Is this the same Indonesia that Hillary Clinton held up as “proof that modernity and Islam can coexist?”

Clinton, on her first trip in 2009 as Secretary of State to Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, said: “As I travel around the world over the next years, I will be saying to people: if you want to know whether Islam, democracy, modernity and women’s rights can co-exist, go to Indonesia.”


Hey Hillary, did you miss this? ‘Indonesian Muslim crowd cheers as woman is brutally caned for being seen near a man who wasn’t her husband.’

UK Mirror  (h/t David Y) Nur Elita, 20, had to be taken away in an ambulance after being beaten in public outside her mosque under Sharia law. A crowd cheered as a young woman screamed in agony as she was repeatedly caned in punishment for being in ‘close proximity’ to a man she wasn’t married to.


Nur Elita, 20, had to be removed from Baiturrahumim Mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in an ambulance after she was brutally punished for allegedly showing affection towards another university student.

Under Sharia law, men and women who are unmarried and unrelated are not allowed to get too close.


After being brought to the stage as the crowd cheered, the woman was forced to kneel down while a masked man repeatedly whipped her with the cane. She received five lashes and at the end of the punishment could be seen lying on the floor doubled over in pain.

According to the Jakarta Post, the caning ceremony was carried out in front of the deputy mayor of Banda Aceh Zainal Arifin.


Mayor Zainal explained to the crowd these punishments were not merely for show but were to be taken as a lesson by everyone.

Also being caned was Wahyudi Saputra, 23, the man she was accused of getting too close to. He was forced to stand while being whipped (video below).