Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Malaysia: Religious department to act against any blogger who insults Islam

from Jihad Watch

But that's just a religious department; it does not speak for Malaysia in general, and certainly not the government in particular, right? Actually, as this report indicates, "the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission are still trying to trace the blogger said to have insulted Prophet Muhammad."

"Moderate Malaysia" Alert: "Religious department to act against any blogger who insults Islam," by Hamidah Atan for the News Straits Times, December 28:

The Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will take stern action against bloggers who insult Islam, including non-Muslims.
Its director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz said the department could act against irresponsible bloggers, regardless of their religious background.

"Right now, the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission are still trying to trace the blogger said to have insulted Prophet Muhammad.

"We will come in once the culprit is found," he said...

And dispense Islamic law, no doubt -- death to the offender.

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