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Home Worldwide Indonesia March, 2011 TNI should not be involved…
TNI should not be involved in Ahmadi conversions, says House official

Tue, 03/15/2011 2:00 PM
TNI should not be involved in Ahmadi conversions, says House official
The Jakarta Post

House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Pramono Anung says he regrets the deployment of military officers in West Java in a program aiming to convert Ahmadis to mainstream Islam.

“[The Indonesian Military] should not be involved in religious affairs. This move is regrettable,” he said Tuesday, as quoted by

So far under the program, named “Operation Sajadah” (prayer mat), around 15 Ahmadis have declared their conversion to mainstream Islam.

The campaign encourages followers of mainstream Islam to conduct their Friday prayers at Ahmadiyah mosques.

Pramono said the military should instead offer to protect the community.

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