Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Mourn for the Misbegotten
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Mourn for the Misbegotten

Balinese Gather to Pray for the Dead Bali Bombers and Their Victims.


Bali News: A Mourn for the Misbegotten
Click Image to Enlarge

(11/17/2008)

The execution of the Bali Bombers by a firing squad in Central Java just past midnight on November 2, 2008, brought little celebration from the residents of Bali, hoping that the death of the three would bring closure to a tragic chapter in Bali's history.

On the morning of the execution, hundreds gathered at the Anand Asram Foundation on Jalan Pura Mertasari in Kuta to pray for the souls of the three criminals - Amrozy, Imam Samudra and Ali Gufron (a/k/a Mukhlas). Prior to the prayer service, a number of people spoke against violence in any form, including the execution of convicted murderers. Nonetheless, many attending the ceremony accepted that the death of the 3 Bali bombers represented a necessary remedial step for a chronic problem afflicting Indonesian society. The speakers also took the opportunity to underline that they felt no hate for the three men, despite the injustice and injury they had visited upon the island of Bali.





One of the speakers told the press, "We are praying for Amrozy and his colleagues as well as their victims, we hope all with obtain peace in a better place."

Accordingly, prayers were offered from the Koran and the Bible, as well as passages from Buddhist and Hindu religious texts.

Another speaker said, "only through love can the differences between us be eliminated."

Also attending the prayer ceremony was a survivor of the Bali bombing of 2002, Tumini, who said she was both glad and satisfied that the bombers were now dead, but no longer bore any hatred for the three. Tumini, who attended the prayers with her daughter, added: "It's finished. What's important is that such a thing never happens again."

The Chairman of the National Integration Movement (NIM) - an organization who helped organize the prayers, Wayan Sayoga, said the inter-denominational prayers offered on the day of the execution were intended to help heal the wounds suffered by both the victims and the perpetrators of the 2002 bombing. Through such prayers, the NIM Chairman said he "hopes that an end will come to violence in the name of religion and that the legacy of hate and anger left by the Bali bombers would end with their execution earlier this morning." Adding, "let us live lives full of peace."

Related Article

[Editorial: Honor the Victim or Glorify the Criminal? ]

Related Website

[Anand Krishna Center]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Bolllywood is Calling!
Indian Consul General to Bali Invites Indian Film Industry to Shoot Film Projects in Bali
(8/27/2014)
Tourists Who Shop ‘Till They Drop
Indonesia Needs More Great Sales and Events to Expand Tourist Travel
(8/27/2014)
Major Bali Condotel Deal Signed for Jimbaran
121-Room and 121-Suite Springhill Condotel at Green Jimbaran to be Managed by Australian Mantra Hotels Group
(8/27/2014)
GWK Reopens
Demonstrators Reopen Access Road to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park in Bali
(8/26/2014)
Join a Table of Chefs
Bali Culinary Professionals Monthly Gathering August 30, 2014 at Basilico Prama Sanur Beach Restaurant.
(8/25/2014)
Roadblock Ahead
Angry Local Residents Close Access Road to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park in Bali
(8/24/2014)
Chefs Who Play Golf
Bali Culinary Golf Tournament January 18-20, 2014
(8/24/2014)
Coming Bubble for Condotels in Bali?
Bali to Soon Have 13,000 Condotel Units
(8/24/2014)
Better Safe than Sorry
Bali Hotels Warned to Obtain Security Management Certification
(8/25/2014)
Winning Combination
Joko Widodo & Jusuf Kalla Declared Winners of Presidential-Vice Presidential Race by Indonesian Constitutional Court
(8/24/2014)
Presidential Summit
President SBY and President-elect to Hold First Confab in Bali August 27-28, 2014
(8/24/2014)
Lost and Presumed Dead
2 Presumed Lost as Search Abandoned for Survivors of Komodo Cruise Boat Sinking Near Sangeang Island
(8/25/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents