Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Obscene Mini-Skirts To Be Banned In Indonesia

While Indonesia is considered to be the most populous Muslim-dominated nation in the world it isn't an Islamic state, although it might as well be. 

Mini-skirts- that is, anything cut above the knee- will be banned as por nographic, if Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali has his way. In 2008 Indonesia established a pornography law, and has recently created an anti-porn task force to stem the proliferation of pornographic material in the country, and to determine what exactly should be considered pornography.

"We will arrange meetings with different stakeholders from the public to get input on how they understand pornography, and I'm sure that they will come up with different definitions [of pornography]. However, there must be a set of universal criteria to define something as pornographic, of which one will be when someone wears a skirt above the knee," Suryadharma, who was tapped by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to run the body on a daily basis, said on the sidelines of a hearing with the House of Representatives Commission VIII overseeing religious and social affairs on Wednesday.

And even though the constitution allows for freedom of religion, at least for the 5 other major religions besides Islam:Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism, the mini-skirt ban will apply to everyone.

Banning the mini-skirt, and any other clothing that might be deemed risque or promiscuous, was already in the works for female MPs. According to  Marzuki Alie (house of representatives speaker), since men have no control, women are asking to be raped by wearing revealing outfits.

“We know there have been a lot of rape cases and other immoral acts recently, and this is because women aren’t wearing appropriate clothes,” house of representatives speaker Marzuki Alie said. “Women wearing inappropriate clothes arouse men, so it needs to be stopped.—AFP

Guess he believes that men are just animals who can't control their ever-present lust. That's not saying much for their religious piety.

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