Ustadz Abu Bakar Ba'asyir: Caution!
Calling The Mujahideen Terrorists Could Make One Murtad!
Rabi ul Sani 09, 1431 A.H, Friday March 26, 2010
EAST JAVA – This month, the medias are again decorated with the intensive news reports about the camp referred by the police as “terrorists”. The tragedy that happens approaching the coming of Barrack Obama and in the midst of the issue of the Century Bank corruption case which is getting more complicated, is surely dense with political nuance, however irrespective of the two cases, to date those cases had caused many casualties.
At least there are 71 confirmed suspects, whether they are those who had died (insha Allah shaheed), as well as those who are arrested or those who are made into the wanted list. A number which is quite big in the history of terrorism cases in Indonesia post-Bali Bombing 2002.
Different reactions appeared amidst the society especially the Muslims in Indonesia, many sympathized with the victims of the Densus 88, at least they showed it by being present in the funeral ceremonies of the Shuhada's who were killed. But, still more are blaspheming and condemning them as “terrorists”.
In his East Java da'wah programme in Surabaya and Bangil (21/03), Ustadz Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, the leader of the Majelis Mujahideen of Indonesia (MMI), as well as one of the founders of Pesantren Islam Al Mu'min in Ngruki, Sukoharjo, Central Java, had the opportunity to touch on this issue. He said that regardless of whether we agree with them or not, they are Mujahids! It is haram to call them “terrorists”.
Moreover, he reminded, “Taking part in blaspheming the Mujahideen with the term “terrorist” is the same as assisting America! And this could invalidate one's Islam. Because, helping the kafir people in their hostility towards the Islamic ummah, whether it be with the hands or speeches, is one of the causes that one's shahadah is nullified”.
“The term 'terrorist' is an American propaganda in order to discredit the Mujahideen, and jumping in the kafir's bandwagon to call them terrorists is the same as aiding them!” He asserted.
In the da'wah programme which was attended by hundreds of jama'ah at Masjid Manarul Bangil, Ustadz Abu Bakar Ba'asyir also firmly said that it is not possible to establish this Dienul Islam except through Da'wah and Jihad! Let alone through ways which Allah is not pleased with, such as through democracy by means of parties and elections.