Gus Yahya: Don’t exploit NU identity for politics!

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Gus Yahya
NU chairman KH Yahya Cholil Staquf. (Source: Media Indonesia/Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)

Gus Yahya asked that religion, particularly Islam, should not be politicized because it will be unhealthy for NU. He emphasized that NU is not willing to be used as a political tool by any political party.

“I want to reiterate that we refuse [to be dragged into practical politics]. Don’t use identity politics, especially religious identity, including the identity of NU,” said Gus Yahya.

“Don’t exploit NU identity for politics; NU is always for the nation,” said Gus Yahya sternly. (un)