Monday, April 4, 2011

PPP Officially Supports Ahmadiyah Ban

Jakarta Globe, Indonesia
PPP Officially Supports Ahmadiyah Ban
Heru Andriyanto | April 4, 2011

The United Development Party rejects Ahmadiyah teachings as blasphemous, a party official said about the minority Islamic sect on Sunday.

“Our party officially requested the government to forbid and disband Ahmadiyah in Indonesia. The reason is that Ahmadiyah, in our opinion, created a religion inside a religion, as well as insulting the teachings of Islam,” Chozin Chumaidy, the deputy chairman of the party, also known as the PPP, said at its regional congress in Mamuju, West Sulawesi.

In addition, Ahmadiyah followers often cause unrest among Muslims, he said, adding that the PPP’s stance serves to “protect the interests of Muslims in Indonesia.” Members of the PPP are ready to assist Ahmadiyah followers willing to “return to the true path of Islam,” he said.

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