Muslim clerics who seek to become part of the modern world of social media increasingly confront the dilemma that if they can tweet and titter so can every Muslim woman on the planet. An Indonesian cleric, Felix Siauw, devotes hours of his time engaged in tweeting and today has over a million fellow tweeters. He now has around the scorn of thousands of Indonesians who regard his social media comments as rather hypocritical, particularly those that refer to women. Felix tweeted to his tweeters, “these days Muslim women false selfies without shame. There are usually nine frames in one photo with faces and poses that are just– where is the purity of women?”
So, let me get this straight. Here is a MAN who tweets, who sends photos of God knows what, but is concerned that women do exactly what he does. At least they are not tweeting photos of bodies without heads or men and women preparing for death. Indonesian youth are deluging the cleric with their own satirical comments. Good luck.