Indonesia: Groups to report ‘new prophet’ to police

BANDUNG: The Muslim Alliance (Alumi) of West Java said it will file a report with the National Police on Monday against sect leader Ahmad Musadek because he has claimed himself a prophet replacing Prophet Muhammad.

“We have entrusted the Muslim Lawyers Team to file the report,” Ikhsan Setiadi Latief, the alliance secretary general told Saturday.

“Hopefully, this legal action can deter other heretical groups as well.”

Ahmad Musadek heads the Al Qiyadah al Islamiyah sect, already considered as heretical by the Indonesian Ulema Council.

He claimed he was a prophet after 40 days of meditation.

Alumi, which consists of 46 Muslim organizations has accused Ahmad and his sect for blasphemy against Islam.

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