Jakarta cracks down on bloggers

Govt to detain blogger for “defamation”

Pic thanks to ZIP

* Defamation of the profiteer Muhammad, of course. A sign of things to come? 

The Jakarta Post   |  Wed, 11/19/2008 6:27 PM  |  National

* Just in with thanks to Shiva

Communication and Information Minister Muhammad Nuh on Wednesday pledged that his office would arrest a blogger for creating a site that defaming the Prophet Muhammad.

Muhammad Nuh said his office had a tool to detect the blogger’s whereabouts.

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 Kurt Westergaard’s new cartoon:


Hedegaard translates the toon for us:

The lady says: “Oh martyr. You are in the most wonderful place”

And the martyr answers: “Paradise? Denmark?”

By the way, the text “Ytringsfrihed” on the ink well means: Freedom of expression. The § sign above it refers to the provision in out constitution guaranteeing just that.

The kneeling man with the pipe is Denmark’s most notorious dhimmi, former foreign minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

If you missed the other new motoons from the new book go here.

“We will penalize anyone or any group responsible for making such blogs,” he told tempointeraktif.com.

Nuh said the blogger had violated the 2008 law on information and electronic transactions, by disseminating information which could create rivalry among religious communities.

City Police special crimes director Commissioner Raja Erizman said police had traced the website and found it was created outside Indonesia.

The blog, which uses the wordpress.com facility, presents cartoons of the Prophet and has been visited by 91,597 people. It also cites misleading translations of Koranic verses and the prophet deeds and sayings stated in the hadiths. (ewd)

mohammed on kaaba

5 thoughts on “Jakarta cracks down on bloggers”

  1. Seems like Indonesia is determined to slide down the same Islamic slope as Malaysia, the Pakistan of S.E. Asia. Knowing Indonesia and many Indonesians very well, I have an Indonesian wife, I had hoped the vast moderate majority of them would be able to hold back the Islamic tide. But as has been illustrated with the passing of the hideously loose Pornography Law the Islamists are determined to turn all Kaffirs in to Dhimmies and impose Shariah by the back door in this supposedly secular country with its doctrine of Pancasila (simplistic meaning live and let live).

  2. I know how it feels, Peter.

    I spent some great times in Indonesia and I cannot imagine that the people I knew are happy about what’s happening there. But now they’re getting the real deal, and since Islam means submission nobody dares to take a stand aganst it.


  3. I lived in Indonesia for 3 1/2 years in East Java. I cannot believe that Sharia law could be imposed. The folks I interacted with were very tolerant of differences. Really great people.

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