Yakhsyallah : Revision of Anti-Terrorism Law Should Not be Aimed at Specific Groups

Yakhsyallah Mansur. (Photo:Hadis-MINA)
Yakhsyallah Mansur. (Photo:Hadis-MINA)

Bandar Lampung, 15 Rabiul Akhir 1437/25 January 2016 (MINA) –  The Imam of Jamaah Muslimin Yakhsyallah Mansur has said that the discourse on the revision of the Anti Terrorism law should not be full of specific interests and are not targeted to certain groups in the community such as Muslims.

It would be bad for Indonesia if the revision is loaded with interests, he said.

“If a rule is made based on personal interests, it will be bad later and will only bring a catastrophe for the country
itself,” Yakhsyallah said after a Tabligh Akbar or mass Muslim gathering to hear religious teachings at Masjid Abdurrahman bin ‘Auf here Sunday (24/1).

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Furthermore, he also reminded the discourse to amend anti-terrorism law is not targeted to Muslims. “Act is made based on certain background or with a purpose. If the background is aimed at improving the existing law we can accept. But if not, it would not be good, “he said.

“Because in essence laws are made for goodness. Good for the legislators who pass the bill and for the people affected by the Act, “he added.

Thus, he said, good laws have two conditions. Firstly, it contains no interest as it is drafted. Then the secondly the
legislaors know the result of the Act for those affected.

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“Hence, God’s law is the best, because God has no interest for making law. As long as there is interest, it will not be
good. Since Allah knows human life, then the law will be good. But if you do not know, the law that would be bad, “he said.

Asked about the government’s efforts in this regard by the National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT) in cooperating scholars and schools to combat terrorism, Yakhsyallah hope this does not impress terror only by Muslims.

“We do not rule out the efforts made BNPT, but if it is towed only Islamic scholars, it was as if the terror carried out
by Muslims, even though the terrorists do not recognize the name of the place, religions and people,” he said.

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On Deradicalisation efforts, Yakhsyallah believes the best propaganda is the approach of the heart, not justification.

The government wants to revise theanti-terror law after the bomb attacks in Thamrin, Jakarta,

While the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) support if the revision is to strengthen prevention. However, when the revision was poorer in the apparatus used for repressive action against suspected terrorists, MUI flatly refused it. (T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)