It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
MUSLIMS in Indonesia have been banned from doing yoga if they engage in Hindu religious rituals during the exercise, the chairman of the country's top Islamic body said.
About 700 clerics from the Indonesian Council of Ulemas (MUI) agreed on the action overnight at a national meeting in West Sumatra province, Ma'ruf Amin said by telephone.
"As long as there is a candidate leader that meets criteria such as being Muslim, honest, brilliant and ready to fight for Indonesian people's aspirations, it is 'haram' for Muslims to abstain from voting," Mr Amin said.
But he said: "It is forbidden for Muslims to vote for a non-Muslim candidate leader."
UK Churches Call Yoga 'un-Christian', Ban Group
At a time when Indian yoga camps are spreading far and wide in Britain, two churches here have banned a group from conducting yoga classes because the ancient practice is allegedly "un-Christian".
The yoga class for children was to be run by Louise Woodstock at the Silver Street Baptist Church and St James' Church of England in Taunton, Somerset. But church ministers this week banned it and branded yoga as a "sham" and "un-Christian".