August 08, 2014
Because Stifling Free Speech Isn't 'Rude' Or 'Uncivilized' At All...
Malay Islamic leaders are calling for government to punish anyone who uses the internet or social media to insult or demean Islam:
In its weekly Friday sermon, Jakim alleged of numerous cases where social media and communications technology have been used to demean Islam, belittle Malay sensitivities and insult the Malay Rulers.
"The actions of these groups pushes the limits of Muslims' patience. With all sorts of insults before this, we no longer want any rude and uncivilised statements or actions by any party to pass without stiff action and maximum punishment under existing laws," read the sermon, posted on Jakim's website.
"Stiff and prompt action by the authorities is necessary so that this is not repeated and serves as a lesson to all to not play with fire and go overboard," it added.