What’s that? There are non-Muslims and non-observant Muslims in Indonesia who might want to go to these discos? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe? From AP, with thanks to Twostellas:
JAKARTA (AP)–A hardline Muslim group called Sunday for the closure of all discos and other night spots in the capital during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, which starts in October.
“All kinds of wicked activities have to be shut down for the entire month,” said Muhammad Ismail Yusanto, a spokesman for Hizbut Thahrir, a large conservative Muslim group known for organizing street rallies against the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Yusanto was apparently reacting to a suggestion by Jakarta police chief Maj. Gen. Firman Gani that discos and other nightspots would only be closed on the first and last three days of Ramadan, which is expected to begin Oct. 5.
Yusanto, however, promised that his group would not take the law into its own hands as some other Muslim groups have done over the years.
“We can only call for the closure. We leave it up to the government and bureaucracy,” Yusanto said. “But the government should be more creative in preparing temporary jobs for those affected by the closure.”