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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's top Islamic council issued a religious edict on Friday forbidding any liberal interpretation of Islam in the world's most populous Muslim nation.
"Religious liberalism is haram (forbidden)," said a fatwa, or doctrine, issued by the Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) and seen by Reuters.
"This is a reminder for Muslims to follow the religion in a correct way and not to try to deviate from the principles," Ma'aruf Amin, chief the MUI's Fatwa Commission, told Reuters.
Originally posted by cargo
oops, you're right ECK. Im so used to clicking my WOT bookmark.
Please move this mods.
Originally posted by Humster
But then again, the Extremist can always "Shake it off" by saying that the Fatwa is unlawful.
Originally posted by vincere7
The Fatwa is Jihad against America, no ulem will shake this. All voices are considered insults to the martyrs and to Mecca who declare otherwise. When we are children we do the things of children, when we are men we do the things of men. So is Islam and Fatwa.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Some seem to miss a few important points.
One point is that Conservatism and Rightwing isn't the same thing. It doen't even require higher math to understand that.
In regard to the edict to follow Islam as it is supposed to be, can you blame the council? If you call yourslef a Muslim, why would you not want to follow the religion you claim as yours? I can hardly fault the council for this.