Monday, March 24, 2008

Indonesian Islamic cleric: beat up infidels

An Australian PhD student travelled to Java and taped a sermon by Abu Bakar Bashir. Bashir advised his followers to beat up any infidels in their neighbourhood:

But in east Java, he urged the Islamist youth to "beat up" foreigners.

"God willing, there are none here," Bashir said. "If there were infidels here, just beat them up. Do not tolerate them."

He compared the infidels to worms, snakes and maggots:

Bashir likened non-Muslims to crawling animals. "Worms, snakes, maggots - those are animals that crawl. Take a look at Bali ... those infidel tourists. They are naked."

Bashir advised his followers that dying as martyrs (i.e. killing people) was the path to divine forgiveness:

The young must be first at the front line - don't hide at the back. You must be at the front, die as martyrs and all your sins will be forgiven. This is how to achieve forgiveness.


  1. Govt brands Bashir comments 'bigotry'

    "Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has played down an outburst by Indonesian extremist Abu Bakar Bashir as nothing more than the Islamic cleric's usual bigotry."

    Hmm, "die as martyrs" is now bigotry.

  2. This Bashir guy is a dropkick.

    He should be beaten up for what he said.