Understanding the strategies adopted by Muslim extremists

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I am speaking in the context of religious politics in the Malay Muslim community in this region. Reform-minded Muslims (hereby termed as ‘liberals’ in popular understanding; not in specific political discourse located elsewhere, particularly in the Western hemisphere) has been at the forefront of confronting and challenging religious extremists. Over the last decade or so, a certain strategy can be

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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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Aiseyman! Muslimahs at Pink Dot are the epitome of religious acceptance and tolerance!

  Three cheers for the 2 Muslimahs who were all dressed up in pretty pink to attend Pink Dot 2017! They have successfully shoved it in the faces of the wear white movement! Who says Muslims have to be condemned for being part of the LGBT community? Who says Muslims cannot stand in solidarity with their LGBT friends? Not these

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Aiseyman! Did 2 Muslim MPs just try to play up religious politics in parliament?

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In a sneaky move by MPs Zainal Sapari and Faisal Manap, the issue of whether religious bodies should be given more authority to pass judgement over penal trangressions was suddenly thrown out to Parliament yesterday. Speaking up on the controversial issue of the imam at Masjid Jamae who had allegedly spoken ill of believers of the Jewish and Christian faiths,

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Aiseyman! What is Jufrie Mahmood’s issue with our poet Mufti?

Yesterday, some local website that has been known for its incendiary shit-stirring r&r rhetoric, posted an article in support of opposition politician Jufrie Mahmood criticism of Mufti Fatris Bakaram. Apparently, his gripe was that the Mufti is weak because he “indulges in poetry writing instead of standing up for the truth and seeking solace and hikmah from Almightly Allah”. In

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Alfian Sa’at: Issue of minority-race President reflects the flaws in our ‘meritocratic’ sytem

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Some critiques of a system that would mandate the election of a minority-race President mention that the process will ‘undermine the principle of meritocracy’. The assumption is that in a truly meritocratic system, everyone, regardless of race, will have a fair shot at running for President under the present scheme. One of the criteria laid out for the Elected President

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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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