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Aceh [Indonesia] Fully Enforces Sharia [on Muslims and non Muslims]
Jakarta Post ^ | 2/7/14 | Hotli Simanjuntak and Ina Parlina

Posted on 02/18/2014 8:49:11 AM PST by marshmallow

Without much fanfare, the Aceh provincial administration and legislative council have approved the Qanun Jinayat (behavior-governing bylaw) that obliges every Muslim and non-Muslim in Aceh to follow sharia, the Islamic legal code.

“The qanun does indeed oblige everyone in Aceh to follow sharia without exception,” councilor Abdulah Saleh, who was involved in the deliberation of the qanun in the council, confirmed on Thursday.

The Qanun Jinayat was approved by the legislative council on Dec. 13 and signed by Governor Zaini Abdullah. It was a revision of the controversial 2009 Qanun Jinayat that introduced the punishment of stoning to death.

Following outcry from human rights activists, the provincial administration under then governor Irwandi Yusuf refused to sign or implement the bylaw and it was deliberated again under the new administration.

Saleh said that the newly approved qanun stipulated that all violators of sharia would be tried under Islamic law regardless of their religion. Non-Muslim violators of the Criminal Code (KUHP) would be given the option to choose between a sharia court or a regular court, he explained.

“But, if the violation committed by a non-Muslim is not regulated in the KUHP then the violator will automatically be tried in a sharia court, without exception,” Saleh said.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: aceh; indonesia; sharia

1 posted on 02/18/2014 8:49:11 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

......aaaaaand coming to you soon.

2 posted on 02/18/2014 8:52:15 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: marshmallow
Home Ministry spokesman Didik Suprayitno said his office had yet to receive information regarding Aceh’s bylaw.
However, he added, “basically all local regulations must be in line with national laws”. Moreover, he said, all local regulations would be reviewed first by his office.

It's a start, but that is not what the Muslims want, they want Govt. laws to be subordinate to Sharia law.
I am sure the Muslims will work on that, no matter how long it takes to accomplish what Allah wants done.-TOM

3 posted on 02/18/2014 9:00:33 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: marshmallow

Indonesia, while majority Muslim, is a patchwork quilt of different religions and even of degrees of severity in Islamic beliefs. This region has long been a hotbed of fundamentalism. Christianity is widespread but under great pressure. I think everyone recalls Timor.

4 posted on 02/18/2014 9:01:47 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: marshmallow

Obama-the-Undocumented Tyrant is Indonesian.
It IS coming to the USA with a stroke of the King’s pen.

5 posted on 02/18/2014 9:29:44 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: JimSEA
Aceh, the north end of Sumatra and directly adjacent to the earthquake zone affected by the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004, is easily the most fanatically Muslim region in the Indonesian archipelago.

Bali, that idealized island east of Java, is as Hindu as one can imagine. Djakarta is too teeming a modern Third World megalopolis for any one Muslim sect to lord over, for the moment. Islamic mass movements and oppressions can and do arise in these islands like regional outbreaks of malaria. Pray for the local churches.

Then there's Timor.

Those wishing to understand the differences between our relations with Islam now and before 911 can learn from the Timor-Leste war for independence. I wonder whether East Timor would have succeeded today, for example. They may have been "lucky" to have been assisted in their independence by modern world powers less tolerant of militant Islam than it seems to be today.

6 posted on 02/18/2014 9:41:03 AM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: marshmallow

I guess they didn’t get the message from the Christmas Eve Tsunami of 2006?

7 posted on 02/18/2014 10:19:50 AM PST by G Larry
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To: G Larry



8 posted on 02/18/2014 10:20:34 AM PST by G Larry
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