Human Trash & Dangdut Singers

Apr 28th, 2006, in IM Posts, by

The Islamic Defenders Front, FPI, are concerned about the problem of human refuse in the city of Depok, specifically dangdut dancers and singers such as Inul Daratista.

FPI chairman, Habib Idrus Al Ghodri, said

Inul is forbidden to enter Depok, Annisa [Bahar] as well. They are symbols of pornography!
(Inul haram masuk Depok, Annisa juga. Mereka adalah simbol pornografi!)

while speaking at a rally in front of the mayor's office in Depok, attended by about 200 Front loyalists. He added that Depok is a devoutly religious city and could not be befouled by the presence of sexy singers and dancers, swaying and jiggling around to the sound of dangdut music, a type of Indonesian popular music which is a mix from Arab, Indian, and Malay folk music. He threatened:

Wer'e ready to begin sweeping dangdut dancers in Depok.
(Selain itu penari-penari dangdut yang seronok yang manggung di Depok juga siap kita sweeping.)

He also urged the Depok administration to pass an anti-prostitution law along the lines of that in force in Tangerang, another satellite city of Jakarta. Any opposition to the passing of the law would be dealt with:

Wer'e ready to fight those who oppose the law being passed. Wer'e ready to sweep [rid the city of] organisations that oppose the [anti-prostitution] law.
(Kami siap melawan orang-orang yang menentang Perda tersebut disahkan. Kami siap men-sweeping LSM yang menolak Perda.)

The Depok legislature, it appears, is also deliberating a new bill to deal with rubbish disposal in the city. Habib Idrus Al Ghodri, in reference to this, advised that the human trash problem was of much greater importance than the ordinary trash one.

Cleaning up societal rubbish is far better than cleaning up ordinary rubbish.
(Membersihkan sampah masyarakat lebih baik daripada membersihkan sampah biasa.)

Sampah masyarakat in a freer, more colloquial translation means scum of the earth, to drive home what sort of mind this man has. Yet the police continue to give much leeway to the Front and the government in Jakarta maintains utter silence over the FPI's increasingly bold and threatening antics.


4 Comments on “Human Trash & Dangdut Singers”

  1. avatar Rockstar says:

    This is very sad, even if Inul did something wrong, she didn’t deserve to be called ‘scum of the earth’ that is just harsh.

    Dangdut singers?
    man.. corruption, discrimination, political situation, national security.. man these are far more imporatnt issues than dangdut singers.

  2. avatar Rockstar says:

    oh and if a person like Inul is a scum of the earth, I’d prefer to live among them than those tiranies, most selfish brainless people.

    note: im not a inul fans .. im a Rockstar

  3. avatar LunaticTadpole says:

    Dangdut singers?
    man.. corruption, discrimination, political situation, national security.. man these are far more imporatnt issues than dangdut singers.

    oh and if a person like Inul is a scum of the earth, I’d prefer to live among them than those tiranies, most selfish brainless people.

    Hell yeah .

  4. avatar Andre the Giant says:

    Sexy dangdut is important for poor and people who can not afford entertainment.
    Like expensive night clubs, be it and for those who think it is immoral, what are you ?
    Better, if you think you are better, do something more useful for your country.
    This is small things, does not bother anybody who do not want to see it.

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