Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Body Snatching: Malaysian Islamic authorities getting out of hand

Body Snatching: Malaysian Islamic authorities getting out of hand
Omnu Martin | Jan 29, 08 4:43pm

I refer to the Malaysiakini report DAP calls for end to 'body-snatching'.
I think the Islamic authorities in Malaysia is getting way out of hand these days. We hear of so many cases of non-Muslim dead bodies being taken away from their families without the consent of the families.

With all this happening in Malaysia, I am just wondering if we are living in a civilised world. Why can't the Islamic authorities give some respect to the non-Muslims?

Even though a dead person has converted, so what? Unless he or she has left a will or told the family that he or she wants to be buried in a Muslim cemetery, the Islamic authorities should allow the family of the deceased to decide how he or she should be buried.

Why must the Islamic authorities inflict so much pain on the family of the deceased when the family is already in a state of grief? What kind of religion is this? Islam preaches compassion but where is the human compassion?

If this practice is not stopped, I fear that the non-Muslims in Malaysia will never ever feel secure living in Malaysia.

1 comment:

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

A classic case of adding insult to injury.

Continue to pray that God's justice will prevail.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng
Wed. 30th Jan. 2008.