Archive for October, 2010

Walking On Eggshells (Islamic Sensitivities)

October 22, 2010

Malaysian Muslims are a pretty sensitive lot. They are always protesting against non-Muslims for insulting Islam. One can only be amazed at how the slightest action is considered offensive to Islam. Non-Muslims indeed are walking on eggshells.  On they other hand, Muslims enjoy full immunity even though they continually attack other religions, e.g. anti-Christian literature abundantly available in bookstores everywhere and Islamic dakwah attacks on non-Muslim religions in YouTube.

I personally have no problem with  religious polemics. Only let the  truth claims of all religions be presented fairly. Let the exchange between religious thinkers be free from interference from the authorities. Intellectual honesty and courteous critique must be the foundation for civilized plural society in the 21st century. (more…)