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The rape of reason

MCA Wanita vice-chairperson Heng Seai Kie reportedly warned non-Muslim women that Muslim men would in effect rape them, particularly those who don’t conform to the Islamic dress code. This act, she declared, would be condoned by Nik Aziz and, by extension, his Pas party.

If Seai Kie is to be believed, then it is most advisable that she clamp herself with a chastity belt pronto to avoid untoward incident — and stay away from Malay-Muslim individuals, including those potent politicians who walk the corridors of power and those who have come into a political and electoral pact with her MCA party.

Such is the politics of fear that is being peddled by those who are being haunted by their own political uncertainty.

Army Vets butt in the Bersih discourse

Apparently the 100 Plus drink is a no-no for Malays and Islam, but gyrating old bums seems kosher.

Having a fling with the judges

After being handed a court order to evict himself from his premises “because of disciplinary problems”, an imam demonstrated his displeasure by throwing his shoes at three judges on the Federal Court bench.

He might have been “inspired” by similar shoe-throwing act committed by Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi. He threw his shoes at the then US President George W. Bush during a press conference in Iraq in December 2008.

Malaysiakini reports:

The incident took place just after 10am when the three-man bench led by Chief Judge of Malaya Justice Zulkifli Ahmad Makinuddin(right) rejected imam Hoslan Hussain’s application to hear his appeal.

This followed an objection raised by the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Council (MAIWP) lawyer Zulkefli Che Yong that Hoslan’s affidavit was filed outside the timeframe allowed.

Er, it’s okay to attend Thaipusam…

Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria declared that it’s okay for Prime Minister Mohd Najib to have attended the recent Thaipusam celebration — after the latter had a personal chat with him recently.

So, folks, please delete his earlier comment on February 10 that he was dismayed over the Prime Minister’s decision “to sacrifice his faith” to attend the religious festival concerned.

See here and here.

The resolve of Allah-tested Shahrizat

The umrah-weary Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil declared in no uncertain terms that she’d carry on leading Wanita Umno.

She added that the Cow Controversy was merely “Allah’s way of testing her resilience as a leader” (which suggests that she’s aware that God is watching us always). “Resilience,” as defined by the dictionary, is “the ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy.” But some cynics and critics may even include “arrogance” and “obstinacy” to this definition.

See here.

Doggoned!

Of late, a certain canine feelin’ overwhelms Malaysian politics.

I swear

This number is dedicated to individuals who have the passion and penchant for swearing themselves in public, especially in a political climate that seems to have given encouragement to such sworn characters.

Poco-poco sans Perak

The National Fatwa Council of Malaysia will not ban the poco-poco dance. But Perak differs.

The Malaysian Insider reports:

KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — The National Fatwa Council will not ban Muslims from doing the poco-poco as long as the dance does not go against existing guidelines, its chairman Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin has said.

“If it does not violate (the rules), there is no ban. In fact, we feel there should be no restriction as it brings health benefits,” he told reporters today.

Abdul Shukor, however, said the National Fatwa Council would respect the decision of the Perak Fatwa Council to ban the dance on the grounds that it contained elements of Christian and spirit worship.

He also reminded Muslims to always be mindful and refer to the guidelines that the council has issued since 2007 that caution Muslims not to take part in non-Islamic rituals and to dress modestly.

Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria told The Malaysian Insider on April 6 that he would not rescind the ban on poco-poco but was willing to offer clarification on his decision to the National Fatwa Council.

No Poco-Poco in Perak, please

While sex video screening of late seems to have gained the acquiescence of the powers-that-be, the Perak Fatwa Committee reportedly has issued a fatwa to ban the Poco-Poco dance in the silver state.

Perhaps for certain people in Perak the dance gyration is too suggestive compared to a climactic tremor.

Living in a box

A parochial, blinkered view of the world certainly requires an appropriate response. And thus, Mahathir’s (who once promoted the notion of ‘Bangsa Malaysia’) contention that Kelantan MB Nik Aziz should be grateful for being born Malay “because this meant that he would be Muslim” only deserves this apt response from Nik Aziz himself:

PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said today that he did not ask to be born Malay.

The Kelantan Mentri Besar added that it was only by coincidence that he was born in this country.

Nik Aziz said that it did not matter what community he was born into as long as he was a Muslim.


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