JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – More than a thousand moslem peoples demanded to dissolve of Banser, security task for Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), and Indonesia’s biggest Islamic organization. They rallied in front of Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security office, on Friday (26/10), days after a religious flag burnt by three Banser members in Garut, West Java.
Almost everyone in the rally waved Unity of God or so-called Tauhid flag, the black and white with “There is no God but Allah only” writings. They are disappointed on the flag burning, especially it was done on National Religious Student Day.
Previously, Banser claimed that there was a misunderstanding about the flag burning. The NU’s substructure thought the flag as a forbidden organization, Indonesia’s Hizbut Tahrir (HTI).
Contradict to the statement, Guard National Movement cleric, Yusuf Martak said, there is no HTI logo or symbol on the flag.
“Today, we unite and gather for Tauhid. We were born with that sentence and will die with that sentence too. Are you happy burning tauhid flag? Muslim is not like that,” he shouted to the protesters.
Other speakers also demanded Banser to be dismissed. They considered Banser’s act has divided people and worth to be removed, just like HTI.
“Remove Banser. The existance is no use. They divide people. Banser is arrogant. To Banser members who regret this, burn your uniform, before you are being judged by Allah,” said another speaker in anger.
Until the news published, the mass still kept coming. And some representatives seen entering the coordinating ministry office for mediation. There are 7,633 personnels secured the rally. Police guarded mass from Arjuna Wiwaha statue to the ministry office.
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