Malaysia’s highest court dismisses appeal by 4 who wanted to be formally recognized as Christians

The five judges ruled that in matters of conversion away from Islam, it was necessary for them to consult the Islamic Sharia courts.

Chinese rapper arrested after Muslims complain year of the dog video “insulted Islam”

Police detained Wee Thursday after they received four public complaints. Watch the video here.

Malaysia: Documents showing why non-Muslims banned from using word “Allah” are ‘secret’

The government objected by saying such documents were classified as “official secrets”.

Islam Today: Muslim politician says rape victims should marry their rapists; 12-year old’s ready for marriage

An MP also suggested that girls as young as 12 might be “spiritually and physically” ready for marriage.

Malaysia’s PM backs expansion of sharia law in bid for support

"Non-Muslims must understand that this is not about hudud but about empowering the sharia courts." "We want to develop Islam..."

U.S. food companies must rename hot dogs and root beer to appease Muslim consumers

Auntie Anne’s, has been told by Islamic authorities that its popular Pretzel Dog, which contains no dog meat, has to be renamed as it is confusing for Muslim consumers

First sharia-compliant airline shut down in less than a year, breached aviation regulations

Sharia fail once again. via: Malaysia shuts down first sharia-compliant airline for breaching aviation regulations, less than a year after take-off  h/t TheReligionOfPeace Rayani Air, Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline, has been shut down, regulators said on Monday, months after it was suspended from flying for breaching aviation regulations. The carrier launched only in December with … Continue reading First sharia-compliant airline shut down in less than a year, breached aviation regulations

Malaysia: Muslims confiscate Bibles, police threaten arrests if non-Muslims use word “allah”

Non-Muslims in parts of Malaysia are prohibited from using 35 Arabic words including “Allah”, “Nabi” (prophet), “Injil” (gospel) and “Insya'Allah” (God willing).

Filipino Muslims wage jihad on Malaysian town, villagers flee

Unreported by Western media, another front in the ever-expanding jihad by Muslims leaves a trail of dead bodies and creates new refugees. This time in Malaysia. Update: Filipino militant incursion toll rises to 60 after clashes in Malaysia via Villagers flee Sabah towns as Malaysia, Philippines fail to calm Sulu forces - InterAksyon.com. h/t kb … Continue reading Filipino Muslims wage jihad on Malaysian town, villagers flee

Malaysian govt classifies Christian’s as Muslim, refuses to rectify

More Islamic tolerance."[T]hey are not allowed to be represented by non-Muslims lawyers." via Another Christian MyKad case goes to Syariah Court | My Sinchew. As a last resort another Bumiputera Christian has gone to the Syariah High Court to determine her religious status following the National Registration Department’s (NRD) alleged refusal to rectify its error … Continue reading Malaysian govt classifies Christian’s as Muslim, refuses to rectify

Malaysia in standoff with 80-100 Philippine jihadists

via Malaysia in standoff with 'Philippine militants' | My Sinchew. h/t kb KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14, 2013 (AFP) -- Malaysia's government said Thursday that its security forces have surrounded dozens of suspected Philippine militants in a remote area with a history of incursions by armed Filipino Islamic groups. About 80-100 gunmen had been cornered in … Continue reading Malaysia in standoff with 80-100 Philippine jihadists

Malaysian newspaper suspends editors over Erykah Badu ‘Allah’ pics

via Malaysian daily suspends editors over Erykah Badu ‘Allah’ pics | Asian Correspondent. Two editors of a prominent Malaysian English-language newspaper were suspended for approving a photo of American singer Erykah Badu with ‘Allah’ tattoos that was published on the paper. The Star confirmed that it had suspended the two editors – senior editor Lim … Continue reading Malaysian newspaper suspends editors over Erykah Badu ‘Allah’ pics

Malaysia bans Erykah Badu show over Allah tattoos, demand newspaper suspension

Will she submit and cover up? Muslim-majority Malaysia has banned a planned concert by Erykah Badu after a photograph appeared showing the Grammy-winning singer with the Arabic word for Allah written on her body. The American R&B singer was scheduled to perform today in Kuala Lumpur, but some Muslim groups said Badu was an unsuitable … Continue reading Malaysia bans Erykah Badu show over Allah tattoos, demand newspaper suspension

Permit needed to sing Christmas carols, move in groups in Muslim Malaysia

Moderate, modern Malaysia. Same old Islam. via A solemn Christmas for Malaysian Christians | Asian Correspondent. In Malaysia, celebrating Christmas means you have to obtain a police permit just to sing carols in public. In early December, news reports surfaced that parish priests in Klang, a town located in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, were … Continue reading Permit needed to sing Christmas carols, move in groups in Muslim Malaysia

Malaysia: State law allows sharia police to act against non-Muslims

No interfaith dialog under moderate Muslim Malaysia's sharia law. via 1988 state law allows Jais to act against non-Muslims - The Malaysian Insider. Aug 7 — The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) had likely acted within the law when it raided a church here, as a controversial enactment passed by a Barisan Nasional (BN) state … Continue reading Malaysia: State law allows sharia police to act against non-Muslims

Malaysia’s 8TV pulls ‘racist’ Ramadan ads (video)

h/t Jihad Watch via BBC, Malaysia's 8TV pulls 'racist' Ramadan adverts A Malaysian TV channel has withdrawn a series of public-service messages about the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, after viewers complained they were racist. One of the adverts showed an ethnic Chinese girl acting in a rude manner towards Muslims, followed by a message … Continue reading Malaysia’s 8TV pulls ‘racist’ Ramadan ads (video)

Adam Lambert agrees to abide by sharia for Malaysia gig

Religion of peace, or else. via Adam Lambert - Muslim Groups Angered By Lambert's Malaysia Gig - Contactmusic News. ADAM LAMBERT's upcoming concert in Malaysia has sparked a storm of protest from Islamic politicians in the conservative country. The outlandish gay singer, who shot to fame on last year's (09) American Idol contest, is scheduled … Continue reading Adam Lambert agrees to abide by sharia for Malaysia gig

Malaysia: Child marriages still alive under sharia, some less than 10 years old

As we noted in this previous post, Malaysia: Sharia judge rules underage marriage is ok, "What is considered child abuse and rape in most civilized societies is permissible in the Islamic world." It's happening in the U.S. too. KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: The concept of child marriage appears to be alive and well in Malaysia based … Continue reading Malaysia: Child marriages still alive under sharia, some less than 10 years old

Malaysia: Sharia judge rules underage marriage is ok

Want to marry an 11 year old girl? Eight, six? All you need is permission in moderate, modern Malaysia. The fine if you don't have permission from the sharia court, up to $301.19 U.S. dollars. via Permission needed for underaged marriage: Syariah Court Chief Judge. Muslims in Kelantan who want to marry underaged persons can … Continue reading Malaysia: Sharia judge rules underage marriage is ok

Sharia caning has done us a world of good, say Malaysian women

via Caning has done us a world of good, say Malaysian women. The three Malaysian women, first in the Islamic country to be caned for extra-marital sex are not at all upset for the punishment and feel that the penalty was an opportunity for them to repent. Ayu, who was released last Sunday, said the … Continue reading Sharia caning has done us a world of good, say Malaysian women