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

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

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  1. You fuckin dare go have fun instead of penance?

  2. Malaysia. A possible early retirement destination ruined by religious fundamentalism.

  3. Don’t go chasing waterfalls

    Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to

  4. That’s not religion. that societal control. Any government that allows its citizens to be arrested by religious police is subjugating their citizenry. Forcing people to go to a mosque is shameful.

  5. I’m muslim and this shit is ridiculous.

    If you’d rather be at a waterfall fall during friday prayers than so be it, it’s between you & god. No man should have a say in it & even less sentence you to jail.

  6. Reminder than Malaysia has racial superiority laws called “Bumiputera” which gives government benefits to only Malay Muslims. They have lower grade requirements, lower housing costs and receive subsidies. Malaysia has a large population of non-Malay Muslims, like the Chinese and Indians, who have lived under this law for years. You can have entire family trees in Malaysia and it wouldn’t matter. Plenty of Malay Malaysians wholeheartedly believe they deserve their rights to stand above others. These stories often never make it out to the western world so don’t be fooled by people trying to convince you that Malaysia isn’t caged by religion.

  7. Malaysia is a great country ruined by Malay extremism and religious encroachment.

  8. Religion and state should *always* have a sturdy wall between them.

  9. I’d rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.

    I guess it applies to waterfalls too.

  10. And sexist. Woman cant even go. But men have to go. Arrested for spending time with their family on a friday picnic…

  11. I can’t believe this is my country. Sometimes, I think I’m too paranoid then this happens. Somehow, I’ve managed to skip Friday prayers 3 years in a row now. Ex Muslim apostate for life.

  12. You can’t go have a family picnic, you need to be in church worshipping the invisible magic man in the sky who doesn’t exist.

    Religion is a cancer.

  13. what a messed up government…

  14. THIS IS WHAT RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS WANT IN THE U.S.A. stop the cross-contamination of church & state!

  15. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/12/01/six-muslim-men-sentenced-to-jail-fine-for-going-to-waterfall-instead-of-fri/1815088#.XePekoA6G6A.twitter) reduced by 59%. (I’m a bot)
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    > KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 – In what is possibly the first case in the country, six male Muslims, including three teenagers, were sentenced to a month in jail and fined over RM2,000 for skipping out on Friday prayers last August 23.

    > According to the Malay daily, the six were accused of violating Section 16 of the Terengganu Syariah Criminal Enactment amendment 2016, which provides for a maximum jail sentence of two years, or a fine up to RM3,000 on those convicted.

    > Its female officers had entered the recreation area first for surveillance and found the six accused to be among several people picnicking with their families at the waterfall area instead of being at the mosque for their obligatory prayers that Friday.

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  16. Imagine being obliged by law to believe something you know is bullshit and under penalty for opting out.

  17. Similar to what used to happen in the Elizabethan and Jacobean times – fined for not attending Church services – imprisoned for the inability to pay those fines.

    Bloody religious nonsense.

  18. How come Malaysia and Indonesia, normally so liberal(for muslim countries) still have these back dated laws??

  19. Don’t go chasing waterfalls

  20. For as much shit that happens in america i’m blessed to live here

  21. If you want to live like a barbarian you gotta obey barbarian law

  22. Religion has no place in the government and Malaysia is a country that still practices apartheid.

    Islam does not force you to attend Friday prayers. While it is highly recommended you do so, you cannot jail or fine someone for not going.

  23. Can we jail the people that attested them for making us feel ashamed to be the same species as them?

  24. Is Religion being peaceful and giving people’s lives purpose again?

  25. Rubber dinghy rapids bro

  26. What a sad little country and religion.

  27. I was grounded once for skipping church. Pretty much the same thing.

  28. US dont be smug. Your people get arrested for all kinds of shit too.

  29. Suddenly China’s treatment of Islam makes sense

  30. Someone asked me if I’m pro ethical cleansing against muslims and does not understood why i said yes. Here is another reason. Hang the judges and ever Iman they have, remove the religion from the government and milk them dry with taxes to feed the poor. And don’t stop with the muslims, take the Jews and Christians and every other religion into account here.

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