Call for strategic efforts to combat terrorism

 05 Dec 2017 - 10:42

Call for strategic efforts to combat terrorism
Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar, Air Marshal (Ret) Muhammad Basri Sidehabi, with community members during the lecture on ‘Terrorism and Radicalisation Prevention’.

The Peninsula

Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar Air Marshal (Ret) Muhammad Basri Sidehabi held a lecture for its community on “Terrorism and Radicalisation Prevention”.

The lecture was held in cooperation with Indonesian National Agency for Combating Terrorism (BNPT). The event was attended by around 100 persons at his residence recently, said a statement issued by the embassy. 

According to BNPT Deputy Chairman, Inspector General (Police) Drs. Hamidin, terrorist organisations can not just be defeated simply by killing its members, capturing its supporters, or breaking its network of activities. 

“Terrorism cannot be defeated just by killing, shooting, capturing its supporters, or destroying its network,” said Hamidin before the Indonesian community in Doha. 

He added that it takes a comprehensive, integrated and strategic efforts to tackle the terrorism ideology in order to root them out. What can be done among others is the rehabilitation program and building communication involving all level of the society.”

He added that BNPT has also been focusing its program on soft approach method in tackling terrorism. “The approach emphasizes dialogue and friendship to different levels of society, even to people involved in radicalism networks and terrorism. Such an effort is expected to break the chain of violent terrorism, in a humane way.”

The event was attended by the Chairman of Dharma Wanita Persatuan of Indonesia Embassy (Indonesian Women Organisation of Embassy), Andi Una which used the event to present the of Indonesian cuisine delights for the participants. In his speech, Ambassador Basri appreciates the role of Indonesian Community in Doha (Permiqa) for the excellent contributions in bilateral relations between two countries as well as its role in socio-cultural promotion in Qatar. 

The envoy also urged Indonesian community members to use the information of lectures so that they can prevent and avoid themselves making any offences or crimes related radicalization, terrorism or whatsoever. 

He also advised the community to prevent themselves from act of radicalization and to abide by the rules and regulations of the country as well as keeping unity and integrity among Indonesians.