U.S. senator (and former presidential candidate) John McCain as well as US senator (and former vice presidential candidate) Joe Lieberman are visiting Malaysia this week. It turns out that they have nothing but good things to say about Malaysia. From “Malaysia is a model Muslim country”, by Mergawati Zulfakar, The Star, 31 May 2012:
KUALA LUMPUR: Two influential American senators have praised [Malaysian Prime Minister] Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for his efforts in introducing reforms and making Malaysia a model
Muslim country that practised free enterprise, democracy and progress
Senator John McCain and Senator Joseph Lieberman, who are on a working visit to Malaysia, said they made this observation during their meetings with the Government, opposition members and civil society leaders.
“We are very pleased with our visit to Malaysia. We have been impressed with the economic, political and social development that have taken place,” McCain told a joint press conference with Lieberman here on
He also said the US looked forward to fair and free elections in Malaysia.
When McCain and Lieberman referred to Malaysia as being a model Muslim country, were the honorable senators referring to Malaysia’s steadfast support for Hamas and Iran, Malaysia’s sustained and systematic marginalization and oppression of non Muslim minorities, and its (not so hidden) agenda of Islamic supremacy?