My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mosques in Malaysian province gets arrest powers...

Nothing like adding new police officers, no?
Mosque officials in Selangor, Malaysia's most populated and richest state, have been authorized to arrest Muslims drinking alcohol in public, a move likely to court controversy in the multi-ethnic Asian Muslim heavyweight, the daily Star reported on Tuesday, August 25.

"These officials have been appointed to assist the Selangor Islamic Religious Council and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department," Selangor Executive Councilor Hasan Ali told reporters after a briefing at Shah Alam Mosque.

Under the scheme, imams, muezzins and other mosque officials would be authorized to arrest offenders.


Blogger Thermblog said...

Good old Khaled; I thought he'd get on the case, as in just go and ask.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should also be noted that Selangor is the most modern state in "modern", "moderate" Malaysia.

6:43 AM  

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