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Tifatul chided for linking sex tape scandal to crucifixion

  • Erwida Maulia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 19 2010   /  09:43 am

Communications and Information Technology Minister Tifatul Sembiring has spent most of the past two days fending off an onslaught of Twitter attacks after he compared a sex tape controversy to the theological debate between Christians and Muslims about the death of Jesus Christ.He said Thursday during a breakfast meeting at his office that the public debate over the sex tapes featuring people resembling singer Nazril “Ariel” Irham, TV presenter Luna Maya and celebrity Cut Tari was like the dispute between Muslims, who believe that Jesus Christ was not crucified but rather that someone resembling him was, and Christians, who believe that Jesus Christ was crucified.The celebrities have claimed the persons in the sex videos are not them.  Tifatul said that confirming the identity of the persons in the tapes was very important to avoid adverse impacts in the future like those emergi...