I wrote in a recent column that the tsunami was likely to make Muslims in the afflicted areas think that it had come because they weren’t Islamic enough, and thus lead to greater fervor and in due course to more jihad. Here is confirmation of this from Malaysia. “Seeing red over JAWI raid…,” from the Malay Mail Online, with thanks to Nicolei:
POUNCED upon, abused and rounded up like juvenile delinquents, several Muslim youths have filed a complaint against officers of Pusat Agama Islam for the high-handed manner in which they were treated following a raid at a club in Kuala Lumpur recently….
“Most of the time they just ogled us,” said the female celebrity who, together with another friend, was wearing a tank top and jeans. “My friend shielded her chest with her handbag but was asked to lower it so that the “˜jury’ could have a good look. She felt so humiliated as one of the officers commented on her nipples, suggesting that perhaps she might be feeling cold.” Those deemed to be wearing sexy clothes had their pictures taken. A 22-year-old student who had metal piercings on her chin and belly button was asked by a JAWI officer if she also pierced her private parts. “The man remarked that it was because of people like her that God punished the world with the tsunami,” the celebrity said. The women were only allowed out after some parents turned up and gave written guarantees that those charged would attend a court hearing at the Federal Territory Syariah Court in April.