Emha Ainun Najib: Delivering the message of peace

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Written by Alpha Amirrachman, and was originally published in The Jakarta Post,
Oct 18, 2008


When a group of priests from the Dutch Protestant Church approached renowned Indonesian poet and Muslim scholar Emha Ainun Najib to ask him to stage a performance of his musical band Kiai Kanjeng in the Netherlands, Emha did not think twice about accepting.

The offer was made not long after the release of Geert Wilder’s controversial movie Fitna.

“They wanted us to help reduce the tension and enhance understanding among religious communities,” Emha told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of Kiai Kanjeng’s performance at the Islamic Cultural Center in Deventer, the Netherlands.

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