"Malaysia, Truly Muslim" should be this country's motto. You'll agree after you read this recent news release from the Malaysian Government:
Jail threatened over Islam insults
MALAYSIA'S de facto law minister has threatened to jail or fine non-Muslims who insult Islam, amid concern over recent articles perceived as attacking the religion.
Mohamad Nazri Abdul Aziz said the country's sedition act could be used on non-Muslims who make comments construed as belittling Islam."We will not think twice about using this law against anybody who incites," Mohamad Nazri, a minister in the prime minister's department, was quoted as saying in the Star newspaper today.
The minister said he was concerned over recent articles written about Islam by non-Muslims, and warned there was a limit to what could be said in the Muslim-majority country."I want to remind non-Muslims to refrain from making statements on something they do not understand," he said.
"We do not want to take away your rights but religion is an important matter, especially to the Muslims."
The Sedition Act, introduced by former British rulers, is used to curb speech detrimental to the Government, inciting racial hatred, or questioning the rights of Malaysia's ethnic Muslim Malay majority. Penalties include up to three years in jail or a fine of 5000 ringgit ($1880) or both. Rights activists say the Government uses the act to curb political opponents and the media.
This Malaysian 'law minister' and his rantings would be laughably idiotic if he wasn't so sanctimoniously serious. Of course, we Infidels are incapable of understanding Islam. Don't you infidels force us Muslims to take away your 'rights'! And speaking the truth about Islam in Malaysia essentially qualifies as sedition. The Malaysian cops would be happy to toss you into the slammer without charge for a few months or even years, if you dare defy your dhimmi status.
I invite our reading audience to send letters to your country's Malaysian embassy and inform them on what you think about this country's stand on Freedom of Speech.