Blasphemy Arrests in Batam

Mar 11th, 2006, in News, by

The hunt for blasphemers of Islam goes on, this time on Batam island, a favourite destination of tourists and foreign investors alike. But do the foreigners who plough their money into this place know what kind of system they are supporting?

Tempo reports that eight men were arrested on Friday night for blaspheming the tolerant faith of Islam. The police were tipped off by a clerical organisation, the Majelis Ulama Indonesia, Indonesian Ulama Council, which had previously planted one of its members among the group, called the Klarifikasi Pemahaman Al Quran or “Clarification of Understanding of the Koran”.

We sent one person to join in on their worship/service.
(Kami mengirim satu orang untuk mengikuti pengajian itu.)

said Hairul, the chairman of Baitul Rahman mosque.

If we look at the whole thing it is clear that they are a deviant sect.
(Jika melihat selebaran jelas ini penyebar aliran sesat.)

said the chairman of the Majelis Ulama of Batam, Azhari Abbas, who never shuts his mouth.

Fifteen documents were seized at the time of the arrest which relate to aspects of Islamic practice such as sholat or prayer.

The head of the Batam police, Ajun Komisaris Gusti, said that the eight suspects were being held in a safe place so as to prevent “anarchic” acts by lynch mobsters of the religion of peace who it was feared might gather at the police station if the men were known to be there.

Other recent cases of heretic hunting include:

18 Comments on “Blasphemy Arrests in Batam”

  1. Ulf says:

    Hell! And they still speak crap about crusades and Inquisition…

  2. KSJ says:

    ‘Tolerant faith of Islam’ Bah… give me a break! The only religion who teaches its followers to put bombs and destruct everything they find on their way.

  3. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Just one verse rebuttal from the Qur’an will prove Islam proclamation of universal rights of one’s religion: “There is no compulsion in Islam” (Qur’an, 2:256)

  4. KSJ says:

    ‘No compulsion’? Heheheh…. I see that in what Muslims want to do in the last stupid caliphate conf. oops… i hope aluang wont find me and blow me with bomb.

  5. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Brother KSJ, why should I? You are welcome to the ‘truth’. Islam means peace and tolerant. I invite you to accept Islam, but if you still do not see the ‘truth’, I can’t control what my members will do to you.


  6. KSJ says:

    Thank you for your invitation but I object being converted as Muslim. Oh yeah… of course, it’s peace and tolerant that I will get blown by you or your members, bombings is what your religion predicts.

  7. KSJ says:

    sorry… made a mistake, bombing is what your religion teaches.

  8. KSJ says:

    and dont call me brother, since i’m not your brother.

  9. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Brother, I sense anger and hostility in your tone. Here are the testimonies of converts to the One true religion.
    May Allah bless your soul.

  10. KSJ says:

    I am not angry nor hostile. It’s your own perception. I don’t want to convert to your religion, thank you. Don’t waste your time. Have a nice day.

  11. KSJ says:

    And stop calling me brother. I am not your brother.

  12. Aluang Anak Bayang says:


    And stop calling me brother. I am not your brother.

    And what the heck you are doing in IM? Whether you like it or not, Indonesians greet each other Mas, Akang & Bang. AND learn from us, we do not whinge.


  13. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    I missed out Kak.

  14. Cukurungan says:

    Mas Aluang,

    I can see you, now you are nongkronging in club with a glasses of beers and your face is smiling on your laptop.

    Your Guru

  15. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    LOL, that’s the way to enjoy life. Foreigners, moslem and non-moslem alike, love to interfere with our laid-back lifestyle. Bules want us to help them in the fight against terrorism which was their own undoings, but we are always aware of ‘seperti Belanda meminta tanah’. Arabs telling us that Allah punished us with tsunamis and earthquakes because we are not doing enough to support global jihad against the Bules, but at the same time mistreated our sisters in the ME. Last week, a CIA funded Paki aka Khalid Butt tried to mislead our ulamah.

    We will stick to our Asian values, and sure, nongkroning and watching them tear each other apart is fun. Ehh, you still clutching on that Arabian fairytale book and riding on a buraq?

  16. KSJ says:

    Whinge? Me? Whinge? It is you who whinges. It’s my freedom of speech. I AM Indonesian myself, I shouldn’t learn about that Kak-Mas stuffs, I know it perfectly. I just don’t like being called Brother by you as it sounds like I’m your brother in your religion. And I shouldn’t be told to behave in the way you want me to. First, behave yourself.
    Anyway… I enjoy watching the Palestinian people killing each other after gaining autonomy from Israel, don’t you watch the news? Hamas followers is against … bah whatever its name, I don’t care. I wonder why Israel didn’t leave Palestinians alone in the past, it would be fun to watch the disputes among Palestinians. Israel won’t waste their money on weapon or security against Palestinians since Palestinians will take their own weapon and kill their own people by stupid thing’s sake. By the way, Arabian countries didn’t help Iraq to defend itself, remain silent and be US allies is better for them.

  17. Tomaculum says:

    you sounds really more and more like A. Sudarsono.
    What about calling me mbah Tomaculum? Cause I surelly have much more years on my back and ….. I’m surely wiser. 🙂
    Thanks in anticipation of your politeness. Follow the kebudayaan Indonesia and respect your mbah. 🙂

    And I’m sure, that you and Cukurungan are in truth abangan too, like ……

  18. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Re KSJ,
    1st paragraph. Aptly po-faced Indonesian, I must say.

    2nd paragraph. Good, you like cowboy movies. You are on your way to enlightenment. Keep this divine verse at heart. You might have to apply it one day. Qur’an:9:112 “The Believers fight in Allah’s Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.”

    Re Tomaculum,
    You are welcome. United we stand. Achmad, Cuk and Sputjam are Melayu brothers.


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