likeÂ Eklemeddin Ä°hsanoÄŸlu‘s contention that people should be allowed to “criticize” whatever they wish, but there are “red lines” that must not be crossed. What becomes all-important is who is in charge of drawing those “red lines,” and in both cases, the agenda influencing where and how they are drawn is obvious.
Indonesia, Terrorism, and Barry Soetoro
by Baron Bodissey
For most of his childhood, Barack Hussein Obama lived with his mother and stepfather in Indonesia and went by the name of Barry Soetoro. During that phase of his life â€” despite his campaign’s assertions to the contrary â€” little Barry was, at least outwardly, an observant and devout Muslim.
Our Flemish correspondent VH has researched Barry Soetoro’s time in Indonesia, and also provides a summary of the current political situation in Indonesia in the following report.
Indonesia, Terrorism, and Barry Soetoro
The execution of the Bali Bombers, who called themselves “holy warriors”, but were called MuslimÂ cowardsÂ by others, is imminent. Rumors say it might be this weekend,Â others claimÂ it will happen November 7 or at least before November 20.
The three Muslim terrorists â€” Amrozi, Imam Samudra and Ali Ghufron (aka Mukhlas) â€” feared their execution: “convicts who go before a firing squad sometimes do not die immediately, causing unnecessary suffering,” they let their lawyer plead. These diabolos never considered this when they ripped apart and burned alive hundreds of WesternÂ kuffarÂ and Indonesian citizens. But the execution will be in good hands: the elite firing squad is testing andÂ warming uptheir equipment.
The (outstanding) Australian expat service this week sent around a warning message: “There have been recent arrests of high level terrorist operatives in Indonesia, but we assess terrorists are continuing to plan attacks. These attacks could take place at any time, including in places frequented by foreigners. Previous terrorist attacks against Westerners in Bali and Jakarta indicate these areas are priority targets. You should take particular care to avoid places known to be terrorist targets. See the Terrorism section for details. […] The Indonesian Government announced on 24 October that the three individuals convicted for involvement in the 2002 Bali bombing would be executed in early November 2008.”
Since the end of Ramadan, Bali is especially crowded with police. Not only around the ferry connection to Java, but also in the southwest of the island. Sudden roadblocks appear on various locations with dozens of officers checking motorcycles, cars and identities.
There is a rumor that postponing the execution was necessary to make them “nyanyi” for the last time (“make them sing,” squeeze the last drop of information out of them) and arrange for the necessary security in the country: Muslims threatened toÂ retaliateÂ when their fellow mass murderers would be shot. And the Australians areÂ getting scaredÂ because of that.
The most peculiar rumor, however, is that a sort of hudna was agreed with Muslim leaders: they get theirÂ pornography billÂ passed in return for not becoming violent over the upcoming execution of the three Muslim butchers on death row and for the conviction of Rizieq Shihab.
Rizieq Shihab of the FPI (Islam Defenders Front) wasÂ sentenced todayÂ for “inciting hatred and instigating violence against participants of a peace rally [a rally by theÂ National Alliance for the Freedom of Faith and Religion] at the National Monument [in Jakarta] in June”. According to the judge, he was “generating animosity and mobilizing others to commit violent acts against people and people’s property in public”. No Muslim has complained about the verdict (yet).
The other half of the deal has been executed: the Muslim Porn Bill has beenpassed. Muslims finally got their chance to consign “multicultural” Indonesia to the dustbin. The Religious Fascists are one step closer to making Indonesia another fully doomed colony of Saudi Arabia.
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“Cries of joy and shouts of Alhamdullillah [actually they screamed: ‘Allahu Akhbar’] came from the balcony of the House of Representatives.” But “this has nothing to do with the Islamic parties,” a Muslim activist lied. A representative of the “Muslim Sisterhood”‘ said: “Insyaallah (God willing), Indonesians will eventually undergo a moral revival â€” the basis of a country â€” and later economic revival.”
Eight out of ten parties supported the bill. Only the PDI-P from Megawati Sukarnoputri and the Prosperous Peace Party opposed it. “The legislators are politicizing morality and religion. They are using this issue as a political vehicle for their battle for power,” the Komnas Perempuan [National Commission on Violence against Women]Â stated.
The bottom of the basket filled with random islands known as Indonesia fell out today: “Pancasila”, the five “beliefs:” Monotheism and equality of the main religions, Humanitarianism, Nationalism (unity of Indonesia), Consultative Democracy, and Justice. This was an invention of Sukarno to keep the assorted bunch of islands he inherited from the Dutch in one basket.
Neither Islamism, Socialism, Nationalism, nor Western freedoms should compete for power over one another. All should remain equal in value: a multicultural, multi-religious experiment avant la lettre that had to fail, just as all forced multicultural/multi-religious societies will fail when they do not develop in a natural way, but are orchestrated or forced together and lack a common denominator.
In the sixties, Communists (die-hard Socialists) had trouble sitting still in the Pancasila basket, went on a rampage, trying to seize absolute power by assassinations and violence, and were in return whipped by Suharto. Now the Islamists are giving it a final try and risk causing a disaster.
They already succeeded inÂ North SumatraÂ and furtherÂ South. The dominos keep falling all across the archipelago. Only today in Tangerang, a large city next to Jakarta, the moderate Muslim who loves the sound of crushingÂ wine bottlesÂ and invented “make-up in handbag equalsÂ prostitute” and the “curfew for women” (all out of religious belief), Wahidin Halim, wasÂ re-electedÂ as mayor. Ladies who dare to go out during the daytime can expect before long to be obliged to wear the mobile curfew: the Arab burka.
Now pornography (e.g. nude hands, ankles, or a swaying hip in an age-old ritual dance) is forbidden and ladies are given the choice to stay in the house or in jail. Islam has the answer to all problems it invents: like the male closet lust. Four or more obedient wives to unveil for Muslim carnivores; pre-teens for dedicatedMuslim pedophiles. All legal (Sharia), all free, perverse, live, religious and private. The animated photocopy of Mohammad’s pre-mediaeval barbarian life. The only thing missing in Saudi Indonesia is a herd of camels in front of the hut, a slave market in the alun-alun (village square) and a dead desert.
People wonder whether the army will one day intervene to save the basket case called Indonesia. They kicked out the Dutch in the past, saving Indonesia from becoming another Vietnam or Cambodia, and should be brave enough to kick out the Arabs, now that it’s time to do so. But the majority of the soldiers are “religious believers” themselves, and an island like Bali is one of the key contributors to the cash box of the Muslim brothers in Jakarta.
Others think that islands like Papua, Bali, Celebes, Flores, etc., will refuse to become a colony of Islamic backwardness, and declare independence. In Bali this isÂ a serious issue: in Solo, a city on the island of Java, it isÂ suggestedÂ that “it should be protected under a fully enforced law. Ideally, the law would allow education, the economy and ideology (culture) to co-exist [with Jakarta’s Islamist politics], with none dominating the others.” Even Java itself risks falling to pieces.
Perhaps some islands might even consider leaving the Indonesian basket to join the still civilized Australia, Singapore, or even the Philippines. The Indonesian Army is no match for the stronger Singaporean and Australian Armies. The worst-case scenario, however, is a long-lasting low-level civil/guerilla war, as might happen in other regions in the world that are confronted with the pest-variety in their midst called “Moderate Islam”.
Obama and the USSA
What helps Islamic imperialism is the dhimmitude of the Free West. If Islam is a raging fire that turns all that is passes by to dead black dust (and it does), the West is providing the wind, the extra oxygen, instead of extinguishing it. As everybody knows in Indonesia, the American Socialist President candidate Barry Soetoro (aka Barack Hussein Obama Jr.) is aÂ Kenyan-bornÂ Indonesian Muslim â€” at least he still had an Indonesian passport in 1981 when he wentÂ to Pakistan. He was not just an everyday Muslim in Jakarta, but one with a “fundamentalist” Socialist/Islamic upbringing.
Barry Soetoro did not only â€” like every IndonesianÂ MuslimÂ â€” follow compulsory Islamic classes in primary school. His observance was not cursory as his sisterstates, but by regular prayer and weekly by teachings.
He went often to the mosqueÂ for prayingÂ [translated]: “he was very often in the prayer room, Barry was then quite a religious Muslim.” His biological father, Barack Hussein Obama, was the Muslim economist from Kenya. Before marrying Ann Dunham, Hussein Obama married Kenyans and had seven children. All of Barry’s father’s relatives were religious Islamists. “We often previously asked him to the prayer room close to the house,” said Rony Amir, Barry’s teammate when living in H. Ramli Street, Jakarta.
So-called “moderate” Indonesians would never send their child to such mengaji classes; therefore his parents were not of the “moderate” sort, but were devoted Muslims. Indonesians are waiting for him to come out the closet, and believe his “Christianity” is nothing but kitman.
After the election he will admit to being a devoted Muslim, many say in comments. “I’m drawn to the idea of an American president who can wear a sarong with style, and who feels nostalgic when he hears the call to prayer,” writes a commenter in theÂ Jakarta Post.
HeÂ supportsÂ his Kenyan family member, Marxist/Islamist demagogue, and instigator ofÂ the slaughterÂ of Christians, Raila Odinga, who also had the same slogan: ““Kenyans are now yearning for change”, and in returnÂ supportsÂ Obama. OdingaÂ kicked outÂ Jerome Corsi for writing a critical book on Obama, and Obama didn’t oppose it. Obama did also not opposeÂ burning ChristiansÂ alive.
Anyway, whether or not Obama wants to implement theÂ Cloward and Piven StrategyÂ and have the white American middle class queue at the soup kitchens of the State and turn the USA into the USSA, Indonesian Muslims will be excited to see a Kenyan-born devoted Indonesian Muslim become the President of the USA.
It will embolden the Islamists to roll out sharia from west to east over the archipelago. Nothing and nobody will stop them. As Barry Soetoro couldÂ reciteÂ so well: ““Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme! / Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme! / I witness that there is no god but Allah / I witness that there is no god but Allah / I witness that Muhammad is his prophet…”
 Mengaji: “The Quran that is used by these teachers to teach these kids is mainly written in Arabic. These kids are thought how to read the Quran with the correct Tajwid, which can loosely be translated as punctuations. Once they have gone through the entire Quran, the kid is considered to have “Khattam Quran”. This means that the kid has finished reading the Quran from cover to cover. Often a large celebration is held to commemorate this occasion. […] These children are forced to attend these Mengaji Classes, where they are made to sit in front of the Ustaz and read according to the proper Tajwid. They make sure the pronunciation is correct because otherwise they might be saying blasphemous things without even knowing it.”