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Should Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia be banned?

Toronto | Wed, May 10, 2017 | 09:39 am
Should Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia be banned? Against Pancasila: Female members of hardline Islamic organization Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) stage a rally to promote the establishment of an Islamic caliphate in Malang, East Java. (Kompas.com/File)

PREMIUM The government’s announcement that it would ban Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) has sparked controversy and debate. Many support the ban because the Islamic organization promotes the establishment of a caliphate, which threatens the unity of the country and Pancasila state ideology. Many others view the ban as a clear sign of the government of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s...

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