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Jakarta Post

Exclusive Islamic housing comes with loss of tolerance

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 20 2019   /  01:15 am

In the country that has the world’s largest Muslim population, meeting other Muslims in any neighborhood should be easy. However, some people would still prefer to live inside a strictly Muslim housing complex.Yuyun Kafka, a resident in Kampung Islami Thoyibah, Cikarang, West Java, stated that she moved to the Islamic housing complex because she wanted a good neighborhood for her children to live in.“I want my children to have good role models,” she told The Jakarta Post. “We do not allow people to smoke in the neighborhood.”Smoking is not the only thing that is not allowed in the typical-looking lower-middle-class residential area.One week ago, the tranquil, secluded and homogeneous neighborhood came under scrutiny for its contentious neighborhood rules.Pictures of a banner from Kampung Islami Thoyibah circulated in recent Twitter discussions. The banner, which was taken down ...