Monday, March 28, 2011

Ministry invites Ahmadis to attend another dialog

Mon, 03/28/2011
6:42 PM
Ministry invites Ahmadis to attend another dialog
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali is issuing another invitation to Ahmadiyah members to attend a discussion concerning their religious beliefs.

The Ahmadis refused to attend a dialog last week with mainstream Muslim leaders fearing it would be biased.

“We are inviting Ahmadiyah and Ahmadiyah Movement Indonesia in order to give them a chance to explain Ahmadiyah teachings,” Suryadharma said.

Aside from Ahmadiyah members, the government also invited the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI), Islamic communities, legal experts and human rights activists.

“All parties will get the chance to explain their views. The discussion is not intended to corner Ahmadis; our target is to be able to understand each other,” he said.

Suryadharma has yet to receive confirmation that the Ahmadis will attend. (swd)

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