Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners
Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded to Indonesia to stop the execution of prisoners on death row for drug crimes. AFP PHOTO

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person
The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison   (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)
US President Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)
Woman who spent 23 years on US death row cleared (Photo: dpa)


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, May 14, 2011

US govt, people not enemies of Islam, ambassador says

Blontank Poer, The Jakarta Post, Surakarta | Sat, 05/14/2011

The US government and people are not enemies of Islam, but instead seeking dialogue for better mutual understanding, US Ambassador to Indonesia Scot A. Marciel said.

“We always like having dialogue with anyone except those who are for violence,” Marciel told students and teachers at the Al Muayyad Islamic boarding school in Surakarta, Central Java, on Thursday.

Responding to a question from a student regarding the assassination of Osama bin Laden, Marciel said the US was forced to kill Bin Laden as he refused to surrender.

On the issue of dumping his body into the sea, Marciel said his government had consulted so with a number of Muslim clerics.

“If we were to bury him, we would have to wait for permission from a particular country while at the same time we have to respect the body the way Islamic teaching does,” Marciel said.

Al Muayyad headmaster Abdul Rozaq Shofawi said what US troops had done in disposing of Osama’s body into the sea adhered to sharia law.

“In the past, haj pilgrims who died at sea were also buried at sea,” Rozaq said.

He added that if Osama’s body was buried on land it could create new problems for both his supporters and opponents. “Minimizing the risk is acceptable,” he said.

Rozaq expressed gratitude that his pesantren (Islamic boarding school) was the first place visited by the US ambassador on an official visit to Surakarta.

“I consider this an acknowledgement by the US government that the quality of our education here is high and contributes to global cooperation,” he said.

Rozaq said the visit would also signal to the world that pesantren in Indonesia were important educational institutions, not breeding grounds for terrorists.

“In general, the visit can serve as an important message that Surakarta is peaceful and cool, and not a center of Muslim radicalism as has been portrayed so far,” he said.

Apart from the pesantren, Marciel also visited a traditional market in Gading and the Danar Hadi batik museum as well as meeting with Surakarta Mayor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at his official residence.

Speaking to The Jakarta Post after the meeting, Jokowi expressed happiness and honor that his city was visited by the US ambassador.

“The smooth visit proves to the world that the people of Surakarta are well-mannered, love peace and make friends with anyone irrespective of their political stance, religions or culture,” he said.

Marciel, he added, was not the first US ambassador to visit the city. His predecessor, Cameron Hume, once stayed in Surakarta on a three-day visit.

“I took ambassador Hume on a sightseeing tour around the city without security guards. He enjoyed the beauty of the city. This is very important for the people that have struggled to promote Surakarta as a tourist city known for its culture,” he said.

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