The best way of understanding what is going on in the presence is to look at the past. I find Malaysia one of the most interesting and the same time shocking examples for the Islamization of a country. Here is a few key points that play part in modern Malaysia:
– You must be Muslim to be a Malay
– You are not allowed to own a business unless you are a Malay (Muslim)
– Sharia Law is the valid law
– There is a national cultural policy for everybody saying Islam MUST be part of Malayan culture
– Positive discrimination gives Muslims advantages over education, benefits and business, leaving the aboriginal (Orang Asli) people of the country and other ethnic groups in a unfair and sometimes underdeveloped position.
Whilst there are still many other ethnic groups and religions present and legal in Malaysia, Islam is the State religion. Originally Malaysia was a Hindu and Buddhist country populated mainly by people from India. Only in medieval times Islam gained foothold by travelers and traders. Or as we call it nowadays: Immigration.
Aboriginal Orang Asli people of Malaysia: They are being pushed back and discriminated by the Islamic Government.
History had the tendency to repeat itself and what happened back then in Malaysia is very much what’s happening to Europe at the moment. A mass movement of Muslims, into certain countries and them establishing a settlement. Once flourishing, the aboriginal people of Malaysia are now pushed back into small communities and discriminated by the State, an Islamic State. Within a short time Malaysia became what it is now. A fully Islamized country.
by Samantha Herron
BBC Documentary “A cook abroad, Malaysia”
The Malaysian constitution strictly defines what makes a “Malay”, considering Malays those who are Muslim, speak Malay regularly, practise Malay customs, and lived in or has ancestors from Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore.
Muslims are obliged to follow the decisions of Syariah courts in matters concerning their religion. The Islamic judges are expected to follow the Shafi’i legal school of Islam, which is the main madh’hab of Malaysia. The jurisdiction of Syariah courts is limited to Muslims in matters such as marriage, inheritance, divorce, apostasy, religious conversion, and custody among others. No other criminal or civil offences are under the jurisdiction of the Shariah courts, which have a similar hierarchy to the Civil Courts. Despite being the supreme courts of the land, the Civil Courts do not hear matters related to Islamic practices.
In 1971, the government created a “National Cultural Policy”, defining Malaysian culture. It stated that Malaysian culture must be based on the culture of the indigenous peoples of Malaysia, that it may incorporate suitable elements from other cultures, and that Islam must play a part in it. (wikipedia.org)