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The Scholars Support 55 Sympathetic Act

Foto: Din Syamsuddin

KIBLAT.NET, Jakarta, Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council Advisory Board Din Syamsuddin supports the 55 Sympathetic Action, which he calls as jihad.

Bachtiar Nasir, Chairman of the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema Council’s Fatwa (GNPF-MUI), says he will hold the 55 Sympathetic Action on Friday, May 5, 2017. The action will be mobilized not in order to suppress the legal process, but just to demand justice against the verdict given to defendant Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) in the case of defamation of religion. he also said A number of prominent figures and ulama support the action.

One of who expressed support was former chairman of the Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) Din Syamsuddin. Although the Head of MUI’s Advisory Board Din Syamsudin could not come to the press conference. But, he showed his support to the rally.

“I support the upcoming rally on May 5. May this became our struggle (jihad),” said Bachtiar reading Din’s statement via Whatsapp message.

He said some Indonesian figures namely Arifin Ilham, Abdullah Gymnastiar, and some others also supported this action.

Bachtiar also said the mass will accept gracefully when the Supreme Court did not accept their coming. “As what we’ve showed in front of the Presidential Palace, we did not become anarchist. We will obey the rule that the demonstration must not be hold over 18.00 p.m.,” he said.

Furthermore, Bachtiar explained GNPF MUI did not have any other intention except to seek justice in Ahok’s case. The movement has no intention to topple the government. “We only wanted the Supreme Court to be fair, independent and free from any pressure in making the verdict against Ahok,” he added.

Editor: Furqon Amrulloh

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