The Talibanization of Malaysia

Faced with intense scrutiny for what turned out to be an unpopular act that they had probably figured on carrying out with impunity, the Jais, or Selangor Islamic Religious Department, continues to split semantic hairs on exactly what its police force did at Damansara Utama Methodist Church.

Never mind the earlier reported words defending the raid: “We found evidence of proselytisation towards Muslims … We carried out the raid after receiving information that there were Muslims who attended a breaking-of-fast event at the church.”

Now that it’s unpopular, it’s not a raid. “It Was An Inspection, Not Raid, Says Jais,” from Bernama, August 11  (Church invasion was an “inspection” via JW)

Mullah just sent this in:

Ezam wants to burn down online news portals

Judging by his looks this Ezam  Mohamed is a Chinese ‘revert’ rather than a native Malay. Isn’t it strange how Islam brings out the worst in people?

Unhinged threat of war on infidels from “moderate Malaysia” senator:

SHAH ALAM: Umno senator Ezam Mohd Nor said he has to come to the defence of Islam and will wage war against those who tarnish the religion, including burning online news portals.

He also warned Muslim staff of Malaysiakini and Malaysian Insider not to become agents for infidels.

“Don’t be a (Brutus) for the infidel’s agenda. You can find employment elsewhere,” Ezam said after claiming that these portals showed strong stance against the JAIS action at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC).

“We give you a last warning. If you don’t stop, we’ll burn,” said Ezam, a former ally of Anwar Ibrahim.

He also extended his threat to the Muslims who abet the non-Muslims in conversions out of Islam.

“We have no choice but to wage war to protect the Muslim faith,” said Ezam in front of 500 fellow Muslims at the compound of the Selangor state mosque in Shah Alam.

Other personalities present included Umno Youth exco  Lokman Nor Adam and Kulim Bandar Baharu MP, Zulkifli Noordin.

The gathering organised by newly formed Gerakan Cegah Murtad was meant to show their support for the action taken by Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) against DUMC.

Last week, JAIS raided DUMC over allegations that Muslims were being converted.

Warning to MB and exco members

On a similar note Ezam told dozens of reporters that Muslims have no issues with non-Muslims.

“We have a problem if the Menteri Besar pawns Islam for votes,” he said in reference to Selangor Menteri Besar, Khalid Ibrahim.

“We have a problem if Shah Alam MP pawns Islam,” Ezam added, and extended his warning to Selangor’s Christian exco members- Teresa Kok, Elizabeth Wong, Ronnie Liu and Xavier Jayakumar.

“We have problems with infidels who convert  Muslims,” he said.

Meanwhile Zulkifli Nordin outlined four steps the group would take in the coming days.

“We will send a memorandum to JAIS to help them. We’ll also pressure the authorities for action against churches especially DUMC since it is illegal,” said Zulkifli.

He added Muslims would also be askde to lodge police reports in all districts within Selangor for police action.

Lastly he said that the group would meet the Sultan so that the Sultan can rectify the problem.

Prosecute Ezam, says PKR veep

In an immediate reaction, PKR vice president N Surendran said the police should take action against Ezam over his threat against the online media.

“The police and the Attorney General must take immediate action against Ezam under Sections 503 and 505 of the Penal Code, for criminal intimidation and mischief,” he said in a statement.

He said Ezam should not be let off the hook simply because he was “from the ruling party or aligned to the government”.

He added that it was appalling that a sitting member of the Dewan Negara had uttered such words and threatened publicly to carry out criminal acts.

“This is an outrageous threat to the property and offices of these two news portals; more seriously it is also a threat of grievous harm or death against their staff, writers and other occupants,” he said.

12 thoughts on “The Talibanization of Malaysia”

  1. Letter in support of JAIS raid – having an “apostate” (from islam) in the family is like having a leper:

    http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/172764

    [I refer to the letter by Ahmad Farouk Musa of the Islamic Renaissance Front, ‘Raid by JAIS an uncivilised act’, on the recent ‘raid’ by Jais at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church and the proposed laws to criminalise conversion of Muslims to other religions.

    From a Quranic point of view, we have to agree 100 percent with Ahmad Farouk Musa about the freedom of religion. But in Malaysia we have to look at another side of this problem. For a Malay family to have an apostate in the family is like leper in the family, so painful, disgusting and shameful. It is all the more painful when they believe that someone is converting out of Islam not because of his conviction but only for ulterior worldly motives.]

  2. (Allah = Satan)

    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/ezam-threatens-jihad-against-those-proselytising-muslims/

    Ezam threatens ‘jihad’ against those proselytising Muslims

    [SHAH ALAM, Aug 12 — Umno Senator Ezam Mohd Nor vowed today to wage war against those who try to proselytise Muslims, in a highly-charged assembly where he also defended the state Islamic religious authorities’ raid on a dinner at a church last week.

    The former PKR leader and a group of demonstrators rallied after Friday prayers here in support of the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) over its raid at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) in Petaling Jaya on August 3. Among those present was Kulim MP Zulkifli Noordin.

    “Those who are rude to Islam, Allah, Quran, we have no choice but to wage a war to defend our religion,” Ezam told the crowd under the newly-organised Gerakan Cegah Murtad group.

    “We are ready for war. I stress that illah is Allah and we will die to defend Islam,” he added.

    Ezam also warned the media of what he described as false reporting against Islam, citing Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insider. ]

  3. Malaysian ‘misunderstander’ of Islam ready to ‘wage war’ on unbelievers

    A Malaysian Muslim calls for ‘war’ against non Muslims? During the ‘holy month’ of Ramadan? Wait, I thought only greasy ‘Islamophobes’ incited violence. Anyway, the Malaysian ‘misunderstander’ of the Religion of Peaceâ„¢ who’s ready to go to ‘war’ is not just your average generic jihadist — Senator Ezam Mohammad Nor is a Right Honorable member of the Malaysian parliament and a member of the Malaysian ruling party UMNO. And this Defender of Islam is ready to demonstrate how ‘moderate’ and ‘noble’ Islam really is. Following up on the Malaysian religious police raid on a Malaysian church last week (see also here and here); “Ezam wants to burn down online news portals”, by K Pragalath, Free Malaysia Today, August 12, 2011:
    SHAH ALAM: Umno senator Ezam Mohd Nor said he has to come to the defence of Islam and will wage war against those who tarnish the religion, including burning online news portals.
    He also warned Muslim staff of Malaysiakini and Malaysian Insider not to become agents for infidels.

    Wait, what could get the ‘peaceful’ Muslims riled up enough to ‘wage war’? Of course, it’s those treacherous infidels. As for how one ‘burns’ an online news portal, this is not really spelled out by the senator. But would these peaceful moderate Muslims be willing to burn down real buildings, along with the people inside? With all the churches that have been targeted by arson attacks in Malaysia in recent years, we should already know the answer to this question.

    “Don’t be a (Brutus) for the infidel’s agenda. You can find employment elsewhere,” Ezam said after claiming that these portals showed strong stance against the JAIS action at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC).

    “We give you a last warning. If you don’t stop, we’ll burn,” said Ezam, a former ally of Anwar Ibrahim.

    And any ensuing violence that results because of this explicit threat will, of course, be entirely the fault of the ‘infidels’.

    He also extended his threat to the Muslims who abet the non-Muslims in conversions out of Islam.

    “We have no choice but to wage war to protect the Muslim faith,” said Ezam in front of 500 fellow Muslims at the compound of the Selangor state mosque in Shah Alam.

    On a similar note Ezam told dozens of reporters that Muslims have no issues with non-Muslims.
    “We have a problem if the Menteri Besar pawns Islam for votes,” he said in reference to Selangor Menteri Besar, Khalid Ibrahim.
    “We have a problem if Shah Alam MP pawns Islam,” Ezam added, and extended his warning to Selangor’s Christian exco members- Teresa Kok, Elizabeth Wong, Ronnie Liu and Xavier Jayakumar.

    “We have problems with infidels who convert Muslims,” he said.

    This threat explicitly targets Christians, and it is not an empty or idle threat. Eight Malaysian churches were burned in 2009 and four more were attacked in 2001; the majority of these cases are unsolved. Somehow I doubt the Buddhists or Taoists were responsible.

    A Malaysian Muslim politician makes explicit threats of violence, at a state mosque, in the presence of numerous other politicians, and in front of hundreds of Muslims. Muslims and their friends will of course say this politician is one of the Tiny Minority of Extremistsâ„¢. But how many of these onlookers and worshipers objected to the Senator’s violent message, to the incitement to destroy and possibly kill? Not one.

  4. UMNO’s front site in Melbourne?

    Kelab UMNO Australia Melbourne
    http://beta.kuamuniti.com/

    Allah’s slaves hang out there…

    [Are You Afraid of Allah? I’m Not.

    Taqwa is defined by the state of “being conscious of Allah”. When we mention about the concept of taqwa, what do we actually understand?

    When we are conscious of Allah,

    Are we literally afraid of Him?

    Or are we afraid of displeasing Him, going against His orders and not fulfilling our obligations?

    Really, are there any differences between the two?]

  5. Demonstrations in support of Selangor Inquisition…

    Demos in Selangor and Penang to show support for Jais

    [PETALING JAYA: Demonstrations were held in Selangor and Penang in support of the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) operation during a multiracial dinner at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC).

    A group calling itself Gerakan Anti-Murtad (Anti-Apostate Movement) would lodge a police report in every district of Selangor so that investigations could be carried out against the DUMC, said spokesperson Datuk Zulkifli Noordin.]

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/8/13/nation/9293634&sec=nation

  6. Non Muslim Malaysians urged to not fear Islam

    Because fear of Islam is a ‘phobia’ and thereby irrational, and since Islamophobia is the greatest crime in the world, the Muslims have to wage war against you and kill you, so there’s nothing to fear, kafir.

    Now why would the ‘kuffar’, the non Muslims, of Malaysia or anywhere else for that matter, have anything to fear in regards to Islam? Thinking about this question, let alone trying to honestly answer it, has already been either criminalized or heavily discouraged in many places in the world. So should non Muslims fear Islam? Well, anyone still in doubt should perhaps ask the Copts, the Baha’i, the Jews, or other Christians in many other places.

    This story comes out of Malaysia, but could apply on a much larger canvas. Muslims here and elsewhere would prefer that infidels remain oblivious and ignorant. You may not care too much about Islam, but Islam in fact very much ‘cares’ about you. So the Muslims constant exhort us to relax, infidels, and go back to sleep. “Nothing to fear over calls for Muslim unity, says DPM”, by Hamdan Raja Abdullah, The Star, 22 August 2011:
    MUAR: Non-Muslims in the country have been urged not to feel apprehensive over calls made by leaders for the Muslims to unite.
    Deputy Prime Minister [DPM] Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that as the core community, unity among the Muslims was important for the country’s stability.

    This, he said, would also benefit other communities.

    Muhyiddin, speaking at the Pagoh Umno division Quran recital session, said it was vital for Muslims to unite under one group to strengthen solidarity.

    “I mention this matter because former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had recently said that Muslims in the country have split into three or four groups.

    “The splits can be due to political differences or other reasons, and this can weaken the Muslims,” he said.

    Muhyiddin, who was accompanied by his wife Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman, said Malaysia had been a model Islamic nation since Independence.

    He said that for the past 54 years, the people of various races and religious beliefs had enjoyed peace, prosperity and development, including in education.

    Peace in a proclaimed ‘Islamic state’? You mean peacefully submitting to Islamic supremacism and foregoing one’s freedom forever?

  7. Marina Mahathir: liar and high-profile Malaysian apologist for Islam

    Marina Mahathir is a Malaysian social activist and writer. And you may recognize her last name: she is also the oldest daughter of a certain Malaysian former prime minister, the man who is in many ways responsible for the ongoing Islamization of Malaysia, Doctor Mahathir bin Mohamad. In case you forgot, he is infamous for his virulent brand of antisemitism and his remark as Malaysia’s prime minister during a 2003 Organization of the Islamic Conference meeting: that Jews “…run the world by proxy.” Marina has largely inherited his particular political outlook; she is always ready to utter any amount of cognitive dissonance in the service of Islam. From “Irrational Fears Abound”, by Marina Mahathir, The Star, 9 November 2011:

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