MAKASSAR - Dozens of members of the FPI (Front Pembela Islam) have demonstrated in front of the regional representative office of Ahmadiyah in Makassar earlier today. They asked the government to release a presidential decree about the Ahmadiyah sect because it is said to have stained Islam.
"The problem with Ahmadiyah is not related to freedom of religion and belief. They have stained Islam," said Rusnaedi, the secretary for FPI in Makassar. The head of FPI in Southern Sulawesi, Muhamad Aris, said that the government and police should not discriminate but work in a professional matter in relation to the June 1 attack of members of the FPI on a peaceful demonstration for religious freedom.
Dozens of police were at the scene as well, so oversee the demonstration and to make sure that it will not end up in violence.