Is the New Testament Anti-Semitic?

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“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 15:24)

Is the New Testament Anti-Semitic?

VIDEO – Dr. Kenneth Gentry – The Beast of Revelation (16 of 25) Anti-Israel Anti-Semitic? – http://youtu.be/OGSbi_UssAg

See: http://www.kennethgentry.com/

In Before Jerusalem Fell ”Gentry convincingly demonstrates the fact the Book Revelation was written, as it in so many was declares, prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. It should receive a wide reading and ought to rattle many windows.”- Jay E. Adams, Ph.D.

See: “Before Jerusalem Fell” by Dr. Kenneth Gentry (download free .pdf) – http://www.scribd.com/doc/59241478/Before-Jerusalem-Fell

See: Goats, not Scapegoats – Jesus on Jews (and Gentiles) who reject him as Messiah (Savior) – http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/goats-not-scapegoats-jesus-on-jews-and-gentiles-who-reject-him-as-messiah-savior/

See: The Old Covenant and the New Covenant –http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/the-old-covenant-and-the-new-covenant/

See: “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people” – http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/all-day-long-i-have-held-out-my-hands-to-a-disobedient-and-contrary-people/

Wikipedia – Antisemitism and the New Testament – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism_and_the_New_Testament

The Anti-Semitism of the New Testament – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/2009/07/new-testament-anti-semitism/

“In April, the pastor of St. Brigid Church in Gdansk [Poland] told parishioners during services that “Jews killed Jesus and the prophets” and displayed posters asserting that only Christians could be true citizens. The Archbishop of Gdansk subsequently removed the priest for this and other improprieties.” ~ US Department of State Report on Global Anti-Semitism

See: http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/40258.htm

Jews, Paul said: “killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us.”

Of Jerusalem, Jesus said: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.” Matthew 23:37-38

“Desolate” = “Abandoned by God.”

(The Greek word: “aphiémi”, “desolate” or “abandoned”, is found in the original Greek text of Matthew 23:38. The lexical entry for the word is: aphíēmi; which is a form of the word: aphietai used in Matthew 23:38)

Lexical entry for aphemi: http://strongsnumbers.com/greek/863.htm

The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem, by David Roberts (1850)

The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem, by David Roberts (1850)

Wikipedia – Destruction of Jerusalem – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jerusalem_(70)#Destruction_of_Jerusalem

Of Babylon – meaning Jerusalem –  John said: “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” ~ Revelation 18:24

To the Jewish Pharisees, Jesus said: “Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.” ~ Matthew 23:34-36

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Jesus prophesied the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, which occurred in 70 AD when Jerusalem was overthrown by the Roman armies.

The Bible tells us, according to Jesus, armies would destroy Jerusalem and its temple, and that this destruction (by the Roman armies) and desolation (=abandonment by God) of Jerusalem is “the abomination of desolation” Daniel wrote about. Jesus also said the readers of Daniel should understand this:

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” ~ Matthew 24:15-21

“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” ~ Luke 21:20-24

Compare the two passages above, according to Jesus: “the abomination of desolation” = “Jerusalem compassed by armies”

VIDEO – The Fall of the Temple of Jerusalem with Dr. Joe Morecraft – http://youtu.be/pQG74mqkDbY

The Jews being “led away captive into all nations” is the curse of God, which Moses told Israel would come upon them for failing to keep the God’s Law and the covenant he made with them:

“But if you will not obey the voice of the LORD your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you.” ~ Deuteronomy 28:15

“And the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known. And among these nations you shall find no respite, and there shall be no resting place for the sole of your foot, but the LORD will give you there a trembling heart and failing eyes and a languishing soul. Your life shall hang in doubt before you. Night and day you shall be in dread and have no assurance of your life” ~ Deuteronomy 28:64-66

See: Israel, Islam, Christians and the great deception – http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/israel-islam-christians-and-the-great-deception/

See: http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/moses-and-jesus-prophesy-israels-disobedience-and-destruction/

JEW FAQ tells us – “Jews do not believe that Jesus was the mashiach. Assuming that he existed, and assuming that the Christian scriptures are accurate in describing him (both matters that are debatable), he simply did not fulfill the mission of the mashiach as it is described in the biblical passages cited above. Jesus did not do any of the things that the scriptures said the messiah would do.” See: http://www.jewfaq.org/mashiach.htm

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“In this scholarly and deeply considered work, the author documents his provocative thesis that Judaism is not the religion of the Old Testament, but the newly formalized belief system of the Pharisees, which arose in Babylon with the commitment of the formerly oral “tradition of the elders” to writing, in the wake of the crucifixion of Israel’s Messiah and the destruction of the Temple. Basing his findings on authoritative Judaic sources, Hoffman demonstrates that Judaism is a man-made religion of tradition and superstition, which represents the institutionalized nullification of Biblical law and doctrine. Liberating the reader from the accumulated shackles of decades of misinformation, this book shows that Judaism’s God is not the God of Israel, but the strange gods of Talmud and Kabbalah, and the racial self-worship they inculcate.”

See: “Judaism’s Strange Gods” by Michael Hoffman: http://www.freedrive.com/file/427362

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The New Testament refers to Israel and unbelieving Jews as:

Disobedient (Romans 11:28-32)

Contrary (Romans 10:20-21)

Cursed (Galatians 3:10; 1 Corinthians 16:22)

Rejected (Romans 11:15)

Enemies (Romans 11:28-32)

Hardened (2 Corinthians 3:14-16)

Blinded (2 Corinthians 3:14-16)

Liars (1 John 2:22-23)

Displeasing (1 Thessalonians 2:14-16)

Fallen (Romans 11:20-22)

Cut Off (Romans 11:20-22)

Broken Off (Romans 11:20-22)

Ignorant (Romans 10:1-4)

Enslaved (2 Corinthians 3:14-16)

Failures (Romans 11:11-12)

Stumblers (Romans 11:11-12)

Trespassers  (Romans 11:11-12)

Scoffers (Acts 13:38-43)

Antichrists (1 John 2:22-23)

Desolate (Matthew 23:37-38)

Destroyed (Mark 12:9)

Betrayers (Acts 7:51-53)

Murderers (Acts 5:30-31; Acts 7:51-53)

Deniers (1 John 2:22-23)

Opposers (1 Thessalonians 2:14-16)

Stiff-necked (Acts 7:51-53)

Revilers (Acts 18:5-6)

Unworthy (Acts 13:44-50)

Mind Poisoners (Acts 14:1-2)

Jealous (Romans 10:19; Acts 13:44-50)

Murderous Conspirators (Acts 23:12-14)

Angry (Romans 10:19)

Devil’s Children (John 8:34-38; 8:39-47)

Attackers (Acts 17:4-5; Acts 18:12-13)

Stubborn (Acts 19:8-9)

Evil Speakers (Acts 19:8-9)

Persecutors (Acts 26:9-11)

Raging (Acts 26:9-11)

Furious (Acts 26:9-11)

See: “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people” – http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/all-day-long-i-have-held-out-my-hands-to-a-disobedient-and-contrary-people/

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“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 15:24)

Syrian women in Turkish camps being sold to rich Arabs

by Crescent-Online.net

February, 2013

Perhaps, the rebels now ought to re-evaluate their own position and alliance with the Arabian regimes.
Ankara, Crescent-online
February 21, 2013, 10:25 EST

Faruq Logolu, deputy chairman of the opposition Republican People’s Party in Turkey, has made a serious allegation about what is happening to Syrian women in Turkish refugee camps. Speaking in the Turkish parliament on February 19, Logolu said female Syrian refugees are being sold to rich sheikhs in Arab countries. While he did not name the rich sheikhs or the countries they reside in, it is not difficult to speculate.

The Saudis are notorious for grabbing young girls from all over the world. There have been many cases of old Saudi men, some in the seventies, buying Indian girls as young as 12 and taking them away to Saudi Arabia as “brides.” Many have ended up in prostitution rings. Other Saudis frequent brothels in Thailand as well as import girls from Spain and other European countries. To be fair to the Saudis, they are not the only ones involved in such criminal activities that would be punishable by death if Islamic law were properly applied. Qataris, Kuwaitis and Emiratis are no better.

The revelation about Syrian girls and women being sold to rich Arab sheikhs brings to light the shady side of the Arabian rulers’ character and the kind of “help” they are extending to Syrian rebels. Perhaps, the rebels now ought to re-evaluate their own position and alliance with the Arabian regimes. The charge by the Turkish parliamentarian that was published in the Turkish daily, Taraf, on February 19 is extremely serious and deserves serious attention.

The plight of Syrian refugees is already grim. Conditions in Turkish camps, where there are about 180,000 Syrian refugees, and in Jordan where they lack basic necessities, have caused immense suffering to the refugees. Now they face a new threat to their very honour and dignity. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said 75 percent of Syrian refugees in Turkey are women and children. Is this the way Muslims are supposed to treat women and children fleeing war? Whatever happened to the Islamic obligation of providing help and support to people in distress that Allah commands in His noble Book (Al-Qur’an 2:177)?

The behavior of Arab sheikhs is disgraceful. Muslims worldwide should take serious note of such disgusting behavior and not allow the suffering of Syrian refugees to be exploited by these criminals to satiate their lust.

The Turkish parliamentarian also revealed that Syrian refugee children are being trained to use guns and are being sent to Syria to fight against Syrian government forces. This is a clear violation of the rights of children and is prohibited by the Geneva Conventions. If Turkey is permitting this to happen, then it would be complicit in war crimes. Turkey has backed the rebels and other mercenaries that have infiltrated into Syria to cause mayhem and destruction. The latest revelations add a new and more sordid dimension to what is happening in Syria and how innocent people are being exploited.

http://www.crescent-online.net/2013/02/syrian-women-in-turkish-camps-being-sold-to-rich-arabs-crescent-onlinenet-3642-articles.html

Stoned, naked, armed and dangerous: more disturbing images from an Israeli soldier’s Instagram

Average’s Comment:The Israeli government is pretending to be all up in arms about this incident. Only because they got their hand caught in the cookie jar. In other words they are sorry they got caught. Fuck them. The most moral army in the world, armed by those who claim that they are God’s Chosen Sons of Bitches. This is typical behavior from a group of people who want us goy to be animals and under their jackboot, otherwise the world is not fit to exist. Remember folks, 911 was done by THESE DOGS (oh and shabas goy sellouts assisted as well), The information in THIS article is something that HuffPo will not allow to be posted on its site.
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Golani Brigade soldier Osher Maman, who came from a troubled youth in Florida, posts photos of himself breaking Israeli military law and playing with weapons in irresponsible ways. Source

As Mor Ostrovski’s now infamous Instagram image of a Palestinian child in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle generated disgust around the world, the Israeli army claimed that the photograph was “a severe incident which doesn’t accord with the IDF’s spirit and values.”

It is understandable that an occupation army that markets itself as the “most moral army in the world” would attempt such damage control.

Those who follow matters closely know that the photograph was an apt symbol for the Israeli army’s contempt for the lives of Palestinian children, as well as for the total impunitysoldiers accused of crimes against Palestinian civilians enjoy. Even in terms of “misuse” of social media, it was no isolated incident.

Israeli soldiers’ use of social media has given a unique insight into an “army” that functions more like a rabble – with soldiers misusing weapons, breaking laws, and expressing violent and extreme views and posting images of themselves doing it online.

From troubled Florida youth to the Israeli army

A case in point is Osher Maman, another 20-year-old Israeli soldier currently enlisted in the “elite” Golani Brigade.

Maman’s Instagram account currently includes 549 images which show, among other things, images of him mishandling weapons and breaking military laws. The earliest date from April 2012 and the most recent from today. An illustrative selection – with tags where he included them – are used throughout this post. Maman also expresses deeply racist and even genocidal views towards Palestinians and Arabs.

Maman, who grew up in Naples, Florida after his family left Israel a decade ago, made the news in 2006 when as a 14-year-old he brought a BB gun given to him by his parents to school and used it to threaten two girls.

Maman also has an adult criminal history with records of arrests in February 2011 and inMay 2011 for “trespassing on school grounds.”

“Hitman”

Osher Maman’s Facebook page, which features many of the same images that can be seen on his Instagram account but also goes back earlier, identifies him as a former student of Barron Collier High School in Naples, Florida, and uses the nickname “Eazybaby” which resembles the name of his Instagram account eazybaby310.

An Osher Maman was a member of the graduating high school class of 2010 according to the Naples Daily News on 5 June 2010.

Maman’s Facebook bio says: “From israel to Miami to the I.D.F Kik: eazybaby310 An active assassin/hitman” and he identifies himself as a member of Barak, the 12th Battalion of the supposedly “elite” Golani brigade. This is corroborated by many images he has posted of weapons, uniforms and other military paraphernalia bearing the insignia of this battalion.

Maman wrote a message on Facebook on 13 August 2011:

im leaving to the israeli army this monday, just wanted to say.. fuck the police, fuck barron collier high school and all the staff, fuck all the judges, fuck all you little hater faggots that blow up my fb and phone talking shit, fuck the bitches that cheated on me, fuck the virus i just got on my computer and whoever created it, fuck you fuck you fuck you, whos next…

One year later, Maman celebrated the anniversary of his move in another Facebook status:

So one year ago i moved here to join the army… Im not gonna make up some bullshit glorious story to break your heart… I just did it to beat up terrorists and shit… Happy one year anniversary Mmmmmffffffckasss!!!

Israeli Sniper Mor Ostrovski Posts Photo Of Palestinian Child In Crosshairs On Instagram (PHOTO)

Average’s comment:

I got the article from HuffPo at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/18/israeli-sniper-photo-child-crosshairs-instagram_n_2711977.html

And I am actually surprised that it is still up. Part of the reason that I don’t take this article too seriously, despite the fact that it is true, is because it is leaving out a whole lot of relevant information. It is as if HP was intentionally trying to censor out the worst of the events.

The Huffington Post  |  By

A photo posted to the Instagram account of Mor Ostrovski, a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), has drawn outrage and condemnation across the internet, leading to an official rebuke from Israel’s military.

The image depicts a young boy sitting near a field, with his back towards the viewer. As the camera peers through what appears to be the scope of a sniper rifle, the boy’s head sits centered in a set of crosshairs.

The Guardian reports that Ostrovski is a sniper in the Israeli army. Given the minarets and Arabic architecture in the background of the photo, the child is likely Palestinian.

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According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Ostrovski took down the post and deleted his Instagram account after the photo went viral on the internet. Screenshots of the image remain.

The Israeli army has condemned the incident, saying it “doesn’t accord with the IDF’s spirits and values.” An IDF spokesperson added to the Telegraph that “the issue was brought to the attention of the soldier’s commanding officers, will be examined and properly handled.”

Ostrovski told his commander he did not take the photo himself — that he’d found elsewhere on the internet and decided to share it. ABC News reports Ostrovski’s Instagram account included images of him posing with weapons, one of which is a sniper rifle.

The incident has sparked outrage both in and outside of Israel. Breaking The Silence, a group of Israeli IDF veterans, labeled the photo an “absurd show of force.” The group also questioned a system where “a person can aim a gun at a child just to post a ‘cool’ picture” in order to have that photo shared for popularity on the internet.

In 2012, photos posted by members of the IDF during the November clash with Hamas in Gaza raised eyebrows after many of the images appeared to depict a certain nonchalance regarding the impending conflict.

PHOTO which has drawn global condemnation [via Electronic Intifada]:
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US newspapers accused of complicity as drone report reopens security debate

I think the article speaks for itself. Once again… ON THE ORDERS OF THE KAFIR NATION DO DRONES FLY FROM….

“O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Shaam. O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Yemen.” The people said, “O Messenger of Allaah, and our Najd.” I think the third time the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “There (in Najd) will occur earthquakes, trials and tribulations, and from their appears the Horn of Satan.”

Reported in al-Bukhaaree [Book of Trials, Chpt. ‘The afflictions will come from the East’ 9/166 no. 214 Eng. Trans]

New York Times and Washington Post knew about secret drone base in

Saudi Arabia

but agreed not to disclose it to the public

The New York Times was accused of failing in its responsibility to the public by not reporting the location of the secret base. Photograph: Roger Tooth for the Guardian

US news organisations are facing accusations of complicity after it emerged that they bowed to pressure from the Obama administration not to disclose the existence of a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia despite knowing about it for a year.

Amid renewed scrutiny over the Obama administration’s secrecy over its targeted killing programme, media analysts and national security experts said the revelation that some newspapers had co-operated over the drone base had reopened the debate over the balance between freedom of information and national security.

On Tuesday, following Monday’s disclosure by NBC of a leaked Justice Department white paper on the case for its controversial targeted killing programme, the Washington Post revealed it had previously refrained from publishing the base’s location at the behest of the Obama administration over national security concerns.

The New York Times followed with its own story on the drone programme on Wednesday, and an op-ed explaining why it felt the time to publish was now.

One expert described the initial decision not to publish the base’s location as “shameful and craven”.

Dr Jack Lule, a professor of journalism and communication at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, said that the national security implications did not merit holding on to the story.

“The decision not to publish is a shameful one. The national security standard has to be very high, perhaps imminent danger,” he said. “The fact that we are even having a conversation about whether it was a national security issue should have sent alarm bells off to the editors. I think the real reason was that the administration did not want to embarrass the Saudis – and for the US news media to be complicit in that is craven.”

The Obama administration has resisted any effort to open up its targeted killing programme to public scrutiny. The White House legal advice on the assassinations program, including the killing of a US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, has been withheld from the public and Congress, despite repeated requests to make it public.

The New York Times is attempting to obtain this memo though the courts, and Margaret Sullivan, the Times’s public editor, used this argument in her piece on Wednesday, which said that the Times was right, at last, to publish details of the Saudi drone base.

However, Lule said that in not publishing the location of the base when it had the information, the newspaper had failed in its responsibility to the public.

Lule said: “We have two partners’ participation in the secrecy of the drone programme: the government and the news media. If we are looking to open it up to scrutiny, where do we go?”

“It happened at the top ranks of the media, too. We look to digital media, but they do not have the contacts and the resources to look at this. They should have been leading the pack in calling for less secrecy. For them to give up that post is terrible.”

Jane Kirtley, a professor of media ethics and law at the University of Minnesota, said the Washington Post had a long history of seeking input from government on stories which they felt may have security implications. She cited a column the Post’s former editor Ben Bradlee, written in the 1990s about this issue, which generated a lot of criticism.

“The argument was: what is wrong with going to the government to find out the possible impact so that we can make an informed decision? That is the argument they have made in the past.”

Kirtley said her own view as a lawyer would be: “The default position is to publish.”

Part of the problem, she said, was that the term “national security” could be used as a cover for embarrassing revelations, or information the government does not want in the public domain.

“How to judge national security is the real conundrum. News organisations, as a rule, think about the consequences of their stories. The problem with dealing with national security is that it is so amorphous. Journalists are trained to be sceptical of these types of assertions. The repercussions are not always obvious, compared to, for instance, movement of ground troops in a war zone.

“The comments on the Washington Post story reflect that dichotomy.”

Kirtley said that in such cases it is vital for a news organisation to explain to its readers why the decision was made.

“To public perception, it begins to appear that those decisions were made not for national security reasons but to provide cover for the administration. That is the tightrope that news organisations walk in these situations.

“The whole brouhaha has become so complex over what the implications are for John Brennan, and whether the Post has done this for political reasons. That is why it’s is so important to explain to their readers why a decision was made.”

While the publication of the white paper itself has brought renewed scrutiny to the Obama administration’s insistence on secrecy, Stephen Vladeck, a professor of law at American University who specialises in national security issues, said there was an irony.

“We have a Freedom of Information Act. And, unlike Britain, we have no Official Secrets Act. But in the last decade we see less and less release of national security information.

“The aftermath of 9/11 has provided a very powerful counter-argument against freedom of information. My suspicion is that, out of western democracies, the US is at the far end of the secrecy spectrum”

Vladeck said that the US press, which has been responsible for some of the most important national security stories in recent years, including George W Bush’s wire-tapping, the abuses at Abu Ghraib, and the existence of the CIA “black site” secret interrogation programme, had shown it could be complicit with the administrations secrecy and pushing against secrecy.

“Every institution in this story has a responsibility. Our courts have been increasingly deferential to the government in FOIA actions – for instance, in the OIC memo about Awlaki.”

Vladeck said that the issue would generate debate but added: “Whether it will generate anything more than debate is up to Congress.”

House to summon BIN over CIA cooperation

Ask yourself dear Muslims, is there NO GOOD PLACE ON THIS EARTH? A SO-CALLED MUSLIM COUNTRY LIKE INDONESIA IS TORTURING INNOCENTS!!!!! ALL AT THE REQUEST OF A KAFIR NATION!!!! MUNAFIQ SONS OF DOGS

Margareth S. Aritonang and Hans Nicholas Jong, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | National | Fri, February 08 2013, 9:35 AM

The House of Representatives said it would question the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) next week over a report saying

Indonesia was complicit in the US Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) secret operation to detain and torture suspected terrorists worldwide

following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

“The publication of the report has apparently gained public attention. Thus, we will ask the BIN for explanation in a hearing slated for next week,” Mahfudz Siddiq, the chairman of the House’s Commission I overseeing defense and foreign affairs, said on Thursday.

Mahfudz said the nation’s spy agency had yet to inform the commission about such a partnership with the CIA.

“We want to know details about the engagement of our intelligence body with the CIA operation because although BIN can work together with foreign agencies in a covert operation, it’s wrong to torture as we have ratified the UN Convention Against Torture,” Mahfudz of the Islamic-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) said.

Indonesia ratified the UN Convention Against Torture in October 1998, an international human rights instrument that prohibits the direct use of torture as well as the deportation of people to countries where they will evidently be tortured.

BIN Spokesperson Ruminta did not respond to The Jakarta Post’s text messages or phone calls for comment.

The 213-page report by New York-based Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) showed that Indonesia had aided the CIA by arresting suspected terrorists to be extraordinarily rendered under the agency’s secret detention program in the years following the 9/11 attacks.

The report, titled “Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition”, revealed that the former chief of BIN, AM Hendropriyono, arrested three suspected terrorists since 2002, and allowed them to be transferred to other countries to be secretly detained and tortured.

The first known report of such a practice was on Jan. 9, 2002, when Hendropriyono allegedly arrested Muhammed Saad Iqbal Madni, a Pakistani-Egyptian national in Jakarta, after Indonesian intelligence officials passed on information to the CIA that he allegedly told members of an Indonesian Islamic group that he knew how to make a shoe bomb, an allegation he subsequently denied.

Hendropriyono also reportedly allowed Madni to be subsequently extraordinarily rendered by the CIA to Egypt, where he was held in a six-by-four foot cell and tortured by Egyptian interrogators using electric shocks.

Hendropriyono was not available for comment on Thursday.

Omar al-Faruq, an al-Qaeda representative in Southeast Asia who reportedly married an Indonesian woman, was also arrested in Bogor, West Java, in 2002, and subsequently subjected to secret CIA detention at Bagram Airfield, one of the largest US military bases in Afghanistan.

The report also mentioned that Salah Nasir Salim Ali Qaru (Marwan al-Adeni) was arrested and detained in 2003 and transferred without the permission of a court or legal authority from Indonesia to Jordan, where he was tortured by Jordanian intelligence services.

Besides Indonesia, the report also revealed other 53 other foreign governments reportedly participated in these operations in various ways, including by hosting CIA prisons on their territories; detaining, interrogating, torturing and abusing individuals; assisting in the capture and transport of detainees; and interrogating individuals who were secretly being held in the custody of other governments.

In the report, the human rights watchdog also lambasted the inhumane practices, saying that torture is not only illegal and immoral but also ineffective in producing reliable intelligence.

The report cited numerous professional US interrogators who have confirmed that torture did not produce reliable intelligence, and that rapport-building techniques were far more effective in eliciting such intelligence.