Islamic group burns condoms in Indonesia

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julia perez condomA hard-line Muslim group in Indonesia has burnt condoms outside the country’s health ministry in Jakarta to protest against National Condom Week, an annual event that aims to encourage people to use condoms in order to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.

Activists of the Islamic Students Association, who burnt the condoms, and other members of conservative Islamic groups argued that the initiative could encourage free sex and promiscuity among young people.

It seems that they  have been offended by a campaign bus apparently showing a “vulgar” picture of local artist Julia Perez as a “condom ambassador”. The bus has since been withdrawn due to “public uproar”, a ministry official said.

According to the Jakarta Globe, some religious groups consider Condom Week as “an insidious campaign condoning and encouraging pre-marital sex”.

The campaign has now been stopped.

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A hard-line Muslim group in Indonesia has burnt condoms outside the country’s health ministry in Jakarta to protest against National Condom Week, an annual event that aims to encourage people to use condoms in order to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.

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julia perez condomA hard-line Muslim group in Indonesia has burnt condoms outside the country’s health ministry in Jakarta to protest against National Condom Week, an annual event that aims to encourage people to use condoms in order to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.

Activists of the Islamic Students Association, who burnt the condoms, and other members of conservative Islamic groups argued that the initiative could encourage free sex and promiscuity among young people.

It seems that they  have been offended by a campaign bus apparently showing a “vulgar” picture of local artist Julia Perez as a “condom ambassador”. The bus has since been withdrawn due to “public uproar”, a ministry official said.

According to the Jakarta Globe, some religious groups consider Condom Week as “an insidious campaign condoning and encouraging pre-marital sex”.

The campaign has now been stopped.

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