Sharia Police Rule Aceh, in ‘Moderate’ Indonesia, With an Iron Cane


Sharia law dominates in Aceh, Indonesia — and it has for at least the last ten years. What’s most interesting about that statement is that Indonesia continues to be held up by Muslim apologists and leftists in government as a shining example of moderate Islam at work.

But in Aceh, religious police are everywhere.

And they’re doling out the harshest of punishments for the slightest of religious offenses.

Flirting in public? Kissing in the open? It’s public caning and flogging for you.

DW.com writes: The overwhelmingly Muslim population of Aceh province in Indonesia has lived under Sharia law for ten years. Sharia police patrol the streets. Authorities dole out harsh – and public – punishments for crimes ranging from flirting to exchanging a kiss.

And there are plenty of videos to back it up, notably and most recently, at the DW.com link here.


But here’s another, from a mainstream source, VOA, in 2015:

And this, from JourneyMan Pictures, in 2016:

And one more, from another mainstream media outlet, AFP, in 2013:

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