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Jakarta Post

FPI vows to retaliate over Koran burning

  • Ridwan Max Sijabat

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 27 2010   /  09:18 am

The Islam Defenders Front (FPI) has vowed to retaliate if a US-based militant Christian group goes ahead with its “World Koran Burning Day” campaign in observance of 9/11.

FPI chairman Habib Rizieq made the threat during a meeting with leaders of an interfaith group in Jakarta
on Wednesday. He stopped short of being specific. “We have plans. Just wait and see what we will do,” he said.

Rizieq said it was not enough for local religious leaders to simply condemn the Koran-burning plan. He said they must take “concrete action” so that the US government stop the campaign.

“Indonesian Muslims will be angry if the Koran is burned and [the FPI] will not blame them if they retaliate here at home,” he said.

The “World Koran Burning Day” campaign has been planned by the Gainesville, a Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center, which states on i...