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Islamic vigilantes FPI ready for open war again PKI communists
Voice of Islam - July 13, 2015
The warning was in response to news that Widodo plans to issue an apology to family members of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) during an upcoming state of the nation address in August.
"There is information that on August 15 President Jokowi will apologise to the PKI in the name of the government. If this is true, it would mean that the PKI would no longer be blamed [for the alleged 1965 coup], if they are no longer blamed it means that those in the wrong were the ordinary Indonesian people, the Islamic clerics, the Islamic community that challenged them", explained FPI general chairperson KH Shabri Lubis during a talk at the Al Ihya Council in the Bogor, West Java, on Sunday July 12.
The PKI carried out rebellions, including in the East Java city of Madiun [in 1948] and the G30S-PKI [September 30 movement-PKI rebellion in 1965], they also slaughtered Islamic clerics and Islamic community members. "If back then the PKI had won and finished us off, many would have been slaughtered by the PKI", said Islamic cleric Shabri.
According to Shabri, if in the past it was the Islamic clerics of the mass organisation Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and its youth wing Barisan Ansor Serbaguna (Banser) that consistently confronted the PKI, now it will be FPI that is ready to become part of the front line against the PKI.
"We are ready for an open war against the PKI, fighting the PKI would be an honor for us. We are ready to defend Islam, the Islamic community and the NKRI [Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia]", concluded Shabri who was greeted by a recitation of the laudation of God is great by thousand of congregation members.
[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the report was FPI: Kami Siap Perang Terbuka dengan PKI.]
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