Subhanallah.. Aksi Protes Umat Islam Indonesia ke Pemerintah AS Menjadi Perhatian Media Internasional


[PORTAL-ISLAM.ID]  Ribuan massa dari Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS) turun ke jalan hari ini, Ahad, 10 Desember 2017, melakukan aksi menentang kebijakan Presiden AS Donald Trump yang mengakui Yerusalem sebagai Ibu Kota Israel.

Massa yang telah berkumpul sejak pagi sekitar pukul 07.30 WIB di Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta, membawa berbagai atribut termasuk dua buah bendera ukuran besar, bendera Indonesia dan Palestina.

Sekitar pukul 10.00 WIB, massa bergerak dari Kedutaan Besar AS sambil meneriakan kecaman pada Presiden Trump dengan mengarak dua bendera raksasa tersebut menuju Patung Kuda di kawasan Jalan MH Thamrin.

Ternyata aksi umat ini kemudian diberitakan oleh media internasional The Washington Post dengan judul "Thousands of Indonesians rally at US Embassy over Jerusalem".

Berikut kutipannya.

About 10,000 people rallied Sunday outside the U.S. Embassy in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta to denounce President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Similar protests, mostly organized by the Islamist Prosperous Justice Party, or PKS, also were held in many other cities in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country.

The protests were the third and biggest in Indonesia since Trump's decision on Thursday.

In the capital, protesters carried banners reading "U.S. Embassy, Get Out from Al Quds," ''Free Jerusalem and Palestinians" and "We are with the Palestinians." Al-Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

Wearing traditional Islamic white robes, the protesters also unfurled Indonesian and Palestinian flags.

A written statement from PKS described Trump's decision as "a form of humiliation and provocation against Muslims all over the world."

It said similar and simultaneous protests also were held Sunday in at least 10 provincial capitals and cities across Indonesia.

Earlier in the day, another group, calling itself Indonesia's Volunteers Society, held a similar rally in Jakarta, hundreds of meters (yards) from the embassy.

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has strongly condemned Trump's move, which he described as a violation of U.N. resolutions.

Indonesia has long been a strong supporter of Palestinians and has no diplomatic ties with Israel.