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​​​​​​​Mass group disperses 'caliphate' lecture planned by former HTI members in NTT

  • Djemi Amnifu

    The Jakarta Post

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Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara   /   Mon, October 28, 2019   /  06:00 pm
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Members of banned Islamic organization Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) stage a rally to promote the establishment of an Islamic caliphate in Malang, East Java. (Kompas.com/File)

A mass organization in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), has broken up a lecture session planned by former members of the disbanded Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI). The lecture, which was supposed to take place in Tuak Daun Merah subdistrict, Oebobo district, on Saturday, was prevented from taking place by members of a group calling themselves Laskar Timor Indonesia (LTI). The LTI alleged the meeting was an attempt to promote the establishment of an Islamic caliphate. “The HTI has been disbanded but the members still like to spread their caliphate ideology so we had to prevent the event from taking place,” LTI leader and priest Ady Ndiy said. According to Ady, former HTI members issued invitations for university students to attend the lecture. The invitations, he claimed, were not only extended to Muslim students but also to non-Muslims, including Christians who form t...