Issues of the day: Provoking teens to mob Jakarta cafe
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July 31, p. 1
The police say that they will investigate the possibility that teenagers allegedly involved in the ransacking of a cafe in Pesanggrahan, South Jakarta on the weekend may have been provoked into participating in the raid.
“During questioning, we will ask the adult perpetrators how they gathered the mob and what words they used to influence the teenagers to participate in the raid,” Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said on Monday.
“If [the adults] are proven to have incited the teenagers to commit violence, we will charge them with incitement to violence, as stipulated in the Criminal Code, and with inciting minors to participate in criminal acts, under the 2002 Child Protection Law,” he explained.
Under the Criminal Code’s Article 160, provocation to commit criminal acts is punishable by up to six years’ imprisonment, while Article 87 of the Child Protection Law carries a maximum five-year prison sentence for those who involve minors in acts
Enough is enough. If the authorities and police failed to stop the hardliners from attacking the cafes, please stay away and leave the cafe exercise their very basic human rights i.e., to defend themselves.
The Indonesian Children Protection Commission (KPAI) tends to speak loudly once minors are implicated by law enforcement. KPAI should be more creative in regards to preventitive action.
For example, KPAI could work with schools to stop students’ poor behavior. At this moment, students feel proud using noisy exhausts. The more terror they bring, the happier they are.
Where is KPAI in regards to the trend of destructive mental development in minors?
Another incident relating to the abuse of religion. Young children do not need religion.
What they need is objective moral education, one that promotes critical thinking and analysis, as well as responsibility for their own actions.
Without these, religion will always be used as a weapon to hinder the progress of society.
Our suspicions were correct. The radical groups use kids to do their work.
But the police are also to blame for these unprovoked attacks on churches and cafes because they sit and do nothing all day.
The hooligans who ransacked De Most cafe in Pesanggrahan and beat up at least two of the cafe’s
employees either have an incredible amount of nerve, or have an abysmal amount of ignorance combined with evil, calling themselves members of the Rasulullah Defenders’ Council.
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) must be thoroughly appalled at these kind of criminal actions being held in his name.