TikToker Jailed in Indonesia for Eating Pork After Saying ‘Bismillah

Web DeskSeptember 22, 2023
TikToker Jailed in Indonesia for Eating Pork After Saying 'Bismillah

In Indonesia, a female influencer named Lina Lutfiawati, who is a Muslim, has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy after posting a viral TikTok video in which she ate crispy pork skin, a food considered haram (forbidden) in Islam.

In the video, Lutfiawati even recited the prayer “Bismillah” before consuming the dish, which garnered millions of views and sparked both fascination and outrage.

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The court in the Indonesian city of Palembang found her guilty of deliberately “spreading information that was intended to incite hate or individual/group enmity based on religion.” In addition to the prison sentence, she was fined 250 million rupiah ($16,249.59).

Lutfiawati issued a public apology after the verdict and expressed her surprise at the severity of the punishment.

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