Aisyah Llewellyn, Rest of World, An influencer in Indonesia could go to jail for trying pork on TikTok “One week, 13 million views, and scores of angry comments later, the country’s top Muslim clerical body issued a fatwa — a ruling on Islamic law — against Mukherjee. In its fatwa, the Indonesian Ulema Council said it considered the clip blasphemous. On March 15, a Muslim cleric in South Sumatra filed a police report in Palembang, a city with strong representation from the religious right.”

A fatwa is usually closer to a religious opinion rather than a ruling.


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