Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – Candidates for legal origin Indonesian Democratic Party of the Struggle (PDIP) Kapitra Ampera denied the high priest of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Rizieq Shihab refused to meet Candidate Vice President Ma & # 39; ruin Amin when both executed Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
This was told by Kapitra who responded to a video that was later viral by a resident in Mecca who claimed that Rizieq refused to meet Ma & # 39; ruf.
According to Kapitra, Rizieq never refused anyone who wanted to meet him. Rizieq, he claims, is not only open to receiving guests from his brothers who are in the same faith, but also those who are non-Muslims.
"Let alone the believers, only non-Muslims who want to accept Habib Rizieq." I see for myself how Habib Rizieq treats all his guests politely, "Kapitra said CNNIndonesia.com, Tuesday (28/8).
Kapitra Ampera in guiding Ma & # 39; ruin Amin in Mecca. (Doc Kapitra Ampera)
Kapitra stated that during the Haj season he continued to coach Ma & # 39; ruf this year, especially during Mecca and Medina. Then in Mecca, Kapitra claimed to have arranged the time to meet Rizieq after the implementation of wukuf on Arafat.
"I asked for time to meet Habib Rizieq through Ustadz Wahid Habib Rizieq said he wanted to meet me after Arafat," said Kapitra.
The news was then presented to Ma & # 39; ruin Amin. Ma & # 39; ruf Amin claimed however that he was not willing to join Kapitra to join Rizieq. Ma & # 39; ruf, claims Kapitra, only brings greetings and messages to Rizieq.
"Kiai Ma & # 39; ruf is just a message" bring my greetings to Habib Rizieq, the opportunity that did not have this time, less suitable in the current situation, it is not time to meet, silaturrahim and mahabbah in our hearts are still awake, "Kapitra said.
Rizieq Shihab is still in Saudi Arabia and has not returned to Indonesia. (CNN Indonesia / Adhi Wicaksono)
At that time, Ma & # 39; ruf also talked about his relationship with Rizieq for years. Even Ma & # 39; ruf claimed to have visited Rizieq when he was in prison in the Salemba detention center in the reign of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) because of the action sweep 2003 ago.
Kapitra made sure that Ma & # 39; ruf had never made the intention to meet Rizieq in Saudi Arabia. Kapitra also rejected the statements of a number of PDIP politicians who said that Ma & # 39; ruf would have a meeting with Rizieq if there was a chance.
"So there has never been a catastrophe of Kiyai Ma" ruf whom Habib Rizieq wants to meet, the pilgrimage is busy, so they are never planned to meet each other, "Kapitra concluded.
Ma & # 39; ruin Amin herself arrived in the home country Monday (8/27) & # 39; Ma & # 39; ruf said nothing about the question of his meeting with Rizieq during the pilgrimage. The chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has only advised that the 2019 presidential elections (Pilpres) would be safe and peaceful.