No World Statesman 2013 For Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
  • Petitioned Rabbi Arthur Schneier

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Pendiri dan Presiden Appeal of Conscience Foundation, New York
Rabbi Arthur Schneier

No World Statesman 2013 For Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

    1. Imam  Shofwan
    2. Petition by

      Imam Shofwan

      Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

Nama saya Imam, seorang Muslim dari keluarga Nahdlatul Ulama. Ayah saya mengasuh pondok pesantren warisan kakek buyut kami, di sebuah desa, perbatasan Pati dan Rembang. Saya belajar Islam dari kecil sampai masa kuliah.

Sebagai Muslim dan warga Indonesia, saya malu dengan banyaknya kekerasan atas nama agama di bawah pemerintahan saat ini. Kelompok ekstrim dibiarkan membunuh warga Syiah dan warga Ahmadiyah. Di beberapa daerah mayoritas Kristen di Indonesia, mulai ada masjid yang dipersulit pembangunannya. Pemerintahan lokal menghambat pembangunan gereja-gereja Kristen, termasuk HKBP Filadelfia dan GKI Yasmin, dekat Jakarta. Bahkan gubernur Jabar Ahmad Heryawan bisa-bisanya berkata bahwa “kalau Ahmadiyah hilang, pasti masalah juga hilang. Semua pembiaran ini berbahaya karena ia merusak sendi kebangsaan Indonesia. 

Gagal melindungi mereka, SBY melepas tanggungjawabnya ke pemerintah daerah. Padahal, perlindungan kehidupan beragama adalah kewajiban pusat, kewajiban konstitusional presiden. 

Itulah mengapa saya malu ketika SBY akan diberi penghargaan World Statesman 2013, dari Appeal of Conscience Foundation (ACF) di New York.

Saya minta pada ACF untuk menunda penghargaan tersebut sampai SBY bisa memperbaiki kinerjanya melindungi minoritas di Indonesia.

Satu yang membekas dalam benak saya adalah hadist yang diriwayatkan Thobroni dan Daruqutni, “Yang paling baik di antara kamu adalah yang paling bermanfaat bagi manusia.” Saya yakin SBY tahu bahwa orang yang paling baik adalah orang yang bermanfaat bagi manusia.

Di bawah ini, surat dengan ajakan yang serupa dari pemuka agama yang saya hormati, Romo Frans Magnis Suseno.

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Ladies and Gentlemen of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation (ACF),

I am a Catholic Priest and professor of philosophy in Jakarta. In Indonesia we learnt that you are going to bestow this year's World Stateman Award to our President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono because of his merits regarding religious tolerance.

This is a shame, a shame for you. It discredits any claim you might make as a an institution with moral intentions.

How can you take such a decision without asking concerned people in Indonesia? Hopefully you have not made this decission in response to prodding by people of our Government or of the entourage of the President.

Do you not know about the growing difficulties of Christians to get permits for opening places of prayer, about the growing number of forced closures of churches, about the growth of regulations that make worshipping for minorities more difficult, thus about growing intolerance on the grassroot level? And particularly, have you never heard about the shameful and quite dangerous attitudes of hardline religious groups towards so called deviant teachings, meaning members of the Achmadiyah and the Shia communities, and the government of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono just doing nothing and saying nothing to protect them? Hundreds of their people have under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's presidentship been driven out of their houses, they still live miserably in places like sports halls, there have allready Achmadis and Shia people been killed (so that the question arises whether Indonesia will deteriorate to conditions like Pakistan dan Iran [favor of President G. W. Bush] where every months hundreds of Shia people are being killed because of religious motivations)?

Do you not know that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during his up to now 8 1/2 years in office has not a single time said something to the Indonesian people, that they should respect their minorities? That he has shamefully avoided responsibility regarding growing violence towards Achmadiyah and Shia people?

Again, whom did you ask for information before making you award choice? What could be your motivation to bestow upon this President a reward for religious tolerance who so obviously lacks any courage to do his duty protecting minorities?

I have to add that I am not a radical, not even a "human right extremist" (if such exist). I am just appaled about so much hypocrisy. You are playing in the hands of those - still few - radicals that want to purify Indonesia of all what they regard as heresies and heathen.

 

Franz Magnis-Suseno SJ

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    4. Reached 6,000 signatures
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    13. Reached 4,000 signatures

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    • pio gabad arce PHILIPPINES, PHILIPPINES
      • 9 months ago

      God has assigned every people a place and a boundary of their habitation.

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    • Haydar Yahya INDONESIA
      • 9 months ago

      Rasanya tidak masuk akal SBY mendapat gelar World Statesman itu. Konflik horizontal dari yang ringan sampai saling membunuh atas nama SARA mengiringi sepanjang tahun pemerintahan SBY. Para provokator dibiarkan saja begitu leluasa menyebar saling kebencian ditengah masyarakat. Rasa sebagai bangsa Indonesia yang satu tidak hidup lagi ditengah masyarakat Indonesia dalam era pemerintahan SBY.

      Apapun, bagaimanapun prestasi SBY, bila mesti dibayar dengan goyahnya NKRI, hilangnya rasa persatuan kita sebagai bangsa, prestasi itu menjadi sia-sia. Tidak lebih sebagai prestasi pencitraan diri semata. Pembiaran yang berkelanjutan, bahkan merupakan pengkhianatan pada founding father kita yang telah mengorbankan segalanya untuk terwujudnya Bangsa Indonesia yang satu !

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    • Imanuel Alvin INDONESIA
      • 9 months ago

      Lihat masyarakatmu pakk!!

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    • Alicia Tjahjadi TANGERANG, INDONESIA
      • 11 months ago

      for nearly 8 years did not our president mention about the importance of tolerance and respect towards pluralism. what a shame.

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    • Harlin Hutabarat INDONESIA
      • 11 months ago

      Cause someone asked me to support this

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