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Indonesian military commander sacked for training Islamic hardliners with soldiers

Allies of Australia should either enhance our key national interests, or share common values and beliefs. Indonesia does neither, so there should be no requirement for future close ties between our two countries. Further, it is contradictory if our government to be intent on fighting terrorism at home, while needlessly collobarating and strengthening sympathisers of… Continue reading Indonesian military commander sacked for training Islamic hardliners with soldiers

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Mass riots in Indonesia

Our so called ‘moderate’ neighbour Indonesia, has become engulfed in widespread riots, over allegations that the mayor of Jakarta breached sharia blasphemy laws. When will the time come that we call a spade a spade, and recognize this backward, Islamist degeneracy for what is is?  “Indonesia: Thousands rally against blasphemy in Jakarta”, Aljazeera, November 5 2016:… Continue reading Mass riots in Indonesia

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Indonesia is both Islamic and a democracy?

As an Australian, I often hear that Indonesia is a ‘democracy’ even by our Western standards, and therefore that subsequent criticism of Islam is unwarranted. However, in all fairness, if this fantasy were indeed true, then maybe it would lessen the negativity that some hold towards Islam. Maybe. Nonetheless, facts suggest that the case for Indonesia… Continue reading Indonesia is both Islamic and a democracy?