Indonesian Islamic hardliners have called for a ban on international organisations the Rotary Club and the Lions Club, saying they are part of a Zionist conspiracy, reports said Monday.And as always when people are accused of being Zionist, they have to defend themselves from the slur:
The (FUU) said the clubs were "infidel" fronts for Freemasonry and the world Zionist movement and threatened Islam in the world's most populous Muslim country.
"They gather funds and give them to America and the Israeli Zionists," FUU chairman Atian Ali Mohammad Da'i was quoted as saying in The Jakarta Globe daily.
"We urge all Muslims to renounce membership in the Rotary Club and the Lions Club. Otherwise they can consider themselves infidels."
Leaders of the Lions and Rotary Clubs yesterday shrugged off claims by a hardline Islamic group in Indonesia that they are part of a "Zionist conspiracy".Hamas managed to come to the conclusion that Lions and Rotarians are Zionist infidels decades ago. From the Hamas charter:
They dismissed the claims made by the People's Ulema Forum (FUU) in Jakarta that the clubs were "infidel" fronts for freemasonry and the international Zionist movement.
Dr J.P. Kamalanathan, governor of Lions' Club International district 308 B1, which covers Peninsular Malaysia, said the organisation never took any religious, political or nationalistic stand.
He said with some 1.3 million members worldwide, it would be illogical to pin the club's affiliation to any one country or group. "We are not anti-anything," he said yesterday.
For a long time, the enemies have been planning, skillfully and with precision, for the achievement of what they have attained. They took into consideration the causes affecting the current of events. They strived to amass great and substantive material wealth which they devoted to the realisation of their dream. With their money, they took control of the world media, news agencies, the press, publishing houses, broadcasting stations, and others. With their money they stirred revolutions in various parts of the world with the purpose of achieving their interests and reaping the fruit therein. They were behind the French Revolution, the Communist revolution and most of the revolutions we heard and hear about, here and there. With their money they formed secret societies, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, the Lions and others in different parts of the world for the purpose of sabotaging societies and achieving Zionist interests. With their money they were able to control imperialistic countries and instigate them to colonize many countries in order to enable them to exploit their resources and spread corruption there.