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Indonesian Mujahedeen Council

 

Indonesian Mujahedeen Council

The Majelis Mujahideen Indonesia (MMI), or Indonesian Mujahedeen Council, is an umbrella organisation of Indonesian Islamist groups. During the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, MMI established a command post at the Iskandar Muda Air Force base in Banda Aceh city to "help evacuate dead bodies, distribute aid and give spiritual guidance to survivors."

MMI was founded by Abu Bakar Bashir, the former leader of Jemaah Islamiyah.[1] Known members include Muhammad Iqbal alias Abu Jibril who has called for people to "Destroy America and its allies! Kill those who desecrate Islam!" at a public rally in May 2005.[2]

In response to the [3]

In December 2007, it was reported that MMI members were involved in attacks on several Ahmadiyah mosques in Indonesia. The attacks were motivated by a fatwa issued a month earlier by Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) against heresy.[1]

In August 2008, Abu Bakar Bashir resigned his position as the Council's supreme leader, charging that the groups internal democratic structure contradicted Islam, and stated that he should have absolute power within the organization.[4]

When liberal Canadian Muslim activist Irshad Manji visited the Institute for Islamic and Social Studies in Yogyakarta to launch her book Allah, Liberty and Love in May 2012, hundreds of the group's supporters attacked the event, injuring her slightly, along with her assistant, while beating dozens of other people [5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "OPINION: Attacks on Muslim minorities by radicals on the rise in Indonesia". The New Straits Time Online. 2008-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Hardliners call for war on US". The Age (Melbourne). 2005-05-23. 
  3. ^ "World leaders welcome, condemn Saddam's execution".  
  4. ^ "Row Over Dogma Splits Indonesia's Jihadi Extremists". 10 September 2008. 
  5. ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/05/10/irshad-manji-injured-mob-attack-yogya.html

External links

  • Indonesian Mujahedeen Council website


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