Saturday, June 18, 2011

Utusan Malaysia Insensitivity

Utusan Malaysia is a local newspaper in Malaysia. Its a newspaper in Bahasa Malaysia. In case some of you didn't know, Malaysia have a lot of local newspapers in different languages. Before this, Utusan Malaysia is one of the Malaysian top news provider. But recently, Utusan Malaysia becoming more and more insensitive. Its not just the Utusan, but other newspaper  too. Apparently with the Malaysian campaign of '1Malaysia' being promoted all across the country, its seem some of the people just didn't get the memo..

Now, what did Utusan Malaysia have done now? Before we get to that, let us see what other local newspaper have done

 Berita Harian being insensitive towards Japan's tsunami issues.

What the cartoonist wish to portray here is that, when the earthquake and tsunami hits Japan, not even their superhero can help. Yeah.. very funny. Its a natural disaster, not a fucking terrorist attack! How could you even joke about that. People died you know! And Japan was not the only country that was affected. Usually the cartoon slot here used to portray the irony in the world issue, but as you can see, the irony here is the editor's stupidity.

But that was in the past. Berita Harian later apologized and everything was forgiven and forgotten. 
Utusan Malaysia makes the same mistake.

Utusan Malaysia insensitivity towards official religion of Malaysia.

What the cartoonist wish to portray here, is that in Islam, rape cases need 4 witnesses and video recording is not applicable. He also want to show that conventional method is much more practical compared to Islamic methods.

First of all, there is a huge gulf between rape and adultery. And that gulf is your fucking brain! Rape is not the same as adultery. 
Rape is tantamount to a physical assault while adultery is tantamount to accusation and defamation. 

Whoever draw this have little knowledge or none about Islam and  obviously are using is for political issues. This is not how Islam deals with rape, in fact, in Islam, the women are allowed to bring any hard evidences to prove her accusation toward the rapist. If she could bring another 4 witnesses, that would be a bonus and the rapist probably died horribly if not painfully. The hard evidences could be any mark on her body, recording if there any, in fact, she could use a semen sample. Yes, with modern technology, all that is possible. And the witnesses could be the doctor who examine her, or any other individuals that might relate to the case. 

The only difference between the Islamic law and conventional law in rape cases, is that in Islam, the rapist gets to die. In conventional law, the rapist gets to go to the jail and have 3 piece a meal a day and make shiv out of a toothbrush.

"When a woman went out in the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) for prayer, a man attacked her and overpowered (raped) her.  She shouted and he went off, and when a man came by, she said: That (man) did such and such to me. And when a company of the Emigrants came by, she said: That man did such and such to me. They went and seized the man whom they thought had had intercourse with her and brought him to her.
She said: Yes, this is he. Then they brought him to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him).  When he (the Prophet) was about to pass sentence, the man who (actually) had assaulted her stood up and said: Apostle of Allah, I am the man who did it to her.
He (the Prophet) said to the woman: Go away, for Allah has forgiven you.  And about the man who had intercourse with her, he said: Stone him to death.
He also said: He has repented to such an extent that if the people of Medina had repented similarly, it would have been accepted from them."  

(Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 38, Number 4366)


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