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MUI says transgender people are a ‘disgrace’ following Bali beauty pageant

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Non secular teams in Indonesia have come out to denounce a transgender magnificence pageant Miss Queen that occurred in Bali final month, with the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) saying that the gender minority are “a shame.” 

Miss Queen Indonesia named Instagram movie star Millen Cyrus as its winner final Thursday, garnering numerous reactions from Indonesians throughout social media. It seems that Millen’s victory and the pageant itself created sufficient of a buzz, which has prompted unsolicited statements from spiritual teams.

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Utang Ranuwijaya, who heads the analysis division at MUI, advised reporters yesterday that occasions like Miss Queen must be prohibited in Indonesia. The council had beforehand issued a fatwa (spiritual edict) declaring transgender individuals and the act of transitioning haram, or forbidden for Muslims. 

“The habits of individuals like this reveals that they’ve psychological issues that should be cured, not competed or carried out in public,” Utang mentioned. 

“…The act of transgender [people] is a shame, not an achievement.” 

A conservative Muslim group named Persatuan Islam (Persis) echoed the sentiment, highlighting that the Miss Queen magnificence pageant illustrates freedom going “too far.” 

“Miss Queen Indonesia occasion the place transgender [people] compete shouldn’t be progress and freedom, however a civilization turned the other way up and freedom that went too far,” Ustaz Jeje Zaenudin, vice chairman of Persis, was quoted as saying. 

As for Millen, the wonder queen is about to signify Indonesia on the 2022 Miss Queen Worldwide in Pattaya, Thailand. 

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