Friday, July 20, 2007
This is Secular Malaysia
This Lat cartoon is extracted from Berita Publishing Sdn Berhad's Lat was Here and the pics of one of our founding fathers, Father of Independence, a prince, Tunku Abdul Rahman are extracted from the late Tunku's book Viewpoints (Kuala Lumpur: Hinemann Educational Books (Asia Limited, 1978) (Please click to enlarge Lat cartoon and all pics).
The definition of an 'Islamic state' or in the Political Science term 'theocracy' is according to Webster's Dictionary: 1. a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God's or deity's laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities. 2. a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission. 3. a commonwealth or state under such a form or system of government.
The only true faltering Islamic State or theocracy is Iran, a country which is descending into chaos with a growing opposition and unrest due to its repressive and ever regressive policies, from dressing to public flogging and execution by stoning (adultery cases-maybe Baginda will fear this) which drive many of its people to despair.
It overthrew its monarch, the late Shah of Iran, and replaced it with Ayatollah Khomeni, a zealous religious leader the French would have regretted ever supporting by letting him live in exile there.
Presently, its dangerous mad desire for developing nuclear weapons will never see the light of day as all peace-loving sensible nations will never allow it.