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Tearful Jakarta governor denies insulting Koran in blasphemy trial

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Did he say bad or insulted anything? I don't find any thing offensive.Do you?

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He should have taken care of his speech . Politician should try to understand the community and people .

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What I find concerning is that there is genuine fear in places like this if you say anything even remotely offensive (or not at all offensive) about the Koran they go nuts. Must be the only religion on Earth that demands death to anyone in disagreement with its teachings.

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Why not just live you life the best way you can and communicate on a personally with whoever/whatever you truly believe in as opposed to being told by others who or what to believe in.

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This is what Ahok said directly translated to English "You are being lied to by X verse", the provocateurs "cut" the video just to show Ahok saying that verse and told everyone that "Ahok said X verse is a lie, blasphemer!!". Anyone watching the video from just a few seconds earlier would undoubtedly able to infer through language context sensitivity that what Ahok meant was "You are being lied to by certain people using X verse".

In Indonesian, the word "using" and "by" is exactly the same, but only idiots or those without proper understanding of context would confuse the meaning.

The verse in question is about how muslims should not accept being ruled by non-muslims. This guy has done a lot of good for Jakarta, yet, the Islamists would rather be ruled by a corrupt but "polite" muslim than an honest Christian.

So yeah, if you're wondering why Europe is the way it is today, it's because of that verse that tells them they don't have to follow the law if it wasn't created or written down in the Koran.

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There might possibly, just possibly, be a kernel of truth in the accusation that some Muslims may be a tad oversensitive about alleged 'insults' to their holy book.

I cannot emphasize with enough force that I am not including all Muslims in my comment and that I in no way wish to hurt the sensitivities of those who have faith.

May those of different faiths or no faith at all come together in a spirit of tolerance.

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In Japan, no one cares about politicians' religion. Except Komeito people, others behave like atheists.

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Thunderbird2DEC. 13, 2016 - 06:31PM JST What I find concerning is that there is genuine fear in places like this if you say anything even remotely offensive (or not at all offensive) about the Koran they go nuts.

Yes. So much for Indonesia (and Malaysia) being the "reasonable" Islamic states when compared to Pakistan or those parts of Central Asia controlled by the Taliban.

Must be the only religion on Earth that demands death to anyone in disagreement with its teachings.

Historically speaking, Judaism and early Christianity were just a reactionary and, frankly, silly. But then, "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!"

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The Chinese run most of the economy, and account for most of Jakarta's stock market capitalization, despite being an oppressed minority. The Muslims should ease off, if they know what's good for them.

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