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Bogor Police forbid Islamic caliphate gathering

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Tue, November 13, 2018   /   06:00 pm
Bogor Police forbid Islamic caliphate gathering An invitation to a global Islamic caliphate event that was scheduled for Nov. 17 at the Az-Zikra Mosque in Bogor., West Java. (Courtesy of/Polres Bogor)

The Bogor Police refused to give permission to an event that was meant to be held at the Az-Zikra Mosque in Bogor regency on Nov. 17, alleging that the event was related to the Islamic caliphate movement that aims to replace the country’s political system.

Bogor Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Andi Mochamad Dicky said the gathering event was proposed by Khilafatul Muslimin of the Nur Syakirah Foundation and would use the theme: “Indonesia, the starting point for the rise of Islam in the world".”

“We suggest people not go to the event because it doesn’t have legal permission. Should the organizer insist on carrying out the event, the police will disperse the crowd and stand guard to avoid conflict,” he said.

Andi said the event is against the national ideology of Pancasila and the law of the nation. He claimed that long before the foundation representative asked for permission, the police investigated and questioned several people regarding the event.

He said he had asked the Az-Zikra Mosque management to not allow people from the Nur Syakirah Foundation to hold the event on Nov. 17. (vla)