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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Alfian Sa’at: PAP leverages on ‘minority rights’ to canvass support for their own Malay presidential candidate

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With Mdm Halimah confirming her wish to run for President, I can’t help but be awestruck by the sheer perversity of co-opting progressive language (gender parity! minority representation!) for a deeply authoritarian agenda. It reminded me a little of the Bukit Batok by-election, and the candidacy of Murali Pillai, where PM Lee himself said, in reference to the residents, that

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Of Politics, Tudung And Drama. Can Singaporeans Rise Above Theatrics And Politicking?

Sometimes I wonder if our Malay Muslim MPs truly represent everyone or understand our concerns. Take for example the recent tudung debate between Mr Masagos and Mr Faisal. They seem to only care about arguing against each other and playing politics for the sake of it. Mr Masagos had a weak argument. He didn’t even address the tudung issue although

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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! Mufti Menk is not as ‘moderate’ as he makes himself out to be!

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The existence of violent Islamists has enabled many deeply reactionary Islamic preachers to claim the mantle of being “moderate” because they do not support jihadism. This means they can assert values that in any other context would be challenged by liberals and progressives as bigoted, this web intolerant, purchase hateful and reactionary. But cultural relativism allows them to claim to

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Aiseyman! Local Ustaz says that establishing a Caliphate is no longer a religious requirement!

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Responding to ISIS sympathiser Zulfikar Shariff calls for a Khilafah to be established in our region, Ustaz Mohamed Ali has clarified that it is no longer a religious requirement for Muslims to create an Islamic caliphate. “Zaman ini terdapat kuasa negara ‘nation state’ dan zaman telah berubah kepada bentuk sekular atau sistem pemerintahan yang lain. Umat Islam sebenarnya sesuai pada

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Aiseyman! ISIS sympathiser says that Singapore’s secular state needs to be replaced by an Islamic Caliphate!

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In the wake of the violent attacks on France carried out by ISIS, sympathiser of the terror group and conservative Muslim activist Zulfikar Shariff has come out to say that the only way to minimise the conflict between Islam and the West is for the Khilafah to be re-established immediately, replacing our ‘Western imposed’ secular state.   So his peaceful

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Aiseyman! Finally WP forms a committee to tackle racial discrimination in Singapore!

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Racial discrimination is very much well and alive in Singapore as the many anecdotal accounts can attest to. It not only pervades our society at a personal level but at an institutional level where state policies are formulated around racial quotas, unfounded security concerns and stereotypes. This undercurrent of simmering racism is further exacerbated by the state’s constant denial of

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Aiseyman! Malays also discriminate against other races!

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Who says that only the minority race suffers from discrimination and racism? Racism works both ways – even though we usually hear accounts of minorities at the receiving end of racism, it is true that they also discriminate against those who may be part of a racial majority. I remember when I was in school, I used to play soccer

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A former Muslim speaks out against Islamism

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If you had ask me this question, even five or eight years after the tragic events of 9/11, I would have said “It means nothing, there’s really no difference between being a Muslim and a Ex-Muslim” but lately, this isn’t the case anymore, being apathetic to current events especially those pertaining to Muslims and Islamic affairs is a luxury an

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