The Two Competing Clerics
The track records of Yahya Cholil Staquf and Said Aqil Siroj are being considered in the run-up to the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) congress. Both have been close to former president Gus Dur.
WHILE meeting with the officials of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) for Central Java at Hotel Patra, Semarang, on Friday night, October 8, Yahya Cholil Staquf received a question about his visit to Israel. “Someone made an inquiry,” said Muhammad Mashuri, Chair of Surakarta NU, to Tempo on Friday, November 19.
According to Mashuri, Yahya said that his visit to Israel was intended to continue building the international network which was bein...
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