NPR gets it right about how bad things are for non-Muslims in Indonesia

Soon after the 9/11 attacks, my employers were looking for the next place where Islamic militants were hiding out and I proposed a trip to Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country – where there was a potential massacre awaiting Christians in one of its eastern provinces. The plane tickets were all bought and plans were for me and a photographer to fly to Palu, a city in central Sulawesi, an island shaped like something between a swastika and a pinwheel.

At the last minute, a top editor cancelled the trip because he was afraid that if we were kidnapped, the newspaper didn’t have the means to rescue us. Being that journalists were getting killed in Afghanistan, it was a very real fear. But I was terribly disappointed not to go.

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  • BillyHW

    Muslims are just horrible, rotten people.

    • Maggat

      Billy, yes some, a hell of a lot, of muslims are horrible, rotten people. However, many perhaps hundred of thousands, are fine upstanding citizens. Such as my wife and all of her family. What we see today and over the last millennia is without a doubt a sickening display of a murderous cult society.
      Yes, I know, it’s not just a minority of muslims creating this problem, but as we can see it is the vast majority. it’s difficult to not tar all with the same brush. A conundrum for sure and a hard one to reconcile.

      • BillyHW

        Shame on you.

  • Three schoolgirls were beheaded for the fun of it.

    If that did not move people to the point of disgust, what will?