15,000 HT Protesters Reject Obama’s Visit & 62 Million Rupiah Collected For Disaster Victims
Jakarta- Around 15 thousand Hizb ut-Tahrir protesters joined in a protest in front of the State Palace in Jakarta, Sunday (7th November). The protesters took a long march starting from the Presidential Palace to the front part of the US Embassy, a symbol of an imperialist country of the world. Along the way, they chanted ‘Reject, Reject, Reject Obama, Reject Obama Right Now’.
The committee of the event describes that the protest is a form of concern and solidarity with fellow Muslims around the world. Besides, it is also a form of solidarity to the fellow brothers and sisters affected by the disasters in the country. Therefore, besides rejecting the arrival of Obama, this action is also intended to raise funds for the disaster victims.
Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia spokesman Ismail Yusanto opened the protest by saying that the action is one of the obligations of ‘enjoining good and forbid evil’ or amrbil maruf wa nahi al munkar. “This is a concern of this country as well as a form of love to this country, “he said.
The disaster, he said, should be a concern . But above all, Muslims should not forget the larger disaster which is the solid position of imperialism in Indonesia. He then asked the participants to donate funds for the disaster victims of the eruption of Merapi Volcano and the tsunami in Mentawai Island. Some big pouches were then passed around and by the end of the event, more than 62 million rupiah in cash was collected for the disaster victims.
The rejection of Obama’s arrival in Indonesia and the fund-raising activities by Hizb ut-Tahrir are done in various cities across Indonesia. Besides, Hizb ut-Tahrir has also sent a task force of volunteers as a part of the team of Hizb ut-Tahrir Disaster Response to some disaster areas to help the brothers and sisters who are suffering. (MJ / mediaumat.com)