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“Moderate” Malaysia: Six Muslims get jail, fine for going to picnic at waterfall instead of Friday prayers

“Moderate” Malaysia: Six Muslims get jail, fine for going to picnic at waterfall instead of Friday prayers

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
08/12/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

As with so many applications of Islamic law, we see here again that it is an empire of fear, with virtue enforced by draconian punishments that make people too afraid to step out of line. Behind the Islamic moral critique of the West is not genuine virtue, but people cringing in fear of getting arrested, or even of being lashed, getting their hands amputated, getting stoned to death, etc.

“Six Muslim men sentenced to jail, fine for going to waterfall instead of Friday prayers,” by Debra Chong, , December 1, 2019 (thanks to ):