Abu Bakar Bashir, whose outrageous utterances we have covered here since the beginning, didn’t specify which naked women he meant. “Alleged Indonesian terror chief says naked women worse than Bali bombings,” from AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Alleged terror leader Abu Bakar Bashir said TV shows featuring scantily clad women were more harmful than the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people, the state news agency reported.
The remarks were likely to anger Australia, which lost 88 citizens in the attacks on two crowded nightclubs.
Likely, but not certain to anger Australia, because Australia is a civilized country that doesn’t erupt into violent rage at the slightest imagined provocation.
Bashir, recently released from jail after serving 26 months for conspiracy in the bombings, said images of naked or semi-naked woman on television were sinful and chipped away at the moral fiber of Muslim believers.
“So, if I am asked which is more dangerous, naked women or the Bali bombs, then my reply is of course those women in skimpy clothes,” Antara quoted him as saying at a public rally calling for the imposition of Islamic law in Indonesia.