Monday, July 30, 2007

Malaysia Warns Blogging "Monkeys" Not To Insult Islam

I'm a Monkey! You're a Monkey, and you had better behave and not insult Islam. Let me misbehave: Islam sucks. A crap ideology of imperialism that enslaves the feeble minded.


Report: Malaysian leaders want curbs on bloggers
Associated Press
First posted 10:16 AM 07/29/2007

KUALA LUMPUR--Government leaders have stepped up calls for bloggers to be controlled, after Malaysia's anti-graft body cleared its former leader and the national police chief of corruption allegations that emerged on the Internet, reports said Sunday.

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"Slander by bloggers, if not curtailed, will in the end cause the people to lose their confidence in the government, and it is for this reason that they should be made accountable for their reports," Nazri said in the report.

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Nazri was quoted as saying that it was time to control blogs to avoid slander being hurled against leaders. He warned bloggers to exercise caution in their articles and to lodge reports directly to the Anti-Corruption Agency, rather than post unfair accusations on their web sites.

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Nazri sparked concerns over online freedom last week after he said the government was drafting new laws for bloggers and would not hesitate to use the Internal Security Act, which allows for detention without trial, against bloggers who insult Islam or stir sensitive topics.

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Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was quoted by the Sunday Star as warning bloggers not to go overboard as they were liable for defamation.

"It is wrong for bloggers to go overboard, especially if they post slanderous articles on the [king] and Islam on their Web site. This is not something one can take lightly," he said.

Khairy Jamaluddin, deputy youth leader of the ruling Malay party and the prime minister's son-in-law, called for legal action taken against bloggers who spread lies and slander.

"There are no laws in the cyberworld except for the law of the jungle. As such, action must be taken so that the monkeys behave," Khairy was quoted as saying by Bernama.

Concerns about online freedom of speech have risen after authorities earlier this month said they were investigating opposition politician Tian Chua for possible slander after he posted a fake photo on his blog linking Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak to a high-profile murder.

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The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday that "any new laws tailored to censor the Internet would represent a significant step backward for press freedom in Malaysia."

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3 comments:

The Anti-Jihadist said...

I suspect my anti Islamic articles posted at Raja Petra's website in the past 6 weeks have something to do with this crackdown.

You can read my articles and judge their 'anti Islamic' sentiment for yourself. Just google 'Malaysia Today' and 'Anti Jihadist' to see them all (total of ten pieces).

In particular, read the three columns of mine that were deleted from Malaysia Today shortly before Raja Petra's police interrogation.

Those pieces, still available at Pedestrian Infidel are entitled, as follows:

1. Why Muslims are doomed to fail
Link: http://pedestrianinfidel.blogspot.com/2007/07/why-muslims-are-doomed-to-fail.html

2. Is reforming Islam mission impossible?
Link:http://pedestrianinfidel.blogspot.com/2007/07/is-reforming-islam-mission-impossible.html

3. The Malay dilemma, revisited
Link:http://pedestrianinfidel.blogspot.com/2007/07/malay-dilemma-revisited.html

Anonymous said...

Islam is an ideology - no doubts. Only truth will set the Muslims free of this cult. In this aspect Ali Sina is the champion with www.faithfreedom.org

Anonymous said...

anti-jihadist,

I have been extremely impressed with your articles and responses. Keep up the good work!