Transmigrated Moslems may join IS as the home guard. It will be a perfect opportunity for Melanesian ethnic cleansing. Will the Indonesian Government allow this to happen?
The IS will follow the occupation strategy of Nazi Germany. Borders will mean nothing. Citizens will die for not being the IS brand of Islam. Even those who go to fight for the IS can not guarantee that their families will be safe in the big invasion.
The losers in West Papua will be the indigenous villagers. They will stream across the border as refugees like the Syrian refugees into Jordan and Turkey. If IS is not stopped, we may expect trouble in West Papua within 2-3 years.
In decades past, the question was asked as to whether or not Indonesia would attack Australia and Papua New Guinea. The response was that Indonesia would invade PNG only if there was seen to be gross political instability which has never happened.
The other response was that it would only take place if there was a hostile and aggressive form of Islam in Indonesia. The traditional Indonesian Islam came with the traders not invaders and was more gentle. But that is slowly changing as we saw with the Bali bombers and minority groups.
Let us hope that a time of hostility never comes with IS on the move. The naval presence of Australia, USA and China in the South Pacific may remind all that major powers have an interest in regional stability.
The Philippines and USA are presently conducting the annual training exercise to prepare for anti-terrorism and regional stability.
I have deep compassion for the families and young girls in Northern Nigeria who were kidnapped from a girls' school and taken into the jungle. Reports come that they have been gang raped and murdered by Boko Haram rebels.
Parents will be reluctant to send their children to school if they are to be attacked by hostile forces, There is a plan of the Islamic State to stop girls from receiving an education.
Kidnapped girls would cry for their parents but their parents will never come. I could not think of my two daughters taken into the jungle by rebels and perhaps murdered. This is not what Allah wants his followers to do.
Also for the village in the Middle East reported in the media attacked by the Islamic State troops. The young villagers escaped leaving only the old people whose throats were cut and left for dead. This is a war crime and a sin against Allah.
The Islamic State insults Allah. But the Almighty is insulted in many wars. Atrocities are committed on all sides in the name of the Almighty.
Australian and US troops would have no problems with flushing IS fighters out of the South Pacific jungle. Their supply lines would be cut as the first step.
Only today (30 April 2015) we read of Nigerian troops rescuing women and girls from the Boko Haram camps in the Nigerian jungle. They can not remain in jungle forever. Food gardens do not last if villagers have been killed. The rural jungle is far more unforgiving that the urban jungle.
Groups of Australian trekkers have just come back from the Kokoda Track at the end of the rainy season. Many had severe foot rot just like the Australian troops in the war.
The National 21 April 2015 ISIS Operations
JAKARTA . Indonesia's military has launched counter-terrorism operations in the eastern island of Sulawesi to help track down militants with suspected links with the Islamic State.