Sharia mandates that Muslims enjoy special rights that non-Muslims do not have. So those non-Muslims who oppose the Oklahoma Sharia ban should study the Sultan of Perak’s words carefully. “Perak Sultan Regrets Malays Questioning Special Status,” from Bernama, December 7 (thanks to Twostellas):
KUALA KANGSAR, Dec 7 (Bernama) — The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah said that questioning the status of Islam and the special rights of the Malays in this country were actions that disregarded history and were in conflict with the Federal Constitution.
The Sultan said if the Malays themselves questioned these, they had actually insulted and were traitors to their own race.
“The legacy of the Malay Rulers was part of the agreement that formed the basis for formulating the constitution after independence. The Malay Rulers who sit on their thrones today are not just inheriting the power to rule but also the responsibilities towards Islam and the Malay race, ensuring that the legacy continues.”…
“It would be most unfortunate for the race and religion if real history is erased and the facts altered.
You can say that again, Sultan!
“If this is allowed to go on, it would be pointless to regret if one day the Malays find themselves marginalised and Islam relegated to the periphery.”
The Sultan said the Malay Muslims should learn from the fall of the Islamic empire; the defeat of the Muslim army in several wars due to disunity among the Muslims themselves.
“Be aware that the special rights of the Malay Muslims in this country were the result of strategic thinking to ensure continued protection for them and these rights are guaranteed by statutes, and that Islamic activities could flourish and receive state funding.”…