MUI condemns Boko Haram, kidnappings

May 14, 2014
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and other Indonesian Islamic groups condemned Nigerian militant group Boko Haram for kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls, local media reported.

"(Boko Haram) is not on the right path and contradicts Islamic values," MUI Chairman Din Syamsuddin said Monday (May 12th), according to

Other Islamic organisations including, Muhammadiyah, Syarikat Islam, Al-Washliyah and the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) joined MUI in condemnation, The Jakarta Post reported.

"Any effort to halt their education violates Islamic values," said Muhammad Hafiz, Human Rights Working Group programme manager for the UN and Organisation of Islamic Co-operation.

Al-Irsyad al-Islamiyah Chairman Abdullah Zaidi said Muslim civil society organisations called for the unconditional release of the girls, ANTARA News reported.

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    • Jeckky Jekson
      May 16, 2014 @ 12:05:04PM
    • Those poor schoolchildren, used as political leverage in the name of religion.

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