Malaysiakini - Karpal to PAS: Don't rock the boat.
Yesterday I posted 'Tis the nature of the beast where I pointed out a couple of innate characteristics of UMNO and MCA.
Today it’s PAS’ turn. Don’t worry, I’ll blast DAP as well, just to be fair to every party.
The recent tragedies of babies born out of wedlock being abandoned by their mothers and dying unattended, known notoriously as ‘baby dumping’, have caused immense shock and anger.
Pak Haji Nik Aziz has called for the death sentence for the irresponsible mums and then shocked us by demanding that illicit (unmarried) lovers be stoned to death.
Stoned to death?!
In Malaysiakini’s Karpal locks horns with Nik Aziz over baby dumping, Karpal Singh said that the Pak Haji was too harsh - Bhai you're telling me. F* I can't get over it, proposing such a medieval punishment such as stoned to death!
It's bad enough to have capital punishment without that Middle-Eastern atrocity, which is best left to the Israelis (remember “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her”?) and Arabs.
Instead Karpal proposed that this social problem be studied to understand its root cause.
Karpal said: “I am somewhat disturbed by the statement of Nik Aziz, who not only supports the use of capital punishment for those found guilty of dumping babies but has also asked for those committing illicit sex to be stoned to death."
"Nik Aziz should realise we do not live in primitive times. In the present time and age, the punishment of stoning to death, which is a cruel and unjust punishment, does not, and cannot have a place.”
But Karpal is a fine one himself – didn’t he demand the death penalty for child rapist, following another earlier shocking case where a school bus driver with numerous children on board the bus, stopped by the roadside to sexually assault one of his lil’ passengers.
I wonder whether Karpal had overreacted because the driver is an Indian? But I trust I never have to hear my hero make another irresponsible call for the death penalty. My esteem for him has been severely shaken.
But okay, Karpal must have subsequently returned to his senses in chiding Pak Haji for proposing brutal punishment for women who are actually victims, the ones who have the misfortune to bear alone by themselves the burden of unsafe sex.
We should be placing emphasis on education, guidance and counselling rather than stoning people to death. And if society has been more understanding, and parents or families of the unfortunate young women provide support in accepting and caring for the unwanted babies, we would have less of ‘baby dumping’.
Then shortly after that, as reported by Malaysiakini’s Valentine's Day blamed for baby dumping PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan blamed celebrations on Valentine's Day and New Year's Day as the root cause, where these celebrations encourage free sex that has led to ... yadda yadda yadda ... culminating in baby dumping.
Nasrudin claimed: "It's an indication that the 'mating season' occurred during the New Year's Day celebrations."
New Year Day and Valentine’s Day are celebrated all over the world, yet we don’t have our kind of baby dumping in those countries. Why?
'Coz their societies are far more humane, compassionate, caring, supportive and most important of all, less misogynistic.
Misogynistic? Please read my 2006 post Wives not satisfying husbands are abusive!
And incidentally Nasrudin, what about those numerous cases of incest which occurred more frequently in Kelantan and Terengganu than any other states? Have you yet backtracked them 9 months to either New Year Day or Valentine Day (or more likely, Budu Day wakakaka - see Has Aphrodisiac Budu Been Responsible?)
Stoning women to death, blaming western celebrations on baby dumping, blaming women for everything, wanting to punish women – really I dread to think of such leaders for our nations. But ‘tis the nature of the beast in PAS.
As if the above unspeakables were not enough, Pak Haji Nik Aziz then boldly claimed that only Karpal in DAP was against the implementation of hudud laws which would solve the world’s problems.
Two issues here – (a) by stating Karpal is the sole DAP leader against the implementation of hudud laws, he’s actually asserting that every other DAP leader has supported it, which of course is just hopeful nonsense, and (b) hudud laws exist also in, as one example, Pakistan for years yet they have atrocious tribal laws such as revenge rape, with the lower caste group usually being the victims. Read my two posts from 2005:
(1) The NW Frontier – Sharia vs Lust! (3)
(2) Musharraf: "Get Raped & Become a Millionaire"
Don’t give the excuse that those were cases involving tribal laws. They happened in Pakistan, a land where the hudud has been implemented for years, and where Islamic knowledge are far far superior to that in Malaysia. And I could go on to show the misogynistic bias of Saudi syariah judges too.
The point is hudud laws won’t mean diddly squat if the clerics, leaders and people are biased or lustful shitheads (or dickheads).
In asserting the DAP minus Karpal is for hudud, Pak Haji had been dreaming, or hopeful or has high expectations, the last in many ways encouraged by Penang’s Lim Guan Eng in over-praising the caliphate of Umar bin Abdul Aziz as a model for good government and Perak’s Nga Kor Ming for frequently quoting from the Quran.
Thus, is it any wonder that Penang Muslims have been praying for Lim Guan Eng to 'open up his heart' to embrace Islam soon - wakakaka!
I reckon Pak Haji in averring DAP’s almost-unanimous support for hudud, must have decided to give the issue an extra nudge, to get Karpal out of the way so the DAP ‘pro-Islamic progressives’ wakakaka can get on with their support of PAS’ ultimate dream, the implementation of syariah laws and hudud*.
* The latter codifies the bounds of acceptable behaviour and the punishments for serious crimes such as theft, fortification (gulp), yamseng-ing (gulp again) and apostasy.
Lim and Nga must watch out on the quantum of their support for Islamic governance and Quran quoting. It’s one thing to be respectful and indeed to show the respect, but it’s another to support the implementation of hudud.
They must be mindful of the nature of the beast, in PAS.