The Islam Defenders Front FPI says it is planning to organize a mass prayer after the killing of wanted terrorist and Al Qaeda leader OSAMA BIN LADEN by US troops on the weekend.
In a text message sent to tempointeraktif.com on Monday night, the organization said it wanted to pray for Bin Laden.
The event, the message says, would be held at the FPI headquarters in Petamburan, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.FPI TO PRAY FOR BIN LADEN
The message, however, did not provide further information as to who else had been invited to the event.
Osama Bin Laden was found dead after a massive blitzkrieg by a group of US Navy Seals on Sunday night in the upmarket area of Abbottabad in Pakistan. US officials said Osama's remains had been quickly buried at sea after being treated in an Islamic way.
The Jakarta Police would deploy 1,500 officers to secure a rally scheduled to be held by the Islamic Defender’s Front (FPI) at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta on Friday at noon.
Jakarta Police Spokesperson Sr. Comr. Baharudin Djafar said that the officers would be deployed from the Jakarta Police, the Central Jakarta Police and the South Jakarta Police.
“We will be standing by the area from morning,” he said Thursday, as quoted by city news portal beritajakarta.com.
Baharudin predicted that around 700 people would participate in the rally.