Malaysia Truly Arabia – Doubly Discriminatory?
No particular place to go.
So maybe take my paper-back and finish it over a coffee somewhere nearby.
I had been thinking I should have a look at Malaysian news.
It’s a sad sort of place, where even God Almighty’s Name is the subject of bigoted Islamist authoritarianism.
Then sure enough, up pops a story in the Jakarta Post, illustrating to perfection the sectarian slither which that once-civilised country has been on, for quite a few years.
Come to Kelantan if you want to take on more wives, Muslim men told
Muslim men who plan to take on more wives can now head to the north-eastern state of Kelantan instead of southern Thailand… http://www.thejakartapost.com/seasia/2017/02/03/come-to-kelantan-if-you-want-to-take-on-more-wives-muslim-men-told.html ,
A -Against all the ( no doubt numerous) non-Muslim horny hounds who’d like to have their enthusiasm for multiple bed-mates approved by the authorities.
State Family Development, Welfare and the People’s Wellbeing committee chairman Mumtaz Md Nawi’s words indicate that this intended boon is ONLY available to her co-religionists.
“This is to encourage the birth of more Muslim children…We will give them comprehensive information and counselling to guarantee that the children from these marriages will turn out to be good Muslims.
Can’t get much more blatantly sectarian than that.
Christians of course are not meant to be polygamous. Don’t know about Buddhists and Hindus. But agnostics, or atheists, who fancy an extra wife or two? They won’t stand a chance.
Mind you, I don’t fancy their chances if such unbelievers do stray into Mumtaz’s Kelantan, which is infamously intolerant!
But if that’s A, how about B?
Arguably, what’s even worse is Mumtaz’s failure to offer the same opportunities for sexual gluttons of her own sex (sorry, ‘gender’ – trendy lefties will be upset if we employ the word that normal folk prefer!)
In any fair-play society, surely, it’s incumbent on the law to afford the same rights to women as to men.
If the latter can have a variety of carnal delights waiting for them after a hard day’s work, then it goes without saying that women too should be allowed up to four blokes to jump into bed with, once the household chores are done….oops, sexism again!
( Here too in Indonesia, polygamy exists, although the Muslims I know undoubtedly share my view that one wife at a time is enough – or sometimes more than enough!
One notable practitioner, apparently, is the former Islamist PKS party leader, Anis Matta, perhaps more notable for his post-9/11 ode praising mass-murderer Osama Bin Laden.
But while legal in certain circumstances, polygamy tends not be looked on as acceptable behaviour. For more details on the Indonesian situation, here’s another couple of links –
Mumtaz of course would vigorously deny that this discriminatory scheme panders to horny hounds.
“It is not for men to take advantage of the policy by taking more wives simply to appease their lust.”
So why else would men take advantage of the policy?
Does Mumtaz really believe that they’ll be motivated merely to pursue her stated goal – to encourage the birth of more Muslim children?
To my consternation, I have to wonder if she’s right.