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On Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at 02:34 PM, Grant Callaghan wrote:
> Malaysia is in the midst of an attempt by the muslim clergy to take over
> the government and they harbor a large number of al qaeda who recently
> fought bravely in Afghanistan. Singapore seceded from Malaysia because
> of the anti-Chinese sentiment of the Malaysians.
Oh Malaysia is an apartheid society alright, but that is not what is at
issue here. As a democratic country (moreso than many countries at any
rate) they are ruled by rule of law. The government of Mahatir Mohammed is
not in favour of harbouring al-Quaeda or any terrorists, and at the recent
Islamic summit, he tried to get a resolution adopted decrying terrorism
and condemning those who take part in it. As much as an Australian is
honour-bound to dislike Mahatir, it is unfair to lump him in with the
Taliban or Saudis just because he shares a religion with them.
And there are a number of American Christian clergy who work towards a
theocratic state ; not to mention the occasional nutcase in Australia,
Canada, the UK and Europe...
> Brunei, on the other hand, I haven't heard much about. Maybe they are
> peaceful and content with their government. That's a very small portion
> of the muslim population, though.
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