Kalla instructs removing the symbol of a sword from Muslim young forum`s emblem

Kalla menginstruksikan menghapus simbol pedang dari lambang forum muda Muslim

Vice President Jusuf Kalla has placed an order for the Indonesian Mosque Youth Communication Forum ( BKPRMI ) to take away the sword on the emblem because it is a negative connotation for an Islamic young organization.

“There is a sword picture, but do not apply it anymore . We do not want to fight with anybody . Should not join the Middle East , which utilizes a sword . We , in Indonesia ( apply ) the middle way , wasathiyah ,” Kalla said , when opening the BKPRMI`s Nationwide Coordination Meeting at Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory here on Wednesday . 

Kalla , who is even chairman of the Indonesian Mosque Council ( DMI ) , reminded the BKPRMI`s executive board members to carry the organization consistent with the middle way of Islam , which does not spread extreme notions to Muslim youths in mosques . 

The sword pictures are identified with hostile or radical movements in lots of Islamic organizations in the Middle East . Therefore , Kalla asked BKPRMI to change the symbol with a picture of the mosque . 

“So do not change the mosque`s youthful activists into radicals with a sword symbol . Change , I say , into a mosque flag . ( Use ) the flag of the mosque alone , which is upright ,” he added . 

Kalla additionally asked BKPRMI to stay away from using commands or orders to all its members . BKPRMI should be able to work for the organization by offering guidance to Muslim youths for the success of the mosque and the community around the mosque. 

“There is no want to use commands . BKPRMI should examine the relationship between young and adolescents ( Islam ) with mosques ,” he mentioned . 

Consequently, BKPRMI is expected to be an organization that provides the younger generation of Islam to play a role in national growth, particularly in the areas of economy, technology, health, and education.

“The mosques may also be used for learning, discussions regarding technology, economics, and mutual development. That is what we anticipate from young activists of the mosques,” Kalla revealed.

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