February 17, 2010

Oh, Those Zany Moderate Malaysians

Caning men and women for having sex out of wedlock. It's all the rage in "moderate" Muslim countries.

Malaysian authorities said Wednesday that officials caned four Muslim men and, for the first time, three Muslim women earlier this month on a conviction of having sex out of wedlock.

The move to cane the women under the country's Islamic Shariah laws has raised fresh concerns about the growing political and judicial influence of Islam in what traditionally has been one of the world's more moderate Muslim nations.

What's next for these Westernized moderate Muslim Malaysians, caning women for drinking a beer in a hotel? Oh, they did that already.

By Vinnie at 04:37 PM | Comments |