Front Pembela Islam (Islamic Defenders Front -- FPI)

Front Pembela Islam is a domestic Indonesian terrorist organization whose goal is the implementation of Shari’ah in Indonesia. It presents itself as an ally of government security forces in their attempts to control sin and vice, and  uses hate speech to motivate and legitimize violent attacks on organizations and individuals it considers to be sinful or religiously deviant. It has targeted Christian minorities and members of the Ahmadiyah Muslim sect. It conducts hate speech campaigns against Muslim organizations and intellectuals supporting religious freedom, branding them as “enemies of the state” and “more satanic than Satan.”On 10 November 2020, Front Pembela Islam's leader Habib Rizieq returned from a three year exile in Saudi Arabia to Indonesia to be greeted by enormous Jakarta.VideoVideo: 2012 A rally by the Islamic Defenders Front against the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar turned violent in Makassar on Friday, as protesters attacked two…

Front Pembela Islam (Islamic Defenders Front -- FPI), also known as Front for Defenders of Islam, Islamic Defenders Front is an active group formed c. 1998.
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