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Friday, December 2, 2016
Islam Attempts to Bury Christianity in Indonesia
It is absurdly easy to rile up a Muslim crowd, all you have to do is mention the Quran and people go berserk. Muslim political opponents to the Christian Ahok, Governor of Jakarta, are inciting the crowds in order to sway the judiciary, which is not very difficult it appears. Their goal is not
only political gain but the end of political power by a Christian. Indonesia is not officially a
Muslim country, but that is just a matter of time, and not a lot of time at that.
Islam, like sin, is progressive!
Hundreds of thousands protest for arrest of Jakarta governor accused of blasphemyBy Stephen Feller
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, at center, is escorted by Indonesian officers as he arrives at the Indonesian Attorney General Office on Dec. 1. Purnama is accused of blasphemy due to statements made during a campaign speech in late September. The governor will be tried for the offense and could receive up to five years in prison if found guilty. Photo by Bagus Indahono/European Pressphoto Agency
JAKARTA, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The second protest of Jakarta's governor was almost as big as the first, making clear some residents in the city want to see Basuki Tjahaja Purnama jailed for allegedly insulting the Quran.
A protest Friday morning against Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, drew about 200,000 people to Indonesia's national monument accusing the Christian governor of not respecting Islam and committing blasphemy by suggesting his opponents in a political race were using religion to trick them.
In early November, roughly the same amount of people gathered to protest Ahok after he said in a speech that candidates running against him were lying when they claimed the Quran says Muslims should not vote for non-Muslims to rule them.
Ahok has since been investigated by the government for committing blasphemy, and was just served an official report on the investigation. He is expected to be tried for the crime. If he is convicted, he could be sentenced to up to five years in jail.
Ahok is close with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, but the president said he would not intervene because the case is already being handled by the courts.