Beware of Funding for Mass Organizations Supporting the Caliphate Under the guise of a Charity Box
By: Dimas Aji Wijayanto*)
Currently, the National Police are conducting investigations related to the funding of the Khilafatul Muslimin mass organization. Based on the findings made by the Police, the fundraising conducted by Khilafatul Muslimin was carried out through charity boxes.
The author really appreciates the steps taken by law enforcement officials because they have moved quickly to trace the funding sources of these organizations after the arrest of the highest leader of the Khilafatul Muslimin, Abdul Qadir Hasan Baraja.
Based on the news that the author reads, the Police are still investigating the source of external funding, whether there are other sources of funds that support the activities of the Khilafatul Muslimin organization. The police are also still conducting intensive investigations on Abdul Qadir Hasan Baraja, as the highest leader of the Khilafatul Muslimin mass organization.
From the author’s point of view, the examination of the leadership of the Khilafatul Muslimin should be explored further regarding the sources of funding for their mass organizations. Based on the news that the writer read earlier, Hasan Baraja has close ties to several radical groups. It is possible that these radical groups helped in funding the Khilafatul Muslimin mass organization.
Therefore, the author also recommends that further investigations be carried out regarding radical groups that had contact with Hasan Baraja, perhaps it will be revealed where the source of the large funds they got to carry out their actions would be.
Apart from dealing with radical groups, Hasan Baraja once invited the public to enforce the caliphate system which encouraged people to commit acts of treason. Hasan Baraja also spreads the idea of the caliphate system which is very contrary to the Pancasila ideology under the banner of the Muslim Khilafatul.
The author also appeals to the whole community, especially those who know about the Khilafatul Muslimin mass organization to avoid joining the mass organization, because it is clear that they have brought an ideology other than Pancasila to change the ideology of this nation.
The author hopes that the public remains wary of the presence of mass organizations that are similar to the Khilafatul Muslimin because in fact they can endanger the integrity of our nation by spreading the notion of the caliphate system which is very contrary to our country’s ideology, namely Pancasila.
*The author is a contributor to the Paramadina Institute