| Indonesia: The Friggin Leftist Useful Idiot Google approves app enabling Muslims to report people who commit blasphemy
| Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Jihad Watch : Why not? After all, Anwar Awlaki’s al-Qaeda recruitment lectures were offered
in Google Play store app.
And in 2017, Texas imam Omar Suleiman made a
successful effort to compel Google to drop search results about
Islam-related terms and topics that reflected negatively upon Islam.
Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported
happily: “Google’s first page results for searches of terms such as
‘jihad’, ‘shariah’ and ‘taqiyya’ now return mostly reputable
explanations of the Islamic concepts. Taqiyya, which describes the
circumstances under which a Muslim can conceal their belief in the face
of persecution, is the sole term to feature a questionable website on
the first page of results.”
“Reputable”: i.e., acceptable under the Sharia prohibition on
criticism of Islam. “Questionable website”: i.e., one that tells hard
truths about Islam and jihad. So this Sharia-friendly stance at Google has been going on for quite some time. “Google Approves App For Muslims To Report People Who Commit Blasphemy,” by Laura Loomer, Big League Politics, December 9, 2018:
A new Android app has launched with the focus of allowing Muslims to report individuals who commit blasphemy, or insult Islam. No, this is not a joke. The app, “Smart Pakem”,
which launched in Indonesia last month at the request of the Indonesian
government, will allow users and government officials to uphold Sharia
law and target and report people who hold “misguided” beliefs in
violation of Islamic law, which forbids insults of Islam, insults
against the Prophet Mohammed, or the recognition of any other religion
Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, with an estimated Muslim population of 207 million. Indonesia’s criminal code prohibits blasphemy, which is defined as
“the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred
The Code’s Article 156(a) targets those who deliberately, in public,
“express feelings of hostility, hatred, or contempt against religion”.
The penalty for violating Article 156(a) of Indonesia’s criminal code is
a maximum of five years imprisonment.
Rajan Anandan, who serves as the VP of Google in south-east Asia, has not shown any resistance to the app, which is available in the Google app store. The National Secular Society (NSS) has since written to Anadan
requesting the Google not stock the app in the app store, arguing that
the app will have negative consequences for religious minorities and
will further minimize freedom of expression….
NSS, which works to repeal blasphemy laws around the world, strongly condemned Indonesia’s blasphemy law.
“Indonesia’s blasphemy law is a morally unjustifiable
tool of repression which should be repealed as soon as possible. While
this law exists anyone who believes in free
expression should make it as
difficult as possible for the Indonesian government to enforce the law.
Google has greatly benefited from the freedom to share information
globally. We ask it and other multinational companies to consider
whether they can in good conscience profit from the repression caused by
governments’ crackdowns on free speech.”…
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 11:12 AM