Last January, International Business Times reported that ISIS executor was beheaded because he is a smoker. IBT wrote IS has declared smoking is a form of slow suicide. Having said that apparently ISIS is a health conscious organization.
ISIS understands well that all those scary pictures on the cigarette package seems to not make smoker afraid. Hence, ISIS chooses the extreme method by beheading anyone who is smoking in their territory. A very strong reminder ay?
So if you are a smoker and interested to join ISIS, please think twice before you join ISIS. ISIS will kill you first before you are able to fight or defend them.
But as a health conscious organization, what does ISIS say about the consequences of sex slavery? Does ISIS also talk about sexual and reproductive health? Few months ago, various media reported that ISIS also executed Indonesian ISIS fighter, who allegedly spread AIDS in its territory.
Well… ISIS has to promote condom and monogamy then. Even better, ISIS must eradicate sex slavery and polygamy. Isn’t ISIS a health conscious organization?
This is an interesting analysis about the possibility of Saudi Arabia and ISIS merger. It actually reminds me of my interview with prominent scholar a year ago. We talked about who might have been financing extremist group in Indonesia.
Indonesian media outlets have been reporting about the attack and the execution of Ahmadiyya and Shia community in these past five years. Some of them also attacked the Christian community throughout the country.
He pointed out that Saudi Arabia has funded those extremist group with purpose to have many Wahabi and/or Sunni followers because the majority of Indonesia population is Islam followers. However he does not have the written evidence about it but he had a chance to see it with his own eyes.
Having said that it is good to know how the extremist got finance at the first and how the religious violence has been fabricated at the first place. The following questions are how much they get funded? Who received the money?
Sadly, religion is just a political tool to obtain as well gain power for certain group of people so they can get both financial and political benefit. Meanwhile religion actually offers a plenty of good teaching and its follower taking it seriously. Ironic!
Setelah membaca tiga buku (Bumi Manusia, Semua Anak Bangsa dan Jejak Langkah) dari Tetralogi Bumi Manusia karya Pramoedya Ananta Toer, dapat saya tarik kesimpulan bahwa fenomena Bule Hunter sesungguhnya berawal dari jaman penjajahan Belanda. Yang menarik adalah laki-laki pribumi yang haus kuasa akan menyerahkan anak gadisnya pada jendral-jendral Belanda agar dapat jabatan di perusahaan-perusahaan Belanda waktu itu. Sehingga bisa dikatakan pada saat itu yang sesungguhnya Bule Hunter adalah pria pribumi yang haus kuasa, haus harta.
Bukan hanya itu saja, relasi perempuan pribumi dan laki-laki barat waktu itu justru memalukan bagi masyarakat pribumi dan bukan keren. Kenapa? Karena perempuan pribumi dijadikan tumbal oleh pria pribumi (biasanya bapak) yang haus kuasa. Oleh karena itu enggak heran bahwa relasi perempuan pribumi dan laki-laki barat kerap dihubungkan dengan harta dan birahi semata, di mana stigma terbentuk setelah Belanda menjajah nusantara selama 350 tahun lamanya.
Stigma tersebut terus berkembang di kalangan pribumi meskipun nusantara merdeka dan menjadi Indonesia. Stigma tersebut terus melekat pada perempuan pribumi yang menjalin hubungan dengan pria barat meskipun kita memasuki jaman modern. Sekarang saya paham kenapa masyarakat kita kerap memberikan stigma negatif pada perempuan Indonesia yang menjalin hubungan dengan laki-laki barat.
Suddenly I remember that day, one day in Aug 2009. The day when we found out that I am sick. It was just one year after we met for the very first time. I gave you choice. You chose to stay with me. You chose to stand by me.
I vividly remember that early morning. It was 4 a.m. We walked down by the small road of Nyuh Gading. It was pitch dark, it was very quiet. And there we were, you and me. As we walked side by side, I suddenly hear you crying. You broke into tears and held me tight. You promised to stand by me no matter what.
And it was six years ago. So many tears, sadness, fight, arguments and misunderstanding between you and me. Yet, there were so many laughter, happiness and so many smiles that we have been sharing together. There were some stage of our journey where we thought it’s going to be over. Yet, we chose to take time to fix it, to improve it. Now, everyday we learn to be a better person for each other.
I just feel so grateful and blessed to have a man like you in my life. I wouldn’t ask for a better man to be my better half. You are just the best that I have ever had.