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Expelled Indonesian schoolgirls face jail for dancing to Maroon 5

by | 24th, April 2013

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TO Tolitoli, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, where five girls are condemned for dancing to a Maroon 5 song.  All five have been expelled from school. They are banned from taking exams. They could end up in juvenile detention for “tainting religion”.

We don’t know who posted the video online, just that it was being shared around their girl’s home town when a teacher at their school saw it and grassed them to he thought police.

The headmaster of the school and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). are discussing the girls’ behaviour as matter of extreme urgency. Headmaster Muallimin tells us:

“The students were performing Sholat [prayer] movement with dancing while alternately reciting [the] Koran and turning on ‘One More Night’ music.” 

It’s a Mo-Maroon mash-up.

Adj. Comr. Alhajat, the Tolitoli Police chief of detectives, says the five girls are charged with blasphemy against religion under article 156 of

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