• Islamic Defenders Front has warned firms about forcing staff to wear Santa hats
  • Threatened ‘sweeping operations’ against those who are ‘violating human rights’
  • Police told them to ‘respect other religions that are carrying out celebrations’

Islamists have threatened to hunt down Muslims in Santa hats after issuing a fatwa against firms that force their staff to wear Christmas clothes in Indonesia

The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) warned of ‘sweeping operations’ in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, and said ordering Muslims to wear Christmas attire was a violation of their human rights.

Indonesia is home to several religious minorities, including Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and people who follow traditional beliefs.