Thursday, August 9, 2012

Indonesia: gamblers arrested in crackdown on "haram" practices

Arresting gamblers because it is "against Islam."  More busy work from the religion of tolerance.

From OnlinePoker August 9

Online Poker Players Facing 7 Month Jail Sentence
Seven online poker players allegedly caught gambling on Facebook are now facing up to 7 months behind bars if convicted by the Medan District Court in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Gambling laws in the largest Muslim-majority nation are strict and Indonesian authorities have now been taking their crusade online against overseas online gambling sites. Recently, three government bodies comprising the Social Affairs, the Religious Affairs, and the Communications and Information Technology Ministries have banded together to tackle illegal gambling in Indonesia.

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