Wiranto: Government to ask court to ban HTI

"In this connection, there will be legal procedure to be followed. The government would not act arbitrarily. We will be guided by the law," Wiranto said.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Coordinating Minister for Law, Security and Political Affairs Wiranto said the government will ask the Supreme Court to ban Islamic fundamentalist Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI).

"In this connection, there will be legal procedure to be followed. The government would not act arbitrarily. We will be guided by the law," Wiranto said here on Monday without going into details.

He said the government is seeking to dissolve HTI as this organization failed to contribute to national development. On the contrary, there are indications that HTI is against the state ideology Pancasila and the Constitution.

"What is certain is that the measure is taken to prevent embryos that would create public disorder, security problem and would grow to be against the existence of the state," he added.

Meanwhile the countrys two largest non political Islamic organizations Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah expressed strong opposition to any attempt to replace Pancasila with other ideology.

Observer said, the ultimate goal of HTI is to establish Khilafah (Caliphate) which is a general leadership over all Muslims in the world. Its responsibility is to implement the laws of the Islam system and convey the Islamic Message to the rest of the world.

The Khilafah ruling system bears no resemblance to any of the governments in the Muslim world today. Therefore, under Khilafah system there would be no Indonesia as a state let alone Pancasila. (*)

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