Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Going on rampage; Christians attacked; Jihad declared

Jakarta (AsiaNews) /London - Thousands of Muslim extremists attacked a Christian educational center in Bogor regency, West Java province, Indonesia. The toll from yesterday's attack is three destroyed cars and several buildings damaged or burnt. The wrath of fundamentalists was unleashed, and encouraged by the local Council of Ulema (MUI), by unsubstantiated rumours that the Christian community BKP Penabur were planning "to build a place of worship" within the complex. And, the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom has been soured--to the point where some Vatican officials have considered calling it off--by a scabrously anti-Catholic memo written by a British civil servant and circulated among senior officials by way of "preparing" for the papal visit. The document suggested that an "ideal" papal trip would include the pope blessing a same-sex union, reversing the Catholic Church's teaching on the ordination of women, opening an abortion clinic, and launching a brand of "Pope Benedict" condoms. Issued by the Papal Visit Team which was devoted to making the visit go smoothly, the document circulated through Britain's Whitehall and through 10 Downing Street without raising an eyebrow--until it was leaked to the Sunday Telegraph. ...

Targeted attacks against the Christian community continue in the regency of Bogor, coupled with the impotence of the Indonesian authorities unable to stop the violence with a religious background. Yesterday morning, thousands of Islamic extremists attacked and set fire to the center of the Foundation Penabur BPK, despite the garrison erected earlier by hundreds of police. Meanwhile, In response, British officials quickly apologized, and announced that the responsible party had been verbally reprimanded, and shifted to other duties. Note that he wasn't fired, he isn't living in hiding under 24-hour guard, and that the streets did not fill with crowds of ranting Irish and Polish youths demanding his death. There hasn't been an international campaign of violence and intimidation aimed at Englishmen. The bigoted bureaucrat was simply shifted to another job. ...

The fundamentalists destroyed and burned three cars a part of the 10 buildings that make up the whole Christian complex. The Muslims anger was spurred on by rumours that the leaders of the foundation wanted to construct a chapel. The rumours were groundless, but were enough to ignite minds and incite the crowd. Local sources, on condition of anonymity, tell AsiaNews that the attackers were "people from the neighbouring sub-districts Cisaura and Ciawi. One detail that, in reality, shows the attacks were well orchestrated.... It later emerged that the author of the memo is Oxford-educated Anjoum Noorani, 31, whose official title was Head of the Papal Visit Team. According to the Daily Mail, "Mr Noorani is understood to be British Pakistani - but colleagues say he is not a Muslim." The paper didn't specify if Noorani is an ex-Muslim, or (which seems very unlikely) a member of the tiny minority of persecuted Pakistani Christians, whose family was lucky enough to escape. If he is a secularized Muslim, Noorani's case suggests that the "best-case" scenario for Muslim assimilation in Britain is this: Those who give up their aggressive, intolerant faith in Islam will adopt instead the aggressive, intolerant secularism of the British elites--who use "multiculturalism" as a stick with which to beat just one set of institutions: those traditional to the West.

I might have mixed two articles together in this post. I'm cross-eyed. ain't my fault, man.

1 comment:

Dag said...

I've got a number of visitors to this post recently, and in fairness to them, I must point out that the "story" here is actually a combination two stories, one from Indonesia regarding Muslim attacks on Christians, and the second story, intermingled with the first, is about English Leftists attacking Christianity under the aegis of the government.

I'm not a Christian myself, but I do take issue with any nation and government that persecutes religious belief just because that's legal and sometimes popular, as we see it is in Indonesia and Britain. MY point in mixing the two stories is to show that in both nations, persecution of Christians is the norm, government sanctioned, and dead wrong.

I have zero sympathy for Islam, and little sympathy for its practitioners; but that's my opinion, which I can justify with near endless background from Islam itself to show that Islam is a dangerous political religion, hardly different from SS rune mysticism and Aryan paganism. I know my subject, as do many but not all Muslims. I know Islam, and they know Islam. I also know my Christianity. None of this seems to apply to the average British civil servant immersed in multi-culti cliches and cheap displays of anti-Christian buffoonery. Muslims, like it or not, have solid theological ground for hating Christians, which they do; but the average idiot civil servant in London has his head up his arse in most situations, particularly when it comes to anything requiring study or intelligence. Just so ya know.