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Old 12-16-2011, 16:07   #1
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Rock music fans shaved and shamed in Indonesia

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Rock music fans shaved and shamed in Indonesia

John M. Glionna

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

REPORTING FROM SEOUL -- Canadian singer Neil Young might croon a rebellious anthem that "Hey hey, my my, rock 'n' roll will never die," but in Indonesia's Aceh province, the musical art form's lifestyle is under serious attack.

In this strict Islamic corner of the world's most-populous Muslim nation, authorities rounded up 65 male and female punk-rock fans after a recent concert for a bit of "reeducation."

That meant having their mohawks and dreadlocks shaved, their clothes destroyed and their piercings yanked out before they were paraded around like crime suspects.

The punkers have cried harassment. Authorities say they've done nothing wrong.

"We're not torturing anyone. We're not violating human rights," a provincial police chief was quoted as saying in London's Daily Mail. "We're just trying to put them back on the right moral path."

In 2005, after years of armed rebellion, residents of secular Aceh province on the island of Sumatra were granted permission to impose strict sharia, or Islamic law, to better promote moral values at a level not required of the rest of the nation.

In the now-semiautonomous province, bands of religious police wander a region where adultery is punishable by stoning and homosexuals have been jailed or lashed in public with canes. Rights groups complain that women are told they must wear head scarves and cannot dress in tight pants.

On Saturday night, police moved in with batons to break up a concert, scattering scores of young people. Many were loaded into vans and taken to a police detention center, where officers removed the youths' "disgusting clothes" and handed each detainee a toothbrush.

They were then forced to sit in a muddy pool for what police called "spiritual cleansing."

Officials said the youths' lifestyle was a threat to Islamic values. Many of the youths were held in cages. One young girl wept as a woman in an Islamic head scarf shaved her head.

"Why? Why my hair?!" called out a 20-year-old man named Fauzanas he pointed to his clean-shaven head, according to the Daily Mail story. "We didn't hurt anyone. This is how we've chosen to express ourselves. Why are they treating us like criminals?"

The youths will be kept for 10 days and then returned to their families.
MOO, it is interesting how the journalist takes issue with the treatment of the punk rockers as criminals while leaving aside the ongoing debates over the influence of sharia law.
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Old 12-16-2011, 22:05   #2
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Sounds like the perfect place for a few more venues. The Eagles perhaps? Maybe some Willie Nelson, followed the next month by Eric Clapton and Jimmy Buffet. Then a Neil Young comeback tour. Music is a powerful force.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:11   #3
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Not surprised. Aceh has always been known to be quite conservative unlike other parts of Indonesia when it comes to these sorts of things and the authorities going overboard..

Wouldn't have happened in Jakarta or Medan or Surabaya..one of the other cities in Indonesia..
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:37   #4
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.............Wouldn't have happened in Jakarta or Medan or Surabaya..one of the other cities in Indonesia..

Yet - they're working on it. Give it some time is all.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:51   #5
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Source is here. Rock music fans shaved and shamed in Indonesia

John M. Glionna

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

In this strict Islamic corner of the world's most-populous Muslim nation,

authorities rounded up 65 male and female punk-rock fans after a recent concert for a bit of "reeducation.
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Anyone that sets up a punk-rock concert in this area deserves a hair cut and bath...

The good people of Salem did something similar in the 1692...
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:09   #6
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Yet - they're working on it. Give it some time is all.

Figuring out indonesia is a bit of a headache at times. You can be dining in downtown Jakarta at a 4 star restaurant that is packed with muslim customers (and non muslims) that serves pork, beer and wine..go down the road and you have the mosque, the little 'warungs' and guys walking about in skull caps on scooters and looking like .....

But, there is something about the place/country I do like...can't quite put my finger on it though.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:12   #7
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Anyone that sets up a punk-rock concert in this area deserves a hair cut and bath...

The good people of Salem did something similar in the 1692...
"Hoot's" still trying to figure out who in their right mind decided a punk concert would get by without controversy in Aceh of all places...Aceh is kinda similar to Pakistani Punjab or the borders up on the North West next to Afghanistan...run down, conservative and dirt poor.
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Old 12-19-2011, 21:26   #8
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Source is here. Photos are there.MOO, it is interesting how the journalist takes issue with the treatment of the punk rockers as criminals while leaving aside the ongoing debates over the influence of sharia law.
Thank you for shining the light on this absurdity in human intelligence, bafoonery to the tenth degree and stupidity/ slash/ cowerdly Islamic Sharia fuc*in law...

But seriously....that's all you have to say Sig? Seriously???

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