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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