Posted by: infideltaskforce | October 1, 2013

Score VICTORY for the good side!!

In Indonesia’s Aceh province, which is governed under sharia law, a recent incident involving a late-night music performance has stirred debate over the way Islamic norms are enforced.

  • Sharia policewomen prepare to conduct patrols in Banda Aceh on June 28th. Dozens of Acehnese youth allegedly attacked Sharia police in Langsa when they tried to end a late-night Dangdut performance on August 25th. [Nurdin Hasan/Khabar]

    Sharia policewomen prepare to conduct patrols in Banda Aceh on June 28th. Dozens of Acehnese youth allegedly attacked Sharia police in Langsa when they tried to end a late-night Dangdut performance on August 25th. [Nurdin Hasan/Khabar]

Hundreds of fans were swaying to the beat of a Dangdut performance in Karang Anyar, a village near Langsa in eastern Aceh late on August 25th. Suddenly, six men came on stage. One was Ibrahim Latif, the head of Islamic Sharia in Langsa. The others were members of the Sharia police, Wilayatul Hisbah (WH).

Ibrahim ordered the music stopped because, he said, the Langsa city government forbids late-night performances. The time was 11:45pm.

According to Ibrahim, the music fans were in no mood to comply. Dozens of audience members scrambled onto the stage, and the lights went out. The angry fans allegedly started to beat and kick the Sharia police. The performers – three female singers and a keyboardist – quickly left the stage.

“I got two fists in the face. Several members of WH were also beaten and kicked by Dangdut fans who were drunk. We just tried to dodge the blows. We could not fight back because there were so many,” Ibrahim told Khabar Southeast Asia.

“When we left the location, they were still chasing and throwing stones at us. Thank goodness nobody was injured,” he said. Several hours earlier, Sharia police broke up another concert in a different village without incident, he said.

“The music was OK, but the singers wore very tight clothes. Additionally, audience members were drinking alcohol. This clearly violates the Sharia qanun in Aceh,” Ibrahim said.

OH Too Bad!!

Read more HERE

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