Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ulil Abshar Abdalla, a piece of important story on him

Within this post, I just picked up the scattered stories from the media in Indonesia related to three book-bomb attact on 15 March 2011. The first news that has attracted me to publish this post was Jakarta Globe - titled "Democracy in Indonesia in 'Danger': Journalists Alliance":
"Judging from the package sent, the perpetrator was clearly trying to silence Ulil by killing him", said Nezar Patria, chairman of AJI (Aliansi Jurnalis Independen / The Alliance of Independent Journalists).
"The case has to be solved. An attack against an advocate of pluralism is a hard blow to our national ideals. Democracy in Indonesia is now in danger".
Tempo Interaktif also published the letter that found within the book-bomb's packet addressed to Ulil.

According to Jakarta Globe, there were three book-bombs. The first one addressed to Ulil Abshar Abdalla, co-founder of Jaringan Islam Liberal (Liberal Islamic Network). The second package was addressed to Comr. Gen. Gories Mere, a former key officer of the National Police’s elite counterterrorism unit, Densus 88 (Special Detachment 88). The books sent to Ulil and Gories were titled "They Deserved to Be Killed: Because of Their Sins to Islam and Muslims". The third book-bomb was addressed to Yapto with the titled "Masih Adakah Pancasila?" ("Does Pancasila Still Exist?").

Why Ulil Abshar Abdalla?
Because in 2002 Ulil wrote an article titled "Menyegarkan Kembali Pemahaman Islam (Rejuvenating the Islamic Understanding)" in Kompas, a popular newspaper in Indonesia. By browsing, I also found another piece of story about Ulil published in 2003, just to answer the question of why?

Who is Ulil? Please read at Wikipedia. Now what? Again, a test for the state constitution, Indonesia.

8 comments:

  1. The assassination attempt may be an incident - though it is more likely it shows that thinking independently, that is being a heretic to the the twisted minds of the zealous, may be a lethal disease nowadays in Indonesia :(.

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  2. @ Steve Ballmer,
    Thank you. Apparently you're a CEO at Microsoft company, as I see it in your blog's profile by clicking on your web page's link in contact. Is that really you? Your face in blogger's profile looks fatter than in Microsoft website. :)

    Btw, Microsoft operating system was rampant in Indonesia.

    @ Colson,
    Deliberate incident, I think.

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  3. moga ga ada teror bom lagi di Indonesia

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  4. @ Attayaya,
    Ternyata ada lagi yaitu buat Ahmad Dhani ;)

    http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/fourth-book-bomb-sent-to-ahmad-dhani/429717

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  5. Tikno, you know my views on extremists of all kinds. All sane public faces who try to bring about some sanity in religion face such attacks from their own so called coreligionists. It is sad.

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  6. @ Rummuser,
    Yes, I read your posts about terrorism in India and Pakistan. Fortunately you do not write your views bluntly here, because this comment-box will become overheat ;)
    Wait... experts still diagnose these new symptoms.

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  7. hey mate thanks for visiting and your kind words. loved the way you have named your blog. 'Ely' must be a happy girl.

    best wishes

    Abhinandan

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