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    Indonesia : Restrict porn sites

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    Jul 14, 2010


    The law was passed in 2008 to ban public displays of flesh and behaviour that could incite lust, and many see it as a sign of the growing influence of conservative Islam in officially secular and traditionally moderate Indonesia.
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    JAKARTA - INDONESIA, the world's most populous Muslim country, is planning to use a controversial anti-pornography law to restrict porn websites in the next few months, a Communications Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

    The law was passed in 2008 to ban public displays of flesh and behaviour that could incite lust, and many see it as a sign of the growing influence of conservative Islam in officially secular and traditionally moderate Indonesia.

    'We will send a formal request to internet service providers to be more pro-active to every complaint related to pornography because we don't have the instruments to block it,' said Gatot Dewa Broto.

    There are nearly 180 internet service providers in Indonesia, including ten major ones such as state firm Telkom and Indosat, Mr Broto added. The ministry is still considering whether there would be sanctions for those who don't comply, he added.

    The ministry had received many complaints, including from Indonesia's child protection commission and Islamic group Muhammadiyah, about pornographic content on the internet, he said.

    The communications ministry, led by a minister from an Islamist party, aims to pass another controversial regulation controlling internet content by the end of this year, which critics see as an effort to clamp down on freedom of expression.

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    Well, this same law has been used to ban tight jeans in Aceh, a ban on ethnic dances from bali, decent sex education in schools, so that now they are considering banning real, actual porn from the internet is actually somewhat of a step in the right direction. (If one feels that pornography needs censorship at all, but it is the Indonesians right to do so)

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    (If one feels that pornography needs censorship at all, but it is the Indonesians right to do so)
    Was there a vote on this by the Indonesian people?

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    Nothing so frightening to a Muslim as the prospect of sexual activity. Nuke 'em til they FUCK!!!

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    This might be the solution to King Willy's carpal tunnel syndrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice Guy View Post
    (If one feels that pornography needs censorship at all, but it is the Indonesians right to do so)
    Was there a vote on this by the Indonesian people?
    They voted those politicians in, didnt they ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jools View Post
    Nothing so frightening to a Muslim as the prospect of sexual activity. Nuke 'em til they FUCK!!!
    Nuke 'em till they fuck?
    Yep, a smart idea from a real smart guy.

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