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Ahmadiyya in Indonesia

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Indonesia are a minority subset of Muslims, and in 2008 were declared "deviant" by Indonesia's top Islamic body.[1] Indonesia's Ahmadis also include members of sect's smaller sub-sect, the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement.[2]

Contents

  • Persecution 1
    • 2008 1.1
    • 2010 1.2
    • 2011 1.3
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Persecution

2008

In 2008, many Muslims in Indonesia protested against the Ahmadiyya movement. With violence and large demonstrations, these religious conservatives put pressure on the government to monitor, and harass the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Indonesia.[3] Public opinion in Indonesia is split in three ways on how Ahmadiyya should be treated: (a) some hold it should be banned outright on the basis that it is a heretical and deviant sect that is not listed as an officially recognised religion in Indonesia; (b) others hold that it should not be banned because of the freedom of religion article in the Constitution, but also should not be allowed to proselytise under the banner of "Islam" on the basis that this is misleading; (c) still others hold that it should be free to do and say as it pleases based on the Constitutional right to freedom of religion.[4] In June 2008, a law was passed to curtail “proselytizing” by Ahmadiyya members.[5] An Ahmadiyya mosque was burned.[6] Human rights groups objected to the restrictions on religious freedom.[7]

2010

In July 2010, a mob of 200 Indonesians surrounded an Ahmadi mosque in Manislor village in Kuningan district, West Java. The mob pelted the mosque with stones before being dispersed by the police.[8]

2011

As of 2011, the sect faces widespread calls for a total "ban" in Indonesia.[9] On February 6, 2011, hundreds of Muslims surrounded an Ahmadiyya household and beat to death 3 people. Footage of the bludgeoning of their naked bodies - while policeman watched on - was posted on the internet and subsequently broadcast on international media.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ Indonesia mob attacks Muslim sect. Al Jazeera English. 29 July 2010
  2. ^ Simon Ross Valentine. Islam and the Ahmadiyya jamaʻat: history, belief, practice. Columbia University Press, 2008. ISBN 0-231-70094-6, ISBN 978-0-231-70094-8. Pg 61
  3. ^ Indonesia to ban Ahmadi activities, 06/09/2008
  4. ^ "Ahmadiyya Ban and Human Rights",Fazil Jamal on Jakarta Post
  5. ^ Indonesia to ban Ahmadi activities, AsiaNews.IT
  6. ^ Anti-Ahmadiyya Mullah Burning Ahmadiyya Mosques – Indonesia, Al Jazeera News Report
  7. ^ Indonesia's religious tolerance under threat-group, Jun 10, 2008.
  8. ^ Indonesia mob attacks Muslim sect. Al Jazeera English. 29 July 2010
  9. ^ McGeown, Kate. "Islamic sect Ahmadiyah faces ban in Indonesia" BBC. 21 April 2011. (Video)
  10. ^ Allard, Tom. Trial begins after shocking mob violence ends in slaying. The Sydney Morning Herald. 27 April 2011.
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