Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Indonesian spokesman Ismail Yusanto told an Australian camera crew it would fight for a national Islamic legal system where people are caned 100 times for having sex outside of marriage.
Hizb ut-Tahrir was banned in Indonesia in May after it helped to orchestrate protests against a Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – also known as Ahok, for suggesting the Koran allowed Muslims to vote for him as a Christian.
Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Indonesian spokesman Ismail Yusanto wants Sharia law enforced nationwide.
An Islamist extremist group has declared it wants to enforce Sharia law right across Indonesia, Australia’s nearest major Asian neighbour.
Adulterers have been increasingly caned since 2004 in the Aceh province where Sharia law is practised under an Islamic criminal code which secular Muslims reject.
The province began implementing Sharia law after being granted autonomy in 2001 as the national government in Jakarta tried to quell a long-running separatist insurgency.