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Jakarta Post

NU youth wing calls for arrest of HTI members in NTT for promoting caliphate

  • Djemi Amnifu

    The Jakarta Post

Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara   /   Wed, November 6, 2019   /  03:05 pm
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Against Pancasila: Female members of hardline Islamic organization Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) stage a rally to promote the establishment of an Islamic caliphate in Malang, East Java in this file photo.. (

  The youth wing of the country’s largest Muslim mass organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) has urged the police in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) to take stern action against active members of the outlawed Muslim group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia. GP Ansor, the NU youth wing, stated the police should arrest Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) members who continue to call for the establishment of a caliphate in the country. "GP Ansor in East Nusa Tenggara urges the local police to arrest HTI activists who are still promoting the idea of establishing a caliphate in NTT. Our country is based on law, so no one should escape justice. Hence, HTI activists who continue to advocate for a caliphate [here] must be arrested soon," chairman of GP Ansor’s NTT chapter, Adjhar Jowe, told reporters on Tuesday. He said his organization had kept a record of HTI's activities in...