Friday, December 17, 2010

Moslems are not tolerant?

By: Dr. Adian Husaini

On July 1, 2009, Dr. Marwa El-Sherbini, a Muslim woman who was three months pregnant was killed by a non-Muslim in the Court of Dresden Germany. Dr. Marwa was killed with a very barbaric. He bombarded knife as much as 18 times, and died in the courtroom.

Dr. Marwa is present in court, complaining about a German boy named Alex W who called him a "terrorist" because she wore a headscarf. On one occasion, she also never tried to remove the veil Marwa, a Muslim Egyptian. In that trial, Dr. Alex just kills.Marwa with the savage. Marwa husband who tried to defend his wife actually hit the officer.

Perhaps because the Muslim victims, and perpetrators of non-Muslim indigenous people, the great event it is not a national issue, let alone international. Apparently, the case was not an attractive commodity news and sold!

Comparing with the case of injury to a Christian priest Ciketing HKBP in Bekasi, due to clashes with Muslim masses. Despite going on throughout the village, incredible noisy world. U.S. Secretary Hilary Clinton to join comment. Christian news site, on 20 September 2010, lowering the news: "U.S. Secretary Concerned about HKBP Ciketing".

Following Ciketing case, the International Crisis Group (ICG), in its website, ( also makes a bad picture of the condition of religious tolerance in Indonesia: "Religious tolerance in Indonesia has come under strain in recent years Increasing, particularly hardline Nowhere Islamists and Christian Evangelicals Compete for the Same Ground. "

Many Muslim people stunned by the phenomenon unfairly information that may befall them. While accompanying President Barack Obama to see Istiqlal Mosque, Prof. KH Ali Mustafa Ya'qub convey Washington's surrogate Muslims who had seven years of waiting for permission establishment Mosque. In fact, the land already available. Permission has been filed and has not yet come out.

The problem is, who became victims of Muslim! Perhaps, by various parties, the case of the Muslims is not considered an attractive commodity news and worth selling.
Cases attack places of worship and Muslim people in the Western world are very abundant data. Hatred against Muslims increased after the events of 11 September 2001. Various reports indicate the occurrence of vandalism in many mosques and Muslim tombs in almost all European. Abuses against Islam as done by Dutch politician Geertz Wilders, is also not become an international issue of abuse of Islam.

On February 12, 2010, Jakarta Christian Communication Forum (FKKJ) disseminate data destruction of churches in Indonesia.They said, until early 2010 there has been almost about 1200 pieces of the church was damaged and closed. This news spread throughout the world.
Fantastic! There are 1200 churches destroyed in Indonesia, a Muslim country in the world! Naturally, if the exposure rate would appear negative perceptions of Indonesia and the Muslims. At least, could emerge opinion, what a savage and not tolerant of Muslims in Indonesia! If the case of one church in Bekasi Ciketing just reached the ears of Hillary Clinton, what about 1200 cases of destruction of the church!

Unfortunately, no comprehensive and honest analysis of why and what type of damage experienced by these churches. Data Research Agency Ministry of Religious shows, the growth of Protestant churches in Indonesia in the period 1977-2004, indicating a fantastic rate, ie, 131.38 percent. The Catholic Church is more fantastic, 152 percent. While the growth of the Muslim houses of worship rose 64.22 percent over the same period.

Digit growth in Indonesia, a fantastic church that it should also exposed by Christian institutions to the international world, for their reports more balanced and fair to the religious conditions in Indonesia! That if there is a desire to build Indonesia as a house together, to be more just, prosperous, and prosperous.

In the matter of religious tolerance, between opinion and fact it can be much different. The Muslim community is replete with such engineering. Western World more many years fooled by opinions that created the Zionists, that Palestinian land is vacant, devoid of inhabitants. Over the years many Westerners believe, that Israel is "David" while Arab countries are "Goliath". Now, many are already open her eyes, what really happened.

In recent times following the journalistic trip abroad, between the years 1996-1997, I saw how the problem of Islamization in East Timor was sometimes raised by Western journalists in a press conference with government officials RI. They are influenced by Bishop Belo's campaign for years that there has been an Islamization in East Timor, among others, facilitated by the Armed Forces.

In fact, the facts speak the other. What happened in the integration of East Timor with Indonesia is Katolikisasi! Not Islamisation!Results of research Prof. Bilver Singh from Singapore National University, showed, in 1972, Catholics numbered only 187,540 East Timorese from a population of 674,550 inhabitants (27.8 percent). In 1994, the number of Catholics to 722,789 from 783,086 the total population (92.3 percent). In 1994, Muslims in East Timor only 3.1 percent. So within 22 years under Indonesia, East Timor, the number of Catholics increased by 356.3%. In fact, the Portuguese only, for 450 years only able to colonize the East Timor East Timorese to be Catholic 27.8%.

Seeing the growth of population which is fantastic Catholic, Thomas Michel, Executive Secretary of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conference, based in Bangkok, said, "The Catholic Church in East Timor to grow faster than any other region in the world." (See, Bilveer Singh, East East, Indonesia and the World, Myth and Reality (New York: IPS, 1998).
That's a fact. However, opinions differ internationally. A number of Islamization in East Timor case removed and exaggerated so that drowned large images of religious conditions in East Timor at that time.

This skill creates opinions! Need salute. Religious leaders fulfill their function as a campaigner, that his people oppressed, threatened, and need international help. And, the campaign was reaping amazing results! World asked to believe that the Christians are threatened and oppressed in Indonesia; that there is no tolerance, there is no religious freedom in this Muslim country. Various NGOs in Indonesia was busy announcing the results of research that the condition of religious freedom in Indonesia is very bad.

Way beyond the limits of exploitation cases this proportion is very detrimental to the image of the nation. In fact, look at the facts!Indonesian Muslims are familiar with the diversity in religious life.Muslims are accustomed to receiving official-non-Muslim authorities in sitting in key positions of state. Muslims are very unusual to see the TV we show other religions in the national television station. Religious holidays was distributed proportionally.

Look, how many Muslims handful of people who are given the opportunity to become high officials in Western countries, until recently. Look, if the Muslim call to prayer echoes free there, as the Christians in Indonesia from the church bell rang. Is there a holiday for the Muslims during the feast days and, as the Christians enjoy Christmas and Easter holidays?
If you want to enjoy the beauty of the face of a girl, look at the whole face! If only one or two pimples that at focuses warning and stared at an all-out, then a pretty face will disappear from the eye!
The Muslims must really love this country. Muslims must love tolerance, harmony, and peace. However, Indonesian Islamic leaders M. Natsir, had pleaded: "... even if it is a treasure that we love of everything that is religion and our faith. That's what we want to pass on to our children and grandchildren and descendants. Do not try these gentlemen also cut the ropes of this legacy! "
The Muslims need to continue to take the wisdom and lessons from various cases that may befall them. Also, the Muslims, especially the activist propaganda, needs to continuously improve the quality and ability of preaching, so they are not easily fooled and deceived. (


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