Jayapura, Jubi – The Alliance for Democracy for Papua (ALDP), NGO Ilalang, HMI, Papua Zona Damai team, SKPKC, Wamena Walesi, reject all radical perspective and practice in the land of Papua. They are alarmed by the presence of Ja’far Umar Thalib who has been considered to spread radical attitudes and views.
“Papua is a peaceful land that not only becomes the ideals and dreams of all of us, but also the responsibility of everyone in Papua to keep it that way” said Representative of Ilalang Papua NGO Hardin Halidin at ALDP office, Padangbulan, Jayapura, Friday (September 29).
According to him, pluralism in Papua is a necessity. Tribal religions as well as different customs are not unusual in Papua. “Different religions and tribes have come together in the same harmony to live the values of humanity,” Hardin added.
The team consisting of NGOs, academics and students also urged the Governor, Chief of Regional Police and Commander of Regional Military Command XXVII / Cenderawasih in Papua to take immediate action against Ja’far Umar Thalib who has been considered to spread radical attitudes and views.
“In order for peace and social integrity in Papua to be well preserved,” he said.
Noted in 2015, Ja’far Umar Thalib as the leader of Laskar Jihad has clashed with the people of Koya, but has now moved to Keerom and established a semi-permanent pesantren (religious school) there.
Keerom County Government has given third warning letter but until now Ja’far Umar Thalib did not respond. “He did not have building permits and operational permits,” Hardin explained.(*)
Editor: Zely Ariane