Five Teenage Girls Face Jail For Dancing To Pop Song During Islamic Prayer - Video

// Latest Addition | Five Teenage Girls Face Jail For Dancing To Pop Song During Islamic Prayer - Video
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

Five Indonesian teenage girls have been accused of blasphemy and may face jail after making a video in which they mixed Islamic prayer with dancing to a Maroon 5 song, police said Tuesday.

The girls were expelled from their high school in Tolitoli city, on Sulawesi island, and reported to police after the video of their dance to the US band's hit "One More Night" went viral online.

It is just the latest in a string of blasphemy cases in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, which have prompted rights groups to call for a change in a law they say is outdated and misused.

In the five-minute clip, the girls, wearing school tracksuits, switch between Islamic prayer rituals and mostly innocent dancing, with the occasional pelvic thrust and suggestive hand gesture thrown in.

Several versions of the video on YouTube have been viewed more than 500,000 times.

It sparked anger in the remote community, with dozens of members of hardline group the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) protesting outside the local police station on Monday.

The school brought the video, which was posted online in March, to the attention of police who questioned the girls on suspicion of blasphemy.

"The school and members of the community were offended by the video and felt it insulted Islam," Tolitoli police chief Rudi Mulyanto told AFP.

"We are considering the case, and if we think it is serious, we will recommend they be officially charged in court."

He said the girls, who are not in custody, could be jailed if found guilty but did not know what length of sentence they might face.

Blasphemy in Indonesia carries a maximum sentence of five years, though minors usually face half the adult sentence and are locked up in juvenile detention facilities. The girls are in grade 12, where students are normally aged 17 or 18.

Police did not give their ages but said they were being treated as minors.

The school principal told a local news website that the school had consulted the country's top clerical body, the Indonesian Ulema Council, as well as the FPI on the matter.

Watch Video above:

Tagged : Trending, Girls Face Jail Over Mixing Islamic Prayer With Po, Sulawesi island, Maroon 5 song, One More Night

Headlines Newsview all

Fani-Kayode Reveals: EFCC Plans To Keep Me In Custody For Five Years Without Trial For Attacking Buhari?s Policies

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has raised the alarm over the alleged action of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to keep him ... Full story

Buhari Has Authorized Discussions With Niger Delta Militants Says Kachikwu

Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu on Monday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the opening of discussions with the Niger Delta militants. Speaking ... Full story

Buhari Replies Saraki: No Cabal Has Hijacked My Government

President Muhammadu Buhari has faulted Senate President Bukola Saraki over his claim that a cabal has hijacked the government. Buhari in a statement by his Special ... Full story

APC Should Hide Its Head In Shame For Deceiving Nigerians With Change Says APGA

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has laughed off the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it would take over Anambra State in ... Full story

Senate Forgery Scandal: Buhari Has Declared War On Us Says Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has accused the presidency of declaring war on the country’s legislature. In a statement he personally signed, he said ... Full story

Gun Battle In Ogun As Niger Delta Militants And Soldier Exchange Bullets

Gunmen suspected to be Niger-Delta militants on Monday invaded part of Ebute-Ibafo in Obafemi Owode local government area of Ogun State and prevented the state ... Full story

CBN Threatens To Fire Banks CEO

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has threatened to suspend bank CEOs and MDs if they fail to publish their audited financial statements within the ...

VP Osinbajo: Our Nation Expects Great Miracles

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the weekend said the nation expects great miracles to happen for national development and peace. Osinbajo stated this ...

Dubai Properties: Falana And Afenifere Want Buratai Investigated

Prominent Nigerians and groups on Monday urged the Federal Government, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to investigate the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. ...

Nigeria Will Not Gain Anything From Naira Devaluation Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he did not see any benefit that the country could derive from the devaluation of the naira. This is despite ...

National Assembly: We Will Soon Pass Gender Equality Bill

The National Assembly, yesterday, reiterated its commitment to passing into law the Gender Equality Bill without much delay. Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and ...

Comment on: Five Teenage Girls Face Jail For Dancing To Pop Song During Islamic Prayer - Video

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Rio Olympics: Dream Team VI Undergo Medicals

Nigeria U23 team have commenced the mandatory Pre-Competition Medical Assessment (PCMA) for the Rio Olympics. The team had their last training yesterday so that the players ...

OAP Freeze Sylishy Throws Shade At His Colleagues With Fake Accents

According to Freeze the act is prevalent amongst Nigerian OAP's who don’t stay true to themselves. He took to Instagram to share his opinion on Nigerian ...

Top Nollywood Comes Out For President Buhari, You Won?t Believe What She Said

Famous Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar, who recently clocked 31-years old, is enjoying all the fame and fortune her career has brought her thus far. In a ...

Oritsefemi Orders The Arrest Of His Manager Over Theft And Conspiracy

According to reports, Danku was arrested right on the red carpet of the event. Sources confirm that the singer had Danku arrested by the Lagos State ...

Apostle Psalm Okpe: How Female Gospel Singer Died In My Hotel Room

After a long silence, founder of the Fresh Oil Ministry, Apostle Psalm Okpe has opened up on the circumstances that led to the death of ... Full story

Fathia Balogun Conferred With New Title

At a ceremony held at the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Ebute-Metta, the actress was conferred with a chieftancy title adding another feather to her cap. The title ...

Hausa Artiste Disappears After Singing About Corrupt Politician

By Umar Yusuf Yola—Ado Daukaka, a popular local Hausa singer in Adamawa State, has been abducted in mysterious circumstances, few hours after releasing a song against ...

Chai: Curvy Female Rapper Shuts Down BET Awards With Plunging Boobs In Revealing Outfit

Remy Ma who is an American female rapper known for notoriety like Lil Kim and the likes made herself the cynosure of all eyes at ... Full story

Nigerian Actress, Toyin Aimakhu Exposes Luscious Cleavage In Native Outfit

Yoruba actress, Toyin Aimakhu graced her Instagram page with an appealing photo of her cleavage on display. The single woman wore a beautiful native outfit ... Full story

All You Need To Know About CBN Naira Future Market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has made history in the Nigerian foreign exchange market as it becomes the pioneer seller of the Naira-settled OTC ...