Sunday, May 12, 2013

7-Eleven, Indomaret Raided Over Alcoholic Beverages

Indonesia, a once secular and modern country is falling into the Islamic cesspool of Sharia.  Muslim mobs rule the streets and the authorities are either unable or are afraid to uphold the law.

7-Eleven, Indomaret Raided Over Alcoholic Beverages

By Jakarta Globe on 3:27 pm May 11, 2013.   

Police show bottles of fake Brandy at a home factory on Pelepah Elok street, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta during a raid, in this file photo. (JG Photo/Yudhi Sukma Wijaya)

Dozens of members of the Tangjungduren Islamic People’s Association raided two minimarts in Grogol Petamburan, West Jakarta, on Friday for selling alcoholic beverages.

The mob, who failed to meet the owners of the two establishments, a 7-Eleven and an Indomaret, decided to enter and confiscate all of the minimarts’ alcoholic beverages from their refrigerators.

“We have since March warned them not to sell alcoholic drinks. But these stores kept on selling the beverages freely,” Khalid, the coordinator of the mob, said as quoted by

Members of the Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) were on location, but they remained on the sidelines during the incident, which caused a traffic jam along Jalan Tanjung Duren Raya.

Representatives from the stores promised the group that they would stop selling alcohol.

Khalid demanded that Satpol PP and the police take strict action against minimarts that openly offer alcoholic beverages.

Grogol Petamburan subdistrict head Denny Ramdhani said that out of the 12 minimarts operating in his area, only the 7-Eleven and the Indomaret continue to deal booze.

“If in the future they still sell alchol, we will … revoke the permits of the two stores,” Denny said.

Tanjung Duren Police chief of prevention Adj. Comr. Purnomo said that the police would facilitate a dialogue between the owners of the minimarts and residents of the area at the subdistrict chief office.