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Featured Six Muslim men sentenced to jail, fine for going to waterfall instead of Friday prayers

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Dec 2, 2019 at 2:50 AM.

  1. danieldemol

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    Under its constitution, Malaysia has a dual legal system, both a general, secular legal system (modelled on that of the former British colonial power) and Sharia law. The latter is applicable only to muslims and is restricted in its powers. It seems it is this that these men have fallen foul of.

    More here: Law of Malaysia - Wikipedia

    What is perhaps alarming is that this may be a sign of more puritanical enforcement of rules that apparently were not applied strictly in the past.
     
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  3. LuisDantas

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    So much for Surah 2:256.
     
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    I've been watching the Muslims... I see them everyday, hanging out with each other, sometimes groups of 5 to 10 guys... Never any women around them, and then I see them kissing each others cheeks in the parking garage.

    ...Weirdos.
     
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    Well, that's an inspirational and instructional story. Guess I won't be converting to Islam and moving to Malaysia anytime soon. :eek:
     
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    The French do that too, you know. It's cultural. I had to get used to male relatives of my wife's family greeting me with a kiss on the cheek. I don't mind it now.

    In the US, I was disconcerted to find out it is not standard to greet women you know with a kiss on the cheek, as it is in Europe (one in the UK, two in France, and three in the Netherlands). Instead there seems to be a horrible, sexless hug.

    Weirdos. :D
     
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  7. Terry Sampson

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    Ahhh yes. Bet you're referring to the "Arse-out" hug.

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  8. ChristineM

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    So you have never hung out with your male friends?

    Nothing wrong with cheek kissing of a friend or family nember in greeting. It is America that is weird for not embracing this gesture of friendship.
     
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  9. ChristineM

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    Faire la bise in france it depends on the area. I assume the local custom varies in every country the practice is practiced ;-)

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    Thanks for the further layer of subtlety. I aways open the batting in France with two. But if there is a move for a third I accept with alacrity:D. French women usually smell nice, too. Can't say I've ever come across the four kiss regime, though.
     
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    Our friend is evidently forgetting his own faith includes a - highly stylised - form of kiss between men. I remember being taught the liturgical kiss of peace as an altar server. This was done by grasping the upper arms of the other person near the shoulder and moving towards them so that the chin passes over the other person's shoulder, without any contact between the heads at all.

    But then again, there really ARE good reasons to think at least some Catholic priests weirdos! :confused:
     
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    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    Yep, theocracies do some crazy stuff. Be sure to remember this the next time some Christian starts talking about making secular legislation conform to religious morality.
     
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    I hope they learn their lesson and adjust their attitudes accordingly.
     
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    Ive never come across the one kiss.

    We have a friend from La Rochelle so four is an occasional treat

    We live close to a 2/3 border so need to be aware of who we are kissing ;-)
     
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    Revoltistan is looking better & better.
     
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    :eek: Now I'm scared.
     
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    The article indicates that this seemed to be part of a sting operation:

    You know, this might be an interesting idea for a cop show on TV. It might add some flavor to a genre which has gotten cliche and stale over the decades. A TV show called "The Terengganu Islamic Religious Affairs Department" or "TIRADe," for short.

    Don't blaspheme, I said, like those with no head - no, no, don't do it
    Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time - don't do it
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    Unbelievers can stuff it!

    Don't do it, don't do it
     
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    Must be the all that toilet water.
     
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