Dhimmi laws applied in modern, moderate Malaysia:Â Â
Fear of offense has protected Islam from the sort of critical scrutiny every other world religion has undergone for centuries.
In the Islamic state, Dhimmis, on pain of death, were forbidden to mock or criticize the Koran, Islam or Muhammad, and that includes Muslims.
MALACCA, June 11 â€” Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom today reminded Bar Council president Lim Chee Wee to respect the sensitivities of Muslims by not interfering in Islamic religious affairs.
“The issues of Islam are too sensitive to be discussed by the non-Muslims and this is a common understanding among the multi-racial and multi-religious people in Malaysia.”
‘Common understanding’ Â not commonly understood:
“I cannot understand when somebody who understands this ‘unwritten’ regulation (but) still [tries] to interfere in matters concerning the mufti institution and Islamic affairs.”
Jamil Khir warns Bar Council chief off Muslim affairsÂ (H/T Mullah)