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Gary R. Bunt

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Vice, Indonesian Religious Leader Claims Meth is Halal

"Ahmad Marzuki, a religious leader from Madura, Northeast Java in Indonesia, has been busted for his side hustle as a methamphetamine dealer. As a religious figure at an Islamic boarding school (who himself is an avid meth user), he told his students that the substance can increase one’s drive to study and recite the Quran, bringing them closer to God. He also issued a ruling on Islamic law, or a fatwa, declaring meth to be ‘halal’ or permissible under Islamic law, because it is not explicitly forbidden."

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