What is Isma-like hate mongering? - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Monday, May 27, 2019
Even the great Mamakthir referred to Non Muslims as Kaffirs and Jews as hook nosed, is that NOT hate speech, so what are you guys talking about? Double standards are the norm in Malaysia, some people are more equal than others. We must tolerate their intolerance without criticizing them, if you do that would become hate speech. Right? You think that will happen ?
Knowing Malaysia there will be abuse and one sided application, selective enforcement will happen. People with legitimate grievances will be the victims. Hate speech laws will come back to bite you, the current laws are enough to control speech. The laws available are enforced selectively. If someone says, "only Christians will go to heaven", will that be described as hate speech?
Denigrating Jews and Christians 17 times a day during the course of their worship, will it fall under hate speech. Pointing out that Zakar Naik spews hate against others, will that fall under hate speech? One can conjure up many more examples. What most of us are afraid of is we would turn out like Pakistan, lynchings will be the norm when you make hate speech laws. When you say that Malaysia practices Apartheid, its that hate speech?
Malaysiakini : “Beyond all the other reasons not to do it, free speech assaults always backfire: they transform bigots into martyrs.” - Glenn Greenwald
COMMENT | In 2013, the current Isma president, Aminuddin Yahaya (photo, above), who was then its deputy president, accused, among others, Malaysiakini chief operating office Premesh Chandran of being behind the nefarious Comango initiative to destabilise Islam in this country.
said: “The recommendations were an affront to religious sanctity and
the sovereignty of the Federal Constitution for insisting on religious
freedom, LGBT rights, the right of a Muslim to be an apostate and the
removal of Malay privileges.” The Isma president now has a column in the Bahasa Malaysia section of Malaysiakini. His
latest article argues why Pakatan Harapan will win in PRU 15. He posits
three reasons. The first is that the Umno leadership is in disarray and
the Malay polity does not have much trust in them.