REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SUNGAILIAT -- The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) of Bangka District, Bangka Belitung Islands Province, has invited all people in the area to prevent radicalism. Head of MUI of Bangka District Syaiful Zohri reminded that religious radicalism can influence the community at any time.
He remarked that the banned movement must be comprehensively prevented by all sections of society as it can endanger the country.
"This research is important as criminal groups attempt to disseminate their views through various platforms, including by utilizing social media services," Zohri stated here on Wednesday.
Due to crimes, such as bombings and other criminal threats, committed by radical perpetrators, Zohri firmly believes that such incidents should not recur in the country. He reminded the public to avoid radicalism, fake news or hoaxes, and hate speeches, including anything that is a precursor to negative things.
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"We must not be indifferent to this movement even though, in general, the territory of the Bangka Belitung Islands Province is quite safe from the threat of radical understanding," he stated.
The community is also easily provoked by information that is yet unclear, and to this end, the members must be wise to handle all available information.
"It is better that in case of unclear information, the truth is first sought by the competent party so that we are not affected," he stated.
In a bid to prevent threats in the form of acts of religious radicalism, his side has carried out various activities to raise awareness among community and religious leaders.