This is Madness, a Blogger Jailed for “Ridiculing Islam”!September 24, 2008 at 2:36 am | Posted in agama, kebudayaan, sekedar | 20 Comments
Tags: blogger, catharsis, freedom, Indonesia, Malaysia, rant
In Malaysia, our neighboring country, Muslims forbid the Catholics from using the word “Allah” in their Bible and any other publication as if they, the Malaysian Muslims, had copyrighted the word in heaven. In Malaysia, whose citizens speak Malay like we do, nobody has the right to leave Islam, its official religion. In Malaysia, whose youngsters love Peter Pan, Dewa and Slank so much like many young Indonesians do, a blogger is jailed for ridiculing that “official religion”! If they are really Muslims, they should have read the passage in the Qur’an that says: “there is no compulsion in religion”!? I acknowledge that Indonesia and Malaysia share many things and I respect the latter like I respect all countries in this world. But I hope what happened to this guy Raja Petra only happened there, not here. As a liberal Muslim, I deplore the Malaysian government’s decision [not court’s as I mentioned earlier] to jail him for expressing his opinions about Islam, no matter how unpleasant and blasphemous his statements are to our ears. I believe that civil right is far holier than any organized religion in the world. It is the right of every man to become himself!
Individual Freedom is Holy!
*marah-marah dulu aja, mumpung di depan komputer*
Updated: OMG, this is all about politics! Poor you Islam, you are ridiculed in the West and now you are nothing but a ‘tool” for Machiavellian Muslims.
*udah agak tenang*