Malaysia sells itself to the outside world as a multiracial, multicultural paradise. "Malaysia--Truly Asia", the hoary and oft-repeated tourist slogan, attempts to capitalize on this image.
Well, all is not well in paradise, and the chief suspect that's formenting all this trouble shouldn't be too terribly surprising--it starts with a capital 'I', and ends with a little 'm'. Malaysia's increasing Islamization is making the dhimmis and infidels here (usually estimate to be 40% of the country's population) rather unhappy. Emboldened by the growing ground swell of resentment, the kuffirs are increasingly expressing their unhappiness publicly, and not even the government-owned media here can ignore the discord anymore.
Islam tops Malaysia's long list of "sensitive subjects" that are forbidden from being raised in public but, over the last two weeks, it is as if nothing else can be discussed. Two dissimilar events coming one after another, late December, has put religion on notice. One is the passage of an Islamic family law, opposed by feminists and moderate Muslims. The other is the forced burial, according to Muslim rites, of a Hindu soldier by Islamic authorities who insist he had converted to Islam.This cannot be too terribly surprising to those who know the truth about Islam. Islamic supremacy is Islam's natural state--it does not tolerate rivals, period. Once Islam is established in a society, it will continue to grow, like a malignant tumor would grow in a human, until all normal life is squeezed and suffocated out of existence. Malaysia is well down that path already. It would behoove the infidel states of the world to look closely at this cautionary tale before throwing their doors open to ever-increasing Muslim immigration and Muslim influence.
Both issues have questioned the role of an increasingly puritanical Islam in a multi-ethnic society that prides itself on tolerance and an easygoing, modern way of life. Under Prime Minister (PM) Abdullah Badawi's more liberal and less authoritarian administration, long suppressed frustrations are rising to the surface and there are growing calls for fairness and justice.
Lots of blame for this increasingly untenable situation can be placed squarely on the shoulders of Doctor Moonbat Mahathir, who ruled this country pretty much as his personal fiefdom for 22 years, ending only in 2003. During his lengthy regime, he tried mightily to make the country more 'Islamic' in character. This was done mainly so as to pre-empt his chief domestic political rivals, the ultra-Islamic PAS party, and strengthen his own party's stranglehold on power. Hence, more time in government schools was given over to 'Islamic studies' (and less time was devoted to infidel ideas like science, math, or English), bigger sums of government money was spent on mosques and madrassahs every year, and America, Israel and especially Jews were demonized in schools and foreign policy. This is only a small sample.
Doctor Moonbat succeeded handsomely in his quest to remake Malaysia as an Islamic state, but at what price? Present day Islamic supremacy in Malaysia is so obvious, and so entrenched, that to pretend otherwise is the epitome of naivety. More Malaysians have decided to become committed Jihadists, for this is what Islam demands of its followers. So it shouldn't shock anyone that the best known Malaysians outside of Malaysia tend to be Jemaah Islamiyah bomb builders and jihadi terrorists (like the late Doctor Azahari, for example). Bumiputra jizya taxes continue to be taxed on virtually all non-Muslims in the country, and ending such gross unfairness is politicly impossible. The trend is set, and only an exceptional leader could break out of this self-defeating pattern, which the current PM probably isn't.
The fact that Islam's essential defining features are its fascist nature, and its blind fanaticism, should now be appallingly obvious to even the most dimwitted observers. I suppose that's the good news, as the Malaysian Muslim tide continues its inexorable rise. Whether anything can or will be done to stop it is an altogether different question.
"We cannot allow a small group (of Muslim administrators) who are extreme in their views to dominate the nation's social and religious life," said Wong Kim Kong, a spokesman for the Malaysian Consultative Council for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism (MCCBCHS). "If no action is taken by the government then it might sow disharmony."Too late--there's already plenty of 'disharmony' to go around.
UPDATE: Links added on Azahari and Bumiputra taxation.