Imagine the outcry if Islamic schools had been forced to teach Christianity. An update onÂ this story. “Catholic schools in Blitar agree to provide Islamic lessons,” by Indra Harsaputra forÂ The Jakarta Post, January 17 (Full article below the fold!)
Just goes to show that the “Islamic Defenders Front”, the thuggish Islamonazis, are striking fear in the hearts of everyone, and the judiciary is becoming more and more complicit:
This is the kind of law that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation wants to impose upon the U.S. and Europe, with willing cooperation from Western Leftists and the mainstream media. TheÂ Los Angeles TimesÂ andÂ New York Daily News, among others, have recently published calls for restrictions on the free speech of those who dare to criticize the global jihad and Islamic supremacism.
“Man gets 5 years for insulting Islam on Facebook,” fromÂ The Jakarta Post, January 23:
The Bandung High Court has added one more year to the prison term of Sebastian Joe, who was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for the blasphemy of Islam by the Ciamis District Court in West Java.
Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI)Â deputy secretary-general Amirsyah Tambunan told reporters at a press conference on Monday that the government should continue to allow female circumcision mutilation, calling ita constitutional right.Â (BCF-The Jakarta Post,)
The Â Ulema Council (MUI) has announced its opposition to a United Nations campaign to ban female circumcision, demanding that the government keep the practice legal.
Indonesia: “Jihad is not to fight physically. Jihad is doing something with passion”
“Educators embrace opportunity to restore Islam”— “restoring” means back to the days of Muhammad: jihad, rape, torture, slavery, polygamy, child marriage, clit-cutting, Â genocide: Â bloody like its meant to be.
(they been trying that for 1400 years….but the message is not coming across properly….)
By Yenny Herawati for Khabar Southeast Asia in Madiun.
“Today, many people have the wrong mindset that Islam teaches violence, terrorism and extremism. Terrorism has tarnished the image of Islam in the eyes of the world,” Baidhlowi Syah, the leader of Pesantren Ar-Mubtadinin in Madiun, told Khabar Southeast Asia.
“Islam does not condone acts of violence that claim the lives of people who are innocent. Bombings, killings, and other abuses committed by Muslims have been exaggerated by the media as well,” he said. Â Â More of the same atÂ Khabar—thanks to Mullah
IT is fashionable these days for Western leaders to praise Indonesia as a model Muslim democracy. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ClintonÂ has declared, “If you want to know whether Islam, democracy, modernity and women’s rights can coexist, go to Indonesia.” And last month Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron,Â lauded IndonesiaÂ for showing that “religion and democracy need not be in conflict.”
Tell that to Asia Lumbantoruan, a Christian elder whose congregation outside Jakarta has recently had two of its partially built churches burned down by Islamist militants. He was stabbed by these extremists while defending a third site from attack in September 2010.
Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world, is constitutionally secular and culturally moderate.
Barry Soetoro aka Hussein Obama no longer welcome
Â “Obama is a murderer of our Muslim brothers in Palestine and Afghanistan, a thief of Indonesia’s natural resources, and an imperialist who seeks to take over the world and will do anything for US interests…” Â (AFP)
The government and the judiciary is complicit in the jihad against minorities:
The Other Indonesia
“Moderate” murderer Dani bin Misra Â was filmed smashing an Ahmadi man’s skull; let off with 3 months…
A year ago Hussein Obama returned to Indonesia, where he lived as a boy, as President of the United States. In a speech at the University of Indonesia, he reminisced about catching dragonflies, flying kites and running through rice paddies in the Jakarta of his youth. “Indonesia is a part of me,” he told the audience, while lauding the nation and its people for their new democracy, commitment to the rule of law and tolerance for religious diversity. Obama’s affection for Indonesia is understandable. But as he prepares to go to Bali on Nov. 19 for the East Asia Summit, he needs to ditch the nostalgia and deliver a stern message to his onetime home for not living up to its purported ideals.
A key measure of the level of justice and compassion in any society is how it treats its minorities â€” often its most vulnerable citizens. On that score, Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, is failing. In the past year, public violence against religious minorities, who together make up about 12% of the 240 million population, has been relentless: there has been a slew of incidents, from burnings and bombings of churches to attacks by radical Muslims on moderates. The authorities appear unable or unwilling to firmly intervene.(Watch TIME’s video “Keeping Radical Islamists from Recruiting on Indonesia’s Campuses.”)
That seemed to be the case when I was in a packed courtroom outside Jakarta a few months ago. On trial were 12 men charged in connection with a mass assault early this year on members of the peaceful Ahmadiyah sect. Ahmadis believe that their Indian founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) was also a prophet, after Muhammad â€” a claim orthodox Muslims find heretical. This plus other differences have made Ahmadis a target for hard-liners in Pakistan, Bangladesh and, of late, Indonesia too. The attack on the Ahmadis was brutal. A hundreds-strong crowd gathered at opposite ends of a remote rice-farming village on the western edge of Java and converged on an Ahmadi home. The people inside were surrounded and attacked with machetes, sharpened sticks and stones. Three men died; five were badly injured.
At the trial, before the judges entered the chamber, an Islamic cleric in a white robe stepped from the gallery and led the courtroom in prayer. Those inside â€” plus many more pressed against the outside gate â€” prayed for the mob, not those killed. People in the crowd told me the Ahmadis had it coming, that the mob was provoked and the violence spontaneous.
One of the accused, 17-year-old Dani bin Misra, was filmed smashing an Ahmadi man’s skull with a rock. He and the other defendants were convicted of “participation in a violent attack that results in casualties.” Dani was sentenced to three months’ jail. The rest, including two clerics, received five to six months. (By contrast, an Ahmadi got six months for wounding an attacker when defending a family’s property.) Said New York City â€” based Human Rights Watch: “The trial sends the chilling message that attacks on minorities will be treated lightly by the legal system.”(See photos of Suharto’s Indonesia.)
It’s so hard for Islamic schools to get good bomb-making teachers these days: it’s a field in which it is hard to learn from one’s mistakes. But anyway, how many Christian boarding schools have bomb-making classes? How many Jewish boarding schools have them? How many Hindu boarding schools? Why is Islam different in this way? I know it must be the Zionists’ fault in some way, but I just can’t figure out how.
This situation in Bogor is reminiscent of the one faced by another West Java congregation last year, in the adjacent city of Bekasi. They were denied the use of a building as a church, and facedÂ brutalÂ harassment even as they tried to worship instead in an open field.
Lightning strikes twice in Modern, Moderate Indonesia. More than twice, actually, as Bogor itself has seenÂ its own shareÂ of Islamic supremacist persecution of Christians before. At the heart of the matter is Sharia’s prohibition of new non-Muslim houses of worship, or the repair of existing ones. “Muslim threats against Yasmin Church in West Java continue,” by Mathias Hariyadi forÂ Asia News, July 11:
Jakarta (AsiaNews) â€“ Diani Budiarto, mayor of Bogor (West Java), does not give up. He still wants to force the members of the Yasmin Protestant Church (GKI) to leave their church building, even though it was built in accordance with the rules.The mayor has refused to uphold a direct order by the Supreme Court of Indonesia, which authorises the Yasmin Church, to build a place of worship on land it owns. Local sources have told AsiaNews that Mayor Budiarto has also tried to stir anti-Christian sentiments among extremist Muslim groups.
Some 700 Catholic and Protestant churches have been attacked in Indonesia over the past decade, according to the Indonesian Christian Communication Forum. Between October 12 and October 17, a Catholic parish was attacked, another was threatened with attack, and a Protestant church was burned down.
“The violence and attacks, against Christian churches of all denominations, has grown in recent years and now in the past several days,” said Bishop Johannes Pujasumarta of Bandung, secretary general of the Indonesian bishops’ conference. “Those responsible are small radical Islamic groups that are sowing panic among our people, especially in the Dioceses of Jakarta, Bandung, and Bogor. They are minority groups, but they should be stopped. The violence also increases the indifference of the civil authorities and police, who shrug off the violence. We demand more attention and protection for the Christian communities and that such acts may not remain unpunished.”
3% of the nation’s 224.9 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; 6% are Protestant and 86% are Muslim, making Indonesia the country with the largest Muslim population.
Source(s):Â these links will take you to other sites, in a new window
US President Hussein Obama said on Thursday he would make his twice-postponed trip to Indonesia in November, making good on a promise to travel to the Muslim-majority nation where he lived as a boy.
Obama called off previous plans to make his first visit to Indonesia as president due to his ultimately successful drive to pass health care reform and then over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The visit will allow Obama to speak directly to the Islamic world in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, following rows over plans to build a Muslim cultural centre in New York and a US pastor’s cancelled plans to burn Korans.
And of course the statue is going to be removed. Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Indonesia. “Buddhist Statue Draws Islamists’ Ire,” by Arientha Primanita, Bilhuda Haryanto and Aidi Yursal for theÂ Jakarta Globe, October 22 (thanks to JW):
And authorities do nothing, since of course they don’t want to rile the Muslims. Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Indonesia: “Islamic fundamentalists against church named after Mother Teresa,” by Mathias Hariyadi forÂ Asia News, October 22 (thanks to JW):
German in protective custody Â for accusing Muslims Â of smashing his statues. Stephen Alexander threatened to report the vandalism to the police….Â Â German media silent….
There is an very important hint in the follow up article JG published:
“Alexander, who is also a Muslim, had been “warned” to remove the statues because they resembled Hindu deities. “
He dared to place hindu statues in front of his House. So this justifies all violence and his Villa must be destroyed.
Luke Gregory Lloyd, 64, meanwhile, is facing the prospect of six years in jail after he was charged with blaspheming Islam and immigration violations after disrupting a late-night Koran recital in a mosque near his house in Kuta, Lombok, on Aug. 22. (he pulled the plug on the imams loudspeakers, how good is that?)
The attackers all wore turbans and kept yelling “ Allahu Akbar! ” (“Allah is greater!”) while running amok.
No more arts & culture. Â Because traditional art & culture is un-Islamic. When Islam takes over, the native culture & civilization goes into the dustbin of history.
Sir V.S. Naipaul hit the nail on the head when he stated that:
“Islam has had a calamitous effect on converted peoples. To be converted you have to destroy your past, destroy your history. You have to stamp on it, you have to say ‘my ancestral culture does not exist, it does not matter’….”
“Islam is in its origin an Arab religion. Everyone not an Arab who is a Muslim is a convert. Islam is not simply a matter of conscience or private belief. It makes imperial demands. A convert’s worldview alters. His holy places are in Arab lands. His sacred language is Arabic. His idea of history alters. He rejects his own: he becomes, whether he likes it or not, a part of the Arab story. The convert has to turn away from everything that is his.”
Sukoharjo, Central Java. First it was churches and a minority Islamic sect, then the gay community and a former Playboy editor. Now the country’s much-derided Muslim hard-liners are reportedly targeting one of its most beloved icons: Wayang.
Ki Slamet Gundono, a world-renowned dalang (puppet master) for the traditional Javanese shadow puppetry, on Wednesday said hard-liners in Sukoharjo, a town south of Solo, had broken up several performances in the area.
“A bunch of youths calling themselves Laskar Jihad [warriors of jihad] attacked a wayang performance taking place in Sembung Wetan village in Sukoharjo on Saturday night,” he said.
“They threatened members of the audience and forced them to disperse. “We strongly condemn this violence,” he added.
Why no hand-wringing about “tolerance” and “religious freedom”? Of course, in Indonesia few people are concerned about such things, and if anyone makes a comparison with the resistance to the construction of Islamic supremacist mosques in the U.S., someone will be quick to pipe up and say, “Are you saying that the U.S. should imitate Indonesia (or Saudi Arabia, etc.) in its intolerance?”
Of course not. The differences in the two situations need to pointed out and brought to public attention. Non-Muslims oppose the mosque at Ground Zero because it will be regarded in the Islamic world as a triumphal mosque, and because of the duplicity of its organizers. They oppose other mosques elsewhere because of their ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.” Muslims in Indonesia, in contrast, oppose the building of churches out of the Islamic supremacist notion that non-Muslims in Muslim countries must “feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).