Indonesia extremist freakshow Pt2

These thuggish religious fanatics are members of some of the Islamic extremist groups currently propagating in Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation and a beacon of tolerance and diversity (according to that eternal optimist Barack Obama).

If you look closely behind the banners of religious intolerance, you can see the Sukarno-era “Statue of Welcome”. Erected in the 1960s as a symbol of Indonesia’s emergence as an independent country, it soars above the central Jakarta traffic circle. Nowadays it’s a favourite spot for extremists to scream through loudspeakers about the need for sharia law and the stoning of adulterers.

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