الأحد، يونيو 03، 2007

IGNORANCE; Thy Will be Done. In Malaysia as it is in Egypt

MALAYSIA: HIGH COURT HALTS WOMAN’S EFFORT TO LEGALLY CONVERT

Judges rule Lina Joy must seek Muslim tribunal’s approval to remove ‘Islam’ from ID.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Compass Direct News) – Malaysia’s highest court on Wednesday (May 30) handed down a decision that prevents Lina Joy, a Muslim convert to Christianity, from having her conversion legally recognized.


In a 2-1 majority decision, the Federal Court ruled that the National Registration Department (NRD) was right in requiring Joy to produce a declaration from the sharia (Islamic law) court stating that she is no longer a Muslim before it would remove the word “Islam” from her identity card.


The ruling comes after a seven-year legal battle to have Joy’s conversion officially recognized.


Her final legal option would be to ask for a review of the Federal Court decision. If she applies for review and it is accepted, then her case would be heard before an expanded panel of either five or seven judges.


Joy was quoted in the May 31 local daily The Star as saying through her lawyer, Benjamin Dawson, that she was disappointed with the court decision.


“The Federal Court has not only denied me that right but [denied it] to all Malaysians who value fundamental freedoms,” she said.


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Horraayyy for the justice and tolerance of Islam and the rule of Islam!!!!

5 Comments:

Blogger xavier said...

Bent:
Lina is supposedly out of the country and she's indicated that she's very seriously thinking of permanently leaving the country. My own view is that she'll eventually renounce her citizenship.
What bugs me is the chief justice,s patronizing remark that one doesn't change religions based on whim; yeah like Lina's was whimiscal.
In any case, I doubt that the country will celebrate its 60th anniversay.
More worrisme is that the non-Moslems will leave to live in peace

xavier

يونيو 04, 2007  
Blogger Bent El Neel said...

Hi Xavier
Yeah the judge's comments annoyed me too...though I wasn't surprised at all. You see ther are many countries that "pretend" to respect the rule of law and put up a show of a secular state and independant judges bla bla bla. But underneath it all, tribal and religious laws are what matter.

As for leaving the country....many ex-Muslims are forced to either live in secret or flee. The third option is torture or death...not many are strong enough to face that, nor would we expect it of them!

يونيو 05, 2007  
Blogger xavier said...

Bent:

Yeah but if Malaysia wants to develop and improve the citizens' lives, it can't make the non-Moslems be second class nor force people who longer want to be Moslem to stay. O well the Moslem Malays will have to deal with a toxin that they're ill prepared to deal with

xavier

يونيو 05, 2007  
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يونيو 07, 2007  
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يونيو 25, 2007  

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