No surprises here:
Abu Bakr Bashir, the mastermind behind Bali one and two was out out in no time. Amrozi, brother Ali Imron, Samudra and Mukhlas have been sentenced to death but none of them has been executed. Instead, at least one of them was seen downtown Jakarta a while ago having Coffee at Starbucks. Will they ever be executed? Unlikely.
Islamic law mandates a lesser penalty for the killing of a non-Muslim than for the killing of a Muslim. A Christian who took revenge on some Muslims in Sulawesi recently was executed immediately. Westerners, Australians, caught with even minuscule amounts of drugs are dragged through the courts, which are no more than a corrupt circus designed to clean them out, totally. Excessive prison terms and execution await those who are naive or foolish enough to engage in the drug trade. What strikes me though is that our government officials talk as if we had to respect ‘their laws’ when we see such corruption and contempt not only for their own laws, but even more so for ours.
Here we are:
‘Moderate’ Indonesia, where a court just handed out appallingly light sentences to Islamic jihadists who beheaded three Christian schoolgirls:
“Indonesian militants get jail terms for beheadings,” from Reuters, with thanks to all who sent this in:
JAKARTA, March 21 (Reuters) – An Indonesian court jailed three Muslim militants on Wednesday for the beheadings of three Christian schoolgirls from religiously divided Central Sulawesi province.
Judges found the main defendant, Hasanuddin, guilty of masterminding the beheadings of the Christian girls in 2005 in Central Sulawesi’s Poso region and sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
A separate bench sentenced Hasanuddin’s accomplices, Lilik Purnomo and Irwanto Irano, to 14 years in prison.
Chief judge Binsar Siregar said Hasanuddin asked his accomplices to put the severed heads in plastic bags and place them outside Christian houses.
Hasanuddin scrawled a warning on a piece of paper saying: “A life for a life. A head for a head”, and put it in one of the bags, the judge said.
* Following you can see this despicable attempt by Reuters to justify it:
The attacks were aimed at avenging the killings of Muslims during the 1998-2001 inter-religious violence in Poso.
Publius Pundit notes that there are currently Westerners under death sentence in Indonesia for drug smuggling.