A 35 year old man, Indra Okta Permana a.k.a. Raden not only claims that he is God but also requested his followers to burn the Quran and pray to the Sun. The man who hails from Sukabumi, West Jawa raised the anger of locals who beat him up until he fainted.
Previously, I have written about other self-proclaiming Gods like Ayah Pin, Ching Chi Vui @ Ivan, Reverend Sun Myung Moon and the likes. They all have one thing in common, their fanatical followers. Raden “God” according to local Police, Sulaeman Salim had succeeded to influence one family to become his follower.
The family members claimed that were like hypnotized by Raden, and were willing to believe whatever he said, including that he is God. On August 24th, Raden brought the said family consisting of two men and a woman towards a nearby hill. Upon reaching the hilltop, Raden instructed them to kneel and pray to the Sun. And while they were at it, Raden hit their body and their buttocks claiming that he is trying to cleanse them from their sins. What a sadist!!
Later, he instructed them to burn their Quran (apparently they are Muslims). The local folks who got to know about this became crossed and reacted by beating him up until this “God” fainted. Luckily, for him, the Police were in time to intervene and saved his life before things got out of hand. He is currently detained at the local Police station to facilitate further investigations on this matter.
Hmm… maybe his hypnotizing powers are still at infant stage unlike Ayah Pin who had much more success when it came to influencing and screwing up the minds of his followers.