UIN Jakarta Declines Radicalism

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Main Auditorium, UIN Jakarta NEWS UIN– Reject all forms of radicalism that encourage terrorism and violence in the name of religion. As a higher education institution of Islam and Indonesia, UIN Jakarta is more interested in presenting Islam-friendly models and appreciate the cultural diversity of the country.

This was conveyed by the Rector Prof. Dr. Dede Rosyada MA Deradicalisation when opening a seminar on Social Media in the Main Auditorium, Thursday (28/01). Also became a resource seminar organized with the Community Rapper UIN Jakarta Indonesian Minister of Religious Affairs Drs. H. Lukman Hakim Saefuddin.

According to the Rector, UIN Jakarta oppose all forms of violence, radicalism, and terrorism to grow and develop in UIN Jakarta in particular and Indonesia in general. “We, the institution have an obligation to publish the best religious generations, and nobility,” he said.

UIN Jakarta alone, continued the chancellor, actually do not have the capital for the growth of radicalism that led to acts of religious terrorism. Islamic studies patterned rational, such as the development of methods of interpretation ‘aqly (rational) in the interpretation of the quran into the basic meaning of Islam is not cramped.

On the same occasion, Minister of Religious Affairs emphasized the necessity of all elements of society and government to jointly prevent the dissemination of ideologies of radicalism and terrorism in cyberspace. Besides tarnishing their own religion, radicalism that led to terrorism would be a seed disintegration.

“religion should be rooted from (radicalism), but to kill a fellow brother in religion is never justified,” said Lukman.

To that end, he said, all national elements have the same obligation in preventing the ideologies of radicalism and terrorism. Moreover, the idea and thus movement has penetrated through the use of social media in Indonesia.

Related to the development of radical media, citing research Gabriel Weimann, 1998 has appeared 12 radical sites affiliated with extremism and terrorism. The numbers back then rose to 2,650 sites in 2003. “The latest data in 2014, have been more than 9,800 sites managed by terrorist groups,” said Lukman.

Therefore, suggestions managed, younger generations are more selective in accessing information from cyberspace. Management even asked them not rely on the information presented on the internet to study religion, but must learn from the masters.

“I hope that the younger generations will study religion, and not just wait and rely on the internet. Study religion from the “elders”, religious teachers and scholars have been tested and were able to understand the essence and substances of religion,” he explained. (sf/lrf/is)