BANDUNG - The West Java Provincial Government will look for a good formula to prevent radicalism that is currently developing in the community and in the school environment. As stated by the Governor of West Java, Mochamad Ridwan Kamil, after a friendly visit with the scholars at Gedung Sate, Bandung, Monday (29/07).
"As the ulema in Tasik conveyed that there are books that disbelieve certain traditions, interpret them as they wish, and we have agreed with the ulemas that the issue of radicalism must become a common concern, the matter of counteracting the issue of radicalism is no longer the authority of the government only," he said.
The governor stated that his party is very worried about the problem of radicalism because today it do not only occur in society in general but already begun to enter schools.
"We are still discussing how this radicalism can be prevented," he said.
According to the Governor, the West Java Provincial Government with the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) of West Java considered that the issue and threat of radicalism this time iss real and needed to be anticipated immediately.
"We will gather every city and district with the MUI to discuss radicalism issues, especially in the school," he said. (Parno)