4 Facts about the Arrest of Ketum and Members of the Indonesian People’s Da’wah Party by Densus 88 – Boombastis

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Everything related to terrorists in the country is indeed a common enemy. Recently, it went viral about the arrest of three suspected terrorists from the Jamaah Islamiyah (JI) network by the Special Detachment (Densus) 88. These three people are those who hold high positions in their respective fields of work, from lecturers to party leaders. .

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The three people who have been secured by Densus 88 are Ustaz Farid Okbah, Ahmad Zain An-Najah and Anung Al-Hamat. For more details about this arrest, see the following Boombastis.com review!

Chronology of the arrest of three suspected terrorists

Ahmad Zain’s arrest took place at 04.39 WIB at his residence, in the Pondok Melati area, Bekasi, West Java on Tuesday (16/11). In addition to securing Ahmad, Densus 88 also moved to the Jati Melati area, which is the residence of Anung Al-Hamat. Anung was arrested at 05.00 WIB.

Arrest of Farid Okbah [sumber gambar]

After arresting the two suspects, Densus 88 moved to Farid Okbah’s residence, which is also in the Pondok Melati area. When he was arrested, according to his wife’s confession, Farid was not fit (sick).

Who are these three people arrested?

The arrest of three people suspected of being involved in this terrorist network caused an uproar and disappointment. Then who are they? Farid is a member of the central Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Fatwa Commission. However, according to the chairman of MUI, Anwae Abbas, in the past year, Farid has never appeared in MUI events, either face-to-face or virtual.

The three suspected terrorists [sumber gambar]

Another name is Ahmad who is also the Fatwa Commission of the Indonesian Ulema Council. He is a graduate of the Islamic University of Medina S1. While his master’s and doctoral education, taken at Al-Azhar University (Cairo). Ahmad is also noted to have served as Chairman of the Special Branch of Muhammadiyah (PCIM) Egypt. Meanwhile, Anung is a permanent lecturer in Science and Hadith Interpretation at Ibn Khaldun University, Bogor.

Rebuttal from Farid Okbah

Regarding the arrest of the three people mentioned above, Farid’s lawyer expressed his objections. Ismar Syarifuddin admitted that so far his client had no involvement and thoughts that led to terrorism. Ismar admitted that the arrest of Farid and two other people made him concerned, because Farid was already considered a teacher figure for him.

Denial from his lawyer [sumber gambar]

Ismar admits that so far Farid has always straightened people’s understanding of Islam. In addition, Farid’s wife also said that so far her husband is not angry, never does anything wrong and is always kind to those around him. Instead, Farid always gives advice to those who are tough.

Involved in the Indonesian People’s Da’wah Party

It should be noted that the arrest of the three people was not without basis. It is known that Farid is the chairman of the Indonesian People’s Da’wah Party (PDRI) which aims to realize the teachings of Islamic law in everyday life. Well, the formation of this party also aims to protect radical groups who are members of the Jamaah Islamiyah (JI). JI’s own leader, Parawijayanto, had already been arrested and secured.

Indonesian People’s Da’wah Party [sumber gambar]

Before PDRI was founded, Farid was known to have communicated with suspected terrorist Arif Siswanto. Meanwhile, Ahmad held the position of the Shuroh Council within JI. Finally, Anung is the top management and supervisor of JI members. Previously, he was a member of Perisai Nusantara Esa in 2017.

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Currently, these three figures have been detained at the Bareskim Polri, South Jakarta. Furthermore, the police will conduct a follow-up examination regarding their involvement in the terrorist network hosted by Jamaah Indonesia (JI).

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