Hundreds of People Stage Protest Against Ahmadiyah in North Jakarta
BERITAJAKARTA.COM — 11/5/2010 7:04:10 PM
Hundreds of people claiming to come from Dakwah Islam College, Tanjungpriok besieged Friday (11/5) Nurudin Mosque on Jl Kebon Bawang, Neighborhood Unit 09/Community Unit 01, Tanjungpriok, North Jakarta, which is suspected to be used by Ahmadiyah followers to perform their activities
A clash almost occurred, as a number of mosque congregation were being at the mosque, trying to block the protesters. Fortunately, police officers together with public order police officers (Satpol PP) managed to calm the two confronting groups, so the physical clash could be avoided.
One local resident Seto (35) said, the protest was dispersed after 30 minutes of speech rejecting the existence of Ahmadiyah congregation at the mosque.
One of the mosque management members, Hendro (40) says, the mosque was established 24 years ago, with the current congregation of at least 200 people. “There has never been any problem so far. This is just a misunderstanding,” Hendro told reporters Friday. Today’s action was the second time, after another similar incident on 20 October.