And their sporadic attempts to defend themselves are crushed by bloody reprisals from their Indonesian Muslim overlords.
From Australia's ABC, including information from AFP and from the ABC's Jakarta correspondent, Matt Brown.
'Bloody Clashes With Military Rock Papua Province'
'At least a dozen people have been shot in a string of bloody incidents in Indonesia's Papua province.
'While Indonesian officials blame Papuan separatists (that is, local Melanesian Christians and animists who object to being ruled - and exploited - by ethnically-Malay majority-Muslim Indonesia - CM), local activists say the security forces themselves are responsible.
'In the latest incident, soldiers are accused of going on a shooting spree at Wamena in the Baliem Valley.
'The unrest began when two soldiers driving on the outskirts of town ran over a young boy and killed him on Wednesday.
'The villagers then stabbed one of the soldiers to death.
'The local military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Ali Hamdan Bogra (observe the Mohammedan name - CM) says other soldiers from the Brigade became so angry at the stabbing [that] they left their barracks and headed into town.
Question: what is the likelihood that the Muslim soldiers who ran over and killed the Papuan boy would ever have been called to account for it? - CM
'It seems clear they were seeking revenge.
Note: Muslims feel entitled to seek revenge - on a grandly disproportionate scale - if a Muslim is injured or killed by a Kuffar. Kuffars, on the other hand, are meant to submit meekly to whatever degree of mistreatment - up to and including murder - which Muslims may feel like inflicting upon them. Those Papuan villagers had no right to avenge themselves against Muslim Indonesian killing of one of their number. - CM
'But Lt Colonel Bogra says senior officers stopped them and calmed them down.
Suuure. But at what point in the proceedings were they stopped and calmed down? Remember that Lt Colonel is a Muslim. He is speaking with regard to an incident that took place involving Muslims (the Indonesian military) and non-Muslims, His sole loyalty is to Muslims and Islam, not to any sort of objective justice. In any conflict or dispute between Muslims and non-Muslims, the objective of the Muslim is to blame the kuffar for anything bad that happens, and to exonerate the Muslims. - CM
'Local activists say the soldiers, in fact, killed at least one person, who was buried yesterday.
'They may have killed others, because activists say several people who were wounded have disappeared.
Given what I know about Islam, about Muslim contempt for the lives of non-Muslims, and general Muslim contempt for the truth, I am more inclined to believe these Christian and animist villagers, than to believe their Muslim overlords. - CM
"Almost all members of the battalion came down and started shooting whoever they saw", activist Sebby Sambon said.
"They also burned our traditional houses. (If you click on the link , there is a photograph showing some of the destruction - CM). The military and police see us as primitive people, they don't think we are human, they think we are animals and they can shoot us like animals."
In this case, I suspect that more is going on than the a situation where somewhat-more-technically advanced colonisers/ imperialists look down on 'primitive' tribal jungle-dwellers. In this case it is more likely that what this man is describing is the classic Muslim attitude toward the najis kuffar, the dirty unbelievers, who are actively hated and despised and viewed as less than human, "the worst of creatures", not because of degrees of 'civilisation' or technological attainment or lack thereof, but simply and solely because of their not being Muslims. The irony is that these villagers, if Christian, are in fact following, however stumblingly and nominally, a belief system that is far more advanced morally, spiritually and intellectually than that of Islam and that will, over time - if per miraculum they are freed from Muslim rule - enable them to participate in a fantastically-varied and advanced global civilisation....- CM
'Activists have also released a large number of unconfirmed photographs, which show Papuans suffering gunshot wounds, and houses going up in flames.
'They say members of the Australian-trained counter-terrorism unit, Detachment 88, were working in support of the soldiers, as well as the notorious Mobile Brigade riot squad.
What is Australia doing, training Indonesian Muslim soldiers to be even more efficient killers of hopelessly-outgunned and outnumbered and ruthlessly-exploited Christian and animist villagers? Shame on us! - CM
'A local priest, Sofyan Yoman, says the authorities should have simply charged the villagers responsible.
"Why did the soldiers burn down the homes of the common people, and stab them with their bayonets? That's not protecting us, it's murder", he said.
It is the standard Muslim modus operandi when punishing dhimmis for an act of insubordination against their Muslim overlords. One - presumably nominally Christian, or else animist - Papuan villager attacked and killed a Muslim who had previously killed a person from his village; for this one non-Muslim's daring to punish a Muslim for murder, his entire community has been punished. Every dhimmi is held responsible for anything done by any other dhimmi. For more on this vicious paradigm, see Bat Yeor's 'Islam and Dhimmitude' and Mark Durie's book 'The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom". This, of course, at the same time as Muslim spokespeople within the West howl with outrage at the very idea that anyone in the West should draw conclusions about Islam, and about the Ummah, from the conduct of the so-called 'tiny minority of extremists' within Islam. They wax eloquent about the immorality of Infidel collective punishment of the Ummah - whilst at the same time, within dar al Islam, the Muslim mob and/ or the army or police of the Muslim state continually mete out disproportionate and collective punishment to non-Muslim minorities. - CM
'National police said the military had been involved.
"Following the road accident soldiers form the local military arrived in two trucks and took revenge by firing gunshots toward local residents (Interesting wording, that. They didn't 'shoot' them, they didn't fire at them, they didn't fire on them, they merely fired 'toward' them..suuure. .CM) and setting a number of houses on fire", national police spokesman Saud Usman Nasution told AFP.
Yet another Muslim name. I doubt whether local non-Muslims are permitted to join the police or the military in Papua; if they are, I would be surprised if they are permitted into any but the lowest ranks. 'Islam is to dominate, and not be dominated' - thus sprach Hassan al-Banna, theorist of the Muslim Brotherhood. - CM
"The trouble then spread to the city centre (who spread it? - CM) where a number of shops and houses were also damaged by gunshots".
'However, Lt Colonel Borgra denies any military role in the shootings (of course he would - CM) and says the villagers burned the homes and tried to blame the military.
Boilerplate Muslim apologetics: reflexive denial of responsibility, plus 'blame the victim'. It's all the fault of the dirty kuffar who did it to themselves in order to make the Muslim soldiers look bad. Sorry, mate, I must say I am inclined to disbelieve you, I have seen far too much of this Muslim habit of denying responsibility and blaming the victims of Muslim violence, not to mention the dismally predictable 'false flag' accusation which has been used ad nauseam for everything up to and including 9/11 and the London bus bombings - CM
"We didn't burn people's houses. It's impossible. We're soldiers, we don't do that", he said.
Sorry, mate, don't believe you, you're Muslim soldiers and this is exactly the sort of thing Muslims have been doing to kuffar houses and businesses - and places of worship - all over the world for 1400 years, and are still doing, wherever and whenever they think they can get away with it..like in Papua, where you massively outgun the local kuffar. - CM
'It has been a dramatic end to a troubled week in Papua.
'In Jayapura on the north coast on Monday, police arrested more than 40 people at a rally by the West Papua National Committee.
I wholeheartedly support the West Papuans' desire to govern themselves and to be rid of their ruthless and capricious Muslim colonial overlords. Why is not the West sympathising with these genuinely-oppressed indigenous people, rather than - say - with the Sunni Muslims who intend to become Top Dogs in Syria so as to dominate and domineer over and quite possibly exterminate the despised Alawites, Shiites and Christians? - CM
'They shot and killed one of the protesters and seriously wounded two others.
'Four other civilians and a soldier were shot in separate, mysterious incidents.
Note that the majority of the casualties appear to be Papuan. - CM
'Human rights groups often blame the shadowy forces of local military and intelligence units for violence like this.
They're probably right, given what we know of the usual Muslim attitude toward and mistreatment of non-Muslims over whom they rule, and what we know of Indonesian Muslim military and police atrocities against the non-Muslim indigenes in East Timor before that majority-Christian region miraculously achieved independence. - CM
'But the police blame pro-independence groups (as of course they would - CM) and yesterday they arrested the head of the West Papuan National Committee.
'Opposition MP Tubagus Hasanuddin - a member of the Parliament's Defence Committee - says he wants answers.
"How can there be 30 shootings in one and a half years and not a single case solved?" he asked.
Dear Matt Brown, ABC correspondent in Jakarta: I need more information here. I would like to know whether the victims of these 30 shootings that Mr Hasanuddin is so concerned about were Muslim or non-Muslim. I cannot 'read' this story properly unless I know. Because it is unusual for a Muslim to express much concern about or interest in the deaths of non-Muslims. - CM
"Twenty-seven victims have fallen. We must find out why".
'A team from the parliament's defence committee is travelling to Papua to investigate.
But are there any non-Muslims on that team? And if there aren't, are Muslim 'investigators' likely to devote much energy to inquiring into the deaths of non-Muslims - Christian or animist - at the hands of Muslims, whether police, military, or civilian vigilantes from among the Muslim immigrants who have been moved into Papua in large numbers to displace and dispossess the indigenes? - CM