"What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system,which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights." - BR Ambedkar
COMMENT What I detest more than two vacuous sex bloggers becoming the poster children for Umno's double standards, is the fact that once again Islam - or the kind practiced by this regime - has trumped any other secular principle(s) that would lead to us out of this racial and religious quagmire we find ourselves in.
By now the couple must realise (considering their "butt hurt Muslims" tweet ) that those same Islamic forces concerned with hegemonic interest are running the show in this country and like most Muslims countries everywhere are content to parrot the phrase "religion of peace" but condone the most unjust practices to those who supposedly mock their religion.
I could never understand why some Malaysian Muslims would reference countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Indonesia who have shown zero tolerance to those "mocking Islam" as an example of how tolerant Malaysia is when it comes to the practice of Islam.
The implication of this is that non-Muslims should be "grateful" for living in a country where they would not be exposed to some unjust or worse barbaric state sanction if they ever crossed the line when it comes to Islam.
If Malaysia is a moderate Muslim country, then we should be used as example by those countries of how a country that is supposed to be an Islamic state is governed by the rule of law and not rule by law. As usual in typical Malaysian fashion, some aim for the crudest moral argument.
Instead of the "religion of peace", I much prefer the honesty of someone like Malcolm X ( left ) who said, "I am a Muslim because it's a religion that teaches you an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. It teaches you to respect everybody, and treat everybody right. But it also teaches you if someone steps on your toe, chop off their foot. And I carry my religious axe with me all the time."