Beyond Books, Beyond Worlds, Beyond Your Imagination.
 
HomePortalCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Syariah used to stop HIV

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Tigris
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1336
Join date : 2009-10-04
Age : 31

PostSubject: Syariah used to stop HIV   Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:37 am

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_460759.html

JAKARTA - SEVERAL hundred hardline Muslim protesters staged rallies in Indonesia on Sunday, urging the government to prevent the spread of HIV by implementing Islamic law.

Ahead of World Aids Day on Dec 1, members of the Hizbut Tahrir group took to the streets in several cities including Jakarta, Solo, Yogyakarta and Makassar.

'We urge everybody to support the application of syariah in an Islamic caliphate so that, God willing, all of us will be free from the HIV/Aids threat,' Hizbut spokesman Febrianti Abassuni said in a statement.

In the capital, more than 200 female demonstrators urged the government to close down brothels and ban condoms, which they said encouraged 'free sex and unhealthy behaviour'.

One banner read: 'Prostitutes, drug users and homosexuals are the agents of immorality.'

Around 270,000 Indonesians are estimated to be infected with HIV, and Aids has claimed about 8,700 lives in the Muslim-majority nation of 228 million people, according to the UNAIDS agency.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://beyondword.forumotion.net
 
Syariah used to stop HIV
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Help with securing foil to stop burning.
» Bellarmines - when did they stop making them?
» How to stop chicken going dry?
» Should my husband sleep with one eye open (practicing Lego stop motion)
» Ways to stop/prevent stealth rock?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Beyond Words Community :: Worlds on Canvas :: NewsReal :: Asian News-
Jump to: