The Bully Pulpit
Supporters of the Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin presidential campaign are going from mosque to mosque to neutralize religious sermons with political content. The police are aiding the effort.
AFTER the Friday prayer at Al-Mujahidin Mosque in Setiabudi, South Jakarta, on February 15, Budi Karya Sumadi introduced himself as the Chairman of the Board of Patrons of the Society of Mosque Lovers (MCM). The transportation minister then talked about the objectives behind the formation of the MCM at the end of last December, namely mosque improvement.
Towards that end, Budi reminded the congregation and mosque management to keep the mosque as...