Both PM Najib Razak and Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim have been DEAFENINGLY silent on Jawi's arrest and detention of Kassim Ahmad.
|the MOST dangerous man in Malaysia??|
Kassim was arrested for his alleged controversial remarks on the Hadith or Islamic prophetic traditions, Utusan reported that the arrest was made after the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) issued a warrant of arrest against him for an offence under Section 9 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997 of contempt or defiance of religious authorities.
Jawi is to be commended for its insightful selection of the correct section of the syariah law because ..... wait .... in easier to understand laymen's language, Kassim had made remarks which Jawi sees as containing an intrinsic threat to the position of those 'priestly caste' which of course includes Jawi and all the JA-organizations plus the mullahs, muftis and members of the Islamic clergy.
I suspect that's the real reason for Jawi to move against 81-year old Kassim Ahmad with such alacrity, for nothing motivates a person especially a cleric more than a threat to his position, perks and power.
And such has been his threat to their status that the syariah prosecutor even objected to bail for this presumably 'most dangerous' old man of Malaysia, wanting to detain him for ONE WEEK, as angrily voiced by Sisters-in-Islam
So ..... what did I tell you about the perils for democracy in implementing syariah laws in my post PAS - from Progressive to Pythonic in which I wrote:
Just remember, a Malaysia under Islamic syariah laws (inclusive of its hudud) as envisaged and intended by PAS will in all likelihood not have an option for political belakang pusing for non-Muslims and even Muslims.
Democracy and its institutions will automatically come under the control of a supreme, non-questionable, non-challengeable (a la the fatwas of Kedah PAS MB), and totally dictatorial religious Majlis, FOREVER MORE, ...
... and as mentioned by RPK in his post Friday prayers are NOT compulsory, said the Mufti, the process in an Islamic environment is not democratic and not questionable even by logic, reason, precedent or rules.
Thus one cannot, in Manglish (Malaysian English), 'simply play play' with our voting in the coming election and then believe we can still vote PAS out in a following election if we don't like its policies.
There may or may not well be any following election once the religious Majlis has been established, for it will be all powerful, absolute in its command, control and governing of national politics and indeed everything, and frighteningly unchallengeable. It is unlikely to put itself in a position of losing its power. Thus it will likely be that all election candidates may have to be approved by the Majlis.
The pythonic demon will by then have wrapped its sinister coils around you kau kau, where there will be no escape.
And Jawi in its draconian treatment of frail 81-year old Kassim Ahmad, even interrogating him until the wee hours of 4 a.m (as reported by Marina Mahathir in Malaysiakini's Marina Mahathir choked up over Kassim's case) gives you a very brief indication of what to expect from the mullahs if syariah laws were to be implemented.
|how dangerous is this old man?|
how much of compassionate Islam is practiced by our Malaysian religious organizations?
As if Kassim's arrest and detention was not cruel enough, the Syariah Court judge Umammuddin Yunus set a condition that bail must be posted by a resident of the Federal Territories. Why?
It makes life difficult for Kassim Ahmad as most of his friends are residents in Selangor ..... but wait ..... isn't Nurul Izzah the MP for Lembah Pantai in the FT? Surely she could have posted bail for the poor old man ... but alas, she was not there at the Syariah Court to do so.
Maybe she avoids such issues for reasons I had blogged in 3 sweeties, only 1 real Princess Reformasi, wakakaka.
|sorry Pak Kassim, she's busy practicing her guitar lessons & not available|
Anyway, we know Najib is silent because ..... well ..... he is Najib, and after all, most if not all of you have been condemning him for avoiding speaking out on a number of difficult issues, so I suppose we can expect his manmanlai, though most certainly should frown upon his unacceptable silence.
But what about 'God's Gift to the People', wakakaka, a description of Anwar Ibrahim by his adoring wife, Wan Azizah?
We know Anwar Ibrahim suffers from verbal diarrhea of the political kind, wakakaka, and thus is a favourite of the western press. His 'ability' wakakaka has been abundantly demonstrated in his recent hi-falutin comments about the Malaysian ATC radar system (based on what he knows as the DOM in the 1990's, wakakaka).
Why is he now so silent on Jawi's terrible treatment of a frail 81-year old man, noted as Malaysia's foremost intellectual?
Looks like it's left to only Marina Mahthir and the Sisters-in-Islam to speak out on this totally un-compassionate aspect of Islam, one which Allah swt certainly won't approve of.
Ah, bipartisan support - let's move on from Kassim Ahmad the Reviled to another member of the priestly caste (wakakaka), one who is a member of the Revered, our dear Raja Bomoh, Ibrahim Mat Zain, wakakaka.
Bipartisan support again, with
UPDATE: thanks to visitor Kassim Ali, I've been apprised of Malay Mail Online article Anwar: Use of witch doctors to locate MH370 made Malaysia look ‘stupid’ which I had missed. I apologize for unwarranted comments in this post against Anwar Ibrahim that he failed to comment on the silliness of the Raja Bomoh case.
|I see water water everywhere|
but not a drop to drink
Raja Bomoh's antics are good for a laugh locally but have been embarrassing to Malaysia internationally, especially when he's allowed to have his unrestricted ways, unlike poor but MOST DANGEROUS frail old Kassim Ahmad.
He has just performed a ritual in Pulau Sembilan, Perak a ritual to raise the bodies (presumably of the people in MH370) from the sea.
In this ritual he has been particularly offensive to the families of the missing people in MH370. But why is the über right wing mufti of Perak also silent?
Zan Azlee of TMI wrote:
Yeah, that Raja Bomoh guy (Ibrahim Mat Zin) who says he can see where the missing MH370 plane is at currently by using a method he claims is Islamic.
Acting out a scene involving coconuts, bamboo, a mat and incessant chanting of the word 'Allah', he and followers attracted a lot of attention at KLIA.
Rather than looking like anything spiritual, it was more like a scene out of acomedy movie. A P. Ramlee comedy movie "Laksamana Do Re Mi", to be exact.
First of all, I don't think I need to even begin to explain how what this Raja Lawak (oops ... slip of the tongue) is doing contradicts so much the teachings of Islam. [...]
Second, he is insulting all the family members and friends of the passengers of the ill-fated flight MH370 who are facing such a hard time right now trying to come to terms with what has happened.
So I call upon all the ultra-Malay political parties and NGOs to protest aggressively what the Raja Bomoh and his group are doing. Stand up for the Malays, as you so passionately claim to want to do.
And to the authorities, don't just sit quietly and ignore this. Haul them up for investigation and drag them to court for insulting the word "Allah".
|Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah|
Raja Bomoh could be authentic because it seems all the JA-organizations have been bomoh-ed into ball-less silence, just like Najib
and Anwar Ibrahim and Harussani.
What a contrast in treatment for the Reviled and the Revered!