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Jokowi never politicizes prayer: TKN

Jumat 15 Feb 2019 20:46 WIB

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Presidential and vice presidential candidate pair, Joko Widodo and KH Ma'ruf Amin perform congregational prayer at Merdeka Palace complex.

Presidential and vice presidential candidate pair, Joko Widodo and KH Ma'ruf Amin perform congregational prayer at Merdeka Palace complex.

Foto: Republika/Sapto Andika Candra
TKN clarifies the photo of Jokowi performing the prayer service.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Ace Hasan Syadzily, a spokesman for the Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma'ruf Amin National Campaign Team, stressed that the incumbent President Jokowi had never politicized his prayer activities. "Pak Jokowi has never politicized prayers or houses of worship. Unlike Prabowo, who politicized the Friday prayers, so that Bawaslu and takmir of the mosque were banned," Syadzily noted in a written statement in Jakarta on Friday.

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Syadzily remarked that the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno National Winning Body were unable to avoid that there was a mobilization of Gerindra cadres to attend Friday prayer services at mosques in Semarang. According to Syadzily, the letter of invitation to perform Friday prayers indicates an attempt to politicize the Jumatan, or Friday prayer, in Semarang.

"If it is not a political motive, why spread the invitation for Friday prayers," Syadzily pointed out.

Speaking in connection with the photo of Jokowi performing the prayer service, he clarified that it took place without any special design. He stressed that the issue of prayer is a personal matter of each congregation to fulfill its obligations as Muslims.

"Pak Jokowi's activities, as a president, must have news value, so photographers and reporters will automatically and naturally capture Jokowi performing prayer. There is no mobilization of journalists or photographers to take pictures of Jokowi's prayer. We only facilitate journalists or photographers to capture Mr. Jokowi performing prayers," he explained.

He stated that in a photo of Jokowi praying, the prayers were deliberately reversed to make the congregational prayers solemn. Moreover, it does not violate the prayer rules.

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