‘Vulgar’ Lady Gaga refused entry by Indonesia for sold-out show
Lady Gaga has been declined a permit to perform in the world’s largest Muslim country after fundamentalist groups said her risque outfits and dance moves would undermine Islamic values and corrupt the country’s youth.
Will the Islamophobia never end? Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Indonesia: “Hardliners in Bekasi Throw Stones at Ascension Day Service,” by Camelia Pasandaran for theÂ Jakarta Globe, May 17 thanks to JW
Oh, the rampant Islamophobia! “Maluku, Christian neighborhood attacked,” by Mathias Hariyadi forÂ Asia News, May 16 (thanks to JW):
Jakarta (AsiaNews) – For the third straight day there have been attacks in Ambon (Moluccas), where last night a group of unidentified persons set fire to houses and motorbikes in a predominantly Christian neighborhood. AsiaNews sources say that dozens of families have fled their homes for fear of attacks. Many fear the involvement of Islamic extremist groups…..