CHIN WAGGING TRANSSEXUALS FACEFURTHER DISCRIMINATION IN INDONESIA

From THE NEW YORK TIMES:

Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority has followed up a series of contentious edicts with a new one barring Muslims from watching television gossip shows or having sex-change operations. The authority, the Indonesian Ulema Council, said gossip shows about the intimate details of people’s private lives — a popular genre on Indonesian television — were immoral and threatened society.

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CHIN WAGGING TRANSSEXUALS FACEFURTHER DISCRIMINATION IN INDONESIA — 5 Comments

  1. “edicts … barring Muslims from … having sex-change operations”

    @sshats. (“Worse than Iran”: I HOPE that’s an appropriate severe insult to Indonesia!)

  2. Banning gossip TV will accomplish…………what? I am sure that the Indonesian public, like all other humans, will be able to generate gossip the old-fashioned way. What’s next, banning water coolers?

    Of course, the TV producers could just invent gossip about fictional characters and call it “soap opera”.

    P.S. I admit that I am curious about the opera “Jerry Springer”.

  3. 1. The world would be a better place if more Muslims had sex change operations.

    2. They’re probably right about television gossip shows.

  4. Dah-veed, I have re-read your comment maybe three or four times and every single time it has made me laugh.