Monday, May 27, 2019

Indonesia: 8 killed during riots protesting last months election where their candidate came....second.

(Jakarta)  Last month (17th April)  saw a general election in Indonesia. The incumbent President Joko Widodo defeated his rival Prabowo Subianto with a small increase of votes (2%) since their last meeting at the polls in 2014.  Naturally the loser in a country where religion is used to claim the moral high ground has claimed foul play and is now pursuing a legal challenge complaining the vote was rigged. Yup just what you would expect from somebody drummed out of the military for human rights abuses.

(During the run up to the election Subianto claimed that terrorist attacks in Indonesia were caused by poverty and perpetrated by non-Muslims disguised as Muslims, sent by other countries and controlled by foreigners.)

Well as Indonesia is a country which has been turning towards conservative Islam. those who are quick to find offence did so and after a number of days of rioting across the country in support of the thug who lost the election 8 people have been killed , 700 injured and 200 arrested.

Ramadan death toll stands at 841