Ahok succeeded his boss in the governorship and, backed by Jokowi’s party, is now seeking his own mandate in the gubernatorial election next year, competing with two other rivals, including former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s son.
Ahok’s candidacy is opposed by hard-liners who, insisting that Indonesia’s top jobs be filled Muslims only, want to quash any chances Ahok may have of following Jokowi into the national arena.
She also wants guarantees that law enforcement will respect freedom of expression.
His incarnation, earthly ministry, crucifixion and resurrection are often referred to as "the gospel", meaning "good news".
The term gospel also refers to written accounts of Jesus' life and teaching, four of which—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—are considered canonical and included in the Christian Bible, as established by the 5th century for the ancient undivided Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions before the East–West Schism.
Originating in the Roman province of Judea, it quickly spread to Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, Egypt, Ethiopia and the Indian subcontinent, and by the end of the 4th century had become the official state church of the Roman Empire.
Christian theology is summarized in creeds such as the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.
Others claim that the design of Indonesia’s new monetary notes resembles Chinese currency — or that Ahok’s free HPV vaccine program could make girls infertile, and is, therefore, part of a Chinese conspiracy to diminish the Indonesian population.
Hoaxers also claimed that the commander of the armed forces, General Gatot Nurmantyo, has warned that “communist China has started to meddle in this country.” Both the Indonesian military and the general have denied he ever made such a statement.
But, “the spread of hoax news intensified during the 2014 presidential election and is intensifying in [the run-up to] the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election.” The government, watchdog groups and even religious organizations have taken steps to stem its spread.
The Communications Ministry on Wednesday blocked 11 websites, mostly for spreading hatred and misinformation, following a similar step in November.
An edited video and transcript of a campaign speech Ahok made in September, uploaded onto Facebook, went viral and led to ultra-conservative Muslims accusing him of denigrating the Quran.