The CNN Information Service reports that shortly before the visit of the American president – Barack Obama to Indonesia in the capital of this country – Jakarta took large rallies of protest, the organizers of which are local Islamists.
According to the data provided by the television company, the Khizb Ut-Tahrir party gathered about twenty thousand people on the streets of Jakarta, who cried out anti-American slogans.
So one of the organizers of this event explained that people who participated in the rally do not see a significant difference between Baraka Obama and George Bush the younger . The leaders of the demonstrators also emphasized that under Bush and under Obama, Muslims are oppressed and persecuted and both hands in blood.
The position of the Islamists is not changed by Obama’s intention to visit the mosque or his plans to speak to the inhabitants of Indonesia.
So one representative of Hizb Ut-Tahrir said that, according to protesters Obama, can say where and how much he wants. Those that no less undeniable factor remains that American troops are still waging war against Muslims.
Note that the American president intends to arrive in Jakarta November ninth. As part of the visit, he must spend two days to Indonesia.
Nevertheless, there is a possibility that the US President’s visit program will be significantly corrected due to the ongoing eruption of the Indonesian volcano Merapy. So the Associated Press news agency reports that due to the air-polluted airport, the work of Jakarta Airport is partially suspended.
At this time, Barack Obama is in Asia with a ten -day tour of the countries of this region.