Atheists in Malaysia should be “hunted down” by authorities as there is no place for groups like this under the Federal Constitution, a minister said today.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the public should aid authorities in locating groups like the Kuala Lumpur chapter of Atheist Republic so that action could be taken.
“The (Federal Constitution) does not mention atheists. It goes against the Constitution and human rights.
“I suggest that we hunt them down vehemently and we ask for help to identify these groups,” he said in a press conference at Parliament today.
The Arau MP added that most of these Malaysians especially Muslims turn into atheists as they lack religious education.
“They actually don’t want to be atheists but it happens because of the lack of religious education. They are misled with a new school of thought,” Shahidan said.
This is a shining light on why it’s so great to be an American. Sure, if I leave my house tonight wearing a hoodie with a package of Skittles, there’s a 50/50 chance I am riddled with bullets. Buuut if you live in Malaysia, they will hunt you down for not believing in god. Not ideal.
You have to appreciate his desire to reform these people who simply ‘lack religious education’. Of course people are only atheists because they aren’t informed well enough. You know what they should do in Malaysia? Hunt them down ‘vehemently’ and teach them.
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