Sharia law to apply to non-Muslims in Aceh

Thanks to all those who helped rebuild Aceh into a sharia state after the tsunami. via Sharia law to apply to non-Muslims in Aceh –

Non-Muslims can be prosecuted under Sharia law in Aceh if they participate with Muslims in offenses not regulated by Indonesian criminal law, under a new bylaw passed in the province late last year.

The controversial clause is contained in the Qanun Hukum Acara Jinayat (QHAJ), Islamic criminal procedure codes, passed by the regional House of Representatives (DPRA) on December 13th, 2013.

The clause pertains to “a violation committed jointly by two or more people, among them non-Muslims”, according to a copy of the bylaw obtained by Khabar Southeast Asia.

It also states that non-Muslims who are arrested can choose to be prosecuted in a Sharia court or a state court. But if the violation is not regulated by Indonesian criminal law, the non-Muslim will be prosecuted in Sharia court.

The new bylaws authorise Sharia police, prosecutors and judges to detain violators for 15 to 60 days if an investigation, trial or sentence warrants it. Until now, Sharia enforcement officials have only been permitted to arrest and briefly detain violators for counselling on Sharia norms. They have not had authority to put them in jail.


John Kerry Tours Giant Mosque, Meets with Sharia Students

via Kerry Tours Giant Mosque In Indonesia – Carbonated.TV. h/t TROP


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spent part of his Sunday in his stocking feet at an Indonesian mosque, at one point beating a huge drum used to call Muslims to prayer.

Kerry’s visit to the modern Istiqlal Mosque in central Jakarta, said to be the largest mosque in Southeast Asia with a capacity of 130,000, was designed to demonstrate his respect for Islam as he visited the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

Kerry spent about 20 minutes touring the mosque, chatting briefly with women studying Islamic law and admiring the blue ceiling of its dome.

Having removed his shoes in keeping with Islamic custom, Kerry at one point was shown a gigantic, skin-covered drum which rests sideways on the mosque’s floor and stood several feet taller than his head.

After witnessing a demonstration by the Grand Imam, identified by the State Department as K.H. Ali Mustafa Yaqub, Kerry then used a club to beat the drum, which is used to call Muslims to prayer.

“It has been a special honour to visit this remarkable place of worship,” Kerry said in a handwritten note to memorialize his visit. “We are all bound to one God and the Abrahamic faiths tie us together in love for our fellow man and honour for the same God.”

It’s no wonder Everyone in the Middle East Hates John Kerry. And in the West too.

Indonesia: Muslim threats lead to cancellation of New Year celebrations

How many Americans donated money to rebuild tsunami-wrecked Aceh into a sharia zone? via INDONESIA – ISLAM Banda Aceh, Islamic extremists prohibit New Year celebrations – Asia News.

Due to the massive protest campaign launched by extremist Islamic groups in recent days, the management of Hermes Palace – a multi-starred hotels in Banda Aceh – have canceled plans for New Year’s Eve. The celebrations for the last day of the year were planned some time ago, but the pressure from fundamentalist movements in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia where Shariah , or Islamic law is in vigor, has led to the evening’s cancellation for safety reasons and public order. Moreover, the Ulema Advisory Council of Banda Aceh (MPU) has called on the Muslim community not to “celebrate” Christmas and New Year because “they are not Islamic holidays”.

Octowandi , general manager of the hotel, confirmed the suspension of the dances and the concert scheduled for the evening, despite the event being a showcase for local entertainers, according to organizers, so that they could take advantage of free publicity and gain a wider and international audience.

The decision came after a meeting with Islamic leaders, who have proclaimed themselves the “guardians of Sharia law in Aceh .” The hotel managers were forced to publish a written document confirming the cancellation of all the events planned for the evening, including music and dance. The hotel, however, can organize similar events in any one evening in 2014 , but not New Year’s Eve because it “does not come from the Islamic calendar , but comes from the Christian tradition”.

The fundamentalist movements also promise raids and punishment for those who organize parties or celebrations for the last night of the year. The governor of Aceh and the police chief have been placed in charge of enforcing Islamic norms , such as the ban on alcohol, the explosion of fireworks and other things that are not inherent to the Muslim culture

Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation in the world. Increasingly however, it has become the scene of attacks or episodes of intolerance against minorities, whether they are Christians, Ahmadi Muslims or belong to other faiths.

Aceh is the only Indonesian province where Sharia (Islamic law) is enforced, following a peace agreement between the central government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). Yet, in many other areas of the country, a more radical and extreme vision of Islam is spreading among ordinary Indonesians.

Certain rules such as the infamous building permit (Izin Mendirikan Bangunan or IMB in Indonesian) have been used to prevent the construction of Christian places of worship or stop construction already underway, as was the case for the Yasmin Church in West Java.

Hussein Obama was educated (and studied Islam) in Indonesia.

Update: Saudi sharia police warn against celebrating New Year’s Eve

Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned that “punitive measures” will be taken against those who celebrated New Year’s Eve on December 31, Arabic daily Okaz reported.

Similar warnings have been issued by Islamic groups in other countries, including in Malaysia where Malaysia International Institute of Islamic Cooperation (Ikiam) said New Year’s Eve reflected the Jewish culture and would cause Muslim youths to commit sins.

Muslims say they’ll hijack Miss World Contest

Like they did the mall in Nairobi killing 60+ with 60 more still missing?

"Moderate" Muslim women stage protest against Miss World beauty pageant contest in Banda Aceh (rebuilt with American donations into a sharia haven), northern Sumatra island. Islamic radicals took to the streets in the recent weeks to protest the Miss World contest, denouncing it as "pornography" and burning effigies of the organisers. (AFP Photo)

“Moderate” Muslim women stage protest against Miss World beauty pageant contest in Banda Aceh (rebuilt with American donations into a sharia haven), northern Sumatra island. Islamic radicals took to the streets in the recent weeks to protest the Miss World contest, denouncing it as “pornography” and burning effigies of the organisers. (AFP Photo)

The real Islam via Associated Press.

Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year’s Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from host country Indonesia: Muslim hardliners have threatened to hijack the competition despite major concessions from the government and organizers.

The bikinis that have been a pageant hallmark were replaced with more conservative sarongs three months ago, after a small but vocal group complained that showing too much skin would be offensive to the world’s more populous Muslim country. But that only temporarily quieted protests over the event, which holds its internationally televised finale on Saturday.

The Islamic Defenders Front, known for angry protests and violent raids on bars and prostitution dens, began holding demonstrations weeks ago with thousands displaying signs that read: “Miss World is Whore Contest” and “Miss World Go to Hell.” More mainstream groups, including an influential Islamic body, joined in and called for the show to be banned.

Then just three weeks ago, the government announced that the final would be moved from the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, and instead held on the Hindu-dominated resort island of Bali where earlier rounds were taking place.

The organizers were left bewildered and panicked, having just three weeks to rearrange an event that had been three years in the making. Hundreds of hotel rooms and 6,000 plane tickets had to be canceled and rebooked, and a new venue secured.

And even now, concern remains that Muslim extremists may try to disrupt the event. The British, Australian and U.S. embassies have issued warnings to citizens planning trips to Bali during the competition, saying there could be large-scale protests or even attacks.

Haidar Al-Hamid, who heads the East Java branch of the Islamic Defenders Front, said that despite tight security aimed in part at keeping protesters out of Bali, he plans to rally against the Miss World contest and has ordered all members to find a way to reach the nearby island.

The navy should neutralize them before they reach shore.

Miss World axes bikinis fearing Muslims; Muslims vow to stop entire contest

Muslim contestant in Miss World contest was an ‘imposter’

Senior sharia law enforcer crashed car while ‘high’ on weed

Reefer madness, too good not to post.


via Sharia law enforcer crashed car while ‘high’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

The Aceh Post newspaper is reporting that a senior sharia law enforcer called Zulkarnain, was admitted to hospital after crashing into a tree.

A police officer who arrived at the scene told the paper that he found marijuana in the car.

The head narcotics detective in the area says Zulkarnain’s urine later tested positive for the drug, which is strictly forbidden under sharia law.

There are also reports that Zulkarnain denied the drug use.

What’s the penalty under sharia?

Muslims like them some 420 as we found out from TLC’s “All-American Muslim” weed smokers.


Indonesian Muslims foment “Christianophobia”, schools, churches and shops targeted

The “Jakarta street kid” occupying the White House stated previously, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

via Islamists foment “Christianophobia”: schools, churches and shops targetedAsia News.

For days a violent campaign has been mounting against the Christian minority. An excuse used by the local leadership to distract citizens from problems, including justice and the fight against corruption. The work of the bishop of Padang for dialogue and “good relations” with the Muslims. A church may close due to the alleged lack of a building permit.

Jakarta (AsiaNews) – In the district of West Pasaman, the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, characterized by a strong presence of Islamic extremists, some local groups – supported by government leaders – have launched a violent anti-Christian campaign. And as in the days of the Suharto regime (1967-1998), the government is feeding the ethnic and confessional divisions, in order to distract the public from the real problems of the people, including justice and rights, development policies and a serious and effective fight against corruption. Meanwhile, the bishop of Padang, worried by the growing “Christianophobia”, is trying to mediate by maintaining “good relations” with the various groups and citizens’ representatives, including the moderate Muslim wing.

The wave of “Christianophobia” in the third largest island in the Indonesian archipelago has taken on concerning contours in recent days, with the increase in protests in public squares. On November 19, a mob marched through the streets of the West Pasaman District to protest against “the growing presence” of “Catholic and Protestant schools” in the region. Leading the procession were members and leaders of Islamic extremist groups, chanting slogans and shouting at schools, churches and stores owned by the religious minority.

Among the many signs that stood out in the crowd, one reminded citizens that it is “morally obligatory for Muslim families not to send their children to school in Christian or Catholic institutions.” Another poster invoked the closure “of Christian cafés and stores.” And the real fear is that the campaign of hatred and ostracism could take on even darker, more violent contours.

Among the protesters’ targets was also the Catholic Church of Sumber Karya, in West Pasaman, which is why local leaders have preferred to cancel the work of expansion and renovation, to avoid new tensions. Among the reasons for the attack on the building is the alleged lack of a building permit – the infamous Izin Mendirikan Bangunan (IMB) – a pretext often used to halt Christian works, centers and places of worship in Indonesia. A priest from the area told AsiaNews that all the procedures have been followed for obtaining a permit, but the authorities are resisting.

After Aceh, the only province in which Shariah law is in effect, the province of West Sumatra has the second-highest percentage of Muslims in the population and has many affinities with the first, including practices and regulations inspired by Islam and the Qur’an. It, too, is the scene of attacks against political leaders close to the minorities, as happened last year against the Catholic leader Supri, accused of “Christianizing” the zone. In addition to throwing rocks and stones at his house, the extremists repeatedly threatened him, ordering him to convert and embrace the faith of Mohammed. His dry response: “I’ll never change religion,” said Supri.

Previous posts on Indonesia.

Indonesian Muslims praise 9/11 as “start of Muslim war against Western hegemony”

No comment from the “little Jakarta street kid” now acting as President of the United States. via Indonesian extremists praise 9/11 hijackers – The West Australian.

JAKARTA (AFP) – About 100 Islamic extremists on Tuesday praised the 9/11 hijackers at a rally outside the US embassy in Jakarta, as they celebrated the 11th anniversary of the deadly attacks.

Demonstrators carried posters and banners, one declaring “We are all Osama” under a picture of the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, as dozens of policemen stood guard before the embassy.

Other banners read, “It is time for Islamic revolution”, and “Democracy brings oppression”.

“They (the hijackers) sacrificed their lives to defend fellow Muslims in Palestine,” Muhammad Fachry, spokesman of the Sharia for Indonesia group, which organised the rally, told AFP.

“What they did was a reminder to the American government to stop oppression against Muslims and support for the Israeli government,” he said.

Son Hadi from the Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid, which has been labelled a terrorist group by the United States and sent supporters to take part in the rally, told AFP: “What the hijackers did was the start of the Muslim war against Western hegemony.”

Fachry said it was the first time his group, which was founded in 2010, had commemorated the attacks.

He referred to the hijackers as “the magnificent 19″, and praised their “bravery”.

“American arrogance collapsed together with the World Trade Centre’s Twin Towers,” the organisers said in a statement.

The arrogance, or ignorance, or hubris of elected officials has not collapsed. It’s grown. Like Muslims everywhere in the world, they want sharia.

Indonesian protesters from a group called “Sharia For Indonesia” hold up a placard showing late terrorist leader Osama bin Laden (L) during a demonstration against the US government to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, outside the US embassy in Jakarta on September 11, 2012. Hundreds of people took part in the rally to condemn the US government’s perceived policy on how it handles Muslim countries around the world. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/GettyImages)
A protester from a group called “Sharia For Indonesia” holds up a placard during a demonstration against the US government to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, outside the US embassy in Jakarta on September 11, 2012. Hundreds of people took part in the rally to condemn the US government’s perceived policy on how it handles Muslim countries around the world. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Muslims throw urine, sewage on Christian worshipers

First Muslims tried using huge sound systems to disrupt and terrorize Christian worshipers – video here. Now they resort to throwing feces, and police do nothing. Jakarta Post doesn’t dare identify the culprits as Muslims in moderate Muslim Indonesia. via Filadelfia church service disrupted | The Jakarta Post. h/t Bukan

The Congregation of Batak Protestant Churches (HKBP) Filadelfia branch was forced to halt its service to commemorate the ascension of Jesus at their house of worship in Tambun, Bekasi, West Java, on Thursday after a group of people harassed them.

HKBP Filadelfia’s Rev. Palti Panjaitan said that the group of people blocked access to the church building at 8:30 a.m. when the congregation was about to enter and start the service.

“We [the congregation and the people] were only separated by a barricade of policemen who managed to protect us even though the intolerant people were trying so hard to break through the barricade,” Palti told The Jakarta Post.

They threw urine, sewage and frogs at us — all of which also struck the policemen,” he added.

The group of people, who according to Palti did not carry any flags or symbols that would identify them, also yelled at the churchgoers using a loudspeaker, Palti said.

He said that the parishioners managed to pray for only about five minutes and were not able to conduct other liturgies.

“We tried to negotiate with all parties, including that group and representatives from the local administration. We were told to abandon the service,” he said, “We finally gave in at 10 a.m.”

Palti said that the church representatives were considering filing a police report concerning the incident.

“We want the mastermind arrested,” he said.

The church has been involved in a building permit dispute with local residents for years. Palti said that the church had already obtained the necessary legal paperwork, claiming that the Bekasi administration’s decision to close the church in 2010 was overturned by the Bandung State Administrative Court in West Java in 2011.

More Islamic tolerance via Indonesia: Dozens of Christians flee as Muslims set fire to their houses.

“Religion of Peace” Threatens Violence, Cancels @ladygaga Concert (updated)

Update 2: Lady Gaga was willing to submit to sharia, but the threat of violence from “Religion of Peacers” was still too much

Peaceful “Asians”

Pop diva Lady Gaga on Sunday cancelled her Indonesian concert with promoters saying the security threat was too serious after Islamic hardliners promised “chaos” if she entered the Muslim nation.

Earlier this month Jakarta police refused approval for the show after the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) threatened violence if Lady Gaga performed, calling her a “devil’s messenger” who wears only a “bra and panties”.

“Nowhere else in Indonesia can accommodate that many people”, he said, insisting that the 26-year-old singer was “prepared to adapt to Asian culture”.

“Lady Gaga fans, stop complaining. Repent and stop worshipping the devil. Do you want your lives taken away by God as infidels?”

Update: Tiny minorty of extremists rule the masses

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lady Gaga will have to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia following protests by Islamic hard-liners and conservative lawmakers, who said her sexy clothes and dance moves will corrupt young people.

National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar, responding to the pressure, said Tuesday that the permit for her June 3 “Born This Way Ball” concert had been denied.

Indonesia, a nation of 240 million people, has more Muslims than any other. Although it is secular and has a long history of religious tolerance, a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years.

Hard-liners have loudly criticized Lady Gaga, saying the suggestive nature of her show threatened to undermine the country’s moral fiber. Some threatened to use physical force to prevent her from stepping off the plane.

Lawmakers and religious leaders, too, have spoken out against her.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Mariska Renata, who had tickets to the Jakarta show.

She said by bowing to the wishes of “troublemakers,” authorities only give them more power. “We are mature enough to be able to separate our own moral values from arts and culture,” Renata said.

That they do.

Moderate, modern Muslim Indonesia. via Lady Gaga’s Indonesia Concert Should Be Canceled: Jakarta Police | The Jakarta Globe. h/t Bukan

Pop superstar Lady Gaga’s upcoming Jakarta concert should be canceled the Jakarta Police said on Sunday, citing a flurry of objections from Indonesia’s Islamic organizations ranging from issues with the US pop star’s provocative outfits to allegations of devil worship.

Lady Gaga’s sold-out Jakarta concert is scheduled for June 3, but police have yet to decide whether Indonesia’s 40,000 ticket-holders will be able to see Lady Gaga perform. The planned concert has attracted the ire of hard-line Islamists the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), who called Lady Gaga to the devil during rallies and warned that her concert will degrade the nation’s sense of morality.

The Jakarta Police recommended that the concert be canceled. But, in the end, the decision is out of their hands.

“The concert permit is issued by the National Police,” Jakarta Police spokesman Rikwanto said, “but the Jakarta Police doesn’t recommend the concert be held.”

The National Police are still undecided whether to allow Lady Gaga to perform in Jakarta.

“We’re still discussing it,” National Police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar told “The concert is slated for June, so we haven’t made a decision. We’ll announce whether or not we’ll issue a permit later.”

The Muslim Defenders Team urged the police to cancel the concert to prevent possible conflicts between Islamists and Lady Gaga fans.

“We ask the National Police to take into consideration the public’s opposition to Lady Gaga’s concert,” said M. Mahendradatta, board chairman for the Muslim Defenders Team — an organization known for representing hard-line Islamists and alleged terrorists.

What the West can look forward to as Muslim populations grow.

Also remember Obama is a self-proclaimed “Jakarta street kid” who studied the Koran in Indonesia.

Indonesia jails Islamic school principal for preaching jihad

Obama, the self-proclaimed “street kid from Jakarta,” went to school in Indonesia and studied the Koran. via Indonesia jails Islamic school principal for terrorism – Latest – New Straits Times.

JAKARTA: An Indonesian court on Wednesday jailed an Islamic boarding school head for 17 years for preaching on jihad that led to terrorism and possessing more than two dozen home-made bombs and inciting terrorism.

Abrory M. Ali, who was the head of the Umar bin Khatab boarding school in West Nusa Tenggara province, eastern Indonesia, was arrested in July when some of his home-made bombs went off accidentally, killing a school employee, according to China’s Xinhua news agency citing local press reports.

Following the blast, police tried to raid the school but students attempted to stop them in a bid to prevent the discovery of the explosives and firearms.

This prompted a three-day standoff during which the students, armed with machetes and swords, barricaded themselves inside.

“The defendant’s deeds caused many people to suffer from injuries and he tainted the good reputation of Indonesia which has promoted the eradication of terrorism,” presiding judge Iman Gultom read in the verdict on Wednesday.

Muslims kill Ahmadiyya Muslim while chanting Allah Akbar (video)

Answering Muslims had this graphic video of the Religion of Peace in action.

Notice the police do nothing if not officiate and young Muslims of all ages watch and chant Allah Akbar.


Muslim child and friends behead man while praising Allah (Video)

Indonesia: Bank robbery to fund jihad was halal, suspect says

Religion of peace, jihad, and halal bank robberies. via Bank CIMB Niaga robbery was halal, suspect says | The Jakarta Post.

One of the suspects of an armed robbery of a Bank CIMB Niaga branch in Medan in which a police officer was killed said on Monday that the act was halal, or clean according to Islam.

Pamriyanto, also known as Suryo Saputro, said he had acted with several others to carry out the armed robbery in August last year because it was halal.

“I was on the wanted list so there was no way I could look for a job. I think [the robbery] was halal because I needed it,” he said as quoted by

Pamriyanto was testifying as a witness in the trial of Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, the leader of the Jamaah Anshorut Tauhid Islamic group, who is charged with raising money to run a militant terrorist training camp in Aceh.

Pamriyanto said he had been given a Rp 10 million (US$1,150) cut for his role in the robbery, but said he did not know the total amount that the group had stolen from the bank.

He also said that he had trained at the militant camp in Aceh, adding that this was part of his jihad.

Another witness stated the bank robbery was to fund jihad, Bashir Witness Claims CIMB Niaga Heist Was to Fund Jihad:

A deadly heist at a CIMB Niaga bank branch in Medan last year was carried out to fund jihad, a suspected militant told the court on Monday at the trial of controversial cleric Abu Bakar Bashir.

The money was intended for Jihad Fisabilillah,” or struggling in the name of Allah, said Beben Khairul Banin, who is being tried separately for the Aug. 18 robbery that left one police officer dead.

We will fight against anything considered an affront to Islam,” he told the South Jakarta District Court.

Banks are among the targets “because they seek interest, which is against Islamic law,” he said.


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