Saturday, October 06, 2007

Islamic Oppression in Malaysia on Video

The Christian Orang Asli (Aboriginal people) in Malaysia built their church in Kampung Jias, a small tribal village in Kelantan, Malaysia. This simple church was built in early 2007 on their own traditional land. However, on June 4th 2007 it was demolished by the local authority under the rule of PAS--an Islamic political party that rules Kelantan state.

For more information on this incident, click here


Bob K said...

Thanks for linking to my blog post. This is definitely a form of oppression and denial of rights but I am less inclined to view it as a manifestation of Islamism.

If you are aware of the context of the problems faced by the many Orang Asli tribes of Malaysia, the primary problem has been a policy of assimilation and the denial of their cultural identity. Part of this, of course, does involve the Islamising of these tribes, but this is primarily a socio-political issue not a religious one.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Bob, thank you for your comment.

"...a policy of assimilation".

The dominant culture in Malaysia that is doing the assimilating by coercion and force is a Melayu-Islamic one. As Islam's sordid track record around the world consistently demonstrates, Islam always does precisely this when it reaches majority status and has unbridled control of the state and its institutions. Whenever Islam comes in close contact with anything unIslamic, the non Muslim cultures/religions/customs tend to get annihilated. Don't believe me? Just ask the Zoroastrians of Persia, the Jews of Iraq, or the Coptic Christians of Egypt.

"...primarily a socio-political issue."

Islam IS inherently political. Pretending that Islam isn't is a dangerous and misleading falsehood.