I have my doubts, I wreckon he did alot more than what the news article is saying. I'll see if there's any Indonesian sources that can shed some light.
Indonesia don't follow Shariah. Where did you get that from?
(Original post by mortaz786)
Nope not trolling.... He deserves to be locked up, this is a Muslim country which follows sharia law. He's not abiding so lock him up.
Better justice system that the farces who run this country *cough" cameron+clegg *cough*
Bunch of hypocrites.
And even in an Islamic state, you wouldn't be jailed for saying "God doesn't exist", many people in history have said it. Even the people at the time of the Prophet(pbuh) said it and the Qur'an replied;
"Were they created out of nothing, or were they themselves the creators? Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather, they have no certainty!" [Quran 53:33]
There's actually no issues if your saying it as a means to challenge others in a debate to prove God's existence. For example, in the early days of Islam;
Once Imam Abu Hanifa was called to a debate with some freethinkers and atheists and there was a time set for this debate.
When the time of the debate was about to start, the freethinkers were in a particular place before an assembly of people. Imam Abu Hanifa was very late from the agreed upon time. The attendees awaited him until they ere unable to stand or bear more and the freethinkers started to boast amongst themselves of their claims of rejecting the existence of Allah (Exalted and Dignified be He). They took from the absence of Imam Abu Hanifa from the agreed time, as a proof of his inability to prove what he claimed.
While the boasting of the atheists was about to reach its climax and the annoyance of the attendees from the late of the Imam was about to reach its peak, Imam Abu Hanifa arrived. He immediately begged the attendees to excuse him, claiming that he was supposed to attend in time, saying ‘I was on the opposite bank of the Tigris river and I did not find a boat to bring me across the river. So I was obliged to await more time but I did not find any boat. When I was despondent about finding a boat to transfer me to the opposite bank of the river I was about to return to my house. But from a far distance, I saw some wooden boards coming towards me on their own (without any sailor). When these boards came near me, they began to organize themselves until they form a beautiful boat so I mounted it, crossed the river and came to you.
Therefore, all freethinkers said, do you mock us O Abu Hanifa?! Is it not logical that the wooden boards can come to you on their own as you have descried and form themselves a boat?! He said, this is what you have gathered to argue with me. If you do not accept that the boards can make themselves into a boat, so, how do you claim that this well-knitted and marvelous world, with heaven, earth, Man and animal, created itself and its creation happed haphazardly without a creator?!. Therefore, the freethinkers were unable to pronounce any word or give any proclaim their (return) to Islam at the hands of Abu Hanifa (may Allah be pleased with him) - Afif Abdel-Fatih Tabbarah, The Spirit of Islam.
However if you kept going around, patronizing people that their God doesn't exist, and so on, then you'll probably get in trouble then.