Muslim protestors plot to topple Christian Jakarta leader ‘for insulting the Quraan’


Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 22 November 2016| 21 Safar 1438

Muslim protesters are plotting to storm the Indonesian parliament in a bid to topple Jakarta’s Christian leader for allegedly insulting the Quraan, Jakarta’s chief of police has revealed.

Tito Karnavian said the Islamic activists are furious with the governor of Jakarta for mocking the Muslim holy book.
His warning comes after police were forced to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse more than 100,000 protesters demanding that governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama resigns.

Mr Purnama has denied he committed blasphemy, after talking about people who cited verse from the holy script, but apologised for any offence he caused the Muslim population of 200 million people.

The police chief warned: “There are hidden methods by certain groups to enter and occupy parliament… If (actions) are intended to overthrow the government, that’s a violation of the law.”

The governor is currently up for election against two Muslim candidates for the role which is largely seen as a stepping stone to becoming the president of the country.

Police are currently investigating the governor’s comments after Muslim groups brought a complaint against him.
He is the first Christian and Chinese politician to be the governor of the city.

Prosecutors are preparing to bring a case against the outspoken leader who could face up to five years in prison if he is found guilty.

Many Muslims have been protesting for weeks against the governor and the head of the country’s military, who is seen as one of the leader’s main supporters, in the hope  for the police to throw the Christian politician in jail.


Photo File – Islamic protestors and governnor of Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama
Source- express