MUI Forms Cyber Team to Defend Anies Baswedan
jpnn.com, JAKARTA - The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) is set to form a cyber team to support Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan amid a controversy surrounding him after he went viral on social media for reading a suspected terrorist's book.
Jakarta MUI chairman KH Munahar Muchtar stated that the formation of the cyber team would not contradict the MUI fatwa.
Munahar emphasized that the cyber team was formed to fight buzzers on social media that often attacked clerics and discredited Anies's performance as the governor.
"When we defend religion and scholars, that's our obligation as Muslims," Munahar told JPNN.com, Saturday (20/11).
According to MUI Fatwa Number 24/2017 concerning Laws and Guidelines for Social Media Interactions, buzzer activities on social media are unlawful.
"Buzzer activities on social media that result in information containing hoaxes, backbiting, slander, conflict, bullying, disgrace, gossip, and other similar things to gain profit both economically and non-economically are unlawful," reads the MUI Fatwa.
Similarly, people that order, support, assist, and take advantage of buzzer services, and people who facilitate them are also considered unlawful. (cr1/mcr20/jpnn)
This news has been broadcast on JPNN.com with the title: Tim Siber Bela Anies Bertentangan dengan Fatwa MUI? Kiai Munahar Menjawab Lantang
The MUI is set to form a cyber team to support Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan amid a controversy surrounding him.
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