Galloping Islamisation means increasing radicalisation. Lets not fall into the trap of ‘minimising the threat’.
Indonesia is turning into a failed nation because of Islam. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, falsely portrayed as a “moderate”, recently vowed to outgun Australia while our resident imbeciles from Labor can’t stop pushing homo marriage and quotas for one legged lesbians in parliament. Our navy is reduced to providing a taxi service for muslim invaders. All hail our “diversity!”
‘Intolerance in Indonesia is becoming mainstream’
Earlier this summer, I spent a month travelling around Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation and third-largest democracy. It is a nation with much to celebrate, particularly its remarkable transition from dictatorship to democracy, and its reputation for religious harmony and pluralism, symbolised by Jakarta’s Catholic church and the Istiqlal Mosque, which stand across the road from each other and sometimes share a car park. These achievements, however, are increasingly under threat.
During my travels through the world’s largest archipelago, I went to prison twice, to visit an atheist jailed for his beliefs and also a Shia Muslim cleric imprisoned for blasphemy. I met a Christian pastor who had previously been jailed because his church was unlicensed.
I visited Shia and Ahmadi Muslims living in displacement camps after they had fled their villages following brutal attacks. The Ahmadiyya community, whose motto is “Love for all, Hatred for none”, consider themselves Muslim, but are regarded as heretical by many others. I went to Ahmadi mosques which had been forcibly closed, in one instance sealed with 20 Ahmadis still inside, and I saw churches that had been shut down or bulldozed. I heard of plots to bomb Buddhist temples, and met adherents of traditional beliefs not recognised by the state who told me of the discrimination they face. I even met a Confucian, who had received threats when he tried to convene a Confucian gathering. So can we still say Indonesia is a nation of religious harmony?
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extremists headbangers against the reopening of Saint Bernadette Parish Church
) – After long peaceful battles and nine and years of waiting, the Catholic community in Ciledug, Tangerang Regency (Banten province) rejoiced after local authorities authorised the reopening of Saint Bernadette Catholic Church. However, their joy lasted only a few hours because Islamic extremist groups quickly mounted a protest campaign, demanding that the place of worship be sealed up again even though it holds a building permit (IMB). According to some witnesses, many of the protesters (pictured) who had gathered yesterday near the building to prevent Sunday celebrations were not locals, but members of the so-called Islamic Forum who came “from elsewhere” to fuel the protest.