Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Celebrate Christmas In Brunei And Risk A 5 Year Jail Term

The Sultan of Brunei has declared that anyone found illegally celebrating Christmas could face a five year jail sentence, according to reports.

The conservative Muslim country on the island of Borneo stated the punishment would apply to anyone found sending festive greetings – or wearing Santa 
Non-Muslims are allowed to celebrate Christmas – but they must do so only within their communities and first alert authorities.

At least 65 per cent of the 420,000-strong population of the oil-rich state are Muslims.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs said in a statement: "These enforcement measures are ... intended to control the act of celebrating Christmas excessively and openly, which could damage the aqidah (beliefs) of the Muslim community."

In a warning to Muslims earlier this month, a group of Imams warned that any celebration "not in any way related to Islam” could lead to "‘tasyabbuh’ (imitation) and unknowingly damage the ‘aqidah’ (faith) of Muslims".


  1. na wa o, abeg which kind of country leader be this one nah? ah ah... is this against Christians or what?

    greetings from leXHansplaCE

  2. he is an anti-christ, see his face

  3. Do it is now a crime to celebrate Xmas there nawa

  4. Na real wah


  5. Muslim religion tends to go towards extremity. Most don't believe in live and let me live adage. I don't understand the religion at all.



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