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.