Aceh, the new jihad against tight jeans: “they are contrary to Islam”
Jakarta (AsiaNews) – A new extremist Islamic group active in Aceh, in particular in the district of North Aceh, and going by the name of Tadkiiratul Ummah, has shot into the limelight recently thanks to its “new” campaign of “moralization” according to the dictates of sharia, Islamic law. Its members are “striking out” at girls and young women who are guilty of wearing “too tight pants”. Instead of limiting themselves to a warning, as had already occurred in the past in the region, the militants spray the offender’s pants with indelible color spray and paint (in the photo). When asked about the reasons that triggered the group to take up this particular moralization campaign, Teungku Nurdin Usman explains that “local authorities have shown poor performance in implementing the sharia law-based regulations”.