Indonesia, Obama’s adopted ‘homeland’, is an Islamic terror state. It’s “moderate” enough to put on a show. But like most “moderate” Islamic states, the show doesn’t go on for very long.
After the 2002 Bali bombings carried out by Islamic terrorists linked to Al Qaeda killed over 100 non-Muslims, including 88 Australians, 7 Americans, 23 Brits and many others, Indonesia put on a show to reassure tourists.
On Wednesday, the man who crafted the bombs that killed Mr Csabi’s friends and left him a double amputee was freed from an Indonesian prison.
Indonesia says Umar Patek has been deradicalised, but his parole has sparked anger – particularly in Australia, where 88 victims were from.
Some 202 people from 21 nations were killed in the blasts on 12 October that year. It remains Indonesia’s deadliest terror attack.
Patek was accused of being a bombmaker for Jemaah Islamiah (JI) – a group inspired by al-Qaeda – and spent almost a decade on the run.
He was jailed for 20 years in 2012, serving just over half of his initial sentence.
20 years for mass murder on this scale is a joke.
Indonesia sentences drug dealers to death by firing squad. It sentenced one Australian woman to 20 years in prison for drug smuggling.
But of course the Jihadi only served 10 years in prison.
Indonesian authorities say he no longer poses a threat and is eligible for release after a series of sentence reductions for good behaviour.
Arguably, this is no different than what the Biden administration is doing with Al Qaeda terrorists in Gitmo.
Jan Laczynski, an Australian who lost five friends in the bombings, said he was among those shocked and angry.
“This guy gets his life back again. For a lot of us we’ll never get our lives back again,” he told the BBC on Thursday.
“It’s appalling. It’s dreadful. It’s wrong.”
He described it as “another kick in the guts” after last year’s release of Abu Bakar Ba’asyir – the alleged mastermind of the attacks – who had served a sentence unrelated to the bombings.
These are the 7 Americans killed in the Bali bombings.
Megan Eileen HeffernanDeborah Lea SnodgrassKarri Jane CasnerGeorge Hamilton MilliganRobert Alan McCormick IISteven Brooks WebsterJacob Cardwell Young
But, frankly, this is a reminder that vacationing in countries where Islamic terrorism is a way of life and a sacred act is a bad idea. Tourists keep coming back to Bali. They go to North Africa and to Middle Eastern countries and then act surprised when they’re killed, taken hostage, raped or locked up on false charges.
The moral of the story here is don’t travel to Indonesia. It’s an enemy state whose system is partly based on Sharia law.
No matter how often you’ve gone or your friends have gone, you’re not safe there. And visiting Indonesia, Turkey, Jordan, etc is financing Islamic terrorism. It will end badly. For someone.
It does help that Australia’s government is as impotent and worthless as our own.
Australian Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen told breakfast show Sunrise on Thursday he was “horrified” by Umar’s release.
“This is a terrible man who does terrible things not only to Australians but to Indonesians as well,” Bowen said, as cited by news.com.au.
“We do understand Indonesia’s legal system is different to ours and we have to respect that, but at the same time we have to make strong representations to the Indonesian government to ensure all the necessary protections and monitoring are in place.”
Go make some “strong representations” to the regime that just released the mass murder of 88 of your people.
Indonesia maintained Umar’s release was in accordance with the country’s legal system
I’m sure it was. I’m only surprised that the terrorist state hasn’t provided him with 72 virgins.