Playboy has issued its first edition in Indonesia. Then after specifically-targeted violence from the IslasmicDefenders Front, Playboy Jakarta were evicted from their offices causing them to flee to Bali (a liberal island geared for tourism--think a moderate Las Vegas). But, with the marvels of IT, they have succeeded in publishing a second edition as well. Playboy Indonesia show no nudity…only lingerie, not even on the order of a Victoria's Secret in the States. They now have a second edition.
The Chicago Tribune online states:
"Consumers seeking pornographic thrills would likely be disappointed, Arnada said, noting that there were no nude photos and that the articles were "quite heavily about social, political and cultural issues."
I can take up what is pornography in another thread, leaving this one to ponder the growing fundamental Islamic states.
A funny aside: it seems that there is a Jarkarta version of Fox News in which they will decry the slutty-ness of spring break girls by showing spring break girls partying in bikinis as a visual aid…see here.
If you are wondering about Islamic debate, here is a sampling of what it, it seems, too often degenerates into:
· Hendrik Says: April 12th, 2006 at 2:44 pm
Playboy porn?? hahaha sick joke! Welcome to a free world! haha those moslims are funny again and again (image placeholder))
· zul Says: April 13th, 2006 at 9:39 am
actually i dont care about playboy magz, but i care to hendrik be carefull when saying something i told you that moslems are not funny, i can kill you for what you had said!!!!!
Eight years ago when democracy was introduced into Indonesia, this secular Muslim state was viewed by the West with high hopes. Is this Iraq in eight years?