Six years after 9/11, we have arrived at open rallies in support of the imposition of a worldwide Caliphate and Sharia law for everyone. That includes you. Tiny Minority of Extremists Update: 100,000 rally in Indonesia, hoping to impose upon you a future free of pesky things like freedom of conscience, equality of rights of men and women, and equality of rights for religious minorities.
“Stadium crowd pushes for Islamist dream,” by Lucy Williamson for the BBC, with thanks to The One Who Must Not Be Named:
The dull roars of a football match, the twanging music of a youth group concert – from a distance it is not always easy to tell an Islamic conference from a holiday crowd.
Inside Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno stadium the clues get easier. There are about 100,000 people inside, and everyone is in Islamic dress.
The women’s section – by far the biggest – is a pitter-patter of ice-cream colours. On their parasols, one word is printed over and over again: Khilafah, caliphate.
This is the reason why people have come here. To show their support for a single, unified, Islamic state.
They have been invited by the international Islamist group, Hizb ut-Tahrir. Not everyone believed they would fill the stadium, but Hizb ut-Tahrir is good at bringing in supporters – and keeping them.
Of course. There is no exit door. Read it all.