Brutal murders in Indonesia – Open letter to President of Indonesia

I am writing to inform you of the continuous and repeated violations of human rights in Indonesia. As you must be aware, on February 6th 2010, 3 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at were publicly killed in the streets of Cikeusik. The attack was conducted by some 700 people. Police failed to stop this even though they had been warned a few days before about an impending attack on the local Ahmadi Muslims. Reportedly, the attackers came to the local centre of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaaat, prepared with machetes, spears, knives and other weapons.

Even more appalling was that this attack was also caught on amateur video with a barbaric beating of two dead young men who already lay dead on the ground. I reiterate, they were not moving and yet they were continually being beaten and in the background you heard the crowd chanting “Allah o Akbar”. This video has now gone viral and has been submitted to various human rights organizations and has spread across the world. The attackers are clearly identifiable in this video. Up until now, no one has been arrested in regard to this event. We trust that the government will make every effort to arrest and charge those involved in this heinous act.

The members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at urge you to take action and stop the barbaric persecution of Ahmadis. According to the Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia, Section XI, Article 29: “The State guarantees each and every citizen the freedom of religion and of worship in accordance with his religion and belief.” The acts of violence against the Ahmadi’s are a clear infringement of this and a clear violation of basic human rights.

I am writing to encourage the government of Indonesia not to stray from the path of equal rights of its citizens. The current path of religious intolerance will only continue to escalate and worsen if nothing is done to help. I implore that the government, take a stance of justice and protect its minorities from all religious intolerance. As a Muslim, I’m spreading the word of these injustices to others and I want to ensure that we will not stop spreading the word of this persecution until the people responsible are brought to justice and Ahmadi Muslims safety is guaranteed in your country.

One Reply to “Brutal murders in Indonesia – Open letter to President of Indonesia”

  1. I am writing this to encourage the authorities of Indonesian government to give equal rights to all his citizen. I condemn this horrific and barbarous attack on innocent Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, in Indonesia in a very strong term. This is a very sad incident; the authorities have no power to control the Mob? It is your utmost duty to keep peace, controll violance and all kind of criminal activities.
    President Obama lauded Indonesia for its religious freedom in November 2010, and Indonesia’s own constitution promises religious freedom. If Indonesia’s government claiming it self a Muslim Country than they should know that Allah says in Holy Quran,“Whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind. (Ch.5, verse 33)
    The Mob was claiming that we are Muslim, we Love and respect The Holy prophet Mohammad (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) but their actions are totally against of his teaching and his practice. What is happening in that country in the name of Islam? Is this the teaching of Islam to kill innocent peoples? Islam is religion of peace, love and tolerance. Are they forgetting the life of our Beloved, Respected Holy Prophet (peace & blessing of Allah be upon him). What he did at the time of the conquest of Mecca, how he treated his enemies.. Did he not forgave every one that day even the woman name Hinda who disrespect the dead body of Hazrat Hamza. Is there any example of his revenge to any human being? He was the mercy for all mankind (Rahmat-ul-lilalami) May Allah give Indonesian Muslims wisdom and strength to fight against the falsehood and follow the true teaching of Islam.
    Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that The Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) is the last law bearing Prophet. Holy Quran is the last revealed book By Allah. Islam is perfect religion for whole mankind and for all time. Please Visit to to learn true teaching of Islam. Our motto is love for All Hatred for None

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