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Indonesia: Muslim cleric publicly flogged for adultery under islamic law he helped draw up

Indonesia: Muslim cleric publicly flogged for adultery under islamic law he helped draw up

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
03/11/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

“An Indonesian man who worked for a clerical organization that advises a local government on Islamic law has been caned in public for adultery….Mukhlis bin Muhammad, a member of the Aceh Ulema Council (MPU), was caned 28 times.” And the irony is that he was publicly whipped for breaking the adultery law that . “Indonesia is home to a number of religious and ethnic minorities and has been seen as an example of how democracy and Islam can co-exist. But rising conservatism has in recent years spurred religious intolerance there.” The term “” is now being used to describe those who are shifting Indonesian society to ground it in “conservative Islam” — a trend that is rapidly growing. Coexistence between democracy and normative Islam is not possible. It is only possible when the sharia, regarded as divine Islamic law, is rejected.

“Indonesian from Islamic advisory body caned for adultery,” , November 1, 2019: