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Muslims Murder Nine In Jakarta Hotels

From those tireless defenders of the faith at Reuters:

In this video image taken from a closed-circuit television footage aired by TV1 via APTN, the lobby of the J. W. Marriott Hotel is seen, seconds before a bomb explosion at J.W. Marriott hotel, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 17, 2009. Indonesian broadcaster has aired CCTV footage, it says, captures the moment of an explosion in the J.W. Marriott hotel in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Bombs rip through Indonesia hotels, killing eight

By Telly Nathalia And Olivia Rondonuwu

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Bombs ripped through two luxury hotels in the heart of Indonesia’s capital on Friday, killing eight people and wounding dozens in an attack the president said would damage confidence in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

Suicide bombers struck the JW Marriott hotel and close-by Ritz-Carlton, both popular with visiting international businessmen and boasting some of the tightest security in Jakarta, as guests sat down for breakfast power meetings.

A visibly upset President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, re-elected this month on the back of improved security and a healthier economy, said the bombings were the act of a terrorist group bent on damaging the country.

"I am sure most of us are deeply concerned, feel very sorry and are crying silently, like the way I am feeling," he told a news conference, adding the perpetrators were "laughing and cheering with anger and hatred."

"They do not have a sense of humanity and do not care about the destruction of our country, because this terror act will have a wide impact on our economy, our business climate, our tourism, our image in the world and many others."

Police said the bombers had checked in to the Marriott as paying guests on Wednesday and had assembled the bombs in their room. A third bomb was found and defused in a laptop computer bag on the 18th floor.

"Room 1808 had became their post since the 15th," National police chief General Bambang Hendarso Danuri told a news conference.

Indonesia’s TVOne showed closed-circuit television footage of a man they said was the Ritz-Carlton’s suspected suicide bomber. He was wearing a baseball cap and pulling a wheelie-bag through the lobby.

Indonesian financial markets fell after the blasts, with the rupiah down one percent before state banks stepped in with support, and it closed at 10,200 to the dollar. Indonesian stocks fell as much as 2.7 percent before paring loses and closing down 0.6 percent.

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, after visiting some of the injured in hospital, told reporters the attacks would definitely have an impact on perception.

"But we hope that a proportional and not-too-exaggerated analysis will be able to swiftly revive confidence in Indonesia," she said.

The apparently coordinated bombings are the first in several years and follow a period in which the government had made progress in tackling security threats from militant Islamic groups, bringing a sense of political stability.

While suspicion was likely to fall on the Jemaah Islamiah militant group, blamed for a previous Marriott attack as well as bombings on the island of Bali in 2002 that killed 202 people, police chief Danuri said it was to [sic] early to speculate.

"We are working on it. We are conducting studies at the crime scene, so we cannot rush things," he said.

The group, which wants to create an Islamic state across parts of Southeast Asia, was blamed for a string of attacks until 2005, but many militants have since been arrested.

According to police, the casualties included citizens of Indonesia, the United States, Australia, South Korea, the Netherlands, Italy, Britain, Canada, Norway, Japan and India…

In this video image taken from a closed-circuit television footage aired by TV1 via APTN, smoke comes out after a bomb explosion at J. W. Marriott Hotel lobby in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 17, 2009. Indonesian broadcaster has aired CCTV footage, it says, captures the moment of an explosion in the J.W. Marriott hotel in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Note that it wasn’t until the 12th paragraph that the Reuters reporters finally got around to mentioned who the oblivious suspects are:

While suspicion was likely to fall on the Jemaah Islamiah militant group, blamed for a previous Marriott attack as well as bombings on the island of Bali in 2002 that killed 202 people, police chief Danuri said it was to [sic] early to speculate.

Funny how it is always “to [sic] early to speculate” when Muslim terrorists are obviously involved.

Worse yet, if these courageous authorities ever do get around to assessing blame, you can bet we won’t hear about it from our watchdog media.

The most we will ever hear is after the next Marriott hotel is blown up there will be another sentence buried deep in the report noting that “the Jemaah Islamiah militant group has been blamed for previous Marriott attacks.”

And that technique will be repeated ad infinitum.

After all, we don’t want people to develop a prejudice against Muslim terrorists.

The group, which wants to create an Islamic state across parts of Southeast Asia…

Mind you, Indonesia is already a Muslim country. In fact, it is the most populous Muslim nation on earth.

These “militants” want more.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 17th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Muslims Murder Nine In Jakarta Hotels”

  1. canary says:

    [From the Associated Press:]

    Blasts at Jakarta Ritz, Marriott kill 9, wound 50

    Associated Press Writer Anthony Deutsch, July 16, 2009

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Suspected suicide bombers set off explosions that ripped through two luxury hotels in Jakarta Friday, killing nine and wounding at least 50 more, ending a four-year lull in terror attacks in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

    The blasts at the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels, located side-by-side in an upscale business district in the capital, … An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw bloodied bodies being shuttled away in police trucks.

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the attack was carried out by a “terrorist group” and vowed to arrest the perpetrators. He said it was too early to say if the Southeast Asian Islamic militant group Jemaah Islamiyah, blamed for past attacks in Indonesia, including a 2003 bombing at the Marriott, was responsible[…]


    The suicide bombings in Bali 4 years ago, did not stop Obama, sister and Michelle from going there for 4 monthes of writers block. 2006, he still dreams of taking wife and children there, and Hillary’s recent visit was that Obama would soon come. Now would be a good time. Leave the girls at home. After 9/11 Bushes daughters were rarely seen. Yes, Obama’s continues to consider Indonesia his true love. He’d better tell the new leader not to hunt down the terrorists. Obama will tell them it will only be worst. Meanwhile bloodshed and killing non-radical muslims continues. Obama could live there and get his oil right from his homie land.

  2. proreason says:

    Isn’t it great to live in a country where freely elected representatives with impecable integrity look out for the well-being of the public at all times?

    These Muslim nuts killed 9 people this time, but next time it will be a hundred or a thousand.

    But in America, the millions who will die because of changes in our health care system do so with a happy smile on our face. Because we know that our dear leaders crave complete power over our lives, and we want them to be happy.

    And we enjoy sacrificing years of our lives so that people who currently have free health care will be able to have the pleasure of bankrupting rich people in addition to having a new type of free health care with our dear leader’s name on it.

  3. Our prayers and well wishes go out to the survivors, friends and families of those murdered.

    Dang Methodists.

    • catie says:

      locomotive, isn’t it funny how the news I’ve heard now this has only been Fox tv & what was on the radio (abc & fox), never once was the Religion of Peas brought up.
      I pray for those killed (not the bombers) and those injured as well.

  4. Right of the People says:

    What more is there to say about a religion that condones, nay encourages people to take their own lives and as many others’ lives be they believers or non-believers? Even the argument that they are killing non-muslims is so much horse pucky when a large portion of their victims are muslims.

    I’m a relatively tolerant person, I haven’t pistol whipped a tonk is quite awhile, but I’m beginning to get a case of the red-ass at these clowns, including the Teleprompter Cowboy in the Oval Office.

    I’m with you Canary, I hope Barry takes his entire staff with him to Jakarta for a visit and doesn’t come back. Of course the only downside to that is that Bozo Joe would then be in charge. Maybe that’s why Barry picked him, assassination insurance.

  5. canary says:

    Obama claims in 2006, said Jemaah Islamiah who had links to Al Qaeda were responsible for the bombings. That Islamic parties control politics of Sharia islamic law. Lot’s of Wahhabist clerics, schools, mosques, Ismalmic militants and self-proclaimed “‘vice squads” suicide bombings, attacking any moderates. He compares it as not being quite as bad as conditions in Iraq were under Saddam Hussein. Then they ousted the secular moderate leader. and had their first free election, with more democracy, but islamic extremism became worse. Poverty became worse, Suicide bombings and 2002, 2004 in Jakarta, 2005 Bali, and around this time in Bali, Obama is there for 4 monthes with writers block. He took visits there in his teens. (not sure when his visits to the other middle-eastern countries were) prior to his Senate committe visit in 2003 to Iraq, in which after a day and half, he took off on his own unauthorized visit, to “map out” his take on Palenstine and Israel on the unkowning tax-payers money.

    Obama is so contradictory in his outlook on Indonesia, and admits most of what he has learned came from his mother who hated Americans, who lived there, except for her returned stunt for more education before going back.

    I’m not exaggerating when I say Obama has a great love and strong ties to Indonesia. But, Obama’s blames America for Indonesia’s ongoing problems, because inspite of Obama being against Vietnam War, and helping liberate Iraq’s from Saddam Hussein, he is angry that America did not go over there decades ago and help Indonesia who has had a muslim civil war for centuries, the purging of communists in the 60’s. Nothing he writes on blaming America
    on Indonesia’s problems, makes since, unless you look at it through the eyes of a communist. Obama believes Chavez’s set up is good, the only problem being that people might be abused. There has always been bloodshed in Indonesia. Maybe Obama wanted to see Indonesia under Dutch or Japanese rule. He is so contradictory and unfactual. To explain his main focusing on Indonesia (which I think really means he does not know much about foreign policy). He starts his foreign chapter bringing up Indonesia that most American’s do not even know exists. His little secret and he’s going to educate us because it
    “serves as a useful metaphor for the world beyond our borders.” which is the title of his chapter on foreign affairs.
    Obama condemns Cold War mentality, but says Harry Truman’s foreign policy was best.
    Says many believe Chavez system is best, and he doesn’t rule that theory out, except he thinks some individuals might be more likely to suffer under that type
    government. I wonder who “many” is. Fellow democrats? His muslim buddies?
    Pretty hypocritical that America was suppose to police and save Indonesia, but
    not meddle in other countries.

  6. beautyofreason says:

    I can think of no Islamic country where Muslims do not kill other Muslims over doctrinal differences. Even in Indonesia, where women are regularly “circumcised” (mutilated), blasphemy against Islam is banned, and other religions face discrimination….it is not enough for the Islamic groups.

    Cases of discrimination against Christians and other beliefs in Indonesia: (I realize that wikipedia is not the best source, but I find it informative in this case)


    Some examples:

    “On 9 December 2008, hundreds of Muslim rioters damaged sixty-seven houses, a church, and a community hall, and injured five people in Masohi, Central Maluku. The rioters were allegedly angry that a Christian school teacher, Welhelmina Holle, had allegedly said something blasphemous during an after-class tutorial at an elementary school.The police arrested Holle for blasphemy. The police arrested two Muslim men for inciting violence.”

    “In April 2007, police in Malang, East Java, detained forty-two Protestants for disseminating a “prayer video” that instructs individuals to put the Quran on the ground, and to pray for the conversion of Indonesia’s Muslim political leaders. In September 2007, a local court found each of those detained guilty of insulting religion, and sentenced each to five years in prison.”

    “In November 2005, local police on the island of Madura arrested a man for denigrating a religion because he publicly professed a nontraditional version of Islam. A court sentenced the man to two and a half years imprisonment.”

    …etc, etc. And this is the country where Obama grew up. He did call the U.S. “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” so it makes one wonder if he understands the difference between Indonesia and the United States. Perhaps he is just copying Indonesian intolerance of non-Muslim faiths.

    • canary says:

      They must register their religion. Jews are not allowed, and athiests choose a religion to register under which means that Obama’s mother an athiest would not have registered as such. As his mother wore a veil and in pictures, I guess she was a radical muslim who was really an athiest. She was radical about hating America. Aside coming back for education, she came back for medical treatment when she slowly died of cancer without her son around. He has no empathy I guess.

  7. canary says:

    Beauty of Reason, I found a story and photos’ around the internet of the beheading of 3 Christain schools. They were some kind of sacrifices. They have hindu beliefs too, and even Obama as a boy and young man in Kenyan believed in alot of witchcraft type ghosts and all. And then I recalled when we were getting donations to send to Indonesia after the Tusami that many did not want us there bringing aid, because they were afraid the missionaries and workers would sneak and try and get Christianity in there. Here’s an article of an al-qaeda operative from out of Indoneisa

    TIME in partnership with CNN
    Sunday, Sep. 15, 2002

    Confessions of an al-Qaeda Terrorist
    For someone interested in quietly leading a terrorist’s life, the rainy Indonesian hamlet of Cijeruk is a nice place to settle down.

  8. beautyofreason says:

    Thank you canary. That was a very informative article. Forgive me if I sound like a pessimist, but I can’t for the life of me consider Indonesia to be a “moderate” country when it punishes non-Muslims in this manner.

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