Brunei Bans Christmas, Threatens 5 Years in Jail for Public Celebrations
December 23, 2015
The country of Brunei has announced it is banning all public celebrations of Christmas, threatening those caught celebrating with up to five years in prison. "These enforcement measures are … intended to control the act of celebrating Christmas excessively and openly, which could damage the aqidah (beliefs) of the Muslim community," Brunei's Ministry of Religious Affairs said in a statement.
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