RECTOR: BNPT RELEASED CHALLENGES FOR COLLEGE AGAINST RADICALISM

Palu, Rector of the State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palu, Central Sulawesi, Prof. Dr. H Sagaf S Pettalongi MPd said the release of the National Agency for Combating Terrorism (BNPT) on campus exposed to radicalism ideology becomes a serious challenge for universities in Indonesia.

"The release of BNPT to 7 universities indicated to be exposed to radicalism, as well as some radical persons are based on several factors and indications that lead to the criteria and observations of BNPT," said Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi MPd, in Palu on Thursday (7/6) night.

Responding to the release of BNPT, Prof. Sagaf mention radicalism can be admitted to all levels of society, not least the campus community who have knowledge above the community in general.

Vice Chairman of Central Sulawesi MUI said some factors have a big influence on a person or group contaminated by the ideology of racism.

First, he said, the understanding of religious issues is low. Worse yet, if studying religion to someone whose knowledge of diversity is also very limited.

Secondly, the understanding of religion is acquired autodidactically, either through certain books, through social media, the internet and the like.

"Mix with people who are radical, can be through organizations, teachings or associations that tend to be radical, then live in a family environment and people who are radical (such as suicide bombing Surabaya family case), It can make someone being radical, "he explained.

Then, he calls it, obtaining a systematic radical understanding of the educational institution he has gone through, without the enlightenment and balance of understanding of what has been learned and acquired, can become the seeds of radicalism.

Prof. Sagaf further mentions radicalism is an ideology and actions that tend to extreme in viewing and understanding and addressing a problem both related and contrary to ideology, as well as certain teachings.

 

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