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Comment on Malaysia’s muddled experience with Islamic Law by Thumb Logic

Comment on Malaysia’s muddled experience with Islamic Law by Thumb Logic

Malaysia’s Muddled Experience with Islamic Law Guest Writer: Rusman We all know that Malaysia has become more and more ‘Islamic’ over the last 20 years. By ‘Islamic’ we mean not that people have become more inclined towards personal piety, to strive for establishing justice and mercy on the Earth, etc. Rather we are referring to the external dimension of Islam whereby you see institutionalized religion crystallized in the form of an official bureaucracy that seeks to legitimize itself by exerting social, cultural and political influence on Malaysia. There are various reasons for this. Certainly there has been a global resurgence of Islamic identity brought on in different countries for different reasons as a response to modernity, secularism, crass consumerism, colonialism and neocolonialism, export of Saudi ideology funded by Saudi petrodollars. I could go on. In Malaysia...

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