Amanah’s sound and fury - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Monday, December 17, 2018
Malaysiakini : What do we do now? - Bill McKay (The Candidate)
| To be honest, I have always been ambivalent about Parti Amanah Negara
(Amanah). As a splinter group of PAS, its creation was mired (rightly
or wrongly) in the kind of DAP politics despised by the hardcore but not
necessarily the Hadi supporting faithful of PAS.
Which is why Mat
Sabu (who would make a better minster of tourism, arts and culture then
his current Defence Ministry portfolio, which seems beyond his ken)
reminding the Amanah faithful that they need Pakatan Harapan because
they cannot stand alone, is music to the ears of many in PAS who still
The Amanah AGM has been getting some attention
because the usually quaint party has been been expressing some sound and
fury. This is to be expected in AGMs of these sorts (coming off a big
win) especially from younger delegates.
Pro-Sharia, hijabbed Muslim Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar mocks Mike Pence’s Christian faith
Jihad Watch : Just imagine the establishment media uproar that would ensue if Pence had mocked Omar’s faith. But in this case, Leftist “journalists” will just join in with Omar and mock Pence themselves.
“Incoming Muslim Congresswomen Mock Pence’s Christian Faith,” by Patrick Goodenough, CNS News, December 13, 2018:
One of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress took a snide dig on Twitter at Vice President Pence for sitting with eyes closed during a heated Oval Office meeting, posting a photo with the caption,
“Jesus take the wheel!” – and the other incoming Muslim congresswoman applauded the insult.
Ihlan Omar’s (D-Minn.) tweet ended with the hashtag #BorderWall, a reference to the contentious issue discussed during President Trump’s meeting Tuesday with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
The second Muslim woman elected to the House, Palestinian-American Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib, “liked” Omar’s Pence tweet….
As evidence of Google’s hard-Left, pro-Sharia bias mounts, Google top dog claims Google isn’t biased
Google's Chief Arsehole
Jihad Watch : Pull my other leg. See my article on Google’s pro-Islam bias below the Breitbart excerpt. “Google CEO Sundar Pichai Claims Employees Can’t Manipulate Algorithms and Aren’t Biased,” by Charlie Nash, Breitbart, December 11, 2018:
After Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai about reports of Google’s bias against conservatives during Pichai’s hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Pichai denied any bias, dodged questions, and claimed human employees were unable to manipulate algorithms.
“Google has revolutionized the world, though not entirely in the way I expected. Americans deserve the facts objectively reported,” declared Rep. Smith. “The muting of conservative voices by platforms has intensified, especially during the presidency of Donald Trump. More than 90 percent of all Internet searches take place on Google or its subsidiary YouTube, and they are curating what we see.”
Malaysiakini : 'Do remember that dishonesty and cowardice always have to
be paid for. Don’t imagine that for years on end you can make yourself
the boot-licking propagandist of the Soviet régime, or any other régime,
and then suddenly return to mental decency. Once a whore, always a whore.' - George Orwell, ‘As I Please: 1943-1945 Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters’
COMMENT | Even as I write this, there will probably be more news of Umno members jumping ship. A
few well-connected businesspersons of Umno political operatives have
been calling me, “advising” me that their benefactors are going to jump
ship and they are now part of a new dawn of Malaysian politics. And
please, do not get triggered by the term “well-connected
businesspersons”. All political parties have these people.
I have lost track of how many Umno rats are leaving the sinking ship. Readers of Malaysiakini have been sending me this bit (with smiley faces) from a piece I wrote in January of this year, about how Umno is afraid that Mahathir is still reshaping Umno. “What
is Bersatu if not a reception room for possible Umno candidates who
would jump ship if they thought that a weakened Umno would implode or
that the current Umno grand poobah would bring the house of cards down
which would jeopardise their economic security with his fancy new
executive powers if Umno suffered electoral setbacks in the upcoming
6th Generation Immigrant : Well articulated Deputy Defence Minister, however, based very much on your readings - not entirely applicable in Malaysia's context all the way though. You have forgotten to include in your assessments one of the most important constant in your write up - how officers are actually selected, trained, ingrained, promoted and retired.
Do we truly produce officers that we should, are they truly the best of the best, across racial and religious differences, in the name of truly defending the nation? Is it "only the best shall serve" today?Since 1970 most promotions in the officer corps are politically enacted and influenced, apart from religion and race as unwritten prerequisites.
The gradual adulteration, lack of professionalism, commitment and failure of the Armed Forces is today very clear. The slow strangling dying feel of the Armed Forces Council since the 1980's has today cascaded right down to the entire corps of enlisted men - one can assume why you wrote this article in the first place. Many good men have left the services.
The true defence of the country knows no bounds (race and religion specifically), this is where meritocracy must never be disregarded at all. When the Armed Forces fails, the nation fails along. Arrest this failure, secularise the Armed Forces, afterall we are not biased towards God but killing whenever necessary. Malaysiakini : COMMENT | The role of a professional officer corps gives greater impetus to democracy. As described by Samuel Huntington in his book The Soldier and the State,
in a functioning democracy, the professional officer corps is the only
body standing between good and bad military decisions by a civilian
They do this by instilling two salient characteristics
into every officer inducted into their fraternity: a neutral stance on
domestic politics, and a keen awareness of the costs of waging war.
the chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces, General Zulkifli Zainal Abdin,
has previously emphasised, the military must be non-partisan. This is
especially true for the officer corps, who bear the responsibility of
leading the military in conflict. Professional officers set the
standards for the enlisted men to follow; if they are compromised by
partisan interests, they risk compromising combat effectiveness.
has shown repeatedly that such dynamics are not conducive to both
stable and legitimate governance, as well to as effective military
planning and execution. Consequently, a non-partisan and thus,
well-trained officer corps knows better than anyone else, the costs of
war. Huntington describes this specific skill set as “the management of
Managing violence is not only about training and
equipping a force, nor is it merely the planning of combat activities,
but it is also the directing of such forces into and out of combat. In
essence, it is equally important to win in war and in peace. This
brings us to the most puzzling but important paradox of your profession –
you are well-trained and experienced in the precise applications of
violence, but also understand the need to avoid its uncontrolled use.
great power comes great responsibility. Truly professional officers
understand this paradox and must do all they can to guide their civilian
governments from total calamity. They must deter their governments from
making rash, aggressive decisions by making their civilian
counterparts, such as myself, understand the weight of such decisions. As
Herbert Hoover once said, old men declare war, but it is the youth that
must fight and die. We must not unnecessarily invent wars for our
people to fight.
Ability to de-conflict
is best evidenced by the stark contrast between former chairperson of
the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General (and later secretary of state)
Colin Powell, and his civilian contemporaries in the second Bush
administration, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney.
Cheney both were major proponents of the Iraq War; Powell was far more
measured in response. He said: “War should be the politics of last
resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people
understand and support”.
This institution of a professional staff
officer college is also an excellent avenue for fostering closer defence
ties. Of the 164 course participants today, 46 are from 27 countries.
This brings together diverse perspectives, cultures, and historical
understandings of the conduct of war.
Different countries face
very different, yet equally difficult technical military problems. This
platform serves as an important tool in facilitating this aggregation of
thoughts into practical solutions. In the same vein,
understanding these basic principles and problems from other countries
also allows us to understand the defence needs and prerogatives of each
other much more closely.
This, in turn, facilitates our ability to
de-conflict a tense situation which, hopefully, should not arise so
often. Additionally, it will help lay the basis of greater interoperability between our forces. Furthermore, it serves as a
way to reinforce again the need for and the appreciation of a strong
philosophical drive for a professional, independent military officer
corps. In this way, it forges a stronger, soldierly and brotherly bond
that no other vocation offers. Such a bond instils a sense of pride in
the profession that is not often found in any other job.
conclude, a professional officer corps is an important military
institution for guiding legitimate democratic governments and ensuring
that they make balanced decisions. Professional officers are competent
and efficient at military management. They also have a deep-rooted
philosophical understanding of the atrocities of war and the need for
caution in its execution.
also serves as an important component of defence diplomacy by allowing
officers from our countries to forge strong professional bonds through
understanding and interoperability. In this way, your importance to the
functioning of your countries cannot be overstated.
CHIN TONG is deputy minister for defence. The above is adapted from a
speech he gave to Malaysian Command and Staff Course participants
Meet the "drunk skinheads" Nigel Farage PROMISED us!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Farage the FAKE. Jealousy is a cruel mistress. Man you are one Brave Jewish boy to face down all those drunken skinheads...
Farage should apologise for using the same tactics people have used against him, to use his own words he is wilfully lying to everyone about this movement. It's a shame that he sold out to the mainstream. I used to be a massive supporter of Farage.
Now I just think he's a c**t! I wonder how the brainwashed sheep would feel if this was shown on the msm and they got to see the Truth ?? .. The many faces of Farage .... dependant on who is interviewing him & who is paying him his pieces of silver !! ..Tommy is the most smeared person in the media, he is no angel and openly admits this.
The MSM is the real enemy of the people. Farage is controlled opposition.
Vlad Tepes : First, lets look at a video on FOX with the French Ambassador about the killing at the Christmas Market:
Now, CBC’s bullish*t report where they literally mislead the audience into thinking he is a natural Frenchman with no motive anyone can understand.
In a way I am almost annoyed by President Trump’s characterization of most mass media as “fake news”. In truth it is Soviet level deception of the public. Indeed, as Trump has started to say more recently, the press is indeed “the enemy of the people”.
Watch in the coming days for the handwringing establishment media stories about how the local mosque in Strasbourg fears a “backlash,” and that Muslims are the real victims of jihad terror attacks.
“The assassin of Strasbourg is Cherif Chekatt, 29 years old and registered by the Police,” translated from “El asesino de Estrasburgo es Cherif Chekatt, de 29 años y registrado por la Policía,” okdiario, December 11, 2018:
The attacker is a 29-year-old man who was booked by the police for common crimes. Apparently, the gendarmes went to his house last Tuesday morning to arrest him, but he was not there. His name is Cherif Chekatt. Born on February 4, 1989, the son of Abdelkrim and Rouag Raoudja.
The gendarmes searched his house in the morning, having found four grenades there.
According to police sources, there has been a new shooting in the area where law enforcement officials are looking for the perpetrator of the shooting in the Christmas market in Strasbourg, which has caused two deaths and eleven wounded. May visit the bitch of Germany Angela Merkel
France: Jihadist gunman kill 4 critically injures 11 - Thanks to Macron and his Elite Cabal
EOTW : (Strasbourg) Well its the festive season and as Jihadists don't like to see people enjoying themselves (especially if they are not Muslims).
A 29 year old Chérif C decided to go walk about with an armed weapon at Rue des Orfevres, close to a Christmas Market in the city of Strasburg where he murdered 4 people in cold blood and injured another 11.
French media have reported that the man is a known to the French security services as a radicalized person and was on their watch list. Events kicked off this morning when police knocked on his door this morning regards a previous robbery, but he wasn’t at home when they arrived to arrest him.
As he knew the police were after him, he’s decided to go out and spoil as many innocent peoples night by opening up with a weapon at around 8pm local time. Security forces responded very quickly and it has been reported that Chérif has been wounded, but he managed to get away.
French police are currently carrying out a huge man hunt for him.
Transport Ministry explains challenge to Singapura (Pretend Lion) over Seletar Airport
Malaysiakini : Thought Singaporesn have the brains to plan competently. But it seems like they are so kiasu and wants Malaysia to object first. This is like i am stealing fr your house unless if you have any objection . ... dont understand Singaporean mentality.... The Transport Ministry has produced a video explaining why it is
opposing the new aircraft landing protocols at Singapore's Seletar
The issue stems from Seletar Airport's bid to implement
an Instrument Landing System (ILS), which will enable planes to land
safely even in poor visibility. However, the flight path Singapore wants to use for the ILS is over Pasir Gudang, Johor. As
the airport is just 2km across the Johor Straits from Pasir Gudang, the
ministry explained that this would negatively impact development in
Pasir Gudang. This is because the ILS requires a height buffer, which at 6km away from Seletar would be 145 metres. This, in turn, means that development in Pasir Gudang, as well as activities at the local port, would be significantly hampered.
Singapore plans to implement the ILS at Seletar Airport on Jan 3 next year. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said this move went against the principles of national sovereignty, as provided for by the Convention of International Civil Aviation. However, Singapore claimed that Malaysia had not previously raised objections on the matter.
Is the government afraid of local council elections? - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Malaysiakini : "The ultimate goal is to bring back local government elections.
Within the next 100 days I will try to come out with the legal framework
and mechanism for this." – Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng.
| The Harapan grand poohbah Dr Mahathir Mohamad comments that local
council elections could lead to racial strife because of the urban/rural
divide is the kind of horse manure that some Harapan operatives are
pushing in lieu of policies that would enhance democracy in this
They say all politics is local and with this in mind, the
continued reluctance of some Harapan political operatives to strengthen
and enhance the democratic processes should convince rational thinking
Malaysians that Harapan’s neo-BN polices are the framework for this New
When the prime minister claims that local council
elections may produce the “wrong” results, what exactly does this mean?
While the prime minister does not define what a “wrong” result is, it is
pretty clear that a wrong result would mean that whatever racial
formula that politics in this country is defined with would be chucked
Jihad Watch : “The lives of 19 religious men and women martyred during the Algerian
civil war are a testament to God’s plan of love and peaceful
coexistence between Christians and Muslims, Pope Francis said.”
A more serious analyst would note that they were, after all,
murdered, so they might not be that great a testimony to peaceful
coexistence between Christians and Muslims.
But this is the Pope who has said
that “Muslim terrorism does not exist.” So he affirms that “by
beatifying our 19 brothers and sisters, the church wishes to bear
witness to her desire to continue to work for dialogue, harmony and
friendship,” ignoring the fact that the murder of these people drowned
their desire for “dialogue, harmony and friendship” in their own blood.
There may be some room for dialogue, but only if it is informed and
realistic, not based on wishful thinking and willful ignorance.
“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14) “Algerian martyrs bear witness to Christian-Muslim peace, Pope Francis says,” by Catholic News Service, December 10, 2018:
Jihadi Chemical Attack 'Likely' to Strike London by Jack Buckby
Seriously this should happen, to awaken the politically correct useful idiots. Hopefully a civil war happens in NOT so great britain. Anybody and everybody is sick of hearing about NOT so great britain's political correctness.
Jack Buckby of The Rebel.Media reports: Today I read that security services believe a Jihadi chemical attack is more likely than not to occur in London. Authorities have been war gaming scenarios where a chlorine gas bomb detonates on the London Underground, and it wouldn't end well.
Selling off Malay Muslim Cemetery Land for a fistful of Silver in Kelantan to build Condominiums
Via Whatsapp 💥💥PAS sold Malay cemetery land in Kota Bharu to developer to build multi million condo.......... the bodies were supposedly moved but yet the tombstones marking the names were strewn haphazardly like this, so your guess is good as mine that the condo might be haunted by restless souls later 😂
This video was filmed last week because the man said "what's the point we protest ICERD next week in KL when the PAS govt is doing this".. since this video went viral PAS has asked people to stop viralling it with the excuse that "its an old matter best left alone"..but how can it be old when the man filming mentioned ICERD which is a current matter.
This is how PAS treat their own Malays, blinded by greed and money.
UKIP’s Tommy Robinson Hints At MP Bid During Brexit ‘Betrayal’ Rally In London - He will NOT be a politically correct Pussy 🥂🍺😊😃😎
BCF : Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, hinted at running for a seat in parliament with his new party over the weekend, at the Brexit ‘betrayal’ rally in London.
Addressing rally-goers on Sunday, Robinson indirectly revealed his intention to become an MP, saying he thinks he will be representing Brits in the House of Commons “one day.”
“When I went to the House of Lords with Lord Pearson [for lunch after a court hearing] and I saw the reaction, I saw MPs under parliamentary privilege saying disgraceful lies about me, I sat for the first time and thought one day I’ll be sitting in there amongst you,” Robinson said.
The rally was attended by thousands of Brexiteers looking to pressure the government into honouring Brexit and accepting a no-deal scenario if necessary.
'Why Can't People Come Out of Prison and Resume Their Lives?': UKIP Chief Defends Robinson.
Moreover, he admitted to having never voted in an election, but insisted his supporters are in need of a “political voice” and called for the launch of a “political mass movement” in Britain.
Following his contempt of court hearing and eventual release from prison, Robinson has become increasingly close with the UK Independence Party (UKIP), with the NEC granting him membership, making an exception to party rules preventing current or former members of proscribed organisations from joining.
In Poland there is a cross on every wall, offices in the Seym! It is calm and there is no terrorism!! There are no illegal immigrants.. There are nativity scenes and Kolenda is singing, you go to church.
I am happy only my heart is crying as I read what is going on in the west..
Jihad Watch : “The Democrats battle against Republican control of the US Congress
led to an alliance with political Islamic movements in order to restore
their control on [sic] government.” The Saudis can say that (al-Arabiya is a Saudi enterprise), but if
you’re an American who says that, you’ll be smeared as a racist, bigoted
“Islamophobe.” “Al-Arabiya slams Linda Sarsour as Muslim Brotherhood ally,” Jerusalem Post, December 9, 2018:
Linda Sarsour is an extremist who has “roots in [the]
Muslim Brotherhood,” according to an English-language feature on
Al-Arabiya, the Saudi Arabia based news channel. The article published
in idiomatic English on Sunday accused the Brotherhood of “shaping the
thoughts of American activist Linda Sarsour, [which resulted in] her
declaring her ‘Jihad’ against US President Donald Trump.”…
Written by Huda al-Saleh, the article sought to expose what it called
“details of calls to attack Trump by US ‘Muslim Sisters’ allied to the
Brotherhood.” The article began by noting that two Muslim women, Ilhan
Omar and Rashida Tlaib, were recently elected to the US Congress. However, “those sponsoring and supporting the two Muslim women to
reach the US Congress adopted a tactic to infiltrate through their
immigrant and Black minority communities in general,” insinuating that
Muslim Brotherhood activists sought to drum up support for the
“The Democrats battle against Republican control of the US Congress
led to an alliance with political Islamic movements in order to restore
their control on [sic] government.” The piece asserted that the
Brotherhood and “all movements of political Islam” are also tied to
fighting against sanctions on Iran…. Under the headline “Sarsour activities with Muslim Brotherhood,” the
feature detailed a series of events attended by the activist. It claimed
she went to the International Network of Muslim Brotherhood in North
America in 2016 which was “organized by the Islamic Circle of North
America.” In 2018, groups in Canada raised concerns about Sarsour’s
participation at another ICNA event, according to The Canadian Jewish
But Al-Arabiya pointed out that Sarsour appeared next to Samah Safi
Bayazid, who had posted a photo with Turkish president Recep Tayyip
Erdogan on her Twitter account. In this roundabout explanation, the
article sought to link Sarsour to Siraj Wahhaj, a “pioneering Islamic
preacher in New York.” Unsurprisingly, the article then claimed that
Wahhaj – “whom Linda Sarsour has admired and who in turn influenced her”
– has been in the spotlight for being arrested in New Mexico.
Sarsour was also accused of using the term “jihad” during a speech
about Trump. “These are terms used by the Muslim Brotherhood teachings
and in the views of Sayyid Qutb,” the article claimed, going on to then
link the same terms “used and preached also by [the] al-Qaeda terrorist
The article labeled Sarsour an “Islamist activist” for this speech,
and asserted that her support of human rights is coded within use of
terms that are also used by extremists. “What Linda Sarsour has said is
not far from those [words] of Zainab al-Ghazali, one of the most
prominent women of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
12/10/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian
Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on
November 27, Coptic Christian Abd Adel Bebawy was sentenced by an
Egyptian court to three years in prison for “insulting Islam in the
first degree.” His lawyer was granted access to the verdict on December 6
and has opened an appeal which is expected to be heard at the end of
Bebawy was originally arrested in Minbal, a village located in Upper
Egypt’s Minya Governorate on July 6, 2018. He had posted on Facebook an
image of God, the angel Gabriel, and a verse from the Quran. The day
after he was arrested and charged by the police, a mob gathered in
Minbal and attacked several Christian homes. It is common for Islamic
extremists in Egypt to collectively punish the Christian community for
the perceived wrongs of one individual.
One Christian woman, Mariam, shared with ICC shortly following the
July attack, “The mob stoned the houses of all the Christians (in
Minbal). The Christians were afraid and all locked themselves in their
houses and closed the wooden shutters of the windows.”
Jihad Watch : The British journalist Andrew Malone some time ago visited the Muslim
enclave of Seine-Saint-Denis in Paris. His report on what he rightly
called a “state within a state” was hair-raising — so much so that the
Daily Mail ultimately removed it after charges of “Islamophobia.” The
that “a Daily Mail source insisted the article had only been taken off
the site temporarily and the ‘the intention is to restore it’ after
considering the complaints and correcting where necessary.” That was in
early August; it has not been restored. But what in it was false? It is
Inside the World Express cafe, groups of men argue in
Arabic. On side streets, men smoke shisha pipes and talk — again, in
Arabic — on every corner. Women shop in veils and scarves, always
accompanied by a male relative. As a white European, I attract odd looks. When I take out my mobile
phone for a photograph, a young man jumps in front of me, waving his
index finger in my face, shouting: ‘La! La! La!’ (No! No! No!) Yet this is not an exotic, far-flung destination. This is France.
Moreover, this is Paris and only six miles from the Eiffel Tower.
The reason for all this activity — in an area which even the most
optimistic estate agent would struggle to sell as ‘cosmopolitan and
bohemian’ — is quite simple: immigration on a mammoth scale. The area in question is called Saint-Denis in the north-east of the
city, where the Basilica holds the resting places of many French kings
Recently, it was reported that this sprawling district now
holds as many as 300,000 illegal immigrants, many of whom rely on crime
or the ‘black economy’ to make money. The official legal population in Saint-Denis is estimated at 1.5 million. Not only that, according to French parliamentarians in a new report that’s causing much anguish across the nation, as many as 420,000 legal residents here are living ‘below the official poverty line’.
The scale of the problem grows each day. An estimated 80 migrants arrive in Paris every 24 hours — 550 a week. Many head for Saint-Denis because of its closeness to
transport links, including the railway lines heading towards the North
coast, and Britain.
Britain, these Muslim benefit-seekers believe, will provide them with
even more than France does. Ideally, of course, they would most like to
settle in Germany or Sweden, the most generous of welfare states. But
for now, they will have to make do with Great Britain, if, that is, they
can smuggle themselves in. Read it all here............................
Jihad Watch :
Further down the street, there was a flurry of activity. A
woman was surrounded as she opened a huge bag full of phones, shoes,
sunglasses and handbags — clearly stolen from tourists or Parisians. The
goods were quickly sold and the crowd melted away.
Unemployed or underemployed Muslim migrants (and there are many) who
are legal can count on a cornucopia of benefits provided by the French
state, including free or subsidized housing, free medical care, free
education, family allowances, and unemployment benefits. Even illegal
ones manage to receive some of these benefits, such as free medical care
through Aide médicale d’État.
Police have reportedly admitted the area is a ‘no-go’ zone, and will only drive through the areas armed and four to a vehicle….
The appalling attacks in November 2015 by home-grown Islamic State
killers shone a pitiless spotlight on the problems that can grow out of
Indonesia: The Friggin Leftist Useful Idiot Google approves app enabling Muslims to report people who commit blasphemy
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….
“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.”…