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  • Suicide Bombers Strike Three Indonesian Churches

    05/12/2018 7:56:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Police in Indonesia say suicide bombers have struck three churches in the city of Surabaya on the island of Java. Officials say at least two people were killed and 13 others injured in a blast Sunday in front of the Santa Maria Catholic Church. There was no immediate word about injuries at other sites. Surabaya is Indonesia's second-largest city. Debris is seen outside Santa Maria church, where an explosion went off in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, May 13, 2018. Media reports say simultaneous attacks on churches in Indonesia's second largest city of Surabaya have left casualties.
  • Obama looks to skip Senate on new UN climate change deal

    09/01/2014 12:18:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama is working to create a new international climate change accord that would get other nations to reduce their carbon emissions, but in a way that would not require the deal to be ratified by the Senate.
  • Indonesia eel hot item for smugglers (Japan)

    07/30/2013 1:24:24 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 07/29/2013 | Christine T. Jandraningsihi
    PALABUHANRATU, INDONESIA – Japan is steeped in century-old rituals where people traditionally eat grilled freshwater eel on “doyo no ushi no hi,” the day customarily dedicated to eating eel. Eel day fell on July 22 this year, but concern over dwindling stocks in Japan is growing, with other countries in the region reporting a similar trend. Continued demand for juvenile eel has led to an increase in the smuggling of glass eel from Indonesia to Japan and China, prompting Jakarta to toughen regulations. In Japan, eel is commonly eaten in the summer but is also the main ingredient in several...
  • WAS OBAMA ONCE AN INDONESIAN CITIZEN? HERE’S WHAT WE FOUND WHEN WE WENT THERE LOOKING

    11/06/2012 8:42:40 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 445 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 5, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    To find out more about Obama’s time in Indonesia, TheBlaze tracked down Father Bart Janssen. He’s the elderly founder of Santo Fransiskus Assisis who we found in a monastery in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. We asked him, through a Dutch translator, what he remembers of the young Barack Obama. Janssen doesn’t remember who registered Obama, but he recalls that Obama’s mother didn’t speak Indonesian at the time, so he thinks that both the stepfather and the mother would have been there together to register their son. He also doesn’t think the details in Obama’s registration document should be considered official...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Trump Now Taking Aim at Obama's Collegiate Background

    08/07/2012 7:31:49 AM PDT · by Qbert · 49 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7 Aug 2012 | Jeff Cox
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should release more of his tax returns only after President Barack Obama makes public his college transcripts, real estate magnate Donald Trump said on CNBC. A vocal Romney supporter who once toyed with a run at the top office himself, Trump took up the latest controversy over the president's background — the circumstances under which Obama attended Columbia University. "If I were Mitt Romney, and I'm not, I would say very simply, 'I will release my returns, which are 100 percent legit, everything's fine, if you release the information that we want,'" he said on"Squawk...
  • Five suspected terrorists reported killed in Bali raids

    03/18/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT · by steveo · 5 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 03-18-12 | Peni Widarti and I Wayan Juniarta
    Five suspected terrorists were reportedly killed during police raids at two different locations in Bali late on Sunday. Police have yet to issue an official statement on the nature of the raids and details on the casualties. The first raid took place at around 10:15 p.m. in a budget hotel, Laksmi, on Jl. Danau Poso 99X, Sanur. The area is known as one of the most famous red-light districts in Bali, where people can easily obtain a cheap room from staff at budget hotels who rarely ask for valid identification from their guests. Neighbors said that they heard a burst...
  • Does Humanitarian Aid Improve US’s Image? (85% Japanese gave US positive ratings.)

    03/11/2012 12:01:26 AM PST · by derfel · 15 replies
    Pew Reserch Center ^ | March 6, 2012 | Richard Wike
    Nearly a year ago, as Japan struggled with the devastation wrought by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the United States military launched “Operation Tomodachi,” a major humanitarian aid mission, to help the Japanese government respond to the crisis. The effort made a strong impression on the Japanese people – ratings for the U.S. reached sky-high levels following the American mission.
  • Maid's beheading in Saudi Arabia halts Indonesian domestic worker scheme

    06/23/2011 11:51:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/23/11
    Indonesia will suspend sending domestic helpers to Saudi Arabia after the beheading of a maid convicted of murdering her Saudi employer.Migrant worker Ruyati binti Sapubi, 54, was executed after she was convicted of murdering her Saudi employer, Khairiya bint Hamid Mijlid, with a meat cleaver. The maid carried out the killing after she was denied permission to leave the kingdom and return to her family in Indonesia, according to officials in Jakarta.
  • Suicide bomber hits Indonesian mosque, wounds 28

    04/15/2011 3:56:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | Apr 15, 2011 | ALI KOTARUMALOS
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – A suicide bomber blew himself up as police were praying Friday, wounding 28 people in the first attack on a mosque since extremists started targeting the predominantly Muslim country a decade ago. Though houses of worship are commonly targeted by militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, the attack in the West Java town of Cirebon was a first for Indonesia. Even former Jemaah Islamiyah members were outraged. "To attack Muslims as their performing Friday prayers?!" said Abu Ghifari, who quit the group because he disagreed with some of its doctrines. "It's a great sin!"
  • Documents Show Obama Registered as Foreign Student to Get Student Aid

    03/21/2011 5:05:27 AM PDT · by aruanan · 285 replies
    Don Wade and Roma will be relating the story at 7:20AM this morning about documents surfacing that show Barry Obama registered in college as a foreign student in order to get financial aid. Listen live at LISTEN LIVE LINK.
  • Amazing images of Indonesian villagers fleeing from massive volcanic explosion as Mount Merapi

    10/31/2010 11:26:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/10 | Staff
    A deadly volcano in Indonesia spewed another searing cloud of ash down its slopes today, sparking panic and chaos among thousands of villagers.The new blast came as rescuers hundreds of miles away finally were able to resume food deliveries and evacuate injured victims of a tsunami triggered by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake near a chain of remote islands off western Sumatra. The number of people killed in the twin catastrophes climbed to almost 500 on Sunday.Sirens blared, and people jumped into rivers trying to escape Mount Merapi's latest fury, while others sprinted down the mountain or
  • Top Ten Jihadi Forums, 04 September 2010

    09/05/2010 12:07:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | September 4, 2010 | n/a
    04 September 2010 "TOP TEN JIHADI FORUMS, 04 SEPTEMBER 2010"
  • Indonesian clerics: Our mistake _ you're facing the wrong direction during Islamic prayers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — People in the world's most populous Muslim nation have been facing Africa — not Mecca — while praying. Indonesia's highest Islamic body acknowledged Monday it made a mistake when issuing an edict in March saying the holy city in Saudi Arabia was to the country's west. It has since asked followers to shift direction slightly northward during their daily prayers. "After a thorough study with some cosmography and astronomy experts, we learned they've been facing southern Somalia and Kenya," said Ma'ruf Amin, a prominent cleric of the Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI. "We've revised it now...
  • Indonesian Muslims Told to Change Prayer Direction (They Faced Toward Africa Instead of Mecca)

    07/17/2010 6:46:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies · 4+ views
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | July 16, 2010 | Reuters
    Indonesian Muslims told to change prayer direction JAKARTA, July 16 — Indonesia’s Muslims learned today they have been praying in the wrong direction, after the country’s highest Islamic authority said its directive on the direction of Mecca actually had people facing Africa. Muslims are supposed to face the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia during prayer and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued an edict in March stipulating westward was the correct direction from the world’s most populous Muslim country. “But it has been decided that actually the mosques are facing Somalia or Kenya, so we are now suggesting...
  • Indonesian Islamists open front against Christians

    07/04/2010 10:39:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | 7/4/10 | NINIEK KARMINI
    BEKASI, Indonesia -- Days after rumors spread across this industrial city that Christians were conducting a mass baptism, hard-line Islamic leaders called for local mosques to create a youth guard to act as moral police and put a quick stop to forced conversions. They started training early Saturday morning, around 100 young men turning out in a field in Bekasi wearing martial arts uniforms. Leaders stressed that there was no plan to arm them, but they do not shy away from saying they'll act essentially as thugs.
  • Two-year-old Indonesian boy Ardi Rizal (chain-smoking toddler has cut back)

    06/08/2010 12:20:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 88+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/10 | AFP
    Two-year-old Indonesian boy Ardi Rizal puffs on a cigarette in the yard of his family home in Sumatra. The chain-smoking toddler has cut back to 15 cigarettes a day thanks to "therapy focused on playing", a child welfare official has said. (AFP/Ahmad Naafi/SRIWIJAYA POST/File)
  • Indonesian film portrays Obama's early years

    05/20/2010 11:29:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 363+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/10 | Tanalee Smith - ap
    BANDUNG, Indonesia – Young Barry Obama is struggling with his pingpong shot. Or rather, 12-year-old Hasan Faruq Ali is struggling to play left-handed in imitation of the character he is portraying in a new Indonesian film, "Little Obama." ... The film tells the story of Obama's childhood in Jakarta, where he lived with his mother and Indonesian stepfather from age 6 to 10. "It's about his friendships, his hobbies, just a childhood story," said screenwriter and co-director Damien Dematra. "It's not about politics, it's just the story of a boy."
  • 9 indicted on charges of accessing Obama records

    05/12/2010 5:16:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 229 replies · 12,046+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2010
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Nine people have been indicted in federal court on charges they accessed President Barack Obama's student loan records while employed for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa. The U.S. attorney's office says a grand jury returned the indictments Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Davenport.
  • Two arrested two over monkey meatballs

    04/28/2010 7:26:45 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 31 replies · 649+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-27-2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Indonesian police have arrested a couple who made meatballs from the flesh of protected monkeys, an animal conservation group said on Wednesday. The pair poached dozens of rare Javan langurs, also known as silver-leaf monkeys, from Baluran National Park in the east of Java island, according to a statement released by Indonesia-based animal protection group ProFauna.