Sharia Alert from modern, moderate Indonesia — but wait a minute! I thought there was “no compulsion in religion”! “Muslim civil servants in Gorontalo obliged to read Koran on Friday,” from The Jakarta Post, October 17 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Gorontalo mayoralty administration has obliged its Muslim civil servants to read the Koran every Friday.
Gorontalo mayor Adhan Dambea said Saturday that he was not yet satisfied with the implementation of his instruction.
“Some civil servants are still unable to read the Koran fluently,” he said.
He said his administration would provide religious teachers to improve the civil servant ability to read the Koran.
However, he promised that public service would not be affected with the new Koran reading activity in his administration.
Well, that’s a relief!