We have another Muslim cartoon controversy on our hands. The Jakarta Post has been charged with blasphemy for publishing a cartoon mocking ISIS because the cartoon “made Islam seem to be a violent religion.” And to prove that wrong, they want to throw the editors in prison.
The Jakarta Muballigh Corps (KMJ) has filed allegations of blasphemy against The Jakarta Post with the National Police in South Jakarta on Tuesday.
The Muslim group reported the Post’s chief editor Meidyatama Suryodiningrat for suspected insult or defamation of religion, as defined in Article 156 of the Criminal Code.
“We, the KMJ, are filing a police report on the Post’s chief editor because the paper published a cartoon on July 3, 2014, that blatantly insults religion,” KMJ member Edy Mulyadi said as quoted by Antara news agency.Edy explained that the caricature published by the Post included the Arabic sentence “la ilaaha illallah”, (there is not God except Allah) on a flag with a skull, which is typically used to depict pirates. This made Islam seem to be a violent religion, he said.
Furthermore, Edy said that the KMJ had already met with the Post but the meeting did not result in an agreement between the two parties. The Post has admitted to their mistake and apologized but Edy said that those responsible must be brought to justice.
Justice? You don’t have the first clue what that word means, you fascist prick.