Boisterous youth groups in search of alcohol and the attractions of Batam.
There is a quote in the film "Ayat Ayat Cinta",
Sabar dan ikhlas. Itu adalah Islam! (Patience and sincerity. That's what Islam is!)
There may be plenty of people who manage to live up to this, as far as is humanly possible, these people don't appear to be among them:
The Sport of Sweeping in Solo
In Solo/Surakarta on the night of 17th March a group of what are variously described in the media as "thugs", or "youths", or less harshly "local residents", were having a party on the street, and some of them were drunk, or were in the process of getting drunk.
From a neighbouring district hundreds of men from the Muslimin mosque, called by the media either "activists" or "youths", or "members of the Laskar Islam Solo", arrived on foot and attempted to break up the party. The partygoers resisted but were outnumbered and in an ensuing brawl two of them suffered serious head injuries, in one case fatal.
Police eventually detained over 100 men, it seems all from the "mosque activists" team, after an hours' long stand-off at a mosque, where the men had to be negotiated with before they would surrender, and in the end some of them put up a fight anyway. republika
The next day Khalid Syaifullah, the Executive Director of the "Front Perlawanan Penculikan" (Anti-Kidnapping Front, see "Terrorist Kidnapping"), and representing the "Laskar Islam Solo", said the mosque activists were tricked by the police into surrendering, and the police were now unjustly holding the men as suspects. He also said the men had since been beaten by police while in custody. okezone
The Lure of Batam
And on the 18th members of the South Sulawesi branch of the "Pergerakan Mahasiswa Islam Indonesia" (PMII), Islamic University Students Movement, had gathered expectantly at the PMII headquarters in Jakarta waiting to be transported to a PMII conference on the island of Batam.
Possibly because the PMII had booked Adam Air, or not, some transport problem prevented the students from leaving for Batam, and crestfallen, the boys expressed their disappointment on the furniture and windows of the building, smashing them.
Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) leader Syaiful Bahri Ansori said although the PMII was nothing to do with the NU organisationally, people knew that PMII members tended to be NU members as well and he was worried and shocked at their behaviour. He also hoped the PMII organisers would improve their act. antara