Tag Archives: Indonesia

Fake: Minaret Dome Miraculously Flies in Nepal

“ALLAHU AKBAR! Yes it’s miracle of “ALLAH”. Happend in Nepal. Govt didnt allowed the crane for Mosque minar and said that `go and ask your ALLAH to help you.  Allah helps muslim by putting gunbad on menar without any support, since, non muslims dont allow muslims to use crane to lift gunbad, so the imam of mosque saw our beloved prophet pbuh in dream who told him just cover the gunbad with white bed sheet and then see.”

Those were the words which spread through various social medias, sent with the video implying that the dome of a mosque’s minaret was miraculously lifted to its minaret by itself with the help from Allah.

I received this message through WhatsApp where the message was translated to the Malay language.

Feeling curious and guessing that this is just a hoax, I looked up for articles or any sort of writings regarding this matter to find out what really happened.

I found a blog post saying that this is a hoax, complete with evidences showing that the dome was actually lifted using pulleys, similar to how cable cars function.

Even though the cables were almost invisible because the video was recorded a long time ago using a low quality camera; it can still be seen, but for those who are easily tricked and do not investigate after receiving these kind of messages, tend to just believe the fake message and share it through the internet.

In fact, at the end of the video we can clearly see a few Indonesian flags, thus showing that this happened in Indonesia and not in Nepal as claimed.

The fake story came in at least 6 different versions, ranging from the Imam being told to cover the dome in his dream, to 3000 Imams gathering in the mosque to perform Dhikirullah.

This is a good example of how easy we can be fooled by fake stories, and how ‘perception terrorism’ can easily ‘terrorised’ our mind into believing things that are not true.

‘Perception terrorism’ can cause serious problems including racial riots and can even cause civil wars if we are not careful.

So, always remember to investigate before forwarding or sharing any news, and please restrain from forwarding or sharing any news right after receiving them, especially sensational news.

Videos: Jakarta Anti-Ahok Peaceful Assembly Turns Violent

This is a lesson for Bersih 5, a peaceful assembly can turn violent when it gets out of control.

http://players.brightcove.net/665003303001/4k5gFJHRe_default/index.html?videoId=5196916434001

18 Killed in Banjarnegara Landslide

Saksi mata mengatakan longsor seperti 'dinding lumpur'

Saksi mata mengatakan longsor seperti ‘dinding lumpur’

A landslide triggered by torrential rain has killed at least 18 people and left 90 others missing in Dusun Jemblung, Desa Sampang, Kabupaten Banjarnegara, in central Java (Jawa Tengah), Indonesia.

AFP reported that the landslide swept down a hillside in the village, sparing only two houses.

The ground was still unstable and most rescue work was being carried out manually.

Only two houses remain standing while the others were swept away by the disaster.

7.3 Earthquake Hit Indonesia,Triggers Tsunami Warning

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake under the sea at a depth of 28 miles (46 km) near Maluku Islands, Indonesia has triggered tsunami warning on Saturday.

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck northwest of the town of Kota Ternate, at 0231 GMT.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: “Tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 kilometres.”

It said tsunami waves could hit parts of Indonesia, as well the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan and islands in the South Pacific.

KOMPAS.com listed 15 places in Indonesia that has the potential to be hit by the tsunami:

1. Halmahera, Maluku 
2. Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara 
3. Kepulauan Sula, Maluku Utara 
4. Bolaangmongondow bagian selatan, Sulawesi Utara 
5. Kepulauan Sangihe, Sulawesi Utara 
6. Kepulauan Talaud, Sulawesi Utara 
7. Minahasa Bagian Selatan, Sulawesi Utara 
8. Minahasa-Selatan Bagian Selatan, Sulawesi Utara 
9. Minahasa Utara bagian selatan, Sulawesi Utara 
10. Minahasa Utara bagian utara, Sulawesi Utara 
11. Gorontalo bagian utara, Gorontalo 
12. Buru, Maluku 
13. Seram bagian barat, Maluku 
14. Halmahera Selatan, Maluku Utara 
15. Kota Ternate, Maluku Utara