Hudud is the start of Malaysia’s slippery slope to Hell

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You are wrong to think that hudud will not affect the non-Malays. Historical and cultural treasures, like the Bamiyan statues in Afghanistan and the ancient Sufi shrines in Timbuktu, Mali were destroyed because they were perceived as idols.

Back in Malaysia, in 2014, retired judge, Mohd Noor Abdullah criticised the statues outside Batu Caves and the Buddhist temples in Penang. What’s his gripe?

The women of Afghanistan have to fight for the right to an education. Saudi women are banned from driving.

The women and children of these countries are frequently abused. The Muslim countries with hudud are not free of rape, incest, adultery or corruption. Malay women had better think hard about their future.

Do you know of any strict Muslim countries where the people are not oppressed or are not trying to escape to the west and claim asylum?

Syariah laws are discriminatory

Divorced Malay woman confide that syariah laws are discriminatory. Many of them fought expensive and time-consuming battles to get what is rightfully theirs, but most gave up halfway.

First wives complain that their husbands marry again, without first obtaining their permission. Men look for loopholes in syariah laws whilst women claim that the laws are poorly enforced. A fine of a thousand ringgits for the men, is not a deterrent.

The Malaysian judiciary was compromised in the 1980s and today, most cases are “won” by the highest bidder. We don’t have faith in the civil law.

So, why should we trust the syariah law, where the more powerful voices invoke the name of God to force others into submission?

There have been several miscarriages of justice, so it would be wrong to consider hudud. Once a limb is gone, it cannot be regrown.

No one need envy the Malays

The Malay are the most oppressed, most despised and the most restricted race in Malaysia.

The Malay emerges from his mother’s womb, a Muslim, whether he likes it or not.

If he tries to speak a language other than Malay, he will be told that he is unpatriotic. He dare not voice his thoughts, for fear of being accused of blasphemy. He will not eat in a non-Malay restaurant or visit a non-Malay house for fear that he will consume something haram.

Malays are refused entry to a Church if they want to pay their respects to a Christian friend who has died.

Malay men may have his eyes and heart, set on a non-Malay girl, but they are forewarned that they are courting trouble. Malay girls cannot be alone with their boyfriends, lest they be accused of “khalwat”. Malays can’t visit a friend’s house for Christmas, Chinese New Year or Deepavali because some mullah has deemed it un-islamic.

If the Malay woman is single, she would be well advised to make a will, in case she dies before her parents, as it is alleged that the state religious body has more rights over her estate, than her parents. Perhaps, someone could clarify this very disturbing point.

Most sane and civilised people do things without suffering consequences, unlike the Malays. Their religious indoctrination is reinforced at Friday prayers, where they are forced to listen to political, rather than community based sermons.

Protecting Islam and theMalays

Umno-Baru keeps harping on about being the only party which can protect the Malays. Protect them from what?

Umno-Baru politicians say this because they are anxious about Malays rejecting Umno-Baru and joining PAS, thus diluting the Malay vote.

It is all about votes. Votes mean power (to dictate terms), control (of businesses), money (to siphon-off).

PAS is playing a dangerous game, when promoting the implementation of hudud. Malays who disagree with hudud, will rush into the arms of Umno-Baru. Both the Malays and non-Malays must oppose hudud.

Hudud will signal the end of Malaysia as we know it.

We cannot tackle large scale, open corruption, cheating and murder. Our judiciary is compromised. And yet some of us want hudud for crimes covering theft, fornication, adultery and alcohol consumption.

Are we to end up like Iran or Afghanistan, with public hangings or stoning in which people are seen lusting for more blood and violence? Countries with hudud have not stopped rapes or adultery. Let’s go to the nation and have a referendum on hudud.

Let’s have a proper debate, covering all the major stakeholders, like bankers, investors, human rights NGOs, educationists; and then let the people decide.

Yes. Hudud is a slippery slope to hell. On earth.

 

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  • Chachacheah says:

    Yes. “Hudud is the start of Malaysia’s road to hell.” Can’t disagree, can I?

  • Leanne K says:

    Mariam, i hope your article is reaching out to the Malays .

  • tiuniamah says:

    Yet this Kulit terbal race is adopting bersanding—A HINDU Ceremony in their wedding…munaFxxK..? Hypocrite..?….lol

  • Not so malay says:

    Malays don’t understand English

  • Lincoln Tan says:

    A great reminder by this muslim writer,Mariam and I am sure the majority of Malaysians will agree to her sound and rationale views……this is the first time she has voiced her concern for the nation.

    The ball is now in your court especially the Malays,in fact the others should also be proactive. Cheers

  • Alfred Chin says:

    I am glad I am a Christian, and my Lord Jesus Christ teaches us that the two greatest commandments are (1h to love God with all our heart, mind and soul, and (2) to love others as our ownselves. We are all born with sinful hearts, and are separated from a holy God because of our sins. The penalty of sin is death and hell. God created Baby Jesus Inthe womb of the virgin Mary. Because Jesus does not have a human father, he is then the Son of God and the spirit of God dwell in him. He was pure and without sin. He became the sacrifice for our sins. Jesus was crucified on the cross, and shed his pure blood tocleanse us from our sins. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (God) except through Me.” When we believe and declare that Jesus is our Saviour and Son of God, we gain the power to be the children of God, and have eternal life in heaven. We are saved from hell. The God I believe in is a God of Love, Grace and Mercy. God loves us, but he also gave us the freedom to choose to love him or reject him. I pray that those who do not yet know him will find him when they search for him with all their heart. God bless!

    • mucking fuddled says:

      do you love hearing yourself preach? well… go do it in your own congregation and leave the rest of us in peace….
      “the penalty of sin is death and hell”? what kind of a threat is this…is it from you or Him? it can’t be from Him cos you just said he loooves us….why oh why do you commit yourself to such miserable existence…go out and enjoy life…sow some oats….break some hearts..

  • Tunku Kamik Ikram says:

    Thank you Mariam. I agree that there should be a referandum on wether or not to adopt hudud law…with the voters identity kept secret and confidential.

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