As per sharia law the gathering has been classified as a “sex party” since the attendees were unrelated males and females.
(Jarkata Globe) –Banda Aceh. Scores of young people vandalized a shariah police office and injured a religious police officer in the early hours of Tuesday morning after the Islamic authority broke up a gathering in Langsa, a religious official said.
“Around 1 a.m., one Wilayatul Hisbah [shariah police] team of 12 conducted an operation in the former Cafe Citra building on Jalan A Yani in Langsa because a ‘drinking party’ was said to be going on,” Ibrahim Latif, the head of the Langsa city shariah police told the Jakarta Globe.
“It was also a ‘sex party’ because men and women who were not related were mixing,” he added.
The shariah police arrested three men and one woman, their ages could not be confirmed, and detained them in handcuffs at the local police office. Several people then descended on the office in Langsa, vandalizing the interior, damaging two motorcycles and injuring a Wi-Ha officer.
The violence was the second incident this year against the shariah police in the area. On Aug. 25, dozens of shariah police members were mobbed by local youths while trying to disband a musical performance in Karang Anyar village in Langsa Baru subdistrict.
Ibrahim said that the attack would not discourage the shariah police from enforcing the religious law in Langsa.
“I am not afraid of enforcing the Islamic shariah, even though I will face resistance,” he said. “It is this very resistance that is motivating me and the Wilayatul Hisbah members to continue to hold raids against violators, so that they know we are not afraid.”
Aceh is the only part of predominantly Muslim Indonesia allowed to implement partial shariah law, granted as part of autonomy following the 2005 peace pact between the government and separatist rebels, which brought an end to 30 years of war.
Obama in Indonesia on Nov 10 2011 conveniently ignored the Aceh Islamic sharia law factor in this glowing praise of his boyhood home:
In the years since then, Indonesia has charted its own course through an extraordinary democratic transformation — from the rule of an iron fist to the rule of the people. In recent years, the world has watched with hope and admiration as Indonesians embraced the peaceful transfer of power and the direct election of leaders. And just as your democracy is symbolized by your elected President and legislature, your democracy is sustained and fortified by its checks and balances: a dynamic civil society; political parties and unions; a vibrant media and engaged citizens who have ensured that — in Indonesia — there will be no turning back from democracy.
But even as this land of my youth has changed in so many ways, those things that I learned to love about Indonesia — that spirit of tolerance that is written into your Constitution; …
…..and above all as democracies — the United States and Indonesia are bound together by shared interests and shared values.