Text your say: Rhoma’s controversial statement
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Your comments on the summoning of dangdut singer Rhoma Irama by the
Jakarta election watchdog over his statement that Muslims were
prohibited from electing non-Muslims as their leaders:
Rhoma Irama’s controversial statement that Muslims were prohibited from electing non-Muslims was a smart and strategic move to turn Pancasila/Bhineka Tunggal Ika rule into Muslim rule. Especially when there are so many uneducated fanatics among us.
This shall become the trend as long as our government neglectfully allows our education system be corrupted to the core. The unity of our ‘rich’ archipelago is very much at stake; can’t we see that?
Pak Haji Rhoma Irama should have introspection in all his words and actions during this time as they could result in causing offense and hurt to many people.
His controversial statement regarding Muslims being prohibited from electing non-Muslims as their leaders reflects that Pak Haji does not understand the Indonesian ideology: Pancasila.
Next time, he should be wiser — both in words and actions — so that living in Indonesia will be more harmonious despite our differences.
Rhoma Irama is a dangdut artist. Listen and enjoy when he performs as such.
Growing a beard, wearing a burdah and holding a tasbih in his hand does not make a man an ulama.
So, when such a person tries to give you a sermon, just ignore whatever you don’t agree with.
In religious matters, people should rely on their own convictions and common sense, instead of following what others say. It is therefore of paramount importance to keep studying and improve yourself in your beliefs in God.
There’s nothing wrong with the religion. It is people who politicize it and make a bad impression of the religion itself. Please do not condemn each other.
Anything underhanded to stop someone who will actually do something for Jakarta being elected.
No one is righteous in this world including those who call others infidels. Be not narrow-minded, we are from a plural society.
People are using religion to gain personal interests. Shame on you! Whoever is doing this, is not helping himself win.
When almost 100 percent of Jakarta Chinese voters voted for Ahok and Jokowi, aren’t they racists?
When will Indonesians finally separate politics and religion for God’s sake? Rhoma, you are a dangdut singer, you should not speak about religion or politics, just sing your songs, and let’s dance to celebrate real peaceful democracy in Indonesia!
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