Abu Bakar Ba’asyir on the Sentenced of Bali Bomb Blast I
It was reported on Bali Post, Sunday (16/12) that Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, the leader of Jamaah Islamiah (JI), visited the three sentenced of the 1st Bali Bomb Blast Case; Amrozy, Mukhlas, and Imam Samudra in Nusa Kambangan prison.
He stated that the verdict was mistaken due to the death sentence to those three persons. He considers that Amrozy and his friends are not terrorists but they are contra-terrorist.
Ba’asyir also stated that actually those people who are in jail was only trying to defend the Muslims but unfortunately they used wrong ways and for expiating their sin they are doing two months fast (kifarat) currently since there was innocent people killed on 1st Bali Bomb Blast incident. And his last statement that sounds like a threat was there will be a big disturbance/danger if those three sentenced are sent to death because they are mujahid (fighter).
The question is; is taking someone’s life can be solved by doing fast? It seems that someone’s life is so worthless. They try to be higher than God by determining the limit of someone’s life. God is the only one who has authority to decide whether this/that man is good or bad because no one is perfect, everybody has light side and dark side. He is the One who has right on someone’s life.
Ground Zero Monument, Legian Kuta
I’m sure the base of every religion is love. When we love and respect each other it means that we love Him – the Almighty. But still the Indonesian government has responsibility to give justice to the sentenced of the 1st and 2nd Bali Bomb Blast cases and also to the victims and their family. The world is waiting for that.