Governor of DKI Jakarta: Islam We Know is Peaceful Islam

Author : Pimpinan Pusat Muhammadiyah | Sunday, November 23, 2014 19:56 WIB

Jakarta – Muhammadiyah and Cheng Ho Multi Culture Trust of Malaysia collaborated on doing the closing for The 5th World Peace Forum (WPF) which was held in Balai Kota DKI Jakarta (Town Hall). The Governor of DKI Jakarta, BasukiTjahajaPurnama (Ahok) believed that the bi-annual event could give good imagery for Indonesia and Islam.

The Governor of DKI Jakarta, BasukiTjahajaPurnama (Ahok) thought that World Peace Forum could build a good image for Indonesia and Islam. An event promoting world peace was highly important and needed in Indonesia.

Moreover, according to the Preamble of 1945 Indonesian Constitution, Indonesia applied independent and active foreign policy.  

“In order to realize world peace, and it is the part of our foreign policy, I think this event is highly important, because of the world’s perception that Islam is violence, however, Islam we know is peaceful Islam,” he explained after attending a gala dinner for the 5th World Peace Forum (WPF) held in Balai Kota DKI Jakarta, on Saturday night (11/22).

According to him, the concurrent anarchy in Indonesia was commonly related to Islam. And this gave bad image towards Indonesia and Islam.

According to him, the concurrent anarchy in Indonesia was commonly related to Islam. And this gave bad image towards Indonesia and Islam. Therefore, the ex-Regent of East Belitong hoped that the event for world peace could neutralize the negative paradigm. (dzar)

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