New Order Relics

Feb 15th, 2008, in News, by

Whether the government should pay heed to fatwas issued by the clerics’ council.

Politician and the principal of an Islamic boarding school, Salahuddin Wahid, said on 14th February that the government should not give any special credence or weight to fatwas issued by the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI).

This country is based on the 1945 constitution and the basic law.

The fatwa against Ahmadiyah, and presumably the fatwas against other other Islamic sects, were based on a particular religious viewpoint, which the government should not heed, he said.

Adnan Buyung Nasution
Adnan Buyung Nasution

A member of the Presidential Advisory Council, Adnan Buyung Nasution, said the MUI was a relic of the New Order system, a means to control society. tempointeraktif

Surya newspaper front page
Surya newspaper front page.

Meanwhile, oblivious to this no doubt, MUI chairman Ma’ruf Amin said a number of parliament members have been petitioning the MUI to issue another fatwa, this time against Valentine’s Day, such as Anwar Saleh from the PBB, Crescent Star Party, who said:

It’s really needed.

Maruf said celebrating Valentine’s Day was obviously haram, or forbidden, but he wasn’t sure if a fatwa was needed, and no mention of any conspiracies. surya


63 Comments on “New Order Relics”

  1. avatar Cukurungan says:

    ISLAM BIG CHANGE. WHY? SMARTER? BRAVER? RICHER? NAME IT. IT’S ALL THERE.

    You are forgot something that the Islam follower are nicer and charmer like myself

  2. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Hard to argue with that.

  3. avatar dragonwall says:

    Right, can’t you see there are others who simply disagree because it is hard to argue about that. Comon plez how could a corrupt thief be nicer and charmer. Unless you said you have converted to Zionistan.

    If you have some (?) of the nation’s leaders utilising religion to promote their own bizarre agendas as part of some divine message that only they can only understand (and why would big daddy pick such dipsh*ts) then its right to say the religion is being discredited along with the nation.

    Yeah if we all look around in world politic, in every Islamic nations or society, the leaders or politicians from Indonesia to Urumqi and from Asia to Far-west-kistan when it comes to pacifying their people they bring or never forget to bring the Islamic religion into the picture unlike other politicians where religion is probable a forgotten agenda in their campaign.

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