13 Islamic organizations in West Java refuse female governor as it’s ‘against Islamic teaching’

In Jakarta, hardline Islamic groups have long argued that it was forbidden for a non-Muslim to become governor of the capital, based on a contentious interpretation of the Quran that was used to defeat former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja in this year’s election and later get him jailed for blasphemy. In the upcoming West Java governor race, widely expected to be the biggest Indonesian political story of 2018, it looks like gender is going to be the issue.

More information: https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/13-islamic-organizations-west-java-refuse-female-governor-islamic-teaching/

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