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Aceh sharia police loved and hated

  • Hotli Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Banda Aceh | Mon, February 8 2010 | 12:21 pm

PREMIUM Hearing the words Wilayatul Hisbah (WH) or the sharia police, many people would imagine that the figures would be very pious and very religious individuals: officers wearing Islamic uniforms very similar to the Taliban in Afghanistan, or at least similar to the inhabitants of  pesantren (Islamic boarding schools).

The one thing that distinguishes the sharia police from ordinary people ...