Islamic fundamentalism 2.0?


Why is it that every time people abuse a technology or use it for unsavory ends, the Faithful are not asked to curb their own desires or to find a more innovative and attractive way to use that technology to win the Faithful over?

If the Islamic wallahs have issues with Facebook then perhaps they should, instead of debating guidelines on how the Faithful should use Facebook, debate instead on how they can use Facebook in such a way that it engages and is relevant to anyone of the Faith.

Now that would be a challenge to their creativity and much more difficult to do that to proclaim a fatwa or issue guidelines, wouldn’t it?

clipped from www.thejakartapost.com

Indonesian clerics want rules for Facebook

Indra Harsaputra and Niniek Karmini ,  Associated Press   |  Thu, 05/21/2009 2:52 PM  |  National

Muslim clerics are seeking ways to regulate online behavior in Indonesia, saying the exploding popularity of social networking sites like Facebook could encourage illicit sex.
Around 700 clerics, or imams, gathered in the world’s most populous Muslim nation on Thursday were considering guidelines forbidding their followers from going online to flirt or engage in practices they believe could encourage extramarital affairs.
Facebook says Indonesia, a nation of 235 million, was its fastest-growing country in Southeast Asia in 2008, with a 645 percent increase to 831,000 users – outpacing China and India. And with less than 0.5 percent of Indonesia’s citizens wired, there is a huge potential for growth.
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. The Spirit of Freedom says:

    Don’t believe and trust their words..

    Even their wives and children did not believe and follow their fatwas … Hehehehe

    Or maybe only orang utan will obey it ….

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  2. Multibrand says:

    Last Sunday afternoon, SCTV shows MUI’s Chairman clarifying that Facebook is good because it enabled people to get along with each other. He added that MUI never discuss about Facebook.

    If we carefully read/see/hear the various news media, actually
    it was a local Imam organization in East Java that has the idea to declare Facebook & Friendster = Haram if they are merely used excessively for Gossiping & Flirting in East Java.

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  3. papiscare says:

    no. they are going to military training rather than to war. Both of tem thinks twice to practice their arms but it just have connection of unpleasant stance regarding Manohara artist of wife’s kelantan sultan ?

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