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Why are racist Indonisians engaging in ethnic genocide in West Papua?

  1. mintinfo profile image74
    mintinfoposted 5 years ago

    Why are racist Indonisians engaging in ethnic genocide in West Papua?

    Have they inherited some king of insanity gene from their former colonial masters? Why has exploitation been the basis of so-called civilized development in some humans?


  2. MG Singh profile image43
    MG Singhposted 5 years ago

    Indonesia is a predominent Muslim nation. They are all converts from Hinduism and Buddhism. Some of them followed Pagan rites earlier. Islam is now superimposed on them and that dictates their psychology. Islam is mostly an intolerant religion and brooks no debate, let alone any opposition. Thus dictated by their view of Islam, Indonesian persecute all minorities. See how they butcher Christians in riots. Most people of Papua are non Muslims and this eggs Indonesian to kill them. They are ethnic riots but have a religious color.

    1. mintinfo profile image74
      mintinfoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks MG Singh. I see how it all boils down to religion especially that inhumane, unjust, intollerant one.

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    explorationalposted 5 years ago

    Because they are judgemental and dont have the courage to let other people be the way they are. Somehow they feel they are a threat.

  4. saltymick profile image82
    saltymickposted 5 years ago

    Good question. After googling the topic, I found that it's the Indonesian military carrying out possible genocidal activities, probably at the behest of an arm of the government and for reasons that, in my opinion, aren't religion or race-based. It's about control of PNG resources, maintaining a foothold of power in the region and quelling the PNG separatist movement.
    Although Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation I was surprised to discover that other religions are accepted and encouraged to thrive. There are six recognised faiths allowed under law - Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. What the Indo rulers don't like is Atheism - you can't be an athiest in Indonesia. There are also many places in the archipelago where local, animist religions thrive alongside and mixed the allowed five, particularly in Nusa Tenngarra, the eastern, predominantly Christian part (Flores, Sumba, West Timor).
    Back to the question - this is not the first time in history that the Indonesian military has embarked on campaigns against an ethnic population (Timor Leste for example) and it is worth noting that they had the backing of the USA and Australia when they annexed that unfortunate country after the Portuguese colonialists pulled out (reason: to stop the Socialist Government).
    It's not as simple as blaming Islam or racism for this - power over and control of resources is of course the reason, as is creating a bulkhead against other expanding powers in the Asia/Pacific reason (China) and in this task they (probably) have the tacit approval of us - Australia and the USA.

  5. skgrao profile image71
    skgraoposted 5 years ago

    What are the Law Keepers doing,if we can keep unlawful elements in a under ground sea prison and give them just for 99 years with just one meal a day there will be no riots in Indonesia or India.
    Some e-mail I read which say's Muslims are a threat to themselves which is in their history.

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    KittHillposted 5 years ago

    Why does anyone take part in this henious act? We are human, that's why. There are three kinds of humans. You have your strong good, your strong evil, then you have your weak. The strong make the rules and lead or stand up for themselves, the weak do not. The weak will follow either side because they cannot do things on their own. They will follow whatever side is in charge at the moment. They go along in order to protect themselves or their families. You cannot really blame them, they are frightened. We need to start creating more good people in this world. Most would say it means bringing God back to the people, but are not most wars like this about religion? We need to focus on humanity and equality.

  7. swordsbane profile image60
    swordsbaneposted 5 years ago

    Wait!  Why are racists engaging in genocide?  Is that a real question?

    Seriously... because they can.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    One reason, Islamic intolerance. A religion which kills those who do not believe as they believe.