Indonesia: Misunderstanders of Islam burn churches, attack court building

Because a Christian man got five years in prison for distributing pamphlets they considered insulting to Islam. They believed he should have gotten the death penalty. “Indonesia: Angry Muslim crowd attacks Java churches,” from the BBC, February 8 (thanks to JW):

More than 1,000 Muslim protesters have stormed a courthouse and burned two churches in central Java, Indonesia.

The attacks in Temanggung happened after a Christian man was sentenced to five years in jail for distributing leaflets deemed insulting to Islam.

Indonesian police said the crowd considered the sentence too lenient and were demanding the death penalty…….

Content Warning, Graphic!

Wild mob beats 3 people to death with machetes, sticks & rocks in Indonesia


Always remember the obligatory BS-verse: “The vast majority of Indonesia’s Muslims practice a moderate form of the faith and do not advocate violence”.

10 thoughts on “Indonesia”

  1. No wonder the Dutch were glad to kick this shit off their shoes.

    They are still the same uncivilized cavemen that they were before they ever hear of Allah.

    Why do we send billions to these cavemen?


    “Can you please explain this to us Mother of Mercy Gillard?”

  2. Lets start a search shall we for the “moderates” PEACEFUL Koran lets see how many Mohammedans and moonbats can show us where this veritable Unicorn of Koran’s is.

    1. I put a content warning up because some of our readers are simply not prepared to watch this stuff.

      I happen to know one of them personally, so I accept that.

  3. Indonesia: Principal of Islamic school misunderstands Islam, arrested for jihad terror plot

    “All we found [in the school] are weapons.” An update on this story. “Principal in Islamic school in Bima arrested for terrorism,” by Mathias Hariyadi for Asia News, July 23 (thanks to C. Cantoni):

    Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Indonesian police identified Abrory M. Ali, principal of an Islamic school (pesantren) in Bima, as a terrorist affiliated with Jamaah Ashorut Tauhid (JAT) and arrested him. He is suspected of involvement in a larger terror plot, police spokesman Brig Gen Untung Yoga Ana said. On 12 July, an explosion occurred in Umar bin Khattab School in Bima (West Nusa Tenggara Province) that left one person dead. Police said students were making bombs for an attack.
    Together with Ali, police named other terrorist suspects: Rahmat Ibnu, 36, Rahmat Hidayat, 22, and Mustaqim Abdullah, 17. Two other men, Anas and Heri, are still at large.

    During their manhunt, on Bima hills, police found 26 homemade bombs, most of them ready for use, perhaps against police stations in the province.

    JAT’s spokesman Sonhadi denied any connection between Abrory M Ali and his organisation. “Ali left JAT more than a year ago because he no longer felt ‘in line’ with the struggle we pursue.”

    However, Ansyad Mbaai, the chief of Indonesia’s most influential anti-terror agency (BNPT), said that Abrory M Ali was involved in a string of terror acts in Poso.

    Meanwhile, Provincial Governor M Zainul Majdi said that Umar bin Khattab is not an Islamic school. “All we found [in the school] are weapons. The structure passes itself off as an Islamic school only to attract Muslim residents.”

  4. Indonesian officials shrug off light sentences given to members of mob who lynched Ahmadis

    If the shoe were on the other foot and Ahmadis got off easy for committing some crime against Muslims, it would be an outrage. Something would have to be done about it. But the light sentences the murderers got and the lukewarm reaction by officials are all the more proof that non-Muslim lives are already worth less than those of Muslims in Indonesia.

    At some point, the letter of the law will simply catch up to practices that already exist, and the laws passed to suppress Ahmadis’ beliefs and very presence in public life in the aftermath of the attacks are but a step in that direction. More on this story. “Indonesia rejects outrage over lynch mob sentences,” from Agence France-Presse, July 29 (thanks to JW):

    JAKARTA – INDONESIA on Friday dismissed expressions of outrage and disbelief over the perceived light sentences handed down to Islamic extremists who killed three minority sect members in a mob frenzy.
    The United States and the European Union expressed strong misgivings while local rights groups and international watchdogs issued condemnations and calls for action to address rising intolerance in the mainly Muslim country.
    But religious affairs ministry spokesman Zubaidi said the sentences of three to six months for the men accused of leading the murderous assault on the Ahmadiyah sect members in February were the result of a fair trial.
    ‘As an executive body, we cannot interfere in the legal system. We believe in the law enforcers. They have the right to come up with the sentences,’ he told AFP.
    ‘Whether the sentences are light or harsh, how it’s perceived is relative.’ Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, often held up by the United States and others as a champion of pluralism and democracy, made no comment on the sentences. Foreign ministry officials were unavailable to comment.
    Human rights activists said prosecutors and the court in Serang had been influenced by Islamic leaders to play down the gravity of the crime. They say violence against minorities is going unchecked in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, and criticise Mr Yudhoyono for failing to defend the nation’s pluralist, moderate traditions.
    It’s not the first time Muslim attackers have gotten laughably brief sentences in recent months. It is also not the first time Yudhoyono has downplayed the extent of the problem of rising Islamic intolerance in Indonesia. When he commented on attacks against Christians last year, one would have thought he were discussing a homeowners’ association dispute.

  5. Indonesia selling Sharia-compliant Islamic bonds today

    Sharia-compliant Islamic bonds. The means compliant not just with Sharia’s rejection of interest, but with its denial of the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and the equality of rights of women and non-Muslims. So the posters above can kick off the ad campaign. “Indonesia to Sell Seven-Year Global Islamic Bonds Today,” by Elffie Chew for Bloomberg, November 14:

    Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) — Indonesia plans to sell seven-year Shariah-compliant bonds today, helping the nation revive Islamic debt sales amid the slowest half in three years….

    Indonesia’s sales of sukuk, which pay returns on assets to comply with Islam’s ban on interest, dropped this half to the least since 970 billion rupiah in the first six months of 2008, according data compiled by Bloomberg. Global offerings reached $19.6 billion this year, up from $14.3 billion in the same period of 2010, the data show. Average yields on the debt dropped 94 basis points in 2011 to 3.80 percent on Nov. 11, according to the HSBC/NASDAQ Dubai US Dollar Sukuk Index….

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