Anak Jawa Johor said...(excerpt from Rocky's Bru):
Saudara Rocky, as i see it this Lina Joy episode has been hijacked by a small but noisy group of Islamophobes who wants to impose their version of religious freedom on the majority. I am not a Law expert mysely but from what i can gather from the Federal Court decision. It is not the end of the road for Lina Joy, she still has one more road to go and that is the Syariah Court to renounce Islam.
I am a Muslim and I do empathise with her predicament, BUT if only she had gone to the Syariah Courts 17 years ago and go thru the due process of syariah law, I am inclined to believe that she would be a Christian in spirit and in proper documents already by now. I have faith in Syariah Law, remember the case of the Malay lady Nyonya Tahir in Melaka she died as a Buddhist I believed and the Syariah court after due process and representations by her siblings who are non Muslims, declared that she did died a non-muslim.
Let us Malaysians cherish and value what we have in Malaysia. Open up our eyes a little bit and if you travel the length of Malaysia you will find many examples of religion being practised harmoniously among each other, huge statue of the sitting Buddha in Kota Bahru and not far away a mosque, Cathedrals from Penang to JB to Sabah. The huge statue of Lord Murugan in Batu Caves. Hey, we even have holidays celebrating the major religions of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. On certain days of the year like Thaipusam and Wesak we are even allowed to make public procession celebrating our respective religions. So my dear friends out there is that not religious freedom being practised in Malaysia?