Sunday, July 22, 2012

Malaysa: LGBT are enemies of Islam

Wait, isn't modern, moderate Malaysia a beacon of tolerance and multicultural inclusion, the perfect example of a secular Islamic country that can compete on the modern stage in all aspects of human development and rights?  Or am I wrong?

From The Malaysian Insider July 19 by Hafidz Baharom 

Najib: LGBTs, liberalism, pluralism are enemies of Islam
Down with Liberace, Barry Manilow and Elton John!

SERDANG, July 19 ― The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community along with liberalism and pluralism were today branded as enemies of Islam by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in front of a crowd of over 11,000 imams and mosque committee members from across the nation.

“LGBTs, pluralism, liberalism ― all these ‘isms’ are against Islam and it is compulsory for us to fight these,” he said.

Najib also said the government supports human rights, but within the boundaries of Islam.

We do support human rights, but we must do so within the boundaries set by Islam,” he said.

Human rights within Islam must also include stoning to death for being raped, second class status for non-Muslims, upholding honor killings as justified, marrying and having sex with 9 year old girls, persecution of Christians and Jews per the Qur'an, expansion of Islam through forced conversions and the suppression of speech which critiques or questions Islamic theology or Muhammad.

The prime minister also told Muslims to avoid discord which could threaten those who safeguard Islamic principles.

“If the nation falls into a state of chaos, who will safeguard these people?” he asked.

The event, organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, started off with the Minister in Prime Minister’s Office Maj-Gen (R) Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom saying that imams must defend the government against these threats.

“There are so many attacks on our religion. LGBTs, pluralism, liberalism, Seksualiti Merdeka. We must stand strong and defend the government,” he said.

Attendees were also given a book which was written by Najib himself, entitled “Agenda Islam Dalam Transformasi Negara”.

Yesterday, Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also said that he did not support the rights of LGBTs and advocates the sanctity of marriage being that between a man and a woman.

Liberalism is the belief in total liberty and equality of an individual, while many conservative Muslims are opposed to religious pluralism because of fears it could lead to other religions being put on the same standing as Islam.

As Islam is the last revealed, and perfect religion for mankind the elevation of any other belief system to that of Islam is a supreme insult.  True Islamic countries would be violating the Qur'an and the hadiths of Muhammad if they did not follow the doctrinal requirements to make Islam above all others.

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