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|Jakarta-christian-governor-sentenced-2-years-prison-blasphemy-against-islam by watchindelta(m): 4:21pm On May 09, 2017|
JAKARTA (Reuters) - As the panel of five judges delivered the verdict condemning Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to two years in prison for blasphemy on Tuesday, they cited firebrand Islamist Habib Rizieq as a Koranic authority.
Imprisoned twice for inciting violence, the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) had until recently occupied the fringe of Indonesian society, his followers regarded as thuggish vigilantes with a penchant for extremism and extortion.
His recognition by the court as a venerable Islamic theologian - and the court's verdict itself - highlights the rising influence of Islamist groups in Indonesia. It is the world's largest Muslim-majority country but one with a multi-religious constitution and a tradition of tolerance.
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The verdict, say critics, has also given a quasi-legal endorsement to a rigid interpretation of the Koran that could encourage the materialization of Indonesia's religious minorities.
However, President Joko Widodo - a moderate reformer and an ally of Purnama - has publicly played down concerns about rising Islamic intolerance in Indonesia. After Tuesday's sentencing, he urged Indonesians to respect the legal process, noting that Purnama will appeal.
As he geared for an election to win another term as governor of the Indonesian capital last year, Purnama told a group of fisherfolk that his rivals were deceiving people by using a verse in the Koran to say that Muslims should not be led by a non-Muslim.
That comment triggered mass demonstrations, which were spearheaded by the FPI, and the blasphemy case against the ethnic Chinese and Christian governor.
VOTING FOR NON-MUSLIM
Rizieq was mentioned among several witnesses as the judges dissected the contentious verse in the Koranic chapter known as Al Maidah. The court endorsed his interpretation that it forbids Muslims voting for non-Muslims. Purnama had "deliberately" and "convincingly" blasphemed, the judges found.
"Rizieq is not qualified as an expert," said Todung Mulya Lubis, a leading Indonesian lawyer and rights advocate. "I was so shocked listening to that."
|Re: Jakarta-christian-governor-sentenced-2-years-prison-blasphemy-against-islam by sarrki(m): 4:25pm On May 09, 2017|
All this religious body sef
|Re: Jakarta-christian-governor-sentenced-2-years-prison-blasphemy-against-islam by sarrki(m): 4:27pm On May 09, 2017|
The truth is we must tolerate one another
Any religion that doesn't tolerate the other
Is not a religion
|Re: Jakarta-christian-governor-sentenced-2-years-prison-blasphemy-against-islam by darfay: 4:28pm On May 09, 2017|
so you get sense? shock of the century!!?
|Re: Jakarta-christian-governor-sentenced-2-years-prison-blasphemy-against-islam by darfay: 4:29pm On May 09, 2017|
Islam needs to be reformed it doesn't really fit into this modern world
|Re: Jakarta-christian-governor-sentenced-2-years-prison-blasphemy-against-islam by Igboesika: 4:35pm On May 09, 2017|
|Re: Jakarta-christian-governor-sentenced-2-years-prison-blasphemy-against-islam by softmind24: 4:44pm On May 09, 2017|
Law is law
If he knows about blasphemy law and it enforcement before he became the governor
Breaking it means he is ready to face the music
Tolerance doesn't mean anything goes
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