“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”
- George Gordon Byron (Lord Byron)
COMMENT | The Islamic state project in Malaysia is a collective effort. What’s the point of voting for a supposedly progressive coalition if the end result is the creation of an Islamic state not by the political ascension of a religio-fascist coalition (Perikatan Nasional) but by this Madani government who are terrified of spooking the Malays?
I refer to this dilemma as the Abdul Hadi Awang doctrine.
The Allah controversy, the Swatch raid and the formation of a special panel within the religious bureaucracy to handle LGBT issues in the Muslim community are foundational ideas of repression, censorship and demonisation that would be fascist regimes the world over use to control various diverse polities....