Non Malaysians don't know that the Democratic Action Party, or DAP, is a primarily non Muslim, majority Chinese (or Malaysians of Chinese ancestry) political party. The party did very well in the general election earlier this year, but is still for the moment in the opposition. The leader of DAP is one Lim Guan Eng (in photo). He's also the chief minister of the Malaysian state of Penang, a major economic engine and industrial center for the country.
Lim Guan Eng recently decided to spout some words of wisdom about the religion that rules the roost in his country. Here's part of what he had to say:
Islam is a universal way of life and does not discriminate against race...
Here, Mr. Lim is plainly showing his vast ignorance of Islam. Or, at best he's just being an obedient dhimmi and telling his Muslim overlords what they want to here. Regardless, Mr. Lim is imparting some very misleading information about Islam and a correction is in order.
Islam may not discriminate against race per se, but as a belief system, it most definitely discriminates between the Believers (Muslims) and the Kuffar (non Muslims). Just ask the Coptic Christians of Egypt, the Bahai of Iran, Christians in Sudan, or the Hindus in Pakistan about how much Islam and its followers discriminate against them on a daily basis. All of those aforementioned groups, and virtually all non Muslims who live under Muslim rule suffer from constant harassment and/or vicious persecution. Under Islamic law, it's all perfectly legal. Muslims will not hestitate to say to any and all that such treatment of Kuffar is merely part of the teachings of their religion. Has anyone pointed any of this out to you, Dr. Lim? Didn't think so.
I invite Mr. Lim and our readers to read more on the plight of non Muslims in Muslim-ruled lands here. It would also behoove Mr. Lim and his DAP brethren to read up on the Islamic concept of dhimmitude and the Pact of Umar.