by Christina McIntosh
Islam is political through and through and always has been. See Patrick Sookhdeo’s book ‘Faith, Power and Territory’. Â Islam involves a seamless fusion of political power with ‘religion’. Â Anwar Shaikh, ex-Muslim, called Islam the Arab Imperial Religion; a cult designed to further and sacralise the imperial ambition of the Arabs.Â – CM
‘Leader Fadzian Garamatan says AFKN has brought 2200 children out of Papua as part of his program of nationalistic “Islamicisation”.Â Â “When [Papuans] convert to Islam, their desire to be independent reduces“, says Fadzian on AFKN’s internet page.
Internal transportation of children has a long and dishonorable history in Indonesia.
‘Around 4500 childrenÂ (this is probably an underestimateÂ – CM)Â were removed from East TimorÂ (which was also majority non-Muslim, Catholic and animistÂ – CM)Â over the 24 year IndonesianÂ (Muslim – CM)Â occupation to serve, in the words of author Helene Van Klinken, in her book ‘Making Them Indonesians’, a “proselytising Islamic faith” and to bind the region closer to Jakarta.
This is simply bog-standard Islam: forcing people to become Muslims. She should have called her book’ “Making Muslims”.Â – CM
‘Children, she wrote, were chosen because they were “impressionable, and easily manipulated to serve political, racial, ideological and religious aims”.