There’s never a moment’s rest when you have to guard the prophet’s honor and fight vice.
“Malaysian band detained after singer’s top reveals bare skin,” by Ian MacKinnon for the Guardian:
Religious police in Malaysia have detained a Muslim singer and her band, accusing her of baring too much flesh during a recent performance at a nightclub.
Siti Noor Idayu Abd Moin’s sleeveless white top exposed a triangle of skin on her back, prompting officials to charge her with “revealing her body” and “promoting vice”.
Can you imagine turning these cops loose in Vegas?
The artist, who plans to contest the allegations, was released on Â£145 bail and ordered to appear before the Sharia court in the northern town of Ipoh early next month. But Noor Idayu, 24, was bemused by the charge that her top was too skimpy and said it was a style she would feel comfortable wearing in public during the day.
The artist, wearing the white top and long trousers, was detained in the early hours of Wednesday as her band finished its set at Ipoh’s Sunway City club. Officers from Perak state’s religious department took band members to their offices and held the singer overnight. Noor Idayu said one officer took many pictures of her in the top. She was also accused of drinking alcohol but took a breathalyser test twice and passed each time. She said she felt insulted by the officers’ insinuations.
Promoting vice and alcohol charges. The Sharia court will soon be in session. Watch your head.
Meanwhile, in Azerbaijan, journalists were sentenced for “offending Islamic sanctities.” They got off easy with only a few years in jail. “Baku based daily: Officials jailed for offending Islam,” from IRNA:
Baku Appeals Court here Friday approved on the Preliminary Civil Court verdict against officials of Azerbaijan Republic’s San’at Qezti for offending Islamic sanctities.
According to Baku media sources, the Appeals Court has rejected the appeals request filed by Rafik Taqi, the writer of the blasphemous article, and the Editor in Chief of the said biweekly, Sedaqat Uqli, both of whom have been sentenced to three- and four-year prison terms respectively.
The appeals court of the two was held in absentia of the culprits and in the presence of a jury.
The West inclined low circulated San’at Qezty that is published once every two weeks published an insulting article against Islamic sanctities, including Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) last fall, that raised the outrage and the Azeri pious individuals, intellectuals, and various political, social and cultural circles in Azerbaijan Republic ever since then.
Apparently the Azeri court is moderate: the journalists’ heads will remain attached.
Crossposted from The American Israeli Patriot.