Leader of Islamic group comes to Poso PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Visit from Islamic leader

Date: November 2006

Location: Central Sulawesi

Actors: Habib Rizieq, head of Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) from Jakarta

Event: Habib Rizieq comes to Poso on a police sponsored speaking tour. Police hoped he would help get the DPO to turn themselves in. He is the leader of the Jakarta based Islamic group known for attacking places they deemed inappropriate and "deviant" forms of Islamic practices.

Source: ICG Report 2007, Ustadz Abdul Gani Israel Interview, 2007