Threat to Islam
"They gather funds and give them to America and the Israeli Zionists.'' Conspiracy Paranoia Alert from modern, moderate Indonesia: "Rotary Club a 'threat' to Islam," from Agence France-Presse, February 2 (thanks to all who sent this in):
INDONESIAN Islamic hardliners have called for a ban on international organisations the Rotary Club and the Lions Club, saying they are part of a Zionist conspiracy, reports said today.
The People's Ulema Forum (FUU) said the clubs were "infidel'' fronts for Freemasonry and the world Zionist movement and threatened Islam in the world's most populous Muslim country.
"They gather funds and give them to America and the Israeli Zionists,'' FUU chairman Atian Ali Mohammad Da'i was quoted as saying in The Jakarta Globe daily.
"We urge all Muslims to renounce membership in the Rotary Club and the Lions Club. Otherwise they can consider themselves infidels.''
He called on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to ban the groups....