The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) has threatened to sue Central Java Regent of Semarang, Mundjirin for allowing Christians carried Christmas Mass in the public Regency square on Monday night, December 24, 2012.
“It’s just for the sake of a quasi-regent to appear manly to protect people,” said the Secretary of the Islamic Defenders Front in Central Java, Jindan, Tuesday, December 25, 2012.
Originally, Jindan was about to make an event in Semarang Regency Square to rival the Christmas Eve mass. But the effort was now done. According to him, the Regent of Mundjirin put forward the interests of personal and group to bring up religious conflict.
Responding to the allegation, the Regent Mundjirin said permission Mass at Christmas on the Square Mini or Sidomulyo Semarang regency, had a legal basis, namely the decree No. 52 of 2008 concerning the guidelines permit the use of the field in Semarang District.
“The Court of public facilities for religious purposes, roles for religious activities, organizations and vendors” said Mundjirin.
He explained that the implementation of the field where the Mass of Christmas is not on grand mosque courtyard but at Semarang Regency Square. In fact, says Mundjirin, Mass. Activity has been carried out for 10 times and have sparked protests when FPI is present in the district of Semarang.
Meanwhile, the Head Office of the National Unity and Community Protection Political Semarang district judge Purbatinhadi during Christmas Mass protests had happened this time. “The organization (FPI) is also not registered with the Kesbangpolinmas,” he said.