Saturday, October 18, 2008

From Malaysia's royals, a threat to those who would question Islam

Malaysians Warned Not to Question Islam

Published: October 17, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- An influential council of Malaysia's state rulers has warned people not to question the supremacy of Islam or the special privileges enjoyed by the country's ethnic Malay majority.

Racial and religious tensions have increased in the past year as minorities have become more vocal in their complaints about an affirmative action program that they say unfairly favors Malays. They also complain that their religious rights are being ignored.

In an unprecedented comment on current affairs, the sultans of nine states did not directly accuse the Chinese and Indian minorities of stoking anti-Malay feelings, but said recent statements and forums ''held by certain quarters'' had ''caused provocation and uneasiness among the people.''

Questioning the special position of Malays ''can lead to disunity and racial strife that can undermine the peace and harmony,'' the state rulers said in a statement.

In Malaysian politics, statements about 'disunity and undermining peace and harmony' really mean: do not question or dare challenge Islam or its supreme status. For the kufr of Malaysia, this also means "thou shalt not question your dhimmi status". Or else you will all face the wrath of outraged Muslims, and Muslims will not be held responsible for the consequences.


Anonymous said...

"..not to question the supremacy of Islam or the special privileges enjoyed by the country's ethnic Malay majority."

No way you can have a democracy from such contrarian terms! Democracy depends on the implicit supremacy of human rights and its egalitarian application.

Authoritarian contradiction, absolutely!

mauriyaII said...

Nobody is questioning Islam as the official state religion. Nobody in his right mind would do that as it is enshrined in the constitution.

What the non-Muslims are against is the arbitrary way the Muslim religious authorities are interpreting freedom or religious worship.

Non-Muslims are vary of the way the religious authorities snatch non-Muslim bodies and give a muslim burial.

Non-Muslims are aggrieved as to the way the religious and local/municipal and city councils demolish temples that have been in existance for a long, long time even before those towns/cities were built on land that was part of rubber and oil palm estates.

Non-Muslims are not even questioning why the government does not build temples and other places of worship other than mosques.

Non-Muslims are a very tolerant lot. They do not grouch or question why the taxpayers money is used to finance the building of suraus and mosques. They take it as part of the special privileges.

It is the Muslims who are not tolerant. They use their majority in government to ride roughshod on the liberties enshrined in the constitution for the non-Muslims.

It is easy and convenient to point fingers at non-Muslim Chinese and Indians whenever the authorities trample on the religious freedom of these minorities.

Anonymous said...

Therefore, mauriyaII , everytime such statements from the royalties only add to the disquiet of the nons. As if the oppressiveness of the umno regime hasn't been enough, the royalties have to make such clearly bias statements! It's as if the royalties are implicitly lending ready credibility to the wild accusation made by scummish umno and its members lately.

Things which are uncalled for need to be abandoned otherwise they add to the problems facing everyone caught within this mad stricture which is really bangsatland and so mean that perhaps it is truly karmaically deserving of a severe economic downturn to provide an opportunity of making some diehards reconsider their dumb support of this moribund system of governance.

Anonymous said...

The royals should thank the infidels in Malaysia for their diverting the attention of Islamic fundamentalists. Islam as framed in the Malaysian constitution is basically one of Islam-as-the-Sultans-say, with each ruler acting as the ruler of Islamic affairs in his own state. From the fundamentalists' point of view, that is a man-made law that goes against the supreme law of Allah. If the fundamentalists had not been pre-occupied with battling the infidels, their agitation for wholesale adoption of orthodox Islam eventually would lead to a conflict with the royals over the issue of Islam-as-the-Mullahs-say versus Islam-as-the-Sultans-say. What will the conflicted Malay-Muslims do then? Going amok to defend their "bangsa," hence going against their "agama"? Or going amok to defend their "agama," hence going against their "bangsa"? The unfolding of that Malay Dilemma would be entertaining to watch if it weren't for all the blood that likely would be spilled from the fratricide. If I were a Malay nationalist with two brain cells, I would rethink the illogical "demi agama, bangsa dan negara" slogan.

Anonymous said...

Malysia the 'lucky ' country is going to the dogs. With UNno spilling shit. now we have the sultans to deal with. WTF is wrong with this country?