Somehow the senders of these book-bombs have gotten the idea that someone who “sins against Islam and Muslims” must be killed. And where are all the peaceful, moderate Muslim voices working to convince them that that isn’t so? How many hundreds or thousands of times must they be AWOL on occasions like this before the non-Muslim world begins to get a clue as to the reality of the situation?
Pancasila is the official philosophy of Indonesia. It is not strictly Islamic, and Islamic supremacists view it as a rival to Sharia; hence the other book title, Does the Pancasila Still Exist. “Bomb for Yapto disguised as book on Pancasila,” from The Jakarta Post, March 16:
The book containing a bomb sent to Pancasila Youth organization chairman Yapto Soerjosoemarno on Tuesday bore a different title to the book-bombs sent to politician and Islamic Activist Ulil Abshar Abdhalla and National Narcotics Body Chief Gories Mere.
While bombs sent to Ulil and Gories were put in books titled Mereka Harus Dibunuh Karena Dosa-dosa mereka Terhadap Islam dan Kaum Muslimin, (They Must be Killed for their Sins Against Islam and Muslims), the book-bomb addressed to Yapto was titled Apakah Masih Ada Pancasila (Does the Pancasila Still Exist).
Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Sutarman said Wednesday that the bombs, however, were similar types.
He said the Jakarta Police were yet to determine the group responsible for the bombs, “But they are definitely terrorists” he added….
No kidding, really?