Four detained in Indonesia’s Aceh for alleged gay sex, face 100 lashes

Source: Reuters

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) – Rights activists called on Tuesday for Indonesia’s Aceh province to release four people detained on suspicion of having homosexual sex, amid concerns over the persecution of the LGBT community in the world’s third-largest democracy.

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Secular Indonesia is predominantly Muslim but ultra-conservative Aceh is the only province to follow sharia, or Islamic law, and criminalize gay sex.

Indonesia’s parliament is currently debating revisions to the national criminal code that could criminalize all sex outside marriage, including same-sex relations. Many believe the new rules could be used to unfairly target the LGBT community and other minority groups.

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    Very sad, Aceh, Indonesia still follow the ancient Islamic punishment as ISIS did too.
    We live in 21th century, modren time, but the extremist country reject to reform the old style punishment. They say that God’s law cannot be changed for ever.

    If Muslim around the world believe that Islamic law or God’s law cannot be reformed, adjusted we are showing the harsh or cruel Islam.
    Whereas we believe Islam is beautiful religion or progressive religion.

    I urge young educated Muslim around the world that Islamic teaching can be changed and must be changed otherwise we cannot claim thst Islam is peace, beautiful and mercy.

    I give you a example:
    Muslim who live in Arctic countries whereas the length of light day 2 hours only why Muslim can fast 2 hours? God’s law say that Muslim have to fast from the Sun-rise to the Sun set about 12 hours in Saudi Arabia. If Muslim have to follow the law of God, Muslim will fast only 2 hours in Arctic country. It is not logical. The law of God has to be adjusted or be changed. Muslim do not need to see the sun rise and the sun set-/ but Muslim follow the Clock to fast 12 hours from 6am to 6 pm.

    This us a proof that Islamic law can be adjusted or reformed according to geograpic or location and the progress and development of Science and Technology.
    Hopefully Ahmadiyyah can take a lead to reform the old Islamic laws. Amen

    All our love ❤️

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