Arbibi Ashoy wrote a letter to malaysiakini about the Altantuyaa Shaariibbu murder trial.
I like to read Arbibi’s letters because you never know where he would go or end up ;-)
He complained that reading the Altantuyaa case each day only convinced him that the news could only get more and more sickening. He bemoaned that the sorry court saga has the appearance of nothing more than a big farce.
So far so good, I agree with him, though I wonder whether he had factored in the equally sorry saga of a political party attempting to hijack the issue in an attempt to turn the murder trial instead into a trial of a political opponent for grubby interests rather than justice.
He said: “Something big is missing so far from the Altatunya case - it's motive.”
‘Motive!’ – wow, fantastic – straight right out from a John Grisham novel.
He continued brilliantly: “People don't commit crimes without a motive unless they are suffering from a mental illness. There is a suggested motive of the covering up of infidelity.”
‘...suggested motive of the covering up of infidelity ...’ - double wow, juicy juicy man, you’re hot with your analysis.
Then this was the part where he reverted to the Arbibi Ashoy that I have been more familiar with ;-)
He said: “However, this is a non-issue with regards to Muslims. After all, Muslims can have four wives. It is only in Western society that infidelity is a major issue as unfaithfulness leads to divorce, separation from children, loss of wealth, damage to career, loss of respect, smaller circle of friends and a departure from mainstream life.”
Hahahahahaaa – he’s actually saying that Muslims can’t succumb to infidelity because they have four wives.
Well, on second thoughts, I am not sure whether he understood what infidelity means?
Now, this takes the cake – he said: “This is not the case for Muslims in Malaysia as polygamy brings admiration and a higher social standing especially if in the process, a non-Muslim spouse converts to Islam.”
Man, this is great news that polygamy brings admiration and a higher social standing. Did you guys know that Chinese used to practise polygamy, until those Western imperialist spoilsports ruined every decent Asian value ;-) with their Anglican tightass concept of monogamy, which is OK for Ang Mohs but not for us.
I am gonna elect Arbibi Ashoy for President (or Ayatollah) of Malaysia.
And I love his belief that by marrying a non-Muslim spouse and then converting her/him to Islam enhances the admiration and social prestige further.
OK, I am available to any rich Muslim sweeties (with rich and powerful dads) – by marrying me, she would only be adding to her family’s social standing ;-)
Arbibi, you’re a gem.
The Arbibi Ashoy Collection:
(1) Loose Cannon in PAS
(2) Saint (Dr) Azahari the Pure