Repeal Article 11 Clause 4?

Is that what YB Khairy is trying to tell us in his recent Christmas message? This is, of course, the clause in the Federal Constitution that goes:

(4) State law and in respect of the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, federal law may control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among persons professing the religion of Islam.

In his message, Khairy recounts how, despite attending a Catholic school and being present at the daily prayer rituals, he came out with his Islamic faith unshaken. Bear in mind that this Catholic school is in Japan where no laws to restrict propagation of religions exist. Now ask yourself: Why would Khairy tell this story? Surely, the only plausible explanation is that his intention was to imply that measures to protect one’s faith, such as Article 11 clause 4, are not necessary.

Does Khairy think that everyone is as strong in their faith as he is? To be in receipt of all manner of Christian charity and not be tempted? To hang out in nightclubs with all kinds of alcohol laid out in front of him and not drink?

Khairy concludes with “have faith in your own faith. If your belief is strong, no one can make you lose your religion.”

Sure, but it is not my faith that I worry about. What of those whose belief is not so strong? Those whose parents have not instilled in them as strong a foundation in Islam as Khairy says his own had in him. Is he saying that if they were in danger of losing their religion, then the rest of us should just turn a blind eye? Do they deserve the eternal damnation and hellfire that the Quran says surely awaits them? He does believe in what the Quran tells him, doesn’t he?

“On the day when (some) faces shall turn white and (some) faces shall turn black; then as to those whose faces turn black: Did you disbelieve after your believing? Taste therefore the chastisement because you disbelieved.”, Ali Imran verse 106

If he sees someone on the road to self destruction with drugs or gambling, would he not try to prevent it? Or would he just shrug and say “It’s none of my business” as it seems he would in the case of apostasy? Isn’t to enjoin good and forbid evil a duty that Allah places on every Muslim?

“And (as for) the believing men and the believing women, they are guardians of each other; they enjoin good and forbid evil and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, and obey Allah and His Messenger; (as for) these, Allah will show mercy to them; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.”, At-Taubah verse 71

Or does Khairy see apostasy as not a serious enough evil for Muslims to protect fellow Muslims against?

At a time when thousands of Muslims in places like Africa and Indonesia are converting to Christianity every day, the fact that almost all Malays in Malaysia remain Muslims is no reason for us to be complacent. Does Khairy think that Malays are somehow superior Muslims, whose faith is unshakeable, immune to the fate befalling their brethren elsewhere? If he does, then he is an idiot. What is really stopping Christianity from gaining a foothold amongst the Malays are the very measures that liberals like Khairy rail against as being unjust to the non Muslims.

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2 Responses to “Repeal Article 11 Clause 4?”

  1. IDRIS MD ISA Says:

    Let’s call them with the proper label…liberal is a benign word. At times it even sounds noble. In Islam, there are four types of people who outwardly, are Muslims, i.e. mukmin, zalim, fasiq and munafiq Liberals are mostly fasiq & munafiq. KJ is either a fasiq or munafiq. Time will tell.
    When the “Allah” controversy erupted, unfortunately, many Muslims, and many from the so-called experts circle, consciously refused and unconsciously failed to see the issue from the proselytization perspective. Some even tried very hard to be the champions and saviours of the “oppressed and bashed” Christians, notably PAS’s Mujahid Yusof and Khalid Samad.
    The evangelists, on the other hand, indulge in extreme distortion and exaggeration…thanks for the above Oik. I will add more later, i.A

  2. IDRIS MD ISA Says:

    I left out one category of Muslims above. They are neither mukmin, nor zalim, fasiq or munafiq. They are simply muslims because true faith has not seeped into their hearts completely. They will probably be the ahlul a’raf [members of the high wall separating heaven and hell] in the hereafter. Members of the high wall have “balanced accounts”.
    Now, back to the “Allah” issue, the so-called legal and constitutional experts, notably the 2 dumb smart professors Aziz Bari & Shad Faruqi [pardon my language Oik. I know you are a cultured man which I’m not very] saw the issue wrongly and from the wrong perspective, ostensibly from the legal point. It’s been in vogue for quite a long while already where the so-called intellectual Muslims loved to be seen as modern and progressive by going against the true tenets of Islam not favoured the anti-Islam elements. Aziz Bari & Shad Faruqi are 2 of them, Others are mosquito legal experts, elevated to the highest pedestal by those pro-evangelist, anti-Islam news portals led by Malaysiakini, TMI, FMT, Malaysia Chronicle, the Malay Mail Online & of course, The Star, for being their strong backers.
    We have to probe into the root of the Allah issue i.e. the evangelists wanted to use the Holy Name as a Malay translation of the word “God” which It is not. Therefore, there’s nothing legal about it. It’s a linguistic issue.Of course, from there, it can relate to other issues which are secondary. But even after being told a trillion times that Allah is not a Malay word, they refused to budge from their stand, and Instead, being master of distortion, those kurang ajar and cry baby Christians have been telling the whole world they have been denied the right to practice their religion! I wish I could cut off their tongues and fingers so that the can neither speak nor write. But, after having failed to counter the Muslims’ arguments, they are now fighting for pride, which is more dangerous than fighting for rights. People can forego rights without fight but many are willing to die for pride!
    I wish I have the luxury of time to answer both Aziz Bari & Shad Faruqi. Btw, PAS leaders, being deaf dumb & blind, knowing his preponderance of thought, appointed Aziz Bari into its shariah technical committee.
    I have long been searching for an answer….what drives the Christians to such arrogance and obstinacy? When they are very small in number? A full backing from the Vatican which has an embassy here? Why the need for a Vatican embassy here when the Catholics make up less than 10% of the country’s population? Why did the brainless Najib allow it? Was he coerced or bribed? The Vatican ambassador has shown himself to be quite a nuisance and menace since the early days of his arrival here. The Vatican embassy needs to be closed! Or is Najib himself the cause?

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