Any non-muslim who read the statement of Dato Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, as appeared in Malaysiakini yesterday would feel that the statement was unfair to the non-muslims.
How to make Nazri understand the non-muslims' feeling? It's simple. Just ask him to replace the words "non-muslims" to "muslims" and vice-versa in the following excerpt from the Malaysiakini report. Then, read and re-read it.
Don't incite Muslims, warns NazriPauline PuahMar 20, 06 2:10pm
The government will not hesitate to use the Sedition Act against non-Muslims who “incite the sentiments” of Muslims, warned Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz."We will not think twice about using this law against anyone who incites - that’s why we still need the Sedition Act and ISA (Internal Security Act)," he told reporters after receiving a memorandum in support of the amended Islamic Family Law (IFL) at the Parliament building today.He said Muslims have shown a high level of tolerance but this has its limits.“Because we are tolerant people, we would like (others) to respect our threshold. It’s not for them to interfere in our (Islamic) affairs," he said. However, Nazri, who is the de facto law minister, said the government has no plans to draft a law to prohibit non-Muslims from raising matters or questions related to Islam."We don’t need to have a law to prohibit discussion on any issue. This is a harmonious country and we respect one another, especially on religious matters....Non-Muslims should understand there are some matters that they cannot touch or utter," he said.He argued that Muslim Malaysians have never interfered in or ridiculed other religions, and that non-Muslims should therefore apply similar principles in matters involving Islam.(Picture by courtey of Malaysiakini)