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Central Java: fatwa against Catholic schools, "forbidden" to Muslims
In a "controversial" statement, the local Ulema Council in Tegal said that such schools are haram, "morally unsound." Politics and local authorities have fuelled the controversy for electoral advantage. However, the families of Muslim students have defended the schools, claiming the right to free choice in matters of education.
16/12/2016 15:12:00 INDONESIA
Indonesian Ulema tell Muslims that dressing up as Santa Claus is prohibited
Showing accessories or clothes that reflect a non-Islamic tradition is against the law. The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued fatwa 56/2016 against the increasingly Christmassy atmosphere that is pervading public spaces. The group The MUI called on Muslims not to "mix" with a foreign culture.
16/06/2006 SOUTH KOREA
Christian groups claim right to manage their own schools
Under the new law, which comes into effect on July 1, one quarter of boards of directors must be named by outside groups.
Central Java, Muslim student lauds confessional harmony of Catholic campus
The testimony of Satya Tantra, a Muslim student at the Catholic University of Soegijapranata, attending Aseaccu event. A "wonderful opportunity" to an "inclusive" experience on a religious, human and social level. With him, a young Catholic, who sees possibility of a "society in which Muslims, Christians and Buddhists live happily together."
Central Java: Thousands of Muslims attack three churches, an orphanage and a Christian centre
Parish priest of Catholic Church badly beaten. A police vehicle torched and the court Temanggung destroyed. The wrath of the crowd unleashed over a blasphemy sentence deemed to lenient (5 years in prison instead of death penalty).
For Indonesian Ulema, Christmas and New Year are "haram" and should not be celebrated
The leaders of the Islamic movement in Banda Aceh rail against the upcoming holidays, which are typical of "Western and Roman culture." Their nature "does not belong to the spirit of Islam." They also issue warnings to Christians, who must "respect" sharia, and hotels, which must not organise celebrations or balls.
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