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Malaysia delays caning of Muslim woman who drank beer

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This model should be spanked live on national television.

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“I want to respect the law.”

but she drank beer knowing that it is against the law in the country.

hum.. may be she just want to show that she want to respect the law, so she drink the beer, so-that she can be caned according to the law?!

kind of sadist!

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I hope it was some really tasty beer. Maybe she'll celebrate her release with a nice Pina Colada or Mai Tai?

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but she drank beer knowing that it is against the law in the country. Not exactly. It is against the Islamic (Sharif?) law - you can legally drink beer in Malaysia as long as you are not Muslim.

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Malaysia is going backwards at an alarming rate....thanks to the 'religion of peace'...

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How do they know if you are Muslim or not? You could easily say "I gave it up this morning and celebrating now"... Some countries have seriously too much time on their hands to clamp down on how "religious" you are.

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Reminds me of the Frenchman who was eating meat on a Friday in Lent when a huge clap of thunder resounded in the sky. He looked upward and remarked tongue in cheek, "That's a lot of noise for a bacon omelette!"

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Spanked live on TV? What's so criminal about drinking liquor even as a Muslim? The trouble is Islam is getting more and more "notorious" in the eyes of the world and rightly or wrongly seen as a belligerent religion with Muslims ever ready to shout "Allah is Great" as a battle cry. If Muslims want the world to see their religion as peaceful, wise and good, it must practice more understanding and give Muslims especially Muslim women more freedom. Instead of punishing those who break Islamic laws, the so-called culprits should be counselled.

During the days of Prophet Mohamed, Muslim men were allowed to marry four wives mainly because many men were killed in battles and it was a kind deed to take care of women who have lost their husbands by marrying them and to treat them fairly.

Unfortunately, today in many countries, Muslim men take advantage of this by having four wives. Can Islam earn the respect of the world when such things continue to occur?

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What is interesting is that no where in the Koran does it say that beer is not okay - nor does it mention more than one wife. All how you want to interpret it. I feel sorry for moderate Muslims who are getting tarred with this nasty brush. I agree, Malaysia is being a little scary with this. First they were banning performers and now they are flogging people for things that other citizens can do. If I were this women I would renounce my religion over it but we know that would cause a storm in a teacup.

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"Islamic holy month of fasting"

No eating for a month? That ranks right up there with the no drinking beer law for stupidity.

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How do they know if you are Muslim or not? You could easily say "I gave it up this morning and celebrating now"...

Your religion is on your national ID card in Malaysia. If you are Malay you are Muslim by law, and you can never change. So, Malays cannot drink alcohol, ever. Lovely place, eh?

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Maybe they should all sit down together in the fashion of the Harvard prof and the Prez and have a beer to discuss the issue. Oh wait...

Seriously - flogged for drinking a cold one? Who wants to be a part of that? When will people realize that organized religions were all created by man to keep control over people (and build personal power and wealth)? It has nothing to do with your hoped for afterlife. I have nothing against believing in god (whatever your brand might be) but why not make it a just, kind and loving one rather than one who instructs its followers to beat each other if they drink a distilled beverage?

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This is why I have zero, and I mean zero, interest in visiting countries with justice systems like this.

Sorry folks, I really am not interested in living in the middle ages.

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And Maple G you win the prize for hitting the nail on the head. It is the draconian attitude of Islam and its derivations, the hypocracy of western religions, and the inability of either side to see reason that means the world is forced to live in a constant state of division, mutual mistrust and open contempt. Give humanity another 2,000 years or so and maybe we'll have grown to that new level that can see the complete idiocy of caning a person for having a beer.

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Nothing in all 114 Suras of the Qu'ran prescribes this. This is a society with problems. Nothing to do with Islam itself. Salem.

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Your religion is on your national ID card in Malaysia. If you are Malay you are Muslim by law, and you can never change. So, Malays cannot drink alcohol, ever. Lovely place, eh?

Wow and here I was thinking Japan was messed up.

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Heheheh, the world should respect Malaysian law like they respect Scottish law....

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The government of Malaysia should immediately issue a pardon to Ms. Shukarno for drinking alcohol and then sentence her to double the number of strokes, harder, for being manipulative. It's completely obvious she's trying to attract as much attention to her situation as she can -- and succeeding. Let her spend a few days eating her supper off the mantelpiece as a fit punishment for her shameless self promotion.

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Something tells me that this is more than just her drinking the beer.

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The world should respect Malaysian law too, right?

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