7/31/2009 12:21:58 PM
7/31/2009 12:30:28 PM
Ha! Justice is served!
That'll teach her to...wait, what?
7/31/2009 12:59:17 PM
Note to self: Smuggle more booze to Malaysia, out of pure 'fuck you' to these hardass zealots. And deploy landmines around the compound.
7/31/2009 12:59:37 PM
God damnit Malaysia, you are making me not like one of my favorite cities...
It just rolls of the tongue so nice...
7/31/2009 1:06:53 PM
They really need to get their priorities straight!
Drinking beer - not harming anyone else (as long as it's done with moderation).
Killing people - harming very many, not only the killed ones, terminally so, but their husbands and wives, ther children, their parents, their friends.
7/31/2009 1:17:26 PM
Well at least she wasn't raped. In that case they'd have stoned her to death.
Also, isn't Islamic model an oxymoron?
7/31/2009 1:19:46 PM
Damn. It's a sad world in which religious police rule.
7/31/2009 1:36:41 PM
See? Prohibition works!
7/31/2009 2:39:37 PM
Ok, here's the thing- I don't drink, I really think it's a bad idea to drink, and I think it's an important plus point for the Islamic religion that it calls on it's followers to abstain. All very sensible.
What it certainly doesn't say is that Muslims have the right to force other Muslims to accept that advice. It's strongly recommended that they should, but it's a matter of personal discretion.
So why would it matter to Mr A if Mr B doesn't comply with those rules? It's Mr B who, in their shared view, is putting his eternity at risk, not Mr A. It's a similar deal as regards the use of hijab etc.
It would be nice to see people of moderate (or dare I say it, genuine) religious belief criticising these views. As a non-believer, it looks like simple prejudice- but fundamentalism is probably the most severe threat to religion there is; and really, it's the job of religious people to deal with it.
7/31/2009 3:03:03 PM
I wonder if a male muslim in the same situation as Kartika would´ve gotten the same sentence
(considering how misogynist the islamic system is, I suspect that a male muslim would have just gotten some kind of verbal admonishment)
7/31/2009 3:15:33 PM
What the hell? Arrested, fined, and caned for having a beer?
7/31/2009 4:12:25 PM
Not authorised to make public statements?. Very brave of them!
7/31/2009 4:26:45 PM
Sounds religious to me.
7/31/2009 4:28:10 PM
this is the part where I question again why world is ok with this.
7/31/2009 5:04:09 PM
"this is the part where I question again why world is ok with this."
because they tend to fly planes into buildings and cut off heads when people don't kiss their asses
and usually they have all the oil, too
7/31/2009 5:48:00 PM
They aren't. Why do you think it's the subject of a news story?
7/31/2009 8:35:43 PM
I drink beer and get caned regularly - but this is still so not right.
I lived in Kuwait for two years and the thing that annoyed me most about the whole temperance bit was the hypocrisy. These are the rules but we don't have to follow them.
Taught me how to brew a decent wine though.
7/31/2009 8:54:44 PM
I'VE SEEN THINGS
I'VE SEEN THEM WITH MY EYES
I'VE SEEN THINGS
THEY'RE OFTEN IN DISGUISE
7/31/2009 9:18:59 PM
But so are all the prohibitionists.
8/5/2009 3:01:43 AM
So, the punishment for rape and having a beer are one and the same?
Thanks for the reminder that it isn't just christians that are the problem. The problem is religious faith itself.
8/5/2009 8:37:18 AM
Wait, from rape TO bribery? Is bribery considered worse there than rape?
8/8/2009 2:05:30 AM