KOMPAS.com – In Indonesia news today, the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) continues to top the national headlines as it announces an event change.
A reunion for the 212 Alumni Brotherhood had originally been scheduled for December 2, 2020, despite the recent national blowout over an FPI-affiliated mass gathering.
Today it was announced that the event has instead been changed to a national dialogue that will be attended by FPI Leader Rizieq Shihab.
The newly-announced event concept does not entirely remove a 212 Alumni Brotherhood reunion in the future. It also does not exclude the possibility of large crowds gathering.
More details on today’s Indonesia news are highlighted below:
1. Indonesia’s Rizieq Shihab to Attend a National Dialogue with Religious Figures
Rizieq Shihab will attend a national dialogue on December 2, said a press release signed by FPI Chairman Sobri Lubis, Chairman of the National Movement to Safeguard the Ulema Fatwa (GNPF) Yusuf Martak, and Chairman of the 212 Alumni Brotherhood Alumni Slamet Maarif.
A hundred religious figures and Ulemas are expected to attend. The location of the event and the number of people that are likely to attend are still unknown.
FPI, GNPF, and the 212 Alumni Brotherhood have called for its members to attend an ‘istighosah’ (mass prayer) on December 2 to pray the Covid-19 pandemic away.
The original plan for a 212 Alumni Brotherhood reunion was forcibly canceled after the Jakarta Provincial Government did not permit the use of the National Monument for the event location.