Imams in Indonesia under the umbrella of Indonesian Ulema Council, have issued a fatwa banning Muslims from wearing Santa hats in celebration of Christmas.
The fatwa, which was issued last week, according to report is being enforced by police in the most populous Muslim-majority country.
It did not foreclose the minority Christian population from wearing it but the fatwa said it was ‘haram’ (forbidden) for Muslims to wear Christmas clothing.
Islam is the religion of the majority of Indonesians, the country recognises five other faiths and has a large Christian minority.
It will be recalled that recently there were protests in the capital Jakarta against the city’s Christian governor, who is on trial for alleged blasphemy.