How sections of the Muslim Community in Indonesia Conduct Themselves...

Superb article written by Dan McDougall from (shock, horror) the Observer today.

It's basically a follow up on the situaiton in Indonesia following the recent beheadings of Christian school girls (for being Christian).

If you've got a spare minute I would recommend reading the whole article... I've cherry picked a few bits below...
Three weeks ago, four cousins from the tightly-knit Christian community, Theresia Morangke, 15, Alfita Poliwo, 17, Yarni Sambue, 17, and Noviana Malewa, 15, were brutally attacked as they walked to the Central Sulawesi Christian Church High School by men wearing black ski masks. Three of the girls were beheaded. Noviana, the youngest, survived, despite appalling machete wounds to her neck.

The headless bodies of her cousins were dumped beside a busy nearby road. Two of the heads were found several kilometres away in the suburb of Lege. The third, Theresia's, was left outside a recently built Christian church in the village of Kasiguncu.

A week after the attack, a day after Alfita's funeral, two other Christian girls, Ivon Maganti and Siti Nuraini, both 17, were shot by masked men as they walked to a Girl Scouts' meeting. They and Noviana are still critically ill in hospital. All six were Christians in a predominantly Muslim community.

And yesterday police in Sulawesi said two young women had been attacked on Friday by black-clad assailants on motorbikes armed with machetes.

The beheadings and shootings were not the only attacks on Christians in the Poso region this year. A bomb in Poso's largest Christian market killed 22 people and injured 70 last May. A second bombing last week critically injured a young mother who was among 11 Christian passengers in a van.

In Bekasi, West Java, people claiming to be members of the extremist Islam Defenders Front have prevented three churches from holding services since September, claiming that they did not have the required permits. Two weeks ago, 500 members of the churches held a service in the street but were confronted by a mob of 200 Muslim extremists. Only a heavy police presence prevented a battle between them. Both sides are now taking their dispute to the courts.
Sounds to me like this Christian community are a bunch of Islamophobes! So what if they want to behead a few Christians here and there! It's part of their culture! And it's quit offensive to actually be opposed to this, since it can be justified from the Qu'ran! Careful with that free-speech - you might start a Jihad!

/irony

4 Responses to “How sections of the Muslim Community in Indonesia Conduct Themselves...”

  1. # Blogger Pastorius

    Very good, Jonz.

    I was talking with a liberal friend of mine, and he made the assertion that we can't say one culture is better than another. I said, well, of course we can. For instance, Muslim culture, as it is in Saudi Arabia is downright evil. Women are slaves. Jews are not allowed in the country. They kill men for being homosexual.

    His answer to me was that there were many positive traits to their culture as well, such as their strong family values.

    I am not making this up.  

  2. # Blogger jonz

    Hilarious.

    I had the same deabte with my ex-liberal landlady. At one point she exploded and told me to shut the fuck up!

    -- She ended up defending the Islamic Iranian regime - specifically the law that it's legal to have sex with a nine year old (as long as you're married). Though I think this has now been raised to 13...

    Everything I said she came out with moral equivalence "Christianity is just as bad!" etc etc.

    Some liberals are in outter orbit...  

  3. # Anonymous Indian Capitalist

    "Three weeks ago, four cousins from the tightly-knit Christian community, Theresia Morangke, 15, Alfita Poliwo, 17, Yarni Sambue, 17, and Noviana Malewa, 15, were brutally attacked as they walked to the Central Sulawesi Christian Church High School by men wearing black ski masks. Three of the girls were beheaded. Noviana, the youngest, survived, despite appalling machete wounds to her neck."
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    In fact I chanced upon some photographs of the beheading through one website and it was horrible. But all voilence is as horrible.

    Islam is really getting a bad press these days and that is why the Muslim youth is under pressure. The Muslim culture is so obsolete that it is in dire need for reform. But where is the reform to come from!

    The Oil pashas of Middle East have created an enviroment where no Muslim Intellectual is capable of speaking about reform.
    Muslim youth, ditched by the West, brainwashed by the Middle Easterners, is a scapegoat for both sides.

    The fact is there are no simplistic solutions to the problem.  

  4. # Blogger jonz

    It's going to a be a learning curve and there's certainly no simple solutions.

    The Middle East is dependent on Oil revenues to provide for it's subjects, for example in Saudia Arabia, there are no taxes. The problem is the stagnation of society, that can only change if maybe the West can find an alternate from of energy.

    If the West wasn't dependent on oil, these middle eastern countries would have to reform, would have to liberalise, in order for them to survive. But the constant input of oil revenue means they do not need to do anything to change.  

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