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Islamic Subjugation

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Submitted by Rajoo (Singapore), Mar 27, 2006 at 08:47

Malaysia heading towards theocracy.

In 1993, the Islamic Party, PAS, enacted the Hudud (Sharia) bill in Kelantan, a state in Malaysia under its control.

In 2000, the then Prime Minister (Dr. Mahathir Mohamad) proclaimed that Malaysia is no more a secular country but an Islamic state cos' Moslems are now a majority i.e. 60%.

In 2003, the Malaysian government provided confirmation to Suhakam (The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) that Malaysia is an Islamic state (Page 285 of Suhakam's 2003 Annual Report for this relevant justification).

In 2006, an independent commission said that nude ear-squats (Malaysia's Abu Griab) were not 'syariah compliant'. The Attorney-General's Chambers now has a unit to sift through Malaysia's laws to ensure that they are all syariah compliant.

Also in 2006, the minister in the Prime Minister's department threatens non-Moslems with legal action for utterances on Islam or which may be deemed to incite Moslems. Using what criteria?

And again in 2006, policewomen, regardless of faith, are compelled to wear a tudung (Islamic women headgear) at all official functions.

This is Malaysia's relentless march towards a theocracy gaining speed. Slow and steady when the numbers grow. Beware others like Denmark, Belgium, France, etc.
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