From the ‘Being Islamic means never having to say you’re sorry” department:
After the Malaysian lifestyle slash religious police raided a Christian church during a ‘multi-racial’ dinner there — a raid based on the flimsiest of pretexts — the (Muslim) authorities are not backing down one inch. From ‘Hasan Ali backs JAIS raid on church’, The Star, 4 August 2011:
PETALING JAYA: Selangor state exco member Datuk Hasan Ali of PAS has defended Wednesday night’s raid by the State Religious Department (JAIS) [religious police] on the Damansara Utama Methodist Church.
“We found evidence of proselytisation towards Muslims,” he said in a statement Thursday.
“We carried out the raid after receiving information that there were Muslims who attended a breaking-of-fast event at the church.
“In the early part of the event, a person was quoted saying the words ‘Quran’ and ‘pray’ in the speech,” he added.
It was reported earlier Thursday that JAIS officials, accompanied by police, had raided the church during a thanksgiving dinner being held at its rented premises over suspicion that Muslims were present.
The raid did have a positive side, at least as far as Islam (not the Muslims involved) is concerned. Twelve Muslims who attended the dinner have been ordered to appear at the religious police HQ for what is termed as ‘further investigation’. No doubt these wayward Muslims will become much more pious after their sentences have been handed down by the shariah court and duly carried out.
In accordance with the wishes of Allah, all Muslims are perpetual minors. It is the job of the fascistic system that their ideology mandates to keep it so.
The dhimmis, of course, are less than amused. From “Raided church wants action against Jais for trespass, harassment”, Debra Chong for The Malaysian Insider, 4 August:
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 “” The Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) has called on all Malaysians to lend support and object to what it called the authorities” breach of their constitutional right to assemble freely, after it was raided by Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) officials and the police last night.
In a statement today, DUMC”s senior pastor Daniel Ho related how a group of 20 to 30 of Selangor’s religious police had entered its rented premises at the Dream Centre in Petaling Jaya late last night without a warrant and intimidated invited guests, including Muslims, at its private dinner celebration.
They have subjected all guests at the Thanksgiving Dinner to undue harassment,” he said, noting that not all the enforcement group were in uniform and had failed to produce a copy of the complaint when asked for
the reason for the raid.
Ho stressed that the dinner was non-religious in nature but held to celebrate the work of non-profit organisation Harapan Komuniti in helping women, children, HIV/AIDS sufferers and victims of natural disasters.
“We call on all Malaysians not to condone this breach of freedom of assembly and association as provided by provided Article 10 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, but to live in mutual trust and love, to promote peace, harmony and unity in the true spirit of 1 Malaysia,” he said.
Pastor Ho, you think the constitution that you revere contravenes the laws of Allah as (supposedly) codified in Shariah? You think ‘1Malaysia’ means equality of infidel and Muslim? Think again.