In Indonesia, Miniskirts Are Pornographic

Miniskirts could qualify as pornography, Suryadharma Ali, Indonesia’s religious affairs minister, said Friday. His comments come as the Muslim country rolls out a series of stringent new anti-porn measures, a charge Suryadharma has lead as top cop on the government’s smut taskforce. “Pornography is something that we can feel,” Suryadharma told reporters, but legal lines have to be drawn. One such guideline, he said, is that pornography includes “when someone wears a skirt above the knee.” Suryadharma’s comments have been seconded by the Ulema Council, an advisory board that represents the country’s Islamic groups.