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Jakarta Post

FPI attacks Ahmadis in Bandung

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Sat, October 27 2012   /  10:46 am

Idul Adha celebrations in Ban-dung, West Java, were tarnished by an attack launched by members of hard-line group the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) on An-Nasir mosque, home to hundreds of Ahmadiyah followers who were later barred from performing Idul Adha prayers and slaughtering animals during the Islamic Day of Sacrifice on Friday.

Members of the FPI raided the mosque on Thursday night, damaging it and prohibiting Ahmadis from celebrating Idul Adha.

Abdul Wahid Yora, an Ahmadi, said he and some other Ahmadis were at the mosque when 10 people arrived claiming to be local FPI members and entered the mosque.

Yora and his two fellow Ahmadis were later forced to sign an agreement not to hold Idul Adha prayers and slaughter sacrificial animals on the day.

“I refused to do so because we have the right to perform the religious ritual,” Yora said, adding that th...