Banned Indonesian extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HTI) has reincarnated and has returned under a different guise, moderate Muslim organisations have warned.
The group, which wanted to see the establishment of a caliphate and was outlawed by the Indonesian Government in July 2017, is now called the Islamic Royatul Community or KARIM, they said.
They called on Indonesian people to remain alert as the new organization’s mission remains to spread a caliphate ideology among youths in schools and communities.
Nahdlatul Ulama or NU, Indonesia’s largest Islamic organisation and its youth wings — Ansor and Banser — issued a statement warning that the new organization poses a significant danger to pluralism in the country.
“It [KARIM ] targets youth communities and high school students,” the group said. “The government must take immediate action against it.”