Malaysia’s recent dust-up involving the theoretical non-implementation of hudud, or Shariah laws that govern apostasy, theft, consumption of alcohol, et cetera in this country has been nothing if not educational. Muslims, even the ‘moderate’ ones who are supposedly in abundance in this country, tell everyone that they as Muslims must support such a throwback, retrograde legal code, even though now is not (supposedly) the time to put such a despicable system into effect. Well, there’s always tomorrow. Now comes word that a local Christian Archbishop has gone on record to state that he’s more than happy with the promulgation of hudud laws, provided the Muslims mouth the necessary lies in advance. “Top Catholic bishop tells non-Muslims to support hudud in Kelantan”, Malaysian Chronicle, 24 Sept 2011:
Sep 23 – A top Catholic bishop has thrown his support for the implementation of the Islamic criminal laws stipulating deterrent punishment on serious crimes, or hudud, in Kelantan, provided non-Muslims were given “a cast-iron
guarantee that it will not be implemented on us”.
In comments on the issue sparked by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s challenge to Kelantan Menteri Besar Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz
Nik Mat, Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, said it was wise for non-Muslims not to oppose such laws among Muslims “if they so desire”.
“I say it’s time to allow Muslims in Kelantan, if they so desire, to implement shariah only for them and with that the hudud enactments
provided non-Muslims are exempt from its implementation,” online news portal Malaysiakini quoted Dr Paul, also the titular head of Catholics in the Melaka-Johor diocese, as saying.
This archbishop is, at best, incredibly naive, as anyone who does a couple of minutes’ worth of honest research on Shariah can readily attest to. Hudud, and by extension the rest of Shariah, are long proven to be never exclusively for Muslims, but for absolutely everyone, whether they like it or not. As Jihad Watch readers should know all too well, shariah has shown itself as a ruthless form of suffocating totalitarianism that spares no one and in particular victimizes non Muslims. The present-day paucity of Christians in their ancestral homelands of the Middle East should make unmistakably clear. Shariah equals persecution and institutionalized terror not just for the unfortunate non Muslims who fall under its jurisdiction, but for insufficiently pious Muslims as well.
So perhaps someone should inform the good archbishop that when infidels and useful idiots like himself schlep for Shariah, it’s like brushing one’s teeth with a loaded gun. It may not cause immediate harm, but in the medium to long term, it means certain extinction.