Indonesia Not A Moderate Country

By Theodore Shoebat

“What happened in Libya can be imitated,” said convicted Indonesia terrorist Abu Bakar Bashir, in trying to provoke riotous attacks on the U.S. embassy in Jakarta. He continued to say:

“If it is defaming God [Allah] and the Prophet [Muhammad], the punishment should be death. [There are] no other considerations.”

And this:

“We should forgive. But if the one that was defamed is Allah, the Prophet or his Shariah, death is the punishment. The Prophet is much more precious than our souls.”

There is something that can be said for this, since for years Indonesia has been praised as an moderate Islamic country. On February of 2009 Hillary Clinton had said that “If you want to know if Islam, democracy, modernity and women’s rights can coexist, go to Indonesia”.

For all those who believe her, watch this video of a Muslim mob protesting over three Christian women who were arrested for preaching the Gospel:

The government of Indonesia has been found to be corrupted, allowing Islamic terrorists to in fact infiltrate the state. According to Andreas Harsano, The president of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has granted significant cabinet positions in the government to Islamists, relying on them to preserve his majority in parliament. In a 2006 decree on “religious harmony”, Yudhoyono had placed severe restrictions on Christian churches; it was in fact enforced by Islamic mobs who attacked and harassed Christians. It was reported on May of this year, that more than 400 churches have been shut done since Yudhoyono took office in 2004.

Three churches were burned down by Muslim mobs on August of 2011, nobody was charged, and government officials had even prevented them from being rebuilt. And two sealed churches were not allowed to reopen on the outskirts of Jakarta, being prevented by two municipalities. Mr. Yudhoyono’s answer? He claimed that he had no authority to get involved in this situation. Indonesia, in other words, is not as much ruled by its own official government, as it is by the Muslim mobs.

Three Achmadiyya Muslims were killed, and the perpetuators were only given 4 to 6 months in prison. And two churches, not even completely built, were burned down recently, the pastor of which, Asia Lumbantoruan, was stabbed in 2010 when he was merely defending a another one of his church sites.

Is it any wonder, then, that the U.S. consulate has been closed down for safety purposes in such a country as this one? Its time to face the fact, that the problem that we are dealing is not a matter of foreign, or hate speech, but with an ideology. And as long as we have such a great amount of the world’s population following this ideology, that is, Islam, then we will be dealing with results such as these: riots, murders, and attempts of world conquest.

Theodore Shoebat is the author of the book, For God or For Tyranny