This story is a classic illustration of why anyone is concerned about Islam at all: not out of some random “bigotry” or “racism,” but because Islamic supremacists force non-Muslims to abide by Muslim laws and customs. And then there’s also that little matter of the violent jihad.
“Muslim group wants ban on open selling of pork in Penang,” by Looi Sue-Chern for the Malaysian Insider, January 24 (thanks to Bren):
Tensions went up a notch in Penang today when a Muslim non-governmental organisation demanded that local authorities ban the open selling of pork in the state.
Solidarity and Charity Organisation (Isco) claimed that the selling of pork openly was a disregard to Muslim sensitivity in the state.
Its president, Abdul Rahman Makhtun, said in a letter to Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) president Datuk Patahiyah Ismail today that the council should be more aware of Muslim sensitivity as the animal was haram in Islam.
“Isco is worried that pork sellers are getting braver in selling the meat around George Town in places like Lebuh Chulia, Jalan Kuantan, Jalan C.Y. Choy and other locations.
“We ask MPPP to take action against the insensitive pork sellers by stopping or making the open selling of pork illegal. We also call for action against illegal hawkers and businesses,” he said in the letter….