Santa to skip Brunei from now on as sultanate bans Christmas

Christmas jumpers could be banned in Brunei.

Christmas jumpers could be banned in Brunei. Image by Simon James / CC BY-SA 2.0

A ban on Christmas references, such as novelty sweaters, has been implemented in oil-rich Brunei over fears the festive garb could ‘lead Muslims astray.’ The new ruling by the increasingly conservative nation follows the April 2014 introduction of a sharia law penal code, which carries harsh penalties such as death by stoning. Read more: dailymail.co.uk

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