Successfully Retaken, Pontianak
Conducive: "Thousands of Muslims Responded To The Call
Of Jihad" Allahu Akbar!
16 March 2012
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
"The FPI is a part of the
Islamic ummah, those who disturb the FPI, means they
are disturbing the Islamic ummah... the Muslims do not
attack, but they are attacked first!"
Thus was what the central Chairman of the FPI
Pontianak, Ustadz Ali Al Muntahar, emphasized from his
residence. It is not just a mere utterance, it was
proven by the gathering of thousands of Muslims from
different cities and towns without being commanded, to
unite with the ranks of the FPI when hearing that
there would be an attack by the Dayak people against
the headquarter of the FPI which is driven by the
elements of Dayak activists.
"Who called those people? Not the FPI! No! But
Allah! So this is not the problem of the FPI anymore,
but the problem of the Islamic ummah! They raided the
women who wear jilbab by holding up spears and mandai
(Dayak traditional weapon - ed.), as well as pelting
the houses of worship of the Muslims with stones, this
is fighting against Islam! The Muslims would not back
off if this is the case!" he explained.
With regards to this, one of the Muslim community
leaders who just happened to be beside him said , "Solat
is done, Zakat is done, Fasting is done, Performing
Hajj is done... but where is the Jihad???" He said
this to motivate the Islamic ummah of Pontianak
to do jihad defending life and religion. The same
thing was stated by Habib Rizieq in his SMS, "Say
to them (the Dayak elements), You Come We Receive, You
Sell We Buy."
Nevertheless, the Muslim community is still offering
the opening of a dialogue, "We are asking Cornelis
as the Chairman of DAD West Kalimantan, not as a
governor, to be present, Ibharim Banson, Mr. Barnabas
Simin, Yakobus Kumis, Yusuf Undun, David undun, Dr.
Hanis Rafael, the sultan in West Kalimantan, as well
as the Muslims who were present in the earlier
meeting, namely the FUI, FKUB, etc.. to sit again and
discuss about this problem," he asserted.
Like In A War
The Muslim community in the area of Ambawang, which is
located near the Dayak community, performed the
solatul Jum'at in turns, some were on guard while
some others were performing the solatul Jum'at.
The khutbah delivered was also purposely
shortened. In this regard he answered, "It ever
happened in Ambawang, we are praying the solat jum'at,
they (the Dayaks) went out burning. This is not to
provoke the Muslims.. but we are only anticipating..
do not be off guard, unite the ranks…"
The Apparatuses Are Asked To Be Firm
"Come on kalopda (Head of Regional Police - ed.),
you lots must be independent, and truly upholding the
law. The Haq is haq, batil is batil! Even until now,
the burning incident in the area of Ambawang by the
Dayak community has not been solved completely,"
Before this, he was also disappointed with the
attitude of the apparatuses who appeared to allow the
clashes in Veteran St., "At that time the Dayak
people were already attacking the Muslims, we
withdrew, the apparatuses were silent.. however, as
reinforcements arrived from our rear, the Dayak people
ran off, when chased by the Muslims, only then the
apparatuses fired warning shots so that we would halt,
what's this?!" he said.
This is the work of just a handful
of the Dayak communities
Regarding the news that circulated widely in the
society, so the FPI Pontianak clarified that the act
of the Dayak people yesterday does not represent the
Dayak community as a whole. "There is Dr. Hanis
Rafael, who is a very respected leader of the Dayak
customs, he in fact rejects this kind of act. He
deeply regretted that this could happen. This is
obviously the works of some elements, not the Dayak
community as a whole. The FPI has been in this
Pontianak for 10 years, we with the Islamic ummah have
never disturbed the Gawai Dayak (Dayak Celebration
-ed.) event, we have never disturbed their activities.
There are some elements that deliberately take
advantage, and the arrival of Habib Rizieq have a
selling value for that," explained Ustadz Ali
Successfully Retaken, Pontianak
On Thursday afternoon, when the police blockade was
lifted, the Muslim communities then moved and carried
out the"sweeping" looking for the Dayak elements that
harassed the Muslims. It was done into the center of
the concentration of the Dayak masses at Betang House
(cultural center). In the action, two mischief-makers
were reportedly wounded and another one in a critical
condition. In fact, hundreds of those mischief-makers
who had terrorized the Muslims in the streets, have
gone out of town. And it was ascertained that from the
Muslims' side, only one was lightly wounded due to a
fall. The banner with the provocative words, which
earlier was paraded by the hundreds of Dayak elements,
is now in the hands of the Muslims.