As reported widely, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at around 21:00 pm, there was a bomb blast in Kampung Melayu area, Jakarta. The explosion caused the death of a number of people, including the perpetrators, while some others injured.
In a press conference held on Monday, May 8, 2017, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister (Menkopolhukam) Wiranto announced the process of disbandment of the organization of Hizb ut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), on the grounds that HTI is considered not to carry positive roles to take part in the development process to achieve national goals;
Alhamdulillah, the event of the Long March and Parade (Masirah) of the Banners and Flags of Rasulullah (also known as Mapara) held by Hizb ut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) in 36 major cities throughout Indonesia during the month of April 2017, coinciding with Rajab 1438 AH, generally ran well, safe and orderly.
As widely reported, in the case of blasphemy trial in North Jakarta District Court on January 31, 2017, Jakarta Governor Ahok made remarks that were obviously seen as scolding and even threatening KH Ma'ruf Amin who was present as a witness asked to testify by the attorney.
Now, we are witnessing the destruction of Aleppo, Syria, and the horrible massacre of its citizens, committed by the military regime of Bashar Assad and Russia, his bloodthirsty ally. Tens of thousands of Muslims - men, women, and children – are in danger of death.
The Muslims in Rakhine or Arakan, Burma, as acknowledged by Amnesty International, until today have become the targets of violence and mass killings by the extremist Buddhists witnessed by the Burmese government.
As widely reported and can be watched on Youtube, in front of the people of Thousand Islands, Ahok a while ago said, "If you cannot vote for me, because you are cheated by the Quran Surah Al Maidah verse 51, that sorts of things. If you ladies and gentlemen do not feel like to appoint me because you are afraid of hell, you are made like a fool, that’s fine.”
Early on in 2017, regional elections will be held simultaneously in several cities/districts as well as provinces. In the regional elections, (some) non-Muslim candidates, especially in Greater Jakarta, will run for reelection as the candidates of the head regions.