Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Combating Terrorism

I believe that Terrorism exist because there are certain people who are very frustrated with all the terrible things that have been going on for a very long lime in a society, i.e. Injustices, Corruptions and Poverty.

Therefore, if a society wants to combat Terrorism, the above mentioned causes should also be eradicated, otherwise the end result would not be maximum.

That's what I thought when I read in The Jakarta Globe (below) that President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono (SBY) has called upon all Indonesians to help the government in combating terrorism.

May 17, 2010  Camelia Pasandaran

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says the aim of Islamists to 
implement Shariah law was "unacceptable" to the Indonesian 
people. (Bloomberg Photo/Ian Waldie)
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says the aim of Islamists to implement Shariah law was "unacceptable" to the Indonesian people. (Bloomberg Photo/Ian Waldie)

President Hits Out at Terrorists, Says Indonesia Will Never Be Islamic State


In some of his strongest comments against terrorists yet, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday called on all Indonesians to join the government in combating terrorism and their plans to establish an Islamic state governed by Shariah law.

“I call for all Indonesian people to join together in saving the nation, saving our people, saving us all from the terrorism threat and from irresponsible parties that act beyond the limits of humanity,” Yudhoyono said at Halim Perdana Kusuma airport in East Jakarta before leaving for an informal visit to Singapore.

“I also hope that all Indonesian regions, provinces, districts and municipalities, all regional leaders, military and police personnel, and all other parties remain alert and active and to contribute to preventing the development of terrorism in their own areas,” he said. “This is to save our children, our young generation, from being trapped by terrorism crimes.”

The National Police have recently arrested and killed several terrorist suspects in Aceh, Central and West Java, and Jakarta. The police have revealed that the terrorists were planning to assassinate the president and high-ranking officials in a bid to create an Islamic state.

Laying out the evidence and identifying the suspected terrorists arrested or killed since operations began in the mountains of Aceh in February, National Police Chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri recently described the plot to attack the Presidential Palace during Independence Day celebrations on Aug. 17.

Yudhoyono, speaking to journalists in offices adjoining the runway, said that several important terrorists had been arrested in the past but when they were released from jail fell back into their terrorist ways.

“What we’re actually facing now is those who have been controlling [the terror movement in Indonesia] for the last ten years ... with some more new members,” he said.

“What is interesting is the target of the terror,” he said. “In the past, they targeted foreigners, but now they are targeting our nation, our country, our government as the main target. They want to build an Islamic state, something that has been finished with in our history.”

Yudhoyono said that though Indonesia was not an Islamic state, Indonesia respected Islam and had adopted its values and aspects of its laws in building the nation.

“But if this group wants to push its intention to change the nation’s ideology, change the Constitution and the nation’s foundation, it is unacceptable for the Indonesian people. They’re against democracy while democracy is the result of reformation.”

9 comments:

Saung Web said...

Sebuah pemahaman yang keliru ttg arti jihad ya.. btw sorry baru mampir nih soalnya lagi sibuk di dunia nyata.. hehe

Link Tea said...

ak ngerti juga ya banyak yg dah ketangkap tapi banyak juga yang masih berkeliaran..

colson said...

Your are right: evil and perverse sets of belief can only thrive on lack of social, economical and political justice.

Nevertheless it is a sensible thing to do for any decent citizen to help authorities to fight terrorists.

H. Nizam said...

@Saung Web,
Untuk meluruskannya perlu kerjasama erat antara pemerintah, aparat keamanan, ulama dan rakyat. Selain itu faktor2 penyebabnya seperti ketidakadilan, kemiskinan, dan korupsi harus diberantas.

@Link Tea,
Selama faktor2 penyebabnya masih ada sulit untuk menghabisi teroris

@Colson,
You are right, citizens hould help the authorities in combating terrorist so as to be successful.

robert said...

Indeed! We expect that others save us without doing anything. We all must fight against terorism.

H. Nizam said...

Robert,
Yes, the safety of a country can only be guaranteed if its citizens participate in maintaining it.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

In some cases that is true, but there is a growing trend of radical islamic groups in certain parts of the world using terrorism to achieve their goals - it is actually abusing the tenets of the Muslim religion.


peter

H. Nizam said...

Peter/Kiwi,
Yes, those radicals are giving Islam a bad name.

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