Indonesia: Muslims Protest ‘Decadent’ Valentine’s Day for ‘Encouraging Casual Sex’

News Lead / February 15, 2017

Indonesian Muslim students campaign against the celebration of Valentine's Day in Banda Aceh on February 13, 2016. Muslim clerics across Indonesia have warned against celebrating Valentine's Day, which they regard as Western celebration that promotes sex, drinking alcohol and drug use. AFP PHOTO / Chaideer MAHYUDDIN / AFP / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN        (Photo credit should read CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)
There isn’t much love for Valentine’s Day in certain quarters of Indonesia. As Channel NewsAsia reports, the holiday is routinely denounced as an example of “Western decadence” by “Islamic clerics and some pious Muslims.”






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