danyet wrote:From The Age:
Prime Minister John Howard will urge Indonesia to ban terror group Jemaah Islamiah in the wake of the latest Bali bombings, which investigators say were masterminded by two prominent JI figures.
Mr Howard, after speaking with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono about the attacks, said yesterday they bore all the hallmarks of JI, and that Australia would again pursue a ban - which Jakarta has previously opposed.
I think that you are onto something there.LennyeTran wrote:I think it's because Indonesia is quite a Muslim country; therefore, they can't turn their back away from the Muslim. Right?
shazzam1452 wrote:I was watching the news last night; I feel very ignorant. I suppose I haven't really followed the muslim religion so I wasn't aware that Indonesia has such a massive population of muslims. The problem isn't with the muslim religion (i don't think) it is only certain sects of the religion. There needs to be tougher laws against the known groups that cause terrorist attacks. From the information that we are getting here; governments are watching these groups and both the Indonesian Government and Australian Government know who they are etc.
danyet wrote:Downer fails to convince Indonesia to ban JI
Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has failed to convince Indonesia to outlaw Jemaah Islamiah.
Mr Downer returned home late yesterday after a three-day trip to Indonesia, which included talks with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
While Mr Downer was unable to get Indonesia to oblige on the JI ban, he came away with assurances of improved counter-terrorism structures, including better coordination of its response to the terrorism and tougher laws.[[/u]
danyet wrote:It appears that Balinese people, traditionally, have had no affinity for Islam since it was Hindu elitists who setteled in Bali in order to get away from the spreading Muslims.
Muslims will use Bali as their "killing ground" until they take control there too. Once they have control of Bali there will be no tourist trade anyway and poverty will increase as it does in any Muslim country!!
Unless Indonesia adopts a purely secular government and takes tough measure to keep it that way, I predict the end of Bali as we know it.
danyet wrote:You are right, they don't all blow up innocent people. Only the most radical will actually go that far but they all reap the benefits of a unified people under one religious system. Why do you think that the Indonesion government is soft on these criminals?
Don't you think it strange that wherever you find a growing Muslim population you also find terrible violence. Just take a look at Southern Thailand for example.
danyet wrote:I have found no information to substantiate that. But it would not surprize me if some officials in Indonesia have sucumed to this. However as far as the police being in on it, I don't think so because the police, themselves have been targeted by terrorists in the past.
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