Scholastic Press as the publisher of “5 Cities Most Influential People in the World”, set fire to hundreds of books that are deemed to have insulted the Prophet Muhammad by a community organization. Book burning carried out in the yard Bentara Cultural Complex Press, Palmerah, Jakarta, Wednesday (13/6). at 14:10 Wib.
PT Scholastic Press itself has previously apologized and pulled the book from circulation. Book burning was witnessed by Chairman of the Fatwa Commission of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Ma’ruf Amin and three other board MUI. Also present were Director of Scholastic Press, Jim S Brata.
Previously, members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Irwan Arsidi mempolisikan book publishers who have translated, published and circulated book “5 Cities Most Influential People in the World”. The book was deemed to have insulted the Prophet Muhammad. Habib Novel FPI Jakarta as the Secretary, who accompanied the complainant to the Police Service Center (SPK) Jakarta Police on Monday (11/6) says on page 24 in the book, the author wrote the word the words that led to the affront to the Prophet Muhammad. The book was adapted into the Indonesian language by publishers. ”The contents of the Prophet Muhammad that insulted the Prophet Muhammad as if the pirates, robbers, and a series of murders on the award of the City of Medina,” he said.
In fact, he said, writing the author was very far away from the title of the book. The novel went on, writing about the figure of the Prophet Muhammad was very far away from the facts. On that basis, it reported to the Jakarta Police publishers in an official report into allegations numbered TBL/1985/IV/2012/PMJ Article 156 a, 157 (1), 484 (2) of the Criminal Code on defamation of religion.