How’s that Islam working out for ya?

by nkronos on January 31, 2011

Those who think nothing can be worse than Mubarak hanging on in Egypt have yet another Islamic alternative to consider besides the shopworn examples of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. Indonesia, the fourth most populated nation in the world and the largest predominantly Islamic state, authorizes Shari’a law in one part of the country, Aceh province.

Otherwise, Indonesia is considered moderate. Tell that, however, to Nazil Irham, sentenced to 3 1/2 years today for secret Internet sex tapes released against his will:

Liberals said the embarrassment suffered by Nazril “Ariel” Irham – who insists the videos were not intended for public viewing – was punishment enough. But hard-liners were outraged, saying the singer was contributing to the country’s moral decline.

As Ayatollah Khomeini said, “There is no fun in Islam.”

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