“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” said Barack Obama. And so this story is a glimpse into America’s future. “For INSULTING ISLAM, pageant contestants may be next in line to be charged,” from Bernama, July 25:
PEKAN – The four Muslim women who disputed the National Fatwa Council decision banning Muslim women from participating in beauty pageants can be charged in the Syariah Court.
Deputy president of Pahang Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Muip) Datuk Seri Wan Abdul Wahid Wan Hassan said they could be charged under Sharia law if they participated in the beauty pageant.
“This is because a fatwa that has been gazetted become Sharia law and offenders can be charged under Section 165 of the Sharia Criminal Procedure Code Enactment for insulting Islam,” he told reporters after presenting aid to State Secondary Religious School students here today.
Sarah Amelia Bernard, 20, Wafa de Korte, 19, Miera Sheikh, 19, and Kathrina Ridzuan, 23, not only disputed the ban but were adamant to join the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant although their names were dropped by the organiser.