BANDUNG, - The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) of West Java appealed to all parties involved in the election of regional heads simultaneously, especially the election of West Java governor, to avoid the politicization of SARA (Ethnicity, Religion, Race, and Inter-group Relations) during the campaign.
West Java MUI Secretary Rafani Achyar said the religious norms as well as the content of the Qur'an in a good way and in a good place as well. The reason, when something good is delivered badly will cause a commotion.
"The objective of Islamic law is to preserve the welfare, and show affection, so the various elements including the SARA issue that caused the commotion must be rejected rather than causing the benefit," Rafani told reporters in Bandung on Tuesday (21/2/2018)
He warned if there was any indication of better noise to be prevented before impacting something bigger later on. Moreover, religion forbids making noise and people are suspicious of each other.
"In religion it is good to say goodness, while rejecting the damage must be done really," he said
Rafani added that the West Java MUI in avoiding the politicization of SARA is only limited to appeal to all elements of society while its supervision is done directly by the more authorized parties namely the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) and the police.
"We are only limited to appeal while direct supervision by police and Bawaslu," he concluded