Jakarta Police to secure FPI prayer recital for Osama bin Laden

Jakarta Police will guard a mass prayer organized by the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) for Osama bin Laden, who was shot dead in a US military operation on Monday.

The service will be held at the FPI headquarters in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Baharudin Djafar, the police will guard the event as usual.

He added that the FPI did not need to request permission from police to hold the event.

“Its an ordinary Koran recital. We can't stop people from praying,” he added, as reported by

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