Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ministry to hold another meeting on Ahmadiyah

Tue, 03/29/2011
11:02 PM
Ministry to hold another meeting on Ahmadiyah
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
Muslim organizations, law experts, human rights watchdogs and Ahmadiyah figures will hold a dialogue on the Ahmadiyah on Tuesday and Wednesday, the religious affairs minister said Monday.

Minister Suryadharma Ali said the two-day dialogue hosted by his office would give equal chance to Muslim organizations, including the Islam Defenders Front (FPI), Ahmadiyah figures, experts and human rights activists, to present their opinions on the Islamic sect.

Last week, the ministry also held a meeting on the Ahmadiyah on the heels of a fatal clash and the issuance of bylaws banning the Ahmadiyah. Jamaah Ahmadiyah Indonesia (JAI) refused to attend the meeting, saying the meeting was biased judging from the list of invitees.

JAI’s legal consultant, Indonesia Legal Aid Institution Foundation (YLBHI), told The Jakarta Post that JAI would once again not attend Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s meeting. — JP

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