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adiroth's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by adiroth

Here's an update:

The whole religious situation is getting even more ridiculous in Indonesia. A Shia cleric has been convicted of blasphemy and is sentenced to 2 years of jail. The country has gone from religious intolerance to sectarianism. At this rate, by the end of the year, they're going to jail people for misquoting a line from the Quran.

Currently, Angela Merkel's visiting Indonesia to talk up some trade deals and cooperation initiatives, she managed to bring up the religious intolerance topic and all she got in return is a slimy diplomatic response from the Constitutional Court chief.

“Since its inception, the Constitutional Court has guaranteed the freedom of atheists and communists in this country, as long as they do not disturb the freedom of people of other religions. Freedom is equality.” Mahfud said, as quoted by kompas.com.

It's effectively the Atheist version of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:26:17 UTC | #948967