Women cleared for dog in mosque

The Citizen (KZN) - - World -

– A Chris­tian woman charged with blas­phemy has es­caped jail for bring­ing a dog into a mosque, the lat­est re­li­gious case to draw head­lines in In­done­sia, the world’s big­gest Mus­lim-ma­jor­ity na­tion.

The case of Suzethe Mar­gareth, 52, sparked ou­trage last year when a video emerged show­ing her in a mosque in Bo­gor, near the cap­i­tal Jakarta, wear­ing shoes and let­ting her dog run loose.

Dogs are con­sid­ered im­pure in Is­lam, and wear­ing shoes is for­bid­den in a mosque.

– AFP

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