Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ahmadis should live on isolated island: Legislator

Thu, 02/17/2011
8:03 PM
Ahmadis should live on isolated island: Legislator
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
A legislator has said Ahmadiyah sect members should be relocated to an uninhabited island to prevent conflicts between them and those who deem the sect heretic.

“Indonesia has 17,000 islands, many of which are uninhabited. So why not move them to an island that is not inhabited,” HM Busro from the House of Representatives’ Commission VIII said Thursday as quoted by

He said during a meeting with Jamaah Ahmadiyah that segregation was needed because conflicts occurred because the Ahmadis lived among other communities.

“We [can] choose [to place them] on an island so that they will have decent lives. They are our brothers and sisters as well,” Busro said.

Attacks on the Ahmadis have been rife, with the latest in Banten causing the deaths of three sect members.

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