Indonesian province to impose Shari'a law on all

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May 4, 2006 11:38

A draft law proposed by lawmakers on the tsunami-ravaged Indonesian province of Aceh will impose Shariah, or Islamic law, on all non-Muslims, the military and police, a local law enforcement official said Thursday. Until now, it has only applied to Muslims. Sharia took effect in Aceh, a predominantly Muslim region on the northernmost tip of Sumatra island, last year. It banned drinking, gambling, adultery and other behavior deemed immoral under Islam. The latest bill, submitted to the national parliament early this year for debate, is expected to be adopted by the 550-seat house by the summer after facing initial resistance.


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