Monday, October 14, 2013

Small-Minded Malaysian Court

Malaysian court rules non-Muslims cannot use "Allah". Click the link to read the BBC article. The phrase "retrograde step" used in the article is an understatement. Neanderthal, medieval, backward, uninspired, petty, oppressive, divisive, downright stupid and "who the fuck do you think you are?" among other expletives . . . come to mind. This ruling places Malaysia in a very negative light. What's the use of all the oil and gas proceeds from Petronas if the worldview of its citizens is straight out of the dark ages? For as long as this court ruling is effective, Malaysia's tourism slogan "Malaysia, Truly Asia!" should be banned--because its message of inclusiveness in its diversity would be an outright lie.

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