This latest There Is No Fun In Islam* Update comes from modern, moderate Indonesia, where they have found a marvelous accord between Islamic tradition and modern sensibilities: “Sexy Costumes Spark Halloween Raids in Indonesia’s Kalimantan,” from the Jakarta Globe, November 2 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Halloween party in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, on Saturday night got more spooks than it hoped for when public order officers arrived to break up the festivities apparently because some of the young women were wearing costumes deemed too revealing.
The city’s spokesman, Muhammad Faisal, said on Sunday that about 10 young women under the age of 22 were arrested at 11 p.m. after celebrating at a local nightspot called Platinum. The women, he said, tried to hide but the officers were able to find them.
“They were released this morning. They only had to bring their ID cards and did not need wear costumes like that to the party,” he said.
“We had received complaints from residents that they were disturbed by such parties.”
Although Samarinda does not have any regulations regarding inappropriate dress, Faisal said some residents had complained….
* The Ayatollah Khomeini said that.