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  • 'Vampire' Squirrel Has World's Fluffiest Tail

    07/07/2014 12:16:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Science ^ | 30 June 2014 | Erik Stokstad
    Few scientists have ever seen the rare tufted ground squirrel (Rheithrosciurus macrotis), which hides in the hilly forests of Borneo, but it is an odd beast. It’s twice the size of most tree squirrels, and it reputedly has a taste for blood. Now, motion-controlled cameras have revealed another curious fact. The 35-centimeter-long rodent has the bushiest tail of any mammal compared with its body size. "The species is really quite bizarre," says Erik Meijaard, a conservation scientist with People and Nature Consulting International in Jakarta. Meijaard and his wife, Rona Dennis, an independent remote sensing scientist, gathered a collection of...
  • Great family Soetoro, Obama Close Relatives in Jakarta

    02/22/2014 9:52:22 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 19 replies
    Jawa Pos National Network ^ | 05 November 2008 | Laporan RIDLWAN HABIB
    Great family Soetoro, Obama Close Relatives in JakartaWednesday, November 5, 2008, 10:16:00 Lolo Soetoro large family, caring stepfather of Barack Obama in Indonesia, the tremendous pride had close relatives who would lead the most powerful country in the world. Though thousands of miles apart, they gathered yesterday to pray that Barry Soetoro, nicknames senator from Illinois while living in Menteng, Jakarta, it won the presidential election in the United States. "We believe the Barry win, but we fret because there are a lot of death threats nggegirisi (scary)," said Ir Heri Purnomo, cousin Maya Kasandra Soetoro (Obama's sister), the Jawa...
  • Whistleblower: Obama Was Indonesian Citizen & Given Financial Aid...

    08/08/2013 6:41:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 64 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 7, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Dr. Orly Taitz has been pushing the Barack Obama eligibility issue for some time now. She has sought to go specifically through the court system and back in February she attempted to (Obama Eligibility Case Requested To Move To Oral Arguments At US Supreme Court) move to oral arguments on Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of president of the United States. She is also one that ( questions the motives) of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mike Zullo in their investigation. In June she presented
  • We Don't Need Obama's Birth Certificate (Mystery Solved?)

    We can drop this debate over his birth certificate because we have something even more valuable. We have his mother’s passport files. Snip~ When Obama was young, children traveled as an addition to their parents’ passports. Passport regulations required a photo of parent and child together, as well as a certified copy of a hospital birth certificate. State-issued IDs came much later. If Obama was born in the United States, as everybody says, then there should be a photo of little Barack Obama with his mother, as well as a certified copy of his Hawaiian birth certificate in her file....
  • Jakarta floods leave hundreds of thousands homeless

    01/17/2013 12:46:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    australia news network ^ | 1/17/2013 | ann
    Indonesian disaster authorities have lost count of the number of people who have been left homeless in widespread flooding, but say it could reach the hundreds of thousands. The centre of Jakarta, including the Presidential Palace, is awash and parts of the Indonesian capital that have never seen flooding before are now underwater. Yesterday 10,000 people had to flee their homes but hours of heavy downpours overnight and rivers bursting their banks, have added to the problem. Audio: Australia Network's Indonesia correspondent, Helen Brown, speaks to News Radio (ABC News) Three people have been killed so far in the seasonal...
  • (Behold, The Religion of Peace) Aceh Town to Ban Female Passengers from Straddling Motorcycles

    01/02/2013 7:09:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | January 02, 2013 | Nurdin Hasan
    Aceh Town to Ban Female Passengers from Straddling Motorcycles Banda Aceh. The administration of the Aceh town of Lhokseumawe is set to issue a regulation that will ban female passengers from straddling motor bikes. “We’ve seen that people’s behaviors and morals are getting far from Aceh’s Islamic cultural values. Therefore we will issue a regulation that will ban women from straddling while sitting on the passenger’s seat of motorcycles,” Lhokseumawe mayor Suaidi Yahya told the Jakarta Globe. “We want to save women from things that will cause them to violate Shariah law. We wish to honor women with this ban,...
  • 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...
  • Indonesia reports suspects planned attack on US Embassy!

    10/27/2012 7:09:20 PM PDT · by LUV W · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 27, 2012 | Associated Press
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia's anti-terror squad arrested 11 people suspected of planning a range of attacks on domestic and foreign targets including the U.S. Embassy and a site near the Australian Embassy, police said Saturday. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/27/indonesia-reports-suspects-planned-attack-on-us-embassy/#ixzz2AYUPPqIm
  • Indonesia 'foils plot to attack US missions'

    10/27/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    (AFP) via FRANCE24.com ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2012 - 17H48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Indonesian anti-terror police, Densus 88 secure a terror suspect's house during a raid in Mojosongo, Solo in Central Java. Indonesian police have arrested 11 members of an Islamic group allegedly planning attacks on American diplomatic missions, a spokesman says." SNIPPET: "The group had planned to hit the US embassy and a US consulate, as well as a building near the Australian embassy in the capital Jakarta that houses the office of American mining giant Freeport-McMoran, police said. Police said they were from a new outfit called HASMI, the Sunni Movement for Indonesian Society, and explosives and a bomb-making manual...
  • PROTESTERS SCREAMING '**** AMERICA!' ATTACK US EMBASSY IN JAKARTA

    Brisbane Times: A mob of Indonesian Islamists waving jihad flags attacked the US embassy yesterday, throwing rocks and bricks, but they were repelled by tear gas and riot police. About 500 people from a number of radical groups were protesting against the movie The Innocence of Muslims by calling for the arrest and death penalty for the movie’s director Sam Bacile and the Florida preacher Terry Jones who had planned to show the film.
  • Breitbart reporter said, "Barry Soetoro was an Indonesian citizen"

    08/07/2012 10:43:19 AM PDT · by TexasVoter · 74 replies
    Wayne Allyn Root ^ | 08/06/2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I am President Obama’s classmate at Columbia University, Class of ’83. I am also one of the most accurate Las Vegas oddsmakers and prognosticators. Accurate enough that I was awarded my own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. And I smell something rotten in Denmark. Obama has a big skeleton in his closet. It’s his college records. Call it “gut instinct” but my gut is almost always right. Obama has a secret hidden at Columbia- and it’s a bad one that threatens to bring down his Presidency. Gut instinct is how I’ve made my living for 29 years...
  • Bali bomber Umar Patek helped lead world to Osama bin Laden's hideaway

    05/05/2011 4:47:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | 5th May 2011 | Amanda Hodge in Abbottabad and Peter Alford
    BALI bomber Umar Patek was seeking a meeting with Osama bin Laden when he was arrested a few kilometres from the al-Qa'ida chief's hideout. The arrest in Abbottabad of Patek, the last major figure who was still at large for the 2002 Bali attacks that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, has raised a critical question: did Patek give vital information to the mission to kill bin Laden, or did his arrest by Pakistani intelligence risk upsetting the American operation? Patek was arrested on January 25, nine days after stopping in the mountain garrison town on his way to meet...
  • (Muslim) Aceh ‘Punks’ Arrested for ‘Re-education’

    12/14/2011 7:09:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    The Jakarta Globe ^ | December 13, 2011 | Nurdin Hasan
    Aceh ‘Punks’ Arrested for ‘Re-education’ Banda Aceh. Dozens of young people were being held and punished by Aceh police on Tuesday for the supposed crime of being “punk,” despite not being charged with any crime nor being brought before a court. The 64 music lovers, some of whom had come from as far as Jakarta and West Java, were arrested by regular and Shariah police as they held a charity concert in Banda Aceh’s Taman Budaya park on Saturday night. Banda Aceh police took the arrestees on Tuesday afternoon to the Aceh State Police School for “reeducation.” Aceh police chief...
  • Was Obama an Indonesian citizen? Evidence raises concerns over presidential qualification.

    08/30/2011 5:13:00 AM PDT · by tutstar · 351 replies
    Klein Online ^ | 8 29 2011 | Aaron Klein
    Evidence continues to mount that President Obama was adopted by his Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, raising concerns over his presidential eligibility. Obama’s American mother, Ann Dunham, separated from her first husband, Barack Obama Sr., in 1963 when the president was 2 years old. Dunham and Obama Sr. are reported to have later divorced. In Hawaii, Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian, in 1965 and moved to Indonesia in October 1967. Divorce documents filed in Hawaii on Aug. 20, 1980, refer to Obama as the “child” of both Soetoro and Dunham, indicating a possible adoption in the U.S. The divorce records...
  • Jakarta Police to secure FPI prayer recital for Osama bin Laden

    05/04/2011 11:19:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Jakarta Post ^ | 05/04/2011 | Jakarta Post
    Jakarta Police will guard a mass prayer organized by the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) for Osama bin Laden, who was shot dead in a US military operation on Monday. The service will be held at the FPI headquarters in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. According to Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Baharudin Djafar, the police will guard the event as usual. He added that the FPI did not need to request permission from police to hold the event. “Its an ordinary Koran recital. We can't stop people from praying,” he added, as reported by...
  • NYT Mag features new book..Obama interview about his mother:'She was a very strong person..

    04/20/2011 8:16:05 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-20-11 | Mike Allen
    Complete title: NYT Mag features new book with Obama interview about his mother: 'She was a very strong person in her own way' FIRST LOOK – New York Times Magazine cover story, “WHY SHE WENT: When Barry Obama was 6 years old [in 1967], his mother moved him to Indonesia. It was a decision that would define his life and hers,” by Janny Scott, a reporter for The New York Times who went on leave in 2008 to write “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother,” from which this article, "The Young Mother Abroad," is adapted: “The...
  • Little Barry heads back to school next week

    02/13/2010 10:35:13 AM PST · by opentalk · 229 replies · 3,214+ views
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 02/13/2010 | Hasyim Widhiarto
    The Central Jakarta administration will move the controversial "Little Barry" statue from its current location at Taman Menteng in Central Jakarta to state elementary school SDN 01 Menteng next week, an official says. "We are currently discussing with officials from the school and its alumni association," city spokesman Cucu Ahmad Kurnia told reporters Friday. "We hope the move will happen next week." US President Barack Obama attended the elementary school for almost two years when he spent part of his childhood in Jakarta. Erected by the Jakarta-based Friends of Obama Foundation in December last year, the statue, which resembles Obama...
  • Obama Gets America's Motto Wrong (When is enough ENOUGH?)

    12/08/2010 7:05:30 AM PST · by yoe · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2010 | With: Bret Baie
    Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine: Video Members of a bipartisan group of lawmakers called the Congressional Prayer Caucus want to make sure President Obama knows the country's national motto. Forty-one Republicans and one of the five Democrats from the caucus sent a letter to the president asking him to correct a mistake he made during a speech last month in Jakarta, Indonesia when he said -- quote -- "In the United States, our motto is E Pluribus Unum -- out of many, one." The lawmakers point out the official national motto -- approved by Congress in 1956...
  • US Offer of Used Fighter Jets Fails to Fly With Lawmakers

    11/15/2010 6:31:43 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    The Jakarta Globe ^ | 11/15/2010 | The Jakarta Globe
    Lawmakers are not particularly impressed with the United States offer of 24 secondhand F-16 fighters, which would more than double the current Air Force fleet of 10 F-16s. The Defense Ministry said last week that Washington had offered Indonesia the aircraft as a gift, and Armed Forces (TNI) chief Adm. Agus Suhartono indicated interest in the proposal. But on Friday, Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said the government would review the offer before making a decision. Lawmakers agree, saying the jets should first be checked to make sure they are not junk. “They should not only look at the quantity of...
  • About that handshake ...

    11/14/2010 3:28:50 AM PST · by Scanian · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama has once again taken it upon himself to address the Muslim world, this time in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. In the absence of reliable opinion polls it is anyone’s guess whether the Muslim world relishes, or even indeed much cares about, what is fast becoming a biannual fixture. What does seem increasingly obvious is that the president remains as baffled by that vast amorphous body as the rest of us. He had not even opened his mouth before his purpose was almost derailed by, of all people, his wife, or rather a handshake between Michelle Obama and...
  • Rhetoric vs. Reality: Obama's Jakarta Dreamin'

    11/12/2010 12:20:45 PM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 11/12/10 | EricTheRed
    Rhetoric:“…while my stepfather, like most Indonesians, was raised a Muslim, he firmly believed that all religions were worthy of respect…in this way he reflected the spirit of religious tolerance that is enshrined in Indonesia’s Constitution, and that remains one of this country’s defining and inspiring characteristics.” “…Across an archipelago that contains some of God’s most beautiful creations, islands rising above an ocean named for peace, people choose to worship God as they please. Islam flourishes, but so do other faiths.” - Barack Obama, Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 9, 2010 Reality:- There are currently an estimated twenty Jews living in Indonesia. -...
  • She made me do it: Conservative Muslim Indonesia minister says Michelle Obama forced handshake

    11/09/2010 11:00:37 AM PST · by maggief · 72 replies
    AP ^ | November 9, 2010
    sns-ap-as-indonesia-michelles-handshake JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservative Muslim government minister admits he shook hands with first lady Michelle Obama in welcoming her to Indonesia but says it wasn't his choice. Footage on YouTube shows otherwise, sparking a debate that has lit up Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the blogosphere. "I tried to prevent (being touched) with my hands but Mrs. Michelle held her hands too far toward me (so) we touched," Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring told tens of thousands of followers on Twitter.
  • Barack Obama joined Muslim prayers at school, teacher says

    11/07/2010 6:10:15 PM PST · by kingattax · 79 replies · 1+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 08, 2010 | Anne Barrowclough
    AS a schoolboy in Jakarta, Barack Obama attended Muslim prayer sessions with his classmates against the wishes of his mother. The US President's former grade three teacher said that Mr Obama - who was known as "Barry" when he attended the Menteng One school in Jakarta - studied the Koran and went to classes on Islam, despite the objections of Anne Dunham, a Roman Catholic. The teacher's recollections will add to speculation about Mr Obama's links to Islam during his much-anticipated visit to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, as part of his ten-day tour of Asia.
  • Barack Obama joined Muslim prayers at school, teacher says

    11/07/2010 2:39:07 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 57 replies
    The Times ^ | November 08, 2010 | Anne Barrowclough
    AS a schoolboy in Jakarta, Barack Obama attended Muslim prayer sessions with his classmates against the wishes of his mother. The US President's former grade three teacher said that Mr Obama - who was known as "Barry" when he attended the Menteng One school in Jakarta - studied the Koran and went to classes on Islam, despite the objections of Anne Dunham, a Roman Catholic. The teacher's recollections will add to speculation about Mr Obama's links to Islam during his much-anticipated visit to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, as part of his ten-day tour of Asia. His middle...
  • Singapore Airlines cancel flights to Jakarta

    11/06/2010 3:32:40 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 11/6/10 | SARAH DiLORENZO
    Singapore Airlines says it is canceling flights to and from Indonesia's capital following the eruption of the country's most volatile volcano. The carrier made the announcement on its website Saturday. Indonesia's most volatile mountain — around 280 miles (450 kilometers) west of Jakarta — unleashed its most powerful eruption in a century Friday. Towering plumes of ash continued to rise from the mountain Saturday, dusting windshields, rooftops and leaves on trees hundreds of miles (kilometers) away. It was not immediately clear when Singapore Airlines would resume flights.
  • President Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia

    10/28/2010 10:25:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    President Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia By: Kendra Marr October 28, 2010 12:21 PM EDT President Barack Obama will visit one of the world’s largest mosques when he makes good on a long-delayed promise to visit Indonesia, the island nation where he lived briefly as a child. The president will visit Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta — the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Muslim house of worship in the world — during his swing through the country Nov. 9-10. Islam is the dominant religion in populous Indonesia, making it the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. White House...
  • Thousands of Indonesian Muslims Protest at US Embassy Against “Burn the Koran Day”

    09/04/2010 6:40:10 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 64 replies
    Logans Warning ^ | Sept 4th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Earlier this week the 57 state Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), stated they want the US Government to step in and stop Dove World Outreach Center’s upcoming “Burn a Koran Day”. Just a day later I posted about an Indonesian Muslim site that was whining about the same day, and today we learn that Muslim madness is spreading. As thousands of Indonesian Muslims have taken to the streets, in protest against Pastor Jones and Dove. They are obviously against our freedoms, and this is just one more reason to end all Muslim immigration.
  • US to resume ties with Indonesia's special forces

    07/22/2010 10:18:24 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 9 replies
    The Washington Post (AP) ^ | July 22, 2010 | Ninie Karmini
    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The United States announced Thursday it will resume cooperation with Indonesia's special forces after ties were severed more than a decade ago over alleged human rights abuses by the commando unit. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates made the announcement after meeting with Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday in the capital of Jakarta. Indonesia had said it wanted the United States to reconsider resuming joint training.
  • INDONESIAN MUSLIMS TOLD TO PREPARE FOR RELIGIOUS WAR

    06/29/2010 9:23:30 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 11 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/29/2010 | Staff
    A call to form religious militia units was made this weekend at the second Bekasi Islamic Conference, a gathering of 2000 representatives from regional Islamic organizations. Nine of the attending organizations joined to create a group called Bekasi Islamic Presidium tasked with preparing local mosques for a war against “Christianization.” “Apparently [Christians] want to test our patience. We are planning to invite them for a dialogue to determine what they really want. If talks fail, this might mean war,” stated Murhali Barda, General Secretary of the Bekasi chapter of the Islamic Defender’s Front (FPI) to The Jakarta Globe. Murhali went...
  • Terror Suspect Abdullah Sonata Planned to Bomb Danish Embassy in Jakarta

    06/24/2010 8:39:13 PM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | June 24, 2010 | Farouk Arnaz
    The terror suspects arrested during a raid in Klaten, Central Java not only planned to bomb the Police Anniversary Day celebration, or Hari Bhayangkara, but also to bomb the Danish Embassy. The head of antiterror squad Densus 88 Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian said the police got the information from the country's most wanted fugitive and terror suspect Abdullah Sonata and his accomplice Sogir. “We are sure that they chose the police as the target as revenge for a terror raid in Aceh and they wanted to bomb the Danish Embassy because of the Prophet Mohammad's caricature fiasco,” Tito told the...
  • Bogor HTI to Stage Rally Against Obama Visit

    05/29/2010 11:45:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 222+ views
    ANTARA.co.id ^ | Sunday, May 30, 2010 08:21 WIB | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Bogor, W Java (ANTARA News) - Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI)-Bogor chapter, plans to stage a rally against President Barack Obama`s planned visit to Indonesia in June. The rally would be staged at Bogor city`s Kujang monument on Sunday from 08.00 to 11.00 local time, a spokesman for the rally`s organizers told ANTARA here Saturday. HTI`s national executive board had first voiced its opposition to President Obama`s planned visit to Indonesia last March." SNIPPET: "Obama himself is popular enough in Indonesia because his step father was an Indonesian, and he had spent part of his childhood in Jakarta."
  • Obama was suspected target of Indonesian jihadists: expert

    05/13/2010 11:32:51 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 18 replies · 994+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 14, 2010
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who is due to visit Indonesia in June, was one of several suspected targets of Indonesian militants captured in police raids recently, an expert on militants said on Friday.
  • Rushed New Movie on Obama’s Jakarta Boyhood Set to Ignite Religious Debate

    05/11/2010 8:50:34 PM PDT · by arthurus · 15 replies · 883+ views
    Jakarta Globe ^ | May 11, 2010 | Ulma Haryanto
    n a move sure to provoke controversy among right-wing groups in the United States, production is set to begin on a new Indonesian movie about Barack Obama’s childhood in Jakarta. The movie is expected to include scenes of the future US president prostrating to God in the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, as well as reciting from the Koran. The film is based on the novel “Obama Anak Menteng” (“Obama the Menteng Kid”), which author Damien Dematra claims to be a true account of “Barry’s” childhood in the Jakarta suburb. The novel was reportedly written in five days after...
  • When Obama Was Just "Dumpling Ears"

    04/25/2010 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 120 replies · 2,341+ views
    Jakarta Globe ^ | 4/25/2010 | Yanto Soegiarto
    When Obama Was Just ‘Dumpling Ears’ When US President Barack Obama officially visits Indonesia in June, classmates from his elementary school days are looking forward to seeing him again. They may have known him for less than two years at school in the early ’70s, but Barry Soetoro, as Obama was then known, has become a source of inspiration and pride for many of his former classmates, said Rully Dasaad, one of those who befriended little Barry at Sekolah Dasar Negeri Besuki in Menteng. “Barry affected our lives in a way,” Rully said. “He helped shape our personalities. I don’t...
  • Arrests Continue in Indonesia

    04/16/2010 2:45:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 161+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | April 12, 2010 08:37 PM | By Kenneth Conboy
    SNIPPET: "This past Sunday, six terrorists were captured in Medan, North Sumatra province, by Indonesia's counter-terrorist unit, Special Detachment 88. All were thought to be linked to a paramilitary camp in Aceh that was raided in February and two of them, Pandu Wicaksono Widyan Putro and Bayu Sena, were said to be tied to the twin hotel bombings in Jakarta last July." SNIPPET: "Special Detachment 88 will likely continue its raids in and around Aceh to round up those camp members that have thus far evaded the police dragnet."
  • Catholic school in Indonesia seeks recognition for its role in Obama's life (Obama is a Muslim)

    04/09/2010 1:46:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1,201+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-04-09 | Andrew Higgins
    (snip) Obama moved to Indonesia in 1967 with his mother, American anthropologist Ann Dunham, and his Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro. They lived in a single-story rented house in Menteng-Dalam. An old school registry at Asisi records how, under the name "Barry Soetoro," he entered first grade at the start of the school year on Jan. 1, 1968. He was registered as a Muslim, based on his stepfather's faith. All students, no matter what their religion, attended Christian services. (snip)
  • Court told 'citizen' Obama actually may be alien

    03/25/2010 6:53:40 AM PDT · by opentalk · 135 replies · 3,855+ views
    WND ^ | March 25, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Forget the dispute over the "natural born citizen" requirement of the U.S. Constitution for presidents, Barack Obama may not even be a "citizen," according to a new filing in a long-running legal challenge to his eligibility to occupy the Oval Office. "Under the British Nationality Act of 1948 his father was a British subject/citizen and not a United States citizen and Obama himself was a British subject/citizen at the time Obama was born," says a new filing in the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Kerchner v. Obama. "We further contend that Obama has failed to even conclusively...
  • Obama’s Forged “Certification of Live Birth”: The Evidence

    03/22/2010 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 129 replies · 4,389+ views
    The Post and Email ^ | Mar. 21, 2010 | John F. Sweeney
    The two-year anniversary of “Passportgate” was this past Monday, March 14. Passportgate was the covert “accessing” of passport records by three contractors at the State Department. Two of the contractors were fired. The contractor who was not fired, but only disciplined, worked for The Analysis Corporation. John O. Brennan is the president of The Analysis Corporation. He is also a former CIA official and is now Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. The dates of access are January 9, February 21 and March 14, 2008. The initial reports indicated only a breach of Obama’s records. Later it...
  • Meet the 'chubby boy with the curly hair': New photographs of Barack Obama's childhood

    03/17/2010 3:00:27 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 55 replies · 2,745+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 010
    Grinning happily at the camera, this is Barry Soetoro, the cherubic little boy who went on to become America's first black president. The charming images taken at a child's birthday party in Jakarta 40 years ago were released as Indonesia prepares to welcome Barack Obama back to the country for the first time since he became president. The Asia-Pacific tour will also take in Australia and Guam and has been described as an 'extremely important trip' involving 'important partners', a White House spokesman said. Regional security is expected to be a major focus of the visit. Ahead of the visit,...
  • Barack Obama Statue Removed From Jakarta Park

    02/15/2010 5:54:00 PM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies · 570+ views
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | February 15, 2010 | Rod McGuirk
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Authorities removed a statue of Barack Obama from a park in the Indonesian capital due to a public backlash and moved it Monday to a nearby elementary school that the U.S. president attended as a child.
  • Barack Obama statue removed from Jakarta park

    02/15/2010 6:08:23 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 15 replies · 702+ views
    AP ^ | Mon Feb 15, 1:43 am ET | ROD McGUIRK
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Authorities removed a statue of Barack Obama from a park in the Indonesian capital due to a public backlash (more)
  • Indonesia to remove Obama statue from public park

    02/05/2010 6:32:53 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 859+ views
    AFP ^ | February 5, 2010
    A statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy will be removed from a park in the Indonesian capital due to public opposition, officials said Friday, just weeks before Obama visits his old hometown. The Jakarta governor's office confirmed that the two-metre (six-foot) bronze would be removed from Menteng Park and placed at the nearby Menteng One primary school where Obama spent part of his childhood in the late 1960s. The decision comes after 56,500 people joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed and replaced by a memorial to an...
  • Indonesian group wants Obama statue torn down

    01/26/2010 9:47:23 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 21 replies · 934+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Sarah Hunt
    The statue of Obama as a 10-year-old was installed in Menteng park in central Jakarta in December 2009 to mark the four years he attended a local primary school there while living in Jakarta. A month later, a campaign to pull down the statue has gathered momentum in the world's most populous Muslim nation which not so long ago embraced Obama almost as a native son. By Wednesday, a Facebook group called Take Down the Barack Obama Statue in Menteng Park had attracted over 55,500 members and local newspaper the Jakarta Post this week reported the group had filed a...
  • Indonesian Authorities Consider Petition to Take Down Obama Statue

    01/25/2010 9:23:12 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 13 replies · 642+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/26/10 | HAP
    Hope and Change disappearing from Indonesia? The bronze statue of "Little Barry" may have to go..."We've been discussing for the past two weeks what to do with the statue... whether to take it down, move it elsewhere or retain it. We're finding the best solution," Jakarta parks agency official Dwi Bintarto said."
  • Obama Statue Slammed by Facebook Critics

    12/15/2009 10:03:03 AM PST · by carbonfeet · 25 replies · 1,184+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-15-09
    A statue of President Barack Obama as a boy erected in a Jakarta park has been targeted in a Facebook campaign by thousands who say it should be removed.Many Indonesians are proud of the fact that Obama lived in Jakarta from 1967 to 1971 with his American mother, his Indonesian stepfather and his half-sister. He went by the name "Barry," attended the local elementary school near where his statue now stands and owned a pet monkey.
  • Jakarta builds statue of young Obama

    12/10/2009 10:56:05 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 59 replies · 2,321+ views
    A bronze statue of a young Barack Obama in shorts and a T-shirt — and what appears to be a Nobel medal around his neck — has been erected at a park in Jakarta, Indonesia, near the school where the future U.S. president studied as a child, according to news reports. The likeness of a 10-year-old Obama — his hand extended with what appears to be a butterfly resting on it — cost $10,600 and now stands in a corner of Menteng Park, according to the Jakarta Globe and AP.
  • INDONESIAN BOMBING SUSPECT A JIHAD MAGAZINE PUBLISHER AND WEBMASTER

    08/26/2009 9:47:33 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 586+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | Posted on 26 August 2009 @ 15:03 | n/a
    26 August 2009 INDONESIAN BOMBING SUSPECT A JIHAD MAGAZINE PUBLISHER AND WEBMASTER As of today he's in the custody of Detachment 88. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. First the news reports: • Preacher's son arrested: Mohammad Jibril runs his father's company, Ar-rahmah Media, which publishes religious books and JihadMagz, a glossy 148-page magazine devoted to Islamic fighters and wars across the world. He also set up the militant website, arrahmah.com, which posts news in Bahasa Indonesia and English on the Islamic struggle to preserve and spread their religion.
  • Terror boss Noordin Top 'arrested or killed' in shootout at hideout

    08/07/2009 11:10:00 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies · 509+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 8th August 2009
    TWO body bags were seen being taken from a suspected hideout of terror suspect Noordin Top in Indonesia after a raid by police special forces. He was killed during a raid on his hideout, local television reported. The television station did not disclose its sources and police have not confirmed the report, which came as ambulances arrived at the suspected hideout following a 17-hour siege involving heavy gunfire and explosions. A witness said that two body bags were taken from the house. Elite police carrying assault rifles entered the house in Central Java after it had been besieged as part...
  • Did you know? Obama’s half sister, born in Indonesia, has a Hawaiian Certification of Live Birth

    07/26/2009 11:03:19 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 192 replies · 4,466+ views
    examiner.com ^ | July 27, 2009 | Gregory Dail
    Besides being the First Sister Maya has a HawaiiaCertification of Live Birth despite be born in Jakarta Indonesia.
  • Fugitive linked to Jakarta blasts

    07/20/2009 4:46:25 AM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 3 replies · 397+ views
    BBC ^ | Page last updated at 12:50 GMT, Saturday, 18 July 2009 | u/a
    Tributes are left for those killed in the hotel attacks Indonesian officials say there are "strong indications" a key wanted fugitive was behind Friday's deadly attacks on two hotels in Jakarta. Noordin Mohamed Top is wanted for plotting the Bali bombings of 2002 and 2005 and other Indonesian attacks. Nine people, including two suicide bombers, died in the attacks on the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott. At least four of Friday's victims are said to be foreigners but have not all been formally identified. See map of area Police in the Indonesian capital are studying DNA and other evidence to...