Here’s a recent Jihad Watch headline:
That was from February 6. And now authorities in Indonesia are claiming that the Ahmadis have “stirred up community conflicts.” This is exactly the same Islamic supremacist evasion of responsibility and tendency to blame the victim that we saw yesterday in Zawahiri’s blaming of the Copts for the jihad attacks against the Copts in Egypt.
Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Indonesia, and more on this story: “Regional Indonesian Politicians to Ban Or Curb Ahmadiyah,” by Fitri, Eras Poke, Heru Andriyanto and Antara in the Jakarta Globe, February 26 (thanks to Twostellas):
Regional chiefs in some Indonesian provinces are moving ahead with plans to either ban completely or restrict the activities of Ahmadiyah followers in their areas, claiming the Muslim sect has stirred up community conflicts.
The mayor of Samarinda, Sjahrie Jaang, said he would curb all Ahmadiyah activities in the East Kalimantan capital and would also soon move to close down its mosques.
“The regulation on halting the activities of the Ahmadiyah was signed today,” he told reporters after a meeting with local police, religious leaders and community representatives on Friday.
He said he would meet with Ahmadiyah leaders in the area to enforce the regulation, advising them to halt their activities and close their houses of worship.
“This decision was taken as a form of firm action by the city administration on the Ahmadiyah issue in order to maintain security by preventing potential sources of conflict in society,” the mayor said.
When asked about the size of the Ahmadiyah community in Samarinda, Sjahrie said it was “insignificant” but if no firm action was taken immediately, it was likely to grow. “This is why we need to stop their activities now,” he said.
Representatives of the Indonesian Council of Ulema in Samarinda lauded the administration’s plans.
“The mayor’s decision is a relief to us all,” said Zaini Naim, the local chapter’s chairman. “This will stop the people from taking the law into their own hands.”
According to M. Faozal, a spokesman for West Nusa Tenggara’s provincial government, the governor was about to issue a bylaw that would outlaw the spread of Ahmadiyah teachings. “Ahmadiyah often triggers conflict in many regions, including West Nusa Tenggara,” the spokesman said on Friday. “The governor wants to prevent conflict; We”re calling on the Ahmadiyah to stop causing conflict.”
Limiting the Ahmadiyah community”s activities was necessary as a way to prevent potential conflicts, Faozal said, adding that the government hoped its followers would return to the “rightful path of Islam.”…