Why is Islam in Malaysia perceived as backwards?

Protesting against Charlie Hebdo in Malaysia. Source.

The reason for the perception of backwardness and archaic thinking of Malay Muslims in Malaysia is because they are too concerned with rituals and practices.

We fret about how to wash body parts, if we step into a mosque with our right foot or the left, or if we lean more of our body weight on our left leg while while sitting on the toilet.

And yes, we also fret about whether a wife is allowed to say no to sex with her husband on a camel, or whether a husband can ‘pull out’ or not in bed.

We think about all of this while the rest of the Muslim world are more concerned with bigger issues like the philosophical and intellectual development of it’s people and religion…

I wouldn’t say this thinking is restricted to Malaysia.

  • Martin B

    The real mystery is why anyone on this planet doesn’t perceive Islam as backwards.

    • Exactly.

    • winniec

      Hate. Hate. Hate.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Winnie’s, I do hope you were being sarcastic sarcastic sarcastic.

  • WalterBannon

    Please can we nuke them now?

    • El Martyachi

      Walter you can’t just go around nuking every backasswards place.

      First off there’s probably not enough nukes. And then there’s the fallout.

  • winniec

    Not everyone in Malaysia is an idiot.
    Islam is verifiably backward. It’s a Bronze Age Death Cult from Arabia. Mohammed was two dozen centuries more primitive than the 7th century.
    Muslims are self-consciously primitive.

  • eMan14

    If you have to ask…

  • Hard Little Machine

    Becoming a master of the Koran requires nothing more than memorizing every word of it. Literacy is not a requirement in a Madrassa. So it’s all about form, liturgy and custom. Malaysia’s Islam is the purest form of Islam. Just like ISIS. They need to stop complaining.