Skip to comments.Indonesian students protest Barack Obama's visit
Posted on 03/05/2010 11:49:28 AM PST by Justaham
JAKARTA, Indonesia Scores of Islamic students staged protests outside Jakarta's parliament and in at least three other major Indonesian cities on Friday against President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to this predominantly Muslim country.
The students carried banners branding Obama as an enemy of Islam and an imperialist in downtown Jakarta as well as in the provincial capitals Padang, Yogyakarta and Surabaya.
They also threw shoes at large pictures of Obama's head. An Iraqi journalist was sentenced to a year in prison for throwing his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in 2008.
Protest organizer Ahmad Irhamul Fikri, spokesman for the Coordinating Board for Campus Proselytizing Institute, said bigger rallies will be staged next Friday in more Indonesian cities ahead of Obama's March 20-22 visit.
Such demonstrations of hostility toward Obama are rare in Indonesia, where he enjoys widespread popularity because he spend part of his childhood in Jakarta while his mother was married to his Indonesian stepfather.
Local government officials allowed business people to erect a statue of a 10-year-old Obama in a Jakarta park in December. But it was shifted last month to a nearby elementary school that he attended after more than 50,000 people supported a Facebook campaign against it and court action was threatened.
Obama is expected to sign the statue's pedestal while in Jakarta.
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An Indonesian Muslim student defaces a mask of U.S. president Barack Obama during a protest against his planned visit outside the parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, March 5, 2010. Obama is scheduled to travel later this month to the world's most populous Muslim country where he lived as a boy. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara).
So much for restoring America's standing in the world.
But, but, everybody in the world was supposed to love us now. We finally ‘got it’ and elected a sorta, kinda (well if he says so) American Muslim whose half Black.
Why the oceans were going to lower, we’d all be in a constant state of love, peace, and waaay kewl karma...as unicorns pooped skittles and choruses of mutli cultural children sang his praises.
Bummer. Street urchins in Indonesia understand more about our poser in chief than the average American.
I hope msnbc has a medical intervention team on hand, when Chrissy Matthews sees that. He could have an on air stroke (in front of all 14 of his viewers).
Hope I can believe in for shure!
First, they tear down his statues...
‘S’okay, they’ll still hate us, but they’ll love him after he bows to their leaders.
His own fool fault for championing the acts of the Looney Left while Boosh was President.
Did his stepfather adopt little Barry? Did Barry ever claim Indonesian citizenship/heritage on paperwork?
AP needs to be careful covering this story.
Its 13 viewers. I quit watching him.
Widspread support except for the 50k I guess?
Indo Bimbobama back where he belongs, in Bali on permanent vacation in a nice hotel...where he can bow all day long...
After all, I suspect he's still an Indonesian citizen since there is no record of him reinstating his USA citizenship (if he ever had one) after he came back here from Indonesia, being that he had to relinquish his USA citizenship (if he ever had one) to be adopted by his Indonesian father since Indonesia did not allow dual citizenship.
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