Friday, January 20, 2012

Indonesian Atheist Alexander An Beaten, Facing Jail for "Blaphemy"

I'm sure Muslims in the UK would jump at the chance to defend this atheist's rights, if only they weren't so busy complaining about cartoons.

INDONESIA--An Indonesian civil servant who declared himself an atheist on Facebook was arrested and is now facing jail for blasphemy after being attacked by an angry mob, police said today.

Alexander An, 30, who wrote "God doesn't exist" on his Facebook page, was beaten by a mob of dozens on Wednesday in his hometown in Pulau Punjung, West Sumatra province.

"He is suspected of having blasphemed against Islam," local police chief Chairul Aziz told AFP.

"The man told police investigators that if God really exists and has absolute power, why didn't he prevent bad things from happening in this world."

An said on his Facebook page that he was brought up as a Muslim, like the vast majority in Indonesia, where blasphemy is a punishable crime carrying a maximum five-year prison term.

Dozens of locals stormed into his office after a heated debate with them on Facebook over religion, police said.

An was also an administrator of a Facebook group promoting atheism with 1243 followers. His postings no longer appeared online following his arrest. (Source)

10 comments:

Derek Adams said...

Maybe it was the notorious "bill jarkata", an Indonesian who refers to himself as "Muslim-Atheist", which is baffling and confusing but likely since that's what Muslim society does to a person.

Whoever it was, You can see, you don't even have to live under sharia in it's completeness just a Muslim dominated society to be trashed on. Oh wait, that's even possible in the West now.....

If that happened to me here, I would still be in jail for one more year.

However unfortunately according to the latest stats, in Indonesia still every 1/3 people wants Sharia Law for the entire country:

""In the last 12 months alone, there has been a palpable hardening in the attitude of Indonesians against sharia law. Form April 2009 to March 2010, the number of people who said “Islamic sharia law should be introduced in my area” declined from 43 to 36 percent of the population. That’s one in three people, not what an elected mayor could call a majority..." More here:

http://www.answeringabraham.com/2012/01/alarming-islam-statistics-muslims-in.html

God if you're out there, save this man from your Muslim followers.

Derek Adams
www.AnsweringAbraham.com

Foolster41 said...

@Derek:
"God if you're out there, save this man from your Muslim followers."

Nonsense. The true God doesn't have any muslim followers, their deluded followers of a pagan deitie that was reinvented by an illiterate man in the 7th century.

Surely, even as an atheist don't think the God of the bible is in anyway the same as the God invented by the pedophile murdereer torturer bandit thief mohammad?

"God if you're out there, save this man from Muslims."
would be correct.

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waterlilys said...

"Imagine there's no countries. It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too" John Lennon - Free Alex An

hugh watt said...

waterlilys

So you're all for a One World Government, then?

Imagine there's no heaven
[Attack against God]
It's easy if you try
[Denial. Placebo 101.]
No hell below us
[JW's rock]
Above us only sky
[What you see is what you get,eh!]
Imagine all the people living for today
[Epicurean hedonist]

Imagine there's no countries
[Novo Ordo Seclorum]
It isn't hard to do
["If we build it, he will come."]
Nothing to kill or die for
{Unless you fail to worship the Son of Perdition]
And no religion too
[Except the worship of The Beast: Rev.13]
Imagine all the people living life in peace
[Daniel 8:25, 1 Thess.5:3]
You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
[Romans 1:18-32]
I hope some day you'll join us
[Psalm 2}
And the world will be as one
[Genesis 11:1-9]

Imagine no possessions
[Communism]
I wonder if you can
[N Korea, here I come!]
No need for greed or hunger
[Man is naturally greedy and needs the poor to keep him living a lavish lifestyle, as Lennon did.]
A brotherhood of man
[United in their hatred of the One True God, The Holy One of Israel].
Imagine all the people sharing all the world
[Imagination lead Muhammad down that road. If Islam were to have its way....]
You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
[There's masses of 'em!]
I hope some day you'll join us
[No thanks, I'm packed and ready to leave: 1 Thess.4:13-18.]
And the world will live as one
[Yeah, one great big mess.]

jamesishful said...

I wonder if these people care to comment on this story:

Shabir Ally
Zakir Naik
Yahya Snow
Yusuf Estes

etc.etc.etc.

Islam is a religion of peace! For Christ' sake people, WAKE UP!

I will bet my life on it that these 4 men and many other scholars know we are in stage 1 jihad. They KNOW, and the media knows. BUT, they can't say it because the media would air it so much that radical islamists go from crazy to insane.

These 4 men WILL change their views on Islam and the world once they realize they are in stage 2 Jihad.

Once in stage 3 these men will be on the front lines promoting the Muslims to take attack.

I would bet my life on it because once stage 3 hits I, along with every other Christian, will have no life. I pray that God saves us from this punishment and that we receive his grace and mercy.

Carlos said...

Yup, that's my country folks the largest nation with muslim majority. Oddly enough many foreigner still consider us democratic nation (mostly because foreigners only knew Bali or other certain minor region which dominated by non muslim, but FYI non-muslim here is around 10-12%)

Other forgotten case is A church in West Java who being denied their religious right to worship by local authorities and surrounding muslims in spite their right has already being granted by SUPREME COURT, but strangely government in highest authority don't dare to execute this SUPREME COURT decision upon lower local authority and neglecting christian right to worship and even allowed angry mob to prevent anyone who want to go to the church

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/lawandorder/radical-groups-disrupt-yasmin-church-sunday-service/492911

Please spread the news of atrocities being done by Islamist in indonesia.

cornholio said...

I read somewhere that John Lennon was once complaining about his money woes to his manager. His manager replied: "Imagine a world with no money John". John is reported to have replied: "it's only a bloody song."

What's not so funny is that the atheist states of Communist China and the USSR may have committed, between them, the greatest mass murders in the history of mankind.

Yeah, let's all hear it for atheism. NOT.

xlioilx said...

WOW I'll never go to that crap hole of a country.. Just think if you got hurt there they'd skip the doctors and pray till you die. Sounds like no fun.. because there is no fun in fundamentalism

xlioilx said...

"atheist states of Communist China and the USSR"

Really lets not be that stupid.. there is religion in China mostly Buddhist, christian and most of the USSR is orthodox Christians and Muslims. SO many times I see this ancient propaganda from 1930 and ask myself WHO the hell is really this stupid? Do you live on a farm in the middle of an island, on another planet???