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Text your say: Demand for sharia law

  • The Jakarta Post

| Fri, July 2 2010 | 09:20 am

Your comments on a demand by several Muslim organizations for the implementation of sharia law both in Bekasi regency and municipality, West Java.

I think it is absolutely crazy since we have the Constitution (UUD 45).

As a resident of Bekasi, I don’t mind if sharia law is implemented
in Bekasi.
But one thing we should think about is that not all the residents in Bekasi are Muslims so it is better if the key persons of each religion and the local officials sit together and discuss the benefits and disadvantages if it is implemented especially for non-Muslims.
Aris Gunawan

As a Muslim, I am of the opinion that each of us should worship God according to our religion. Others are free and should be protected to worship according to their beliefs.
As a member of the Republic of Indonesia we must adhere to Pancasila as stated in our Constitution.
The President and his administration have the responsibility to uphold our Constitution and defend our state from unconstitutional threats.
Soebagjo Soetadji

Allah the Almighty created Adam and Eve, and the couple were allowed to live in paradise full of privileges and happiness. Besides, the angels looked up to Adam as the perfect creature.
The Almighty God only forbade them not to approach the Tree of Eternity.
Unfortunately, they were not
able to resist their great enemy, the Satan. The Satan persuaded the
couple to taste the fruit of the tree! Consequently, they were “exiled” from Eden.
However, Allah the Beneficent sent them guidance during their lifetime on earth, so that they and their descendants are able to go back home in paradise.
The God’s guide also reveals how to face the Satan and his followers, who had and have been trying to drag the descendants of Adam from the straight path leading to paradise. In this way, the satan will have companies in hell fire.
The God’s guide was and is in the form of sharia law. The sharia cannot be forced on people other than Muslims.
In my opinion, let the Muslims in Bekasi in particular apply sharia. We do not blame the sharia.  
Ahmad Ghozali
Majalengka, West Java

A group of believers, who have extreme beliefs, try to ram their belief under other people’s throats.
Have minorities got less human rights? A group who claim to be followers of a certain faith can do whatever they want while others can’t do the same.


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