» 07/05/2013, 00.00
Islamisation gets a boost in Jakarta, as Supreme Court suspends the sale of alcoholic beverages
The leaders of the Islamic Defender Front has been fighting for a ban on alcohol, especially during Ramadan. With its ruling, the Supreme Court suspends a 1997 presidential decree that authorised the sale of alcohol, stressing that "it is not apt" to maintain order. Fundamentalists are overjoyed. For them, "rapes and adultery are alcohol-related."
Malaysian model punished for drinking beer, caned in accordance with Sharia
The 32-year-old woman accepts sentence and will not appeal. Drinking alcoholic beverages is banned under Islamic law. Prosecutor claims the verdict is “educational” in purpose. In her case the cane to flog her will be “lighter” than for men.
Indonesia’s advancing Sharia: Ban on alcohol sales nationwide
Shops, malls and stalls cannot sell alcoholic beverages. For the Minister of Trade the measure is to protect young people, the biggest consumers of alcohol. The hole in the state coffers (over 460 million) covered by a tax increase on alcohol served in bars and restaurants. Moderate and Islamist parties united in the fight against alcohol.
13/04/2016 09:14:00 INDONESIA
Aceh, elderly Christian woman publically whipped for selling alcohol
The woman, 60, was caught breaking Islamic law in Aceh also now also regulates the life of non-Muslims. She is the first Christian to be punished under sharia, with 30 lashes. Two others accused of adultery given 100 lashes.
Protestant clergyman from Central Sulawesi released
He had been arrested on charges of weapons possession. Weapons were used to defend Christian refugees. In prison he met fundamentalist leader Abu Bakar Baasyir.
10/07/2013 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Ramadan in Jakarta, the extremists announce a raid "against alcohol and pornography"
The Islamic Defense Front (FPI) announces attacks on "sinful" bars and locales during Islam's holy month. The police sequester and send in smoke drinks and DVDs, in an atmosphere of increasing intolerance. IDF Leader: "Our activists on the streets of the capital, will ensure compliance with the rules." High alert among religious minorities and non-Orthodox Muslims.
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