‘Valentine’s is haram’ Indonesian police arrest couples suspected of celebrating V-Day

Conservative Muslims in Indonesia have banned Valentine’s Day, with police rounding up couples caught celebrating it in major cities.

The crackdown in the Muslim-majority nation has prompted fears that the traditionally tolerant country is taking an increasingly fundamentalist turn.

New laws have recently been introduced which could see pre-marital (including homosexual sex) criminalised and punishable with imprisonment.

Authorities in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, briefly detained roughly two dozen couples on Valentine’s Day.

Islam is a joyless cult.

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