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Indonesia Muslims Plotted To Kill Obama

[Note: please see the update to this plot from Reuters below.]

From those relentless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Anti-terror police stand guard in front of a shop during a raid in Sukoharjo, Central Java May 13, 2010.

Police uncover plot to kill Indonesia’s president

By Ali Kotarumalos, Associated Press Writer

May 14, 2010

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian police foiled a plot to assassinate the president and other top officials, massacre foreigners in Mumbai-style terrorist attacks and declare an Islamic state, an official said Friday.

The attackers planned to focus their assault on the Aug. 17 Independence Day ceremony attended by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other Indonesian and foreign dignitaries, national police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri told reporters.

"They were confident that all state officials and dignitaries would be there," Danuri said. "Killing all the state officials would have accelerated the transition from a democracy to a state controlled by Islamic Shariah law."

But have the authorities been able to come up with any possible motive?

Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, stipulates religious freedom in its constitution.

And we can’t have that.

News of the terrorist plot comes just weeks before President Barack Obama was expected to visit Indonesia in June after postponing a trip earlier this year

"Their plan was also to launch attacks in Jakarta against foreigners — especially Americans — and attack and control hotels within certain communities, imitating what happened in Mumbai," he said. "If we had not detected them and their military training had been successful, then they would have assassinated foreigners."

Details of the planned attacks were revealed during interrogations of dozens of suspects arrested in a series of raids since February, when authorities broke up a training camp run by new terror group al-Qaida in Aceh

Let’s hope these suspects were Mirandized. Otherwise, they had better be let go and given reparations, PDQ.

Still, if only we could come up with some common thread that would tie together all of these militant activists around the world. Find out if there’s anything behind these inexplicable acts. Some possible motivation.

But what on earth could it be?

Probably we should just leave it to the experts, like Eric Holder.


Reuters has further details on this plot. These excerpts seems to be the only new information:

Obama was target of Indonesia militants

By Olivia Rondonuwu And Sunanda Creagh Fri May 14, 2010

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian militants captured in recent police raids were planning a series of attacks including a Mumbai-style hotel siege targeting foreigners and an assault on the president at an independence day ceremony, police said on Friday.

The men also planned to target U.S. President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to visit the country later this year, and plotted the attacks to install sharia law in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, officials said…


Earlier on Friday, an expert on militants said that U.S. President Barack Obama, who is due to visit Indonesia in June, was one of several suspected targets of the militants.

Intelligence expert Mardigu Wowi Prasantyo, who is close to the police investigation, said books and documents found in the raids suggested the militants planned an attack on Obama, possibly during his visit to Indonesia.

"They did not say it, but this was evident in their books and documents, that the leader of America was their enemy and should be attacked whenever possible," he told Reuters by phone.

Obama, who spent part of his childhood in Jakarta, was expected to visit Indonesia in March but delayed his trip until mid-June so he could oversee the passage of the U.S. health bill.

Another intelligence expert told Reuters last year that militants planned to use snipers to attack Obama’s convoy during his visit.

Where is the love?

Or are their rightwing hate groups full of ‘bitter clingers’ even in Indonesia?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 14th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Indonesia Muslims Plotted To Kill Obama”

  1. fallingpianos says:

    Don’t think the Obamabots wouldn’t relish the opportunity for an actual assassination attempt.

    Anything to boost his presidential cred big-time and bolster his sagging approval numbers.

    And the media would make sure we never heard the end of it.

    • Right of the People says:

      Unless FP, unless it were actually successful. It would make him so much like his hero JFK, assassinated by a sniper while riding in a motorcade. Ironic as hell isn’t it? Karma can be such a bitch sometimes.

      That would really boost his cred.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    For lack of any significant death-threat activity against this “president”, the AP has to go abroad to find anything. Indeed, as all presidents get them, I suspect that the actual number has gone down since BushHitler left office. After all, it’s the left that gets hopped up on goofenthal and acts on violent emotions.

    Clearly, the right has no intention of harm toward this pathetic collection of skin cells.

    And also obviously, the citizens plotting against the boy are Indonesia-based tea-partiers, bitter clingers and racists. How odd that label must be to affix to his own kind…

    And, the lack of specifics about the “target” make it abundantly clear it must be barry. Why? It’s the greatest opportunity to show how “unflappable” he is, even while the wind is slapping his ears around so violently, it drowns out his nicotine-baritone.

    Truth be told, like the character Stillsen in The Dead Zone, barry would grab a kid to use as a human shield to protect himself. Or, more likely, if he actually was to visit Indonesia, he’d surround himself with children at all times. He is that much of a coward, a loose wristed female-man.

  3. David says:

    Considering his father was a Muslim and he has claimed to be a Christian I think this would be plenty enough reason to motivate them. Apostasy is a death sentence in Islam.

  4. 2old2givea says:

    And here I was thinking he was the Bringer Of Peace to the Muslim world… Guess that whole “reaching out” thing is not going so well, huh?

    To be fair, maybe they were just afraid he’d give another one of those long-winded, no-substance, dictator-like speeches.

  5. JohnMG says:

    I can put the lie to this in two words. Joe Biden!

  6. canary says:

    Obama was angry that moderate muslims killed the extremist Indonesia President (per coup) , and Obama complained Indonesia, such as women shedding their veils, modernation, fast food & Nike shoes, grew, and his mother could not sell baskets she weaved, even though she didn’t need the money.
    Obama was 100% ignorant for his original plan to take his daughters to visit. He mentioned in 2006 taking his daughters was there as soon as he got the chance. It’s like he’s oblivious to the bombing that was going on over there in prior to 2006, yet alone the horrendous amount of violence in the last year.

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