Commemorating Kartini’s Day, Fatayat NU Held Discussion to Prevent the Dangers of the Radicalism and Terrorism

By: Hasan Basri

Bandung, West Java – More Hundreds of Fatayat NU from several cities on the island of Java, Friday morning (21/4/17) held a discussion on prevention of radicalism and terrorism with the National Agency for Combating Terrorism (BNPT). The event was held at Hotel Papandayan, The Street of Gatot Subroto, Bandung City.

Information that has been collected, the event that was held coincided with Kartini’s day, Attended by the Chairman of Fatayat NU, Anggia R Marini, Head of BNPT, Comissaris General Police, Suhardi Alius, and representatives from the Nahdlatul Ulama Board (The Awakening of the Traditional Islamic Scholar) or PBNU.

The Head of Sub Directorate of Supervision and KP BNPT, Colonel Sujatmiko said, the activities were held in order to mobilize prevention of radicalism and terrorism among women. Not only that, the activity is also to build women’s vulnerability to the danger of radicalism and terrorism.

“We can not lose, Women also have to protect their children from the idea of ​​radicalism. “Sujatmiko Said .

Meanwhile, Fatayat NU Chairman Anggia R Marini stated that Fatayat NU Organization existed in 21 thousand branch leaders (PAC) throughout Indonesia. According to him, the amount is a tremendous potential to serve as a means of counteracting radicalism and terrorism.

“We hope Nahdlatul Ulama women are ready to provide energy for Indonesia,” Anggia said.

Anggia added, the issue of terrorism is now aiming to women and children. This is corroborated by the number of data about the relationship of minors to “bride” in a number of suicide bombing cases. “There are suicide bombers who are only 16 years old,” Anggia continued.

Anggia exemplifies the case where a woman from Bekasi once tried to commit suicide bombing at the Presidential palace in Jakarta. Not only that, he added, there are also women deported from Taiwan because of suspected involvement with the ISIS network.

“It is very appropriate if Fatayat NU is embraced in preventing terrorism and radicalism that are now beginning to target women and children,” she explained.

Anggia hopes that Fatayat NU will be able to detect some understandings and movements that will endanger the integrity of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia (NKRI). It also asked the relevant authorities to provide additional skills for Fatayat NU members in detecting radicalism and terrorism movements.

“It’s a challenge for us, we must be able because we have a structure so that it can become a facilitator in the community,” she said. (*)

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