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An Islamic council has issued a fatwa, and asked Muslims not to wear Santa hats.The fatwa issued by the Indonesian Ulema Council, says people should respect the Christian communitiy’s right to celebrate Christmas, but Muslims should not join it – calling the festive wear ‘haram’ (not permitted in Islam).

The Muslim majority country has asked the government to ‘prevent, monitor, and punish’ any business that forces Muslims to wear clothing which they feel goes against their religion. Soon after, the country’s largest mall was raided for its Santa hats, and the ‘Islam Defenders Front’ inspected shops to see if they were asking staff to wear Christmas clothing.

The fatwa isn’t legally binding, but the council of clerics which issued the fatwa enjoy significant sway in the country.

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