I restrain myself most of the time to writing informative articles rather than harping on a theme.
Yet, I can't ignore this news item because to me it's a sign of things to come, not just in Indonesia but the rest of the world.
Indonesia's image as a "moderate" bastion of inter-faith harmony has taken a severe battering in recent months at the hands of violent Islamic extremists and vigilante groups. The wave of hate crimes targeting Christians and other minorities climaxed on Sunday when hundreds of enraged Muslims brutally murdered three followers of a heterodox Islamic sect in front of police, who did little to intervene. The country was still reeling at the disturbing video of that lynch mob attack when another Muslim mob rampaged through the streets of Temanggung, Central Java, on Tuesday. This time, the police responded with tear gas and warning shots but again they failed to stop the mob, which set fire to two churches and vandalised a Catholic school as they demanded death for a Christian man who had been sentenced to jail for blaspheming Islam.I apologize if I'm repeating myself on this blog but it's easier than tapping a stranger on the shoulder and saying "do you know what the Muslims are up to?"
But here's the icing on the cake, so to speak. Australia is giving Indonesia $448 million so they will like us.
Is that funny or not?