A collection of recently published (in Europe) Danish political cartoons, that featured images some Moslems consider "blasphemous," are being used by radical Islamic clergy to stir up demonstrations and riots. The radical clergy regularly use situations like this to recruit new followers, intimidate those who oppose the demagoguery and vigilante tactics and generally make radical Islam more powerful. This power enables the radical clergy to mobilize a core group of thugs, who then coerce larger numbers of Moslems to join mobs that also engage in terrorism against Christians and Hindus, or those living "un-Islamic lifestyles" (nightclubs, discos, or neighborhood cafes that sell cold beer.) When the Islamic thugs start hurting people, public option, and the police, usually turn out and stop things from getting completely out of hand. But the radical clergy also provide cover for Islamic terrorist groups.
January 30, 2006: Men arrested for terrorist bombings last October have admitted they belonged to Jemaah Islamiah (JI), and named names. The Islamic terrorists are able to stay at large in Indonesia because of a network of radical Islamic clergy who control neighborhoods to the extent that people won't tip off the police if there is suspicious activity involving Islamic terrorists.
January 28, 2006: South Korea has agreed to build one or more diesel-electric submarines to Indonesia. For nearly twenty years, South Korea has been building German designed subs, and the model Indonesia is interested in is a 1,100 ton Type 209 boat, comparable to those used by Australia. South Korea is currently building more modern, 1,700 ton Type 214 class boats, that are superior to anything else in the region.