“Now the country is being overwhelmed by the demands of an apology to the PKI (Indonesian Communist Party). State should not apologize to the PKI that has slaughtered students, burnt ‘pesantren’ (Islamic boarding school) and killed the ulama (Muslim scholars),” said Habib Rizieq Shihab, the Grand Imam of the Islam’s Defenders Front (FPI) on Wednesday (01/08/2014) in conjunction with the event of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)’s birthday organized by the Nahdlatul Ulama Muslim organisation in Surabaya.
“By apologizing to PKI, it is the same with harassing and do not appreciate the struggle of Banser NU, GP Ansor (both are security and youth wings of the Nahdlatul Ulama, ed.) and Muslims. In addition, it’s also similar to wasting the deaths of students and Muslim scholars who were slaughtered by PKI at the time,” Rizieq added.