Sunday, March 27, 2011

Depok to open seized Amadiyah mosque to all Muslims

Sun, 03/27/2011
9:45 PM
Depok to open seized Amadiyah mosque to all Muslims
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
The Depok administration says an Amadiyah mosque it recently ordered closed will be reopened for use by all Muslims – except Ahmadis.

“After the mosque was sealed it could no longer be used by Ahmadiyah followers. In the future it will be available for all Muslims in general,” Depok Deputy Mayor Idris Abdul Shomad said as quoted by Antara news agency.

“Muslims in general can use the mosque for their activities - but Ahmadis are not allowed,” he added.

The Al-Hidayah mosque in Depok, West Java was closed after the mayor and the provincial governor issued decrees banning Ahmadiyah.

Idris also said on Sunday that Depok would invite clerics from the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) to return local Ahmadis to the “right path of Islam”.

He also said the administration would guarantee the safety of Ahmadis and protect the sect from violence.

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