Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Now That's What I Call Racist

BBC news

"Malaysia's constitution guarantees freedom of worship but says all ethnic Malays are Muslim. Under Sharia law, Muslims are not allowed to convert."

Perhaps we could give her and her family asylum - or help her to resettle in a more Christian country like the US. She certainly seems to fit the criteria.

Ms Joy has been disowned by her family and forced to quit her job. She went into hiding last year. A Muslim lawyer who supported her case received death threats.

Sharia courts decide on civil cases involving Malaysian Muslims - nearly 60% of the country's 26 million people - while ethnic minorities such as Chinese and Indians are governed by civil courts in the multi-racial country.


verity said...

All this fundamentalist crap has come in since Prime Minster Dr Dato'Seri Mohammad Mahatir resigned. Of course, he couldn't go on forever, but I had a sense for foreboding when he left because I knew the rest of them are so isolated they just do not understand the world. They don't understand the damage this kind of news does to the country's reputation.

Mahathir handled the issue of the islamic majority with a fairly light hand. They couldn't buy liquor at all (they did anyway; they even drank beer in bars, although it was illegal) and they couldn't order food or drink in a restaurant or a food stall between sunrise and sunset during ramadam. Other than that, he left the social side of things alone.

Not now. I think Voyager lives there. He may have some thoughts on this. My thought is, not only is it against this lady's human rights to deny her her religious conscience, but, from an international trade standpoint, it is stupidity on stilts.

Anonymous said...

received death threats? Big deal. Here in the UK you can get death threats just for calling someone a pappadum