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Pinar Ilkkaracan : All of her sexualities, all of her Islams

  • Julia Suryakusuma

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 6 2010   /  09:53 am

Once upon a time there were two Muslims, one from Indonesia, the other from Turkey. Yes, they share a religion, but there’s scarcely any connection between the two in terms of how their faith affects their attitude to life.  Courtesy of Pinar IlkkaracanThe one from Indonesia is Tifatul Sembiring,   minister of what should be called the (Mis)communication and (Mis)information  Department in the Second (Dis)United Indonesian Cabinet.  Yes, Tifatul is notorious for his odious statements and tweets, the most recent ones in reaction to the Q! Film Festival (http://www.q-munity.org). He targeted gays with a series of homophobic tweets blaming “perverted sex acts” for the spread of HIV/AIDS, quoted a passage from the Koran about God “smiting with rocks from a burning land”, and broke down the acronym AIDS as “Akibat Itunya Dipakai Sembarangan” (what you ge...