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Islamic hard-liners break up religious tolerance rally JAKARTA - A peaceful rally for religious tolerance was broken up earlier on Sunday afternoon by Islamic hard-liners from the radical FPI (Islamic Defender Front) when they beat other demonstrators with bamboo sticks and calling for the deaths of members of a Muslim sect they consider heretical, witnesses said.

Some 200 Christians, moderate Muslims and members of Ahmadiyah - the Islamic group the government is considering banning - gathered at the National Monument in the nation's capital of Jakarta to celebrate the country's tradition of pluralism, said Gunawan Mohamad, a prominent magazine publisher who took part in the rally. At least 12 people were injured and four of them were taken to hospitals after members of the Islamic Defenders Front rushed the square waving flags and swinging sticks, organizer Anick Tohari said.

"Repent or die," shouted men dressed in green and white Islamic outfits as they punched and kicked bleeding protesters, video footage showed. Children and elderly women demonstrators were caught up in the clash. "We were suddenly attacked by armed people. Some of us were hurt and a car was damaged," Mohamad said.

"Ahmadiyah has been declared as heretical, so holding a rally can be considered as a crime," said Munarman, a spokesman for the alliance of militants. "They are asking for it. We will not stop until they are completely disbanded."


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Posted in Violence @ 01 June 2008 12:31 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink





Yerun
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When are they being declared an undesired party in the Indonesian civilization? It's about time that someone stops these lawless actions of them.



madrotter
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well, it was reported by the jakarta post and tempo that these crazies get support from within the government and the militairy, they are getting more and more bold by the day because no action is taken against these criminals......



Yerun
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I don't think they are supported by the goverment, let alone the army, since their very own flow of money is threatened by this group of men in white dress.



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Yerun, I'm convinced that Madrotter is right. Even the Pemuda Panca-Sila (a hoodlum-group supported by the government) is nowadays busy with attracting religious hardliners and organizing raids and demonstrations. And the PP get already for decades their support from government and militairy. What the meaning is behind this support........I don't know. But that the FPI got support from government, army or police is obvious.




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2 years ago they raided a bookshop, ultimus, here in bandung, thet beat up people, ravaged the shop and took all the books TOGETHER WITH POLICE AND MILITAIRY, i don't need more prove than that.... i just saw on tv what happened earlier at that jakarta it was just disgusting to see what happened, not a cop in sight, probably too busy beating up students....



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They should be sent to jail together with their supporters including Tim Pembela Muslim, Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia, Abu Bakar Basyir, etc.



madrotter
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well, i actually mean elements in the government and militairy. the money flow of these people stays good as long as indonesia is in a mess. one way of doing this is using religion.....



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(Edited) Posted @ 01 June 2008 23:06


On 01-06-2008 12:53 madrotter wrote:
well, it was reported by the jakarta post and tempo that these crazies get support from within the government and the militairy, they are getting more and more bold by the day because no action is taken against these criminals......


Those FPI guys are really sick people... Suharto knew what to do with them in Tanjung Priok by "accidently" opening fire..where are those good old days?



madrotter
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hehehe



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haha 'the good old days'...
anyways those FPI guys got an interesting relationship with the police, that's for sure...I saw them once smashing up a bilyard hall, that was in jakarta, they came in a couple of pick-up trucks, the police was following them in their own trucks, then they just stood by around the corner as those idiots were wrecking the place...I couldn't believe my eyes as the police was absolutely doing nothing whatsoever (I thought vandalism was against the law!)



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Front Pembela Islam (Islamic Defenders Front)was formed in August 1998
and now claims branches in 22 provinces. Based in Jakarta, the FPI is led by
Habib Muhammad Riziek Syihab, a religious teacher who was educated in Saudi
Arabia. Like Habib, many of the top FPI leaders have Arab blood.

The FPIs stated goal is the full implementation of Islamic Sharia law,
although it supports Indonesias present constitution and avoids calling for
an Islamic state.

The FPI has a paramilitary wing called Laskar Pembela Islam and is
well know for organising raids on bars, massage parlours and gaming halls.
The FPI justifies these raids on the grounds that the police are unable to
uphold laws on gambling and prostitution.

Sceptical observers suspect that the police turn a blind eye to, or
are complicit in, these activities, knowing that the victims will be
encouraged to maintain protection monies to the police.


The FPI in late 2001 took the lead in threatening to sweep Americans
out of Indonesia because of the US operations in Afghanistan, although the
threat was not in fact carried out.


There is the fact that I was missing when I replied here earlier... okay, I see that they are closely related indeed. Money politics in the name of Islam, I don't think that their 'yang maha esa' would be too happy about it though.



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(Edited) Posted @ 02 June 2008 06:20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5RHiwldX1A

Tomorrow to the office of FPI to claim money to pay the hospital Emoticon: Party!



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(Edited) Posted @ 02 June 2008 06:38

Nice headline in Koran Tempo... I'll make a scan Emoticon: Yes!

= edit: here it is =





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There is the fact that I was missing when I replied here earlier... okay, I see that they are closely related indeed. Money politics in the name of Islam, I don't think that their 'yang maha esa' would be too happy about it though.

If you mean "Allah" who chose Mohammed as a prophet, of course He is happy that muslims now follow the example of His chosen prophet.



Yerun
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Searching; as you know enforcing your thoughts to others is communist, not islam at all. And now they are fighting moderate Muslems as well... (NU was present at the demonstration)

I found an article that predicts doomsday... waduh... this panic is based on little facts for now.

Indonesia is on the verge of a possible civil war.



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It's more or less with all extremists groups. They present themselfs, not any religious group from the same believe, Muslim or Christian.

There should be more media coverage so the public knows who these idiots are. Show faces. Most likely these people do not favour to be on national TV.
And I can understand why.



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FPI is an insult to Islam and the unity of Indonesia and its time that the Central Government puts a clamp on their activities or ban the FPI.



Yerun
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Sidia, it is very well a strange start of the artice, no civil war at all of course, not close as well.. if the Indonesian population wants to get rid of FPI, they can do that in a matter of hours by burning down all the offices and killing some of the people. Hoping that it will not come this far of course. Disbandment is okay, but different way than described above).

It is an insult to islam, the Indonesian state and people indeed sglange. That is what some people from moderate Muslem organisations and politicians have said already, so finally they open their mouth to these people.



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" ..... Iblis, Iblis ..... enkau dimana .... "




Albert
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Like what mohammed 1500 years said.

The biggest enemy of the Islam will be the Moslims themselve.

You see it all over the world, Middle east, Asia, etc. The are not close friends with each other. Every sekte is an enemy of the other sekte.

If God leaves it up to us, world peace is far away. But thank God it is not anymore up to us.



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(Edited) Posted @ 06 June 2008 14:01

Now, on TV? Wasn't I right about the connection between the FPI and the PP?!
Yapto, the leader of the Pemuda Pancasila was sitting there with the leader of the FPI, Habib Riziq, and Yapto even defended the FPI? How is that possible, he as a Jew together with one of the biggest haters of Jews, Riziq?
Answer: money. It's - what is already said - all politics. If the Pemuda Pancasila (which is a "preman" organization supported and used by the government and the apparatus ) is defending the FPI, then the FPI gets also protection from the apparatus , in other words: army or police.




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On 06-06-2008 14:01 Yogya-Bali wrote:
Answer: money. Its - what is already said - all politics.
All politics ?
Nothing to do with religion ?



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(Edited) Posted @ 07 June 2008 02:49

Yesterday a day full of demonstrations against the FPI because the "silent majority" and the students consider this organisation as an insult of islam.
You're right Sid, it's not all politics but has also to do with religion. But actually the whole FPI thing has more to do with politics and only a small part religion, just to get in a easy way some followers who - think - that in the name of religion they do good things with their preman attitude.
We had the same thing in Yogyakarta with symphasizers with the political party PPP (their so-called security troups) who were also holding raids on bars and restaurants, places where homosexuals gathered and places where people were gambling. Afterwards the common people found out that this group was extorting money for protection. So it seemed to be no more then a group of preman . They were "paid" back by the population of Yogya with a farewell committee .
It was ofcourse almost all about politics and money but the leaders abused some hardliners (lost souls) for their actions. And they still do.....




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(Edited) Posted @ 07 June 2008 06:30

More good news; the leader of the paramilitary wing of FPI, Laskar Islam, is said to be found dead in a rubber plantation last night. No real confirmation. He might just be slaughtered to death by the 'silent majority' as he is probably far too coward to kill himself and become a martyr. Emoticon: Cooool

Unfortunately the police doesn't know anything yet, so it might be false hope. Emoticon:



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it's kind of like hitler's sa in a way huh? he also used out of work, uneducated people to do raids and beat up on people.... now there are these smsses that one of their leaders (fpi) is dead, only saw a bit don't know if it's a hoax or what....



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Front Pembela Islam (Islamic Defenders Front)was formed in August 1998 and now claims branches in 22 provinces. Based in Jakarta, the FPI is led by Habib Muhammad Riziek Syihab, a religious teacher who was educated in Saudi Arabia. Like Habib, many of the top FPI leaders have Arab blood.

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