Hussein Obama to visit Indonesia in November
Update: an Open Letter To President Barack HusseinÂ Obama from Rogue Jew
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.
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For fish bombs, of course. He wanted to catchÂ a lot of fish. “Indonesia: Malaysian arrested with 7,000 detonators,” fromÂ AKI, October 21 (thanks to JW):
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):
“His words were deeply hurtful.”
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?)
Continued, Hussein Obama
It will also be a homecoming of sorts, as Obama lived in the country for four years as a boy with his late mother, and has often spoken fondly of his memories of that time.
The president noted in a speech Thursday to the UN General Assembly that he had already announced plans to visit India in November, adding that “I will continue to Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country”.
Obama, who, as a native of Hawaii, has billed himself as America’s first Pacific President, will then make previously scheduled trips to South Korea and Japan.
The president had intended to travel on to Australia during the two previously postponed visits to Indonesia, but there are no plans to make that visit in November.
Obama’s trip to Indonesia in November will be another clear sign of his intention to improve US ties with the region, and will come after Friday’s US summit here with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
In Indonesia, Obama will stress the country’s emerging economic weight and the role of the world’s most populous Muslim nation in battling extremism, as well as to build on his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo last year.