Jumat , 26 May 2017, 14:30 WIB

Terrorism is haram: MUI

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Deputy Chairman of MUI Zainut Tauhid Sa'adi.
Deputy Chairman of MUI Zainut Tauhid Sa'adi.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI) has strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack near the Kampung Melayu bus terminal on Wednesday evening that resulted in the deaths of three police officers. 

"Whoever the perpetrators were, they are human beings who have lost their humanitarian values. This is indeed a very cruel and saddening humanitarian tragedy," Zainut Tauhid Sa'adi, deputy chairman of MUI, stated here, Thursday. 

The latest incident indicates that terrorism still exists in Indonesia, and every party, particularly security officers, religious prominent figures, and the community, should give serious attention to it, as terrorism is the enemy of the state, he noted.

In its fatwa (ruling) no. 3 of 2014, the MUI has stated that terrorism is a crime against humanity and civilization that could pose a serious threat to the country's sovereignty.

Terrorism poses a threat to security and world peace and disadvantages public welfare, it added. 

Hence, terrorism is haram, or forbidden, according to the MUI.

The ulemas' council urged security personnel to arrest the perpetrators of the bomb attack and conduct comprehensive investigation.

The MUI also expressed deep condolences to the families of the victims of the Kampung Melayu bomb attack.

"We call on everyone to remain calm and fully trust the security personnel to take necessary measures," he emphasized. 

Meanwhile, Anies Baswedan, Jakarta's governor-elect, and Chairman of the Regional Representative Council Oesman Sapta also deplored the bomb attack.

President Joko Widodo, Baswedan, Sapta, and House Speaker Setya Novanto separately expressed condolences to the victims and their families.

Baswedan, on Thursday, also visited the Premier Hospital located near the blast site to meet several victims injured in the bomb attack.

The bomb attack killed five people comprising three police officers and two suicide bombers. Eleven people including five police officers, two female university students, and drivers of public vehicles were injured. 

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