Allah Forbids

January 2008
Earth Island Journal;Winter2008, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p7
The article reports that a proposed nuclear power plant on the Indonesian island of Java is facing opposition from a group of Muslim clerics who say that the facility is forbidden under Islam because its risks to human life outweigh its benefits. It states that in an effort to cut energy costs, Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, is seeking to reduce its reliance on oil and gas generated electricity. As part of this strategy, the government is proposing to build the country's first nuclear power plant on the Muria Peninsula in Central Java. The Muslim clerics met in the Central Java district of Jepara in September 2007, to discuss the nuclear proposal, and agreed that the power plant would endanger the lives of nearby residents and was therefore forbidden under Islam.


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