Malaysians Warned Not to Question Islam
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.