Ahmadiyya Muslims not part of anti-Ahok demonstration of Indonesia on Friday

Source: Jakarta Post

Meanwhile, the Ahmadiyah community, an Islamic sect regarded as heretical by mainstream Muslims in Indonesia, said that they would not take part in Friday’s demonstration.
Aryudi Prastowo, head of Ahmadiyah’s East Jakarta and Bukit Duri branch, said on Thursday that they would respect Ahok as the legitimate governor of Jakarta.
Aryudi added that Ahok’s statement might offend some Muslims in the country since the video, during which he allegedly defamed Islam, was selectively edited and people, therefore, could not hear the full context of his statement. “If you see the full video you will be aware that Ahok was only expressing his concern about the issue without trying to defame the Quran,” he said.

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  1. Meanwhile, the Ahmadiyah community, an Islamic sect regarded as heretical by mainstream Muslims in Indonesia, said that they would not take part in Friday’s demonstration. Aryudi Prastowo, head of Ahmadiyah’s East Jakarta and Bukit Duri branch, said on Thursday that they would respect Ahok as the legitimate governor of Jakarta.Aryudi added that Ahok’s statement might offend some Muslims in the country since the video, during which he allegedly defamed Islam, was selectively edited and people, therefore, could not hear the full context of his statement.
    “If you see the full video you will be aware that Ahok was only expressing his concern about the issue without trying to defame the Quran,” he said.

    The statement given by Ahmadiyya is logical and makes sense. These short tempered Muslim Clerics and followers do not follow the real teachings of Islam. From the life of Prophet of Islam (pbuh) can they quote example of such behavior. Islam preaches peace, love for all and hatred for none. Please develop an habit of cool mindedness and do not take the things at face value. It is an era of Pen. If at all some thing objectionable happened can be rectified with dialogues and discussion. Hope sanity will prevail in the largest Islamic country.

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