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Ulema and feminists against polygamy club
Many Muslim authorities calling for a fatwa to ban the spread of this practice. According to the promoters polygamy nears one to "love of God." But according to women the practice humiliates wives and is a source of domestic violence and abuse. Suharto was anti-polygamy; Sukarno had many women.
Jakarta: ulemas and government agree on prison and fines for common law couples
Common law and polygamous couples could get up to three months in jail and fines of up to US$ 535,000. Religious Affairs Ministry drafts bill, backed by powerful Ulemas Council. Whilst legal in Islam, polygamy is seen as “bad” and a sign of selfishness.
"Obedient wives club", pretext for legalizing polygamy in Indonesia
The club, based on the original Malaysian model divides the country. The goal is to teach women total devotion to their husbands, even in the sexual sphere. For activists it is a pretext to justify marriage with several women. Islamic scholar: the relationship is like a car, the husband is the driver and the wife a "submissive and obedient" passenger.
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Malaysia rewards "model polygamy" that avoid family feuds
To counter the increasing number of lawsuits filed by wives married to the same man , the government is launching a program that sponsors with money and public appearances men who keep peace in their house. Human rights activists : " They should think of eliminating gender discrimination ."
A "fatwa" against Yemeni law setting minimum age for marriage
The norm sets the limit at the age of 17, but according to Islamic figures, this goes against Sharia, and therefore Parliament cannot legislate on the matter. Meanwhile, lawmakers have decided to delay by two years the political elections scheduled for April.
Indonesian Ulema: Lady Gaga is "haram," forbidden, no to concert. Fans in revolt
Radwan Khalil, a member of the MUI said that the singer is a "threat" to morality and the concert is "haram". She is "too sexy" and could lead to carnal desires. Thousands of fans against the words of Muslim leader. Ironic comment by a leader of the liberal movement: it is "forbidden" to attend without a ticket.
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