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Far be it for me to criticise anyone else’s beliefs, but the mumbo-jumbo from Abu Bakar Bashir is disgraceful:

“Abu Bakar Bashir has blamed Indonesians’ “damaged morals” for the devastating earthquake that hit Java last month and urged the government to implement Islamic law.”

The Times reports it as:

“Abu Bakar Bashir, left, who this month was released from prison after serving 26 months for conspiracy over the bombings, which killed 202 people, said: “A series of disasters recently happened because Indonesia’s people have damaged morals.” Addressing 1,000 people outside the headquarters of the Indonesian Mujahidin Council, which he heads, in the central Javanese city of Yogyakarta, he said that if the country implemented Sharia, God would “give Indonesia glory, not disasters”.

No doubt someone on Comment is Free will say that Abu Bakar Bashir has been misrepresented?

Written by modernityblog

26/06/2006 at 21:31

Posted in Uncategorized

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