S’pore Berita Harian Under Fire Over Muslim Cleric’s Column That Suggests Spousal Abuse For Dealing With ‘Stubborn Wives’

One of Singapore’s mainstream newspapers has come under fire for running a column by a conservative Muslim cleric that advises men on how to deal with a stubborn wife by beating her. “How to deal with stubborn wives, ” the original column in the main Malay language paper, Berita Harian, by Ustaz Mohammad Zaid Isahak also recommended gentle reasoning  or

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Statement By Humanist Society (Singapore): Malaysian Atheists Should Be Celebrated As Part Of Diverse Richness Of Malaysian Society, Rather Than Sidelined

This is our official response to the backlash against the Atheist Republic in Malaysia. Please read and share. FREEDOM OF RELIGION INCLUDES FREEDOM FROM RELIGION It is alarming that one of Malaysia’s ministers, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, has called for Malaysian atheists to be “hunted down” vehemently by the Malaysian public. What sparked such

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Should Muslims be registered in Singapore?

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Muslims in Singapore are registered, many I spoke to are supportive of the registration act as it allows them to by pass certain aspects of civil law, such as marriage (ROMM recognizes polygamy), inheritance laws (Faraid; wherein the male relative is entitled 2:1 of the will), burial rites and other privileges. I say privileges because I had to pay $20

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Aiseyman! Malaysia to hold its very own Gay Pride Parade!

The incident of teachers from Crest Secondary School encouraging students to participate in religious activities has garnered considerable interest and concern from some in the Muslim community. In response, web they have sent a letter to MOE highlighting their concern that the secularity of our public educational institutions may have been compromised.   Dear Minister Ng, Attached is a screenshot

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Aiseyman! Our Mufti condemns terrorism but continues to oppress the Shia and LGBT Muslim minorities

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I find it interesting that our Mufti has come out to condemn the terror attacks in Saudi Arabia as having nothing to do with Islam and yet at the same time he has not once openly accepted the Shia community as fellow Muslims most of whom were the targeted victims of these senseless attacks. Wouldn’t accepting them into our fold

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Aiseyman! Son disowned by family for being gay reunites with parents after Orlando shooting scare

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A few days ago, I received a most unexpected phone call. The Orlando shooting was what really led to it, so in a way, Orlando affected me, personally. In short, it was my mother. We hadn’t spoken in the five years since she and Dad disowned me for being gay, and I was surprised that she had managed to track

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