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Islamic peak body MUI holds seminar on 'dangers of LGBT'

Republika - February 2, 2018

Rusdy Nurdiansyah, Depok – The Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) is paying serious attention to efforts to combat the spread of deviant sexual behaviour such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).

In order to support this, the MUI in the Jakarta satellite city of Depok in cooperation with the Sawangan sub-district Quran Study Congregations Friendship Forum (Fosima) is holding a seminar rejecting LGBT.

"It is hoped that the seminar can improve young people's knowledge about the dangers of LGBT and become a bulwark for society not to get involved in it", said MUI Sawangan sub-district chairperson Abdullah Syafii on Friday February 2.

According to Syafii, LGBT is a behaviour which deviates from Islamic teachings and social norms. What is needed therefore is resoluteness in opposing behaviour which is in conflict with the essence and dignity of humanity.

"Society, particularly teenagers must be furnished with [the knowledge] to oppose deviant sexual behaviour. These teenagers and youth are the nations' future generation", he concluded.

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was MUI Depok Minta Masyarkat Tangkal LGBT.]

Source: http://nasional.republika.co.id/berita/nasional/jabodetabek-nasional/18/02/02/p3j57b354-mui-depok-minta-masyarkat-tangkal-lgbt.

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