Via The Jawa Report, who recently joined the Bear Flag League, is a bit piece about Indonesian justice.

In Indonesia they give you 4.5 days in jail for every person you murder in the name of Jihad. On the other hand, if you're caught with some marijuana, you could just find yourself in jail for the rest of your life. Especially if you're a Westerner.

To summarize: the Islamic terrorist, Abu Bakar Bashir, who masterminded the Bali bombing that killed 202 people was given 30 months in jail (minus time served awaiting trial), while Australian Schapelle Corby who was arrested with 9 pounds of weed in the Bali airport was facing execution until prosecutors generously lessened their requested sentence to life imprisonment because of her "good manners". What's more, it appears there's a decent chance the drugs were planted, as Miss Corby claims.

This kind of stuff is why I'm wary of traveling abroad. Yes, you can get cheap travel deals to Mexico, but who wants to risk spending the rest of their lives in a Mexican jail for attracting the wrong attention from the Federalis? Maybe I'm just a chicken, but so be it.



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