Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter in Indonesia, Islam style

How many pounds of explosives does it take to blow up a church full of people on Easter?  330 by jihad standards.  The fireball created by the bomb, situated under a gas pipeline next to a church wold have killed most, if not all. 

Easter IEDs instead of eggs.  Wonderful.

From TampaBayOnline April 21 by Ali Kotarumalos

Bombs found near Indonesia church; 19 arrested

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Terror suspects arrested Thursday led police to five massive bombs buried beneath a gas pipeline near a church just outside Indonesia's capital, officials said.

Djoko Suyanto, a security minister, said he believed Islamic militants had been plotting an attack ahead of Easter celebrations. The U.S. embassy urged Americans to be vigilant.

The explosives, safely defused at the scene, had been set to detonate by cell phone at around 9 a.m. Friday.

"The army and police are under high alert," Suyanto told reporters, adding that troops would be deployed at churches and other strategic locations. "We want to guarantee safety."

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has been battling extremists since 2002 when al-Qaida-linked militants attacked two nightclubs on Bali island, killing 202 people, many of them foreign tourists.

Several attacks since then targeted glitzy hotels, restaurants and an embassy, killing another 60. Hundreds of suspects have been arrested, convicted and thrown in jail.
In recent months, small bands of militants hoping to turn the secular nation of 237 million into an Islamic state have shifted their focus to local "enemies."

They've gone after police, members of a minority Islamic sect deemed "deviant," Christians and moderate Muslim leaders.

The persecution of the Ahmadi sect is amply documented here on this blog.

National Police Chief Gen. Timur Pradopo said the 19 suspects were arrested Thursday, including six accused in a series of mail bombs sent last month to liberal Muslim activists and a former anti-terror chief.

Several people were wounded in the parcel bombings, none seriously.

The arrested men eventually led police to the gas pipeline 100 meters (yards) from a Catholic church large enough to hold 3,000 people...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Easter in Indonesia, Islam style" - Your title is misleading and warmongering. It is the style of terrorists definitely, but not of Islam. As you said, Indonesia is the largest Islamic country. If they (as Muslims) wanted to blow up the church, they would have done so. They wouldn't have tried to stop, investigate, and arrest terrorists.

Terrorism is fueled by a twisted sense of hatred. It has no religion. Both the bomb-strapped militant and the Bible-burning pastor represent the worst in humanity,intolerant, disrespectful, completely going against the essence of their faith.

Shut your warmongering and do something productive, like hunting real terrorists with real American soldiers, or helping poor communities. Your twisted ranting does not help our cause if you turn moderates into extremists.