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Jason Tate 12/15/11 10:30 AM

Police Cracking Down on Punks in Indonesia
 
According to a recent report, police are, amongst other things, shaving the mohawks off punks at Indonesia concerts.
From the ArticleThe crackdown marked the latest effort by authorities to promote strict moral values in Aceh, the only province in this secular but predominantly Muslim nation of 240 million to have imposed Islamic laws.

Submitted by Meeze

JayDanielHammer 12/15/11 10:34 AM

Obama pic because he is Muslim? Just kidding.

TheDemosRock 12/15/11 10:36 AM

^lulz

Meeze 12/15/11 10:44 AM

Save the mohawks!

kidinthebushes 12/15/11 10:45 AM

It seems like more and more bands play in Jakarta.

COREhorizon 12/15/11 10:48 AM

Must suck to have religion run your country.

Holly HoX! 12/15/11 10:48 AM

Saw this. Allah had a mohawk.

shortymcsteve 12/15/11 10:51 AM

Send Fat Mike in there to play a show, i saw he was sporting a Mohawk recently.

Henry Ferreira 12/15/11 11:02 AM

Completely absurd. Muslims are so damn severe, but for what?

Spencer Control 12/15/11 11:09 AM

So not punk.

MelissaMDaniels 12/15/11 11:33 AM

That's complete fucked up. What's the threat, exactly? How does a hairstyle determine a moral path?

subplotofcrows 12/15/11 11:56 AM

Anyone who has not read the book or seen the documentary should definitely check out Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam. It's an interesting documentary and high lights some of major struggle between Islam and the punk community.

http://www.taqwacore.com/

punchlinekid182 12/15/11 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by COREhorizon (Post 99488292)
Must suck to have religion run your country.

agreed, fuck that shit

SuNDaYSTaR 12/15/11 12:20 PM

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“We’re not violating human rights. We’re just trying to put them back on the right moral path.”
Orly?

esposimi 12/15/11 12:52 PM


assasiNATE 12/15/11 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by COREhorizon (Post 99488292)
Must suck to have religion run your country.

they don't run the country, more like that region.

COREhorizon 12/15/11 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by assasiNATE (Post 99497622)
they don't run the country, more like that region.


Ok whatever.....you get the idea

Steeeve Perry 12/15/11 02:19 PM

It is bullshit that a big issue like this, about human rights within "our" community on an international level, can't crack 20 replies on this site but I'll bet you anything the next time Katy Perry releases a single there are 100+ responses.

Jason Tate 12/15/11 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Steeeve Perry (Post 99500152)
It is bullshit that a big issue like this, about human rights within "our" community on an international level, can't crack 20 replies on this site but I'll bet you anything the next time Katy Perry releases a single there are 100+ responses.

It's getting a lot of views though.

Steeeve Perry 12/15/11 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 99500312)
It's getting a lot of views though.

Glad to hear that. It's just frustrating when real issues are seemingly received with apathy.

Jason Tate 12/15/11 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Steeeve Perry (Post 99503272)
Glad to hear that. It's just frustrating when real issues are seemingly received with apathy.

Very true. It's being RT'd a lot as well.

Raarzipan 12/15/11 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Steeeve Perry (Post 99500152)
It is bullshit that a big issue like this, about human rights within "our" community on an international level, can't crack 20 replies on this site but I'll bet you anything the next time Katy Perry releases a single there are 100+ responses.

I checked the site twice today and didn't notice this article the first time. It's crazy to see how something so simple like hair can create a huge issue. The world is a crazy place.

Tony 12/15/11 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by MelissaMDaniels (Post 99491312)
That's complete fucked up. What's the threat, exactly? How does a hairstyle determine a moral path?

There's never logic in knee-jerk reactions by religious zealots.

AdamChildress 12/15/11 06:54 PM

Dumb

msulliv7 12/15/11 09:16 PM

religious states will never be able to exist in peace, internally and externally, in the past, present and future.

Steeeve Perry 12/15/11 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Raarzipan (Post 99503822)
I checked the site twice today and didn't notice this article the first time. It's crazy to see how something so simple like hair can create a huge issue. The world is a crazy place.

The public head shaves are taking conformity to an extreme level. Feel lucky you can express yourself without oppression.

NotEmo.JustMe 12/15/11 09:29 PM

This is terrible. Obviously, a lot worse could have happened, but it's pathetic that they're trying to force these kids back on the straight and narrow. They're only going to rebel more.

WeltallAY 12/15/11 09:45 PM

This is ridiculous but does anyone find Indonesians to have very odd behavior when it comes to music? I've noticed this especially on Lenka's facebook page; there'll be a million kids who are seemingly all from Indonesia make very strange comments to her. I understand that English isn't their first language.

fna4 12/16/11 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Henry Ferreira (Post 99489102)
Completely absurd. Muslims are so damn severe, but for what?

There are over 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, like Christians and Jewish people not all of us have the same beliefs. Don't generalize. And if the religious right wackos get their way our good old U.S. of A might be heading down this path.

instantnoodle 12/16/11 07:30 AM

Punk here are no vegan punk, no straightedge punk, no creative working class punk, there are exist here but not that every punk dude and not in this case. this could be just a bunch of puny glue sniffer dimwit who don't even listen to punk or probably just some homeless kid drunk over a cheap alcohol and doing drugs while watching Dangdut concert. there's no religious relation whatsoever. the religion are fine tho, the people are fucked, yes.

drumdreez 12/17/11 08:08 PM

I don't see the point of that. Shaving mohawks isn't going to help the country in any way at all.