Wednesday, June 6, 2012

LDII Third Golden Child Deradicalization Project

By Hanif Kristianto (Lajnah Siyasiyah HTI East Java)

Deradicalization is an interesting issue that is never understood by the people. Especially by Indonesian people. The term religious deradicalization after the bombings and acts of terrorism. Whereas acts of terrorism, violence and bombings have existed long ago. As an example of war, disputes, occupation of a country is an act of terror to a nation. The activity in the form of terror acts was associated with radicalism. Therefore, so that someone does not repeat radical actions. Then there is a de-radicalization effort, which is an effort to eliminate radicals — thoughts, actions — from someone. The focus is not only on someone, but also on the group.
Indonesia, which is part of the world Muslim entity, has become a land of deradicalization. This is in accordance with the direction of the RAND Corporation, ICG, and other foreign pressures (US, Australia, etc.) such as Australian pressure on the granting of clemency to Gorby for drug cases. Naturally they made Indonesia a deradicalization project. Given that many of the perpetrators they consider "terrorists and radicals" come from Muslims. What a reason that is tendentious. Whereas terror acts can be done by anyone without a background of religion.
Anyone can say that America dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki with radicals and terrorists. Israeli occupation in Palestine is also radical and terrorist. If all agree with the radical term associated with acts of terror. 

Invalid BNPT     
Deradicalization in Indonesia is carried out by BNPT (National Counter Terrorism Agency). BNPT is not alone in its action. BNPT cooperates with several Islamic organizations (MUI, NU, LDII, etc.), NGOs (The Wahid Institute, etc.) and schools / campuses (UI, etc.). The activity was carried out as legitimacy if Muslims in Indonesia agreed to deradicalization. In essence, mass organizations or schools invited to cooperate have a commitment to the Unitary Republic of Indonesia and accept Pancasila as asaz in religious life.
BNPT first collaborates with MUI Pusat on this agenda. BNPT knows if the MUI is a representation of the ulama ', kyai, the role model of the Indonesian people. The MUI is also the official state institution. So the fatwa or decision issued by the MUI is usually trusted by the people. If the MUI de-radicalizes it is clear that the people will be led to a new understanding so that the people are not poisoned by the idea of ​​transnationalism, which sometimes is not clear what the idea is. Sometimes MUI's attitude is weird. Some clerics who represent MUI do not agree with deradicalization. There are also scholars who make deradicalization as a project. What needs to be remembered is that the BNPT receives large funds from the state budget and foreign aid. So whoever will be invited to cooperate must be tempted by the funds or false fame promised by the BNPT.
NU has signed an MoU on August 11, 2011. NU was so eager to welcome this collaboration. Technically, NU was asked to help eradicate terrorism through persuasive steps in the form of deradicalization. Like some of the management's statements. "Deradicalization is indeed the duty of mass organizations, but if the eradication of terrorism is the duty of the apparatus. NU strongly supports this collaboration, whose practice will provide understanding to the people to avoid radical attitudes," said Kang Said at PBNU Office, Jalan Kramat Raya No.164, Central Jakarta. Monday, August 15, 2011 [1]. NU Muslimat Management also signed the MoU on February 16, 2012. PP Muslimat NU Chairperson, Khofifah Indar Parawansa said, all institutions and organizations invited to collaborate with BNPT hoped the deradicalization program would run smoothly and bring peace to the lives of Indonesian people [2].
Meanwhile, the Central Leader of the Nahdlatul Ulama Student Association (PP IPNU), which since the beginning has committed to fight religious radicalism, worries about a new generation of terrorism born from among students. "For a long time we have encouraged the national education ministry to be aware of the threat of student radicalism, especially the clergy "school (rohis). Because our results of research and analysis state that a new generation of terrorism is born from school education institutions," he said. [2]
Although the BNPT has not been able to invite other organizations, the BNPT can smile. Because the "big fish" of Indonesian Islamic organizations had been provoked and caught in a "deradicalization" net. BNPT does not stop because deradicalization is a project. As long as money from the state budget and foreign donors continues to flow. During that time the BNPT worked. So what is targeted and expected to enter again is LDII (Indonesian Islamic Propagation Institute). This paper will explore the objectives and LDII in mainstreaming 'deradicalization'.

LDII Political Gait  
The community has always known LDII mediocre. Not so much news that informs political activities in Indonesia. The appearance of LDII initially was controversial. The ideals adopted by LDII are not different from the flow of Islam Jama'ah / Darul Hadith which was banned by the Attorney General of the Republic of Indonesia in 1971 (RI Attorney General Decree No. Kep-089 / D.A / 10/1971 dated October 29, 1971). LDII's existence has historical roots with the Darul Hadith / Islam Jama'ah which was founded in 1951 by Nurhasan Al Ubaidah Lubis (Madigol). After the flow was banned in 1971, it was renamed the Islamic Employees Institute (LEMKARI) in 1972 (January 13, 1972).
But with the Law No. 8 of 1985, LEMKARI as an abbreviation of the Islamic Employees Institution according to the MUBES II in 1981 renamed the Institute of Employee Islamic Propagation which was abbreviated as LEMKARI (1981). The followers of this sect in the 1971 election supported GOLKAR, then LEMKARI was affiliated to GOLKAR and then renamed according to the 1990 LEMKARI congress / congressional decision under the name Indonesian Islamic Propagation Institute (LDII).
LDII currently shows a new face. This is done so that the people are willing to accept grace. LDII is like NU, Muhammadiyah, or other Islamic organizations. Since LDII was founded, this organization sought protection from the government. Elections for elections followed by LDII by placing them as candidates for certain political parties. Call it: Golkar, PDI-P, and Democrats. The formal path is considered LDII as a safe path to secure LDII's interests and sustainability. Sometimes LDII gets disappointment when affiliated with political parties. Many LDII legislative candidates are not elected. Understandably, political parties only want to support the election time. After that, it's left. If observed, LDII is looking for safety in the shade of government in this country.

LDII steps in deradicalization
It was released from various controversies among people related to LDII. There are interesting things, namely the purpose of LDII to accept the offer of deradicalization by BNPT. LDII deradicalization discourse was played at the LDII National Working Meeting in Indonesia at IPB Bogor, 11-12 April 2012. Ansyad Mbai explained several things about 'venturing' the de-radicalization of BNPT. He discusses if those who deserve to do this (deradicalization) are scholars and moderate Islamic organizations. He also told a story when his childhood felt a radical ideology in his place of birth. He acknowledged that terrorism has no clear definition. A radical explanation was made by Ansyaad Mbai that a democratic country is a slander and its legal shirk. Pancasila is shirk. Democracy, nationalism and secular conflict with the aqeedah. Accepting democracy means denying the Qur'an. Anyone, an Islamic person who justifies democracy, even though kiyai, ustadz, mubaligh stay away do not have mercy with him. If you die, don't want to pat. This is a small example of that extreme ideology. Is that true or not? How to fortify this ideology. The essence of Islam, but everything is political, is willing to rule. Besides that, he delivered a pyramid of radicalism to terror.
If observed the statement and confide in Ansyaad Mbai is very thick with sheepfighting. This is a character assassination for anyone who fits the criteria of radicalism ideology according to BNPT. Moreover, attendees of the LDII National Meeting took for granted, without confirmation of the truth regarding radicalism ideology. Of course, this is like the beginning of the appearance of LDII. There are those who consider LDII to be heretical, to idolize other than LDII people, even to the extreme of mopping up the mosque which is occupied by prayers other than LDII. The anesthesia of BNPT to LDII is like making LDII follow its direction in the war on terrorism. Nothing but a war against fellow Muslim brothers. This is really a form of defection and fooling to Muslims. Muslims and existing mass organizations are forced to follow moderate Islam desired by the invaders. This is very dangerous in harmony and ukhuwah people.
LDD and BNPT deradicalization continued at the provincial level. As many as 100 LDII missionaries (preachers) throughout East Java attended the Deradicalisation Da'wah Training in the IAIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya auditorium on 19-20 May 2012, the LDII East Java DPW cooperation with the Sharia Faculty Siyasah Jinayah Department, IAIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya. The concept of deradicalization has become a part of the "MoU" signed by the LDII DPP with the PBNU on the LDII National Working Meeting. The hope of the collaboration is to form similarities in carrying out da'wah, especially in upholding the Republic of Indonesia. [4]
The resource person who delivered the briefing included Prof. Dr. KH Abd. A'la MA. (Chancellor of IAIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya), Prof. Dr. KH Faishal Haq MAg (Dean of the Faculty of Sharia IAIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya), and Drs H Sudjak MAg (Head of Regional Office of the Ministry of Religion of East Java Province). In addition, Prof. Dr. H Syafiq A. Mughni MA (Chairperson of Muhammadiyah Central Leadership), Prof. Dr. KH Ali Aziz MAg (Counselor of East Java BAZ Agency), Drs KH Ilhamullah Sumarkan MAg (Chairperson of East Java LDNU PW), Drs KH Abdusshomad Bukhori ( Chairperson of the East Java MUI), and so on.

Muslims especially the leaders of mass organizations must be aware of the BNPT agenda. Islamic organizations should not be 'talkative' and follow suit. Especially just looking for sensations and safe. The LDII was targeted by the BNPT not for reasons. LDII's consistency and struggle in the future is expected and made a golden child in a deradicalization project. It is in accordance with LDII's aim to "Improve the quality of civilization, life, dignity and life of society, nation and state and participate in the development of the whole Indonesian humanity, which is based on faith and devotion to God Almighty in order to realize a democratic civil society and social justice based on Pancasila, which is blessed by Allah Subhanahu Wa ta'ala. "
The method used by the BNPT is exactly the same as foreign ways to destroy the Muslim community by contending with thought. If the beginning is only limited to discourse and attacking each other with their respective arguments. In the end there will be an inevitable physical war (initially hating each other, defaming, disbelieving, then fighting and physical fighting between groups, etc.). So it is clear, if LDII participates in the deradicalization propagation flow that happens is deceit. LDII or other Islamic organizations will be left behind even if the deradicalization protects have been successful. LDII will be a foreign tool on behalf of Islamic organizations to destroy other Muslims. Of course LDII's spirit in deradicalization propaganda contradicts his motto. LDII motto - there are three [3] mottos, namely:
1.     "And let some of you who invite to virtue and enjoin what is good and prevent that which is wrong, they are the lucky ones" [Q.S. Ali Imron, verse: 104]
2.     "Say this is my way, and those who follow me invoke Allah with clear proofs: Glory be to Allah and I am not of the idolaters" [Q.S. Yusuf, verse: 108];
3.     "Call upon the way of thy Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and defend them with the better" [Q.S. An-Nahl, verse 125].
Therefore, whatever the organization should fight for Islam, it should not propagate deradicalization or understand other than Islam. It is precisely when Islamic organizations do not fight for the establishment of Sharia and the application in the frame of the Khilafah is actually a loss. Losses in the world due to neglect of the application of Islamic Sharia. Losses in the afterlife because they do not fight for Islam. Even more tragic if the existing Islamic organizations are only looking for face, looking for funds, and closing themselves in order to be safe from the wronged government. Then immediately fight for Islamic Sharia alone. Not others. Are they unconscious? Wallahu 'Alam bus sowab.

·         Kang Said: Regional Leader to NU Branch Required to Fight Terrorism,, access May 23, 2012
·         BNPT-Muslimat NU Collaboration Press Radicalism,, access May 23, 2012
·         IPNU Forms Student Deradicalization Task Force,, access May 23, 2012
·         100 LDII Mubalighs in East Java Join Deradicalization Exercise,, access May 23, 2012

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