Indonesian women decided to troll & mock cleric who ‘banned’ selfies on Twitter

January 31, 2015 10:34 am

Some Indonesian women decided to troll & mock a well known
Indonesian cleric after he issued a ban on women taking selfies in the
country. Below is a report from

Never ask a woman not to take a selfie, especially if she is Indonesian it seems. Many
Indonesian women declared a social media war on Felix Siauw, a renowned
cleric who issued a fatwa claiming that taking self portraits was a
sin. The women’s response? Launching the hashtag campaign #Selfie4Siauw. Continue…

I a tweet stream, the cleric issued a 17-point manifesto in which he
outlined the reasons for condemning selfies, according to the website  Coconuts Jakarta.

we take a selfie, sift through and choose our best pose, and then we’re
awed and impressed by ourselves – worryingly, that’s called PRIDE. These
days many Muslim women take selfies without shame. There are usually
nine frames in one photo with facial poses that are just – My Goodness –
where’s the purity in women?,”
Siauw wrote.

The 30-year-old cleric has over a million followers on Twitter.

See what some defiant women did below…

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