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Gary R. Bunt

Abdul Somad

Coconuts, Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad says chess ‘waste of time’ and haram, religious affairs ministry responds, ‘we’ll be a laughing stock’

"Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi — a former military general who has not shied away from making controversial statements of his own against religious radicalism —  disagreed with Somad. 
"“Don’t pay things like this any mind. This will make us ashamed, we’ll be a laughing stock,” Fachrul told reporters today, as quoted by Detik."

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