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ah yes, Indonesia, one of the more tolerant of muslim lands

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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jan 8, 2010 at 03:46

Mr. Soetero writes:

"Hi, Grand Infidel, just two hours flight from Australia, in Jakarta you can find Chuch with Cross signal in every corner of Jakarta. Its the example the life in harmony between religion that what Islam want. Islam means blessing"

yes , 20000 kms from Australia's isolated West coast we can find show churches in Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta. It makes good business sense for the government to appear to allow a modicum of diversity - after all - Indonesia is a major sink of Western aid - including massive amounts from Australia. So to keep the westerners happy and make it look like Indonesia is towing the line regarding human rights - and of course to keep the minoroty of non-muslims happier than they otherwise would be - some churches and temples are allowed.

But look elsewhere around the archipelago we can find the same Muslim intolerance we see in Pakistan , Afghanistan , Iran - all throughout the Islamic world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8cA4FJgepc&feature=related

Do you really think the mentality behind the Bali bombings was something totally out of the ordinary? That it isn't just an evolution of the latent anti-Infidel sentiment among some of the more devoted of your co-cultists?

:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0chkgxqeV3Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YphTCnur2CY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwMsOwsFVsg&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTojMwJ9840&feature=related

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