A Perm For The Worse

Old and busted: Play that funky music, white boy

New hotness: Ban that funky hairstyle, fatwa

An Islamic body which has issued fatwas on inappropriate behaviour from practising yoga to failing to vote in elections said it is now considering a request to tackle the craze among pupils in religious boarding schools.

Clerics from East Java have also requested a fatwa banning dreadlocks, punk haircuts and “funky hairstyles”.

Aminudin Yakub, the deputy secretary of the Fatwa Commission, said: “For now, we are yet to make an institutional decision on this.

“So far, we have not seen strong evidence to ban it.

“It could be discussed in future but right now it is not a priority.”



David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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