A Christian prime minister came out bluntly in a speech last week and condemned humanism, secularism and human rights as a threat to the religious-based morality that is so important for maintaining national cohesion and stability.
He said this mindset appeared to be becoming a new form of religion which was fast expanding locally and abroad.
“They call it human rightism, where the core beliefs are based on humanism and secularism as well as liberalism.
“It’s deviationist in that it glorifies the desires of man alone and rejects any value system that encompasses religious norms and etiquettes. They do this on the premise of championing human rights,” he said.
Oh, did I say a Christian prime minister? I meant the Muslim Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of Malaysia. But that exact same statement could have been made and has been made by untold numbers of Christian politicians, pundits and pastors.
He said there were efforts to spread the deviant thinking by relating it to the sanctity of Islam and this was the most dangerous threat to the Islamic faith.
“So today, once again, we stress that Islam that is embraced, practised and upheld as the national religion in Malaysia is the Islam which is based on the Sunni sect as propagated by the Prophet Muhammad and his friends.
“We will not tolerate any demands or right to apostasy by Muslims, or deny Muslims their right to be governed by Shariah Courts and neither will we allow Muslims to engage in LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) activities,” he said.
Theocracy is theocracy, regardless of the brand name.