The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) is under the spotlight after one of its executives was arrested by the National Police’s Densus 88 Counter-Terrorism Squad for an alleged involvement in a transnational terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). JI is responsible for a number of bombings and terrorist attacks in the country. The Jakarta provincial chapter of the MUI (MUI DKI), meanwhile, caused a controversy with its plan to establish a cyber team to, among others, protect the Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.

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