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FUI to conduct 3-month campaign for Ahmadiyah ban
Jakarta (ANTARA News) — The Islamic Community Forum (FUI) is to conduct a series of mass actions during the next three months to persuade the government to ban the Ahmadiyah sect in Indonesia, a spokesman said.
“We are going to stage various kinds of mass actions, including demonstrations and prayer rallies at a number of mosques, during the next thee months,” FUI Secretary General Muhammad Al Khaththath said here Friday.
Speaking at a prayer service at the Al Azhar Grand Mosque in south Jakarta, Al Khaththath also voiced suspicion about the 12-point clarification the Ahmadiyah sect’s leadershp had given to the authorities in defense of its existence.
The clarification should have been accompanied by Ahmadiyah followers’ preparedness to repent by renouncing their belief that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a prophet, Al Khaththath said.
“They also must destroy their book containing Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s teachings which blaspheme the Holy Koran,” he said.
FUI also asked Religious Affairs Minister Maftuh Basyuni to take the right steps to put an end to “all kinds of conspiracies to violate the Moslem community’s beiefs.”
After Ahmadiyah had been dissolved, its followers could be put under the charge of the Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI) and various other Islamic organizations for guidance to return to the right path, he said.
Earlier, on Tuesday (Jan 5), the government’s Coordinating Board for Supervision of Public Faiths (Bakor Pakem) had decided not to ban Ahmadiyah and to give its followers the opportunity to improve themselves.
The decision was taken at a meeting attended by representatives of various government agencies, including the Attorney General’s Office, Police and State Intelligence Agency (BIN) which also considered the Ahmadiyah leadership’s 12-point clarifiction. (*)