Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Announcement from Sabah-- We're not letting you leave Islam

Coming out in today's Malaysian paper, The Star, in a most curiously timed announcement, is the Religious Police of Sabah's decree that the Wondrously Tolerant Religion Known as Islam will soon 'enforce' the Islamic apostasy law. (editor's note- for non Malaysian readers, Sabah is one of the states of East Malaysia).

The article that reports this piece of 'good news' (i.e. good for Islam and bad for everybody, Muslims included) is written--actually encoded--in curiously detached and dry language. This sort of doublespeak characterizes fascist ideologies, as well as governments who actively discourage critical thought and an informed citizenry.

So I shall endeavor to decode this article for you, dear readers.  The article is partially shown below, with the decoded text in italics:

The Sabah Islamic Affairs Department (Jheains) will enforce the apostasy law once its faith rehabilitation centre in Kinarut is ready next year, said its director, Datuk Amri A. Suratman.  (A 'Faith Rehabilitation Centre" is doublespeak for an Islamic Prison for Brainwashing and Extortion of the Innocent)

He said enforcement of the law was part of Jheains' five-year strategic plan. (How lovely! A 'plan' to continue denying freedom and ensure the continued enslavement of many and eventually all to Islam. Of course, it's all for your own good!)

Until the rehabilitation centre is ready in June, offenders will be enlightened on the merits of returning to the path of Islam, he told Bernama... ("Enlightened on the merits" means lying to and forcing innocents to remained imprisoned, isolated from their families, friends and livelihoods. Perhaps they should be grateful they aren't executed like other, more devout Muslim countries routinely do to their apostates.)

The conference, among others, touched on scores of Muslim converts, who reverted to their original religions, due to neglect from Islamic religious agencies and non-governmental organisations. (Never mind the actual wishes of these converts!  They're really running away from the so-called 'perfect religion' in droves because the Guardians of Islam aren't watching them close enough. Bah! Does anyone else see the absolute disconnect here from logic and common sense?  You might, but The Star is never going to print what a whole lot of you are thinking.)

Someone should send a memo to the Human Rights Commission or whatever they're called at the UN nowadays. You think that government-backed, government-funded, religious imprisonment like what the Muslims are doing in Sabah, or in any other state in Malaysia, or in any other Musllim country come to think of it, would be enough of a human rights atrocity for someone to wake up and take notice.  But hey, the UN has a lot on their plate right now--after all they are probably too busy getting ready for their next 'Anti Zionist' rally in New York next year. Or maybe they're burning the midnight oil writing up yet another resolution bashing whatever the US and/or Israel is doing at the moment.

And we all know, of course, that pointing out this sort of Islamic fascism is Islamophobic and racist, not to mention contrary to harmony, bridge building, tolerance, mutual respect and all the other political correct bullshit buzz words that are so en vogue right now.

So, now that we all know what '1Malaysia' really looks like, let us celebrate this season of peace and harmony as Malaysia marches on to its mighty future.

URL to the full article: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/12/25/nation/20101225144807&sec=nation

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