BIN’s Intervention in Mecca
Rizieq Shihab finally returned to Indonesia after living in Saudi Arabia for three and a half years. He lobbied the Saudi government to allow him to return. The Indonesian intelligence and police appear to have lobbied the cleric repeatedly to negotiate his plan to return home and run-in with the law. Rizieq claims he signed an agreement with the intelligence agency.
AFTER convening several ministers at his office on Monday, November 9, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahmud Mahmoddin, led the meeting with only one purpose, to discuss the government’s stance in regard to the return of Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader, Muhammad Rizieq bin Hussein Shihab, from Saudi Arabia.
Among those present at the meeting were National Police Chief Gen. Idham Azis, Indonesian Mi...