Tag Archives: Islamic Defenders Front

Local Military Worked With Vigilante Groups To Disrupt Meeting: FPI

It was the military, not the Islamic Defenders Front, that incited vigilantes to attack a meeting lawmakers hosted in Banyuwangi, East Java, last week, the hard-line religious group claimed on Friday as it continued to deny involvement in the raid. … Continue reading

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We Are Not Lame Ducks, Police Claim

The National Police have rejected allegations that they are lame ducks when it comes to dealing with hard-line organizations, including the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). Continue reading

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Rights Team to Probe Hard-Liners

The National Commission for Human Rights said on Monday that it would establish a special team to investigate allegations of attacks carried out by hard-line Islamic groups, as lawmaker file charges against militants who broke up their meeting in Banyuwangi, East Java. Continue reading

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Caucus Tells SBY to Get Tough on Islamic Hard-Liners

A group of lawmakers are demanding action be taken to shut down the hard-line Islam Defenders Front. ‘We’re asking the president to keep his word, that the country will not bow to vigilantism. He is the one who could end this movement,’ said Eva K Sundari, who initiated a petition through the House of Representatives’ Pancasila Caucus. Continue reading

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Bekasi Muslim Groups Call for Formation of Militia Units, Warn of Potential ‘War’

Several religious organizations in Bekasi have recommended that every Mosque in Bakasi on the outskirts of Jakarta form militia units and called on all local Muslims to prepare for the possibility of ‘war’ against what they perceive to be the … Continue reading

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FPI Vows More Pressure on Bekasi to Follow Islamic Principles

Aday after the Bekasi government sealed another Protestant church because of constant pressure from hard-line groups, the Islamic Defenders Front said on Tuesday that it would insist that the city issue policies in line with its view of Islam. Continue reading

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