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Fake Islamic prophet arrested in Indonesia

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Police in East Kalimantan have arrested a religious teacher who declared himself a prophet of Islam and tricked his followers into giving him money and allowing him to have sex with their wives. 

About 50 people followed 48-year-old Bantil, who like many Indonesians is known by only one name, living with him in a hamlet in Kutai Timur.

Police revealed that followers were told to submit alms to Bantil to be purified of their sins. 

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