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Aceh mulls sharia for non-Muslims

The Aceh Legislative Council is deliberating a special bylaw that will force non-Muslims in the province to follow sharia. Locally called Qanun Jinayat (a bylaw governing behavior), the measure would require all residents to follow Islamic code of dress and conduct.

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10th February 2014 06:48

Alessia Valenza

In preparing for the measure, head of the Aceh Sharia Enforcement Office Samsuddin said on Wednesday his office was currently increasing raids on the streets to reduce sharia violations, including by non-Muslims. Read more