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By S Thayaparan

Welcome to Malaysia's religious jungle

"Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion." - Jon Stewart

COMMENT An old PAS hand who reads my articles in Malaysiakini ranted, "Of course, PAS sees no wrong in (PKR vice-president) Nurul (Izzah Anwar)'s speech. These days they see no wrong in anything Pakatan does when it comes to Islam."

This PAS supporter, one of my oldest and dearest friends, often jokes that he does not belong in the ‘PAS for all' camp but rather in the ‘PAS imposed all' faction. "So, aren't you going to take your jab, Thaya?"

Hudud forum Nurul IzzahWell, as someone who attended the 'Islamic state: Which version? Whose responsibility?' forum and who has devoted space to the question of the role of Islam and the political parties which propagate it, I thought I would look beyond the "manufactured outrage" as author Salman Rushdie categorises such Islamic grievances...