Moderate Muslims of Malaysian political parties chase the Islamic vote with a ‘death by stoning’ law

Kuala Lumpur: Six months after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stood before the United Nations and urged Muslims worldwide to be moderate in their religion, members of his own party are supporting a law that punishes adulterers with death and thieves with amputation.

Lawmakers from Mr Najib’s United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) joined the opposition Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) to pass Islamic criminal law, or hudud, in the opposition-held state of Kelantan.

I am surprised Justin hasn’t included this in the LPC platform.

  • Islamization is a slow process. “Moderate Malaysia” is only moderate because it still has vestiges of its original indigenous culture.

    Given time, it will look more like Saudi Arabia, or some other Islamic hell hole.

    A ‘Death By Stoning’ Law is just another step in the process.

    • Same applies to Indonesia and Canada under Justin Trudeau.

  • David



    How The BBC Covered The Death Of Lee Kuan Yew

    By Hugh Fitzgerald

    I listened to the BBC coverage of the death of Lee Kuan Yew. It was all about how he had taken this sleepy backwater and transformed it into a rich and powerful city-state, gleaming with skyscrapers, and had done so by imposing strict rules to govern many areas of life, with punishment for spitting and contributing to general disorder. So far so obvious – it’s the standard line on Lee Kuan Yew. And one of those reporting, a certain Ben Brown, mentioned his worry about the “Communists.” Neither Ben Brown, nor an Indian lady from Singapoore who followed, mentioned the chief worry of Lee Kuan Yew, and the reason for Singapore becoming independent from Malaya (or Malaysia, as it became) in the first place: the impossibility of living under Muslim rule. It was only when Singapore, largely Chinese-populated, broke away, under Lee Kuan Yew’s leadership, that it began to develop.

    All his political life, Lee Kuan Yew was aware of the need to keep the Muslim population in check. The laws he had passed, the regulations he enforced, were directed in large part to that end. He knew about Muslim efforts to convert others, and he made sure that any convert had to immediately register with the government, so such efforts could be monitored, and then countered, by the government. A study of all the ways that Lee Kuan Yew dealt with Muslims, and took careful note of, and combatted, their natural aggressiveness and steady machinations, would be instructive for Western leaders, who have the same problem.

    Of course I doubt this will be on the BBC tomorrow, or in the obituaries that will appear.

    But that’s okay. Let’s job our memories about Lee Kuan Yew, that realist, and the Muslims.

    January 31, 2011

    The Straits Times on the claim by Lee Kuan Yew, published in his new book Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going, that Muslim integration in Singapore is failing:

    MM’s [Minister Mentor’s] remarks on integration draw flak

    In the book, Mr Lee, when asked to assess the progress of multiracialism in Singapore, said: “I have to speak candidly to be of value, but I do not wish to offend the Muslim community.

    “I think we were progressing very nicely until the surge of Islam came, and if you asked me for my observations, the other communities have easier integration – friends, intermarriages and so on, Indians with Chinese, Chinese with Indians – than Muslims. That’s the result of the surge from the Arab states.”

    He added: “I would say today, we can integrate all religions and races except Islam.”

    He also said: “I think the Muslims socially do not cause any trouble, but they are distinct and separate.”

    Mr lee then went on to speak of how his own generation of politicians who worked with him had integrated well, including sitting down and eating together. He said: “But now, you go to schools with Malay and Chinese, there’s a halal and non-halal segment and so too, the universities. And they tend to sit separately so as not to be contaminated. All that becomes a social divide.”

    He added that the result was a “veil” across peoples. Asked what Muslims in Singapore needed to do to integrate, he replied: “Be less strict on Islamic observances and say ‘Okay, I’ll eat with you.’”