When President Jokowi announced Ma’ruf Amin as his chosen running mate, supporter of the former Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja “Ahok” Purnama immediately expressed their disappointment. Mar’uf’s MUI was a part of the movement that drove Ahok to prison. Some fear for their freedom as minorities. This worry is further amplified by the development of the blasphemy case against Meliana—a housewife who had allegedly sought for a ban on the call for prayer—, and the worrying parade of kindergarten students wearing a niqab, while carrying replica of AK-47 in Probolinggo.

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