jakarta - In tears, the governor of Jakarta Tuesday against the court denied that he had insulted Islam. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, short Ahok must answer for statements about a Qur'anic verse which he was not allowed to do according to justice.
Ahok is Christian and of Chinese descent. For many Indonesians is not a problem, but a group of conservative Muslims opposed been against him since he took office in 2014. They argue that Muslims should not be guided by non-Muslims according to the Koran. The governor made that argument in a speech off if voter fraud. Then his opponents did return. Mass Protests in Jakarta followed.