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Government being Urged to Dissolve Jehovah’s Witnesses in Indonesia – Its teachings contravene the state ideology Pancasila and the group’s followers do not respect the Indonesian national flag.  Indonesia ?? Jakarta, GIVnews.com –

A Catholic political observer has urged the government to dissolve Jehovah’s Witnesses in Indonesia, claiming that the Christian denomination’s teachings contravene state ideology Pancasila like the recently dissolved Muslim group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI). Boni Hargens said the nationalism spirit of Jehovah’s followers is doubtful. They do not respect Indonesia’s ‘Red-and-White’ national flag, he said in a written statement received by the media on Tuesday (25/7) as reported by Antaranews.com. “They hold that respecting the national flag is prohibited by their holy book,” said Boni Hargens, who teaches political science at Universitas Indonesia in Depok and took an active part in public protests.

The outspoken Boni Hargens had previously aired a similar demand to the authorities shortly after President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo signed a week ago a Regulation in a Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 2 Year 2017, which effectively dissolved HTI. Widely known as a radical organization and a part of the international Hizbut Tahir, HTI aims to turn Indonesia into an Islamic caliphate.

In Indonesia, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are known through its followers who fearlessly and aggressively proselytize at public places. Muslims and the majority of Christians in Indonesia were said to dislike Jehovah’s Witnesses, calling it an ‘aberrant’ Christian denomination.

Perppu No. 1 Year 2017 is aimed to crush radical mass organizations in the predominantly Muslim Indonesia. The issuing of the law amid widespread fear of radical terrorism.

http://www.globalindonesianvoices.com/30821/government-being-urged-to-dissolve-jehovahs-witnesses-in-indonesia/

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Government being Urged to Dissolve Jehovah’s Witnesses in Indonesia

Posted On 27 Jul 2017
By : Leo Jegho
 

Its teachings contravene the state ideology Pancasila and the group’s followers do not respect the Indonesian national flag.

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Political observer Boni Hargens. (Photo source: Actual.com)

Jakarta, GIVnews.com – A Catholic political observer has urged the government to dissolve Jehovah’s Witnesses in Indonesia, claiming that the Christian denomination’s teachings contravene state ideology Pancasila like the recently dissolved Muslim group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI).

Boni Hargens said the nationalism spirit of Jehovah’s followers is doubtful. They do not respect Indonesia’s ‘Red-and-White’ national flag, he said in a written statement received by the media on Tuesday (25/7) as reported by Antaranews.com.

“They hold that respecting the national flag is prohibited by their holy book,” said Boni Hargens, who teaches political science at Universitas Indonesia in Depok and took an active part in public protests.

The outspoken Boni Hargens had previously aired a similar demand to the authorities shortly after President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo signed a week ago a Regulation in a Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 2 Year 2017, which effectively dissolved HTI. Widely known as a radical organization and a part of the international Hizbut Tahir, HTI aims to turn Indonesia into an Islamic caliphate.

In Indonesia, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are known through its followers who fearlessly and aggressively proselytize at public places. Muslims and the majority of Christians in Indonesia were said to dislike Jehovah’s Witnesses, calling it an ‘aberrant’ Christian denomination.

Perppu No. 1 Year 2017 is aimed to crush radical mass organizations in the predominantly Muslim Indonesia. The issuing of the law amid widespread fear of radical terrorism.

http://www.globalindonesianvoices.com/30821/government-being-urged-to-dissolve-jehovahs-witnesses-in-indonesia/

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The Good News of the Kingdom has been preached for a Witness and apparently is a thorn in the government's side.  Interesting how our neutrality is such a threat since it produces people who refuse to be manipulated and used by government for it's own interests.  

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