* Chasing Muslim “hearts & minds” in strange places…
Did you know that Indonesia isÂ a “secular nation?”
* This is the kind of bullshitÂ MATTHEW LEE, an Associated Press Writer, would have you believe. No report from Indonesia without the obligatory apologies. ButÂ “secular nation” is new, kind of. Who said the MSM is unimaginative? Â The rest is obligatory:Â Â “Indonesia’s Muslims practice a moderate form of the faith”
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Though most of Indonesia’s 190 million Muslims practice a moderate form of the faith, public anger ran high over U.S. policy in theÂ Middle EastÂ and the invasions ofÂ IraqÂ andÂ AfghanistanÂ during the Bush years, fueling a small but increasingly vocal fundamentalist fringe.
* See, this “tiny, fundamentalist fringe” is so tiny that you can hardly see it… The MSM sux….
Security was tight for Clinton’s visit, with 2,800 police deployed in the capital along with members of the army, according to local police.
Witnesses saw scattered protests and at least five people were detained by police following a rowdy rally by 200 Muslim university students in front of the U.S. Embassy. Some protesters set tires on fire on the capital’s outskirts and others screamed “Hillary is terrorist.”
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* Well, whether she is a terrorist or not, the least she can do is support them:
Hillary: Implementation of sharia in Swat Valley needs to be “thoroughly understood”
While she expressed “concern” that the Pakistani government relented to demands for sharia, State Department spokesperson Gordon Duguid made the “curious statement here that Islamic law is within the constitutional framework of Pakistan.”
“Situation in Pak is a concern: Hillary,” by Lalit Jha for theÂ Press Trust of India,