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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Progressives, Only Slightly Softer and Gentler Than Islamo-Fascists

Given that progressives have turned many American cities into Soviet-style informant states where the government diverts resources from investigating crimes to investigating whether or not bars are allowing smoking and citizens are encouraged to report their fellow citizens to the authorities, it's hard for me to criticize Malaysia for doing the same thing except substituting unmarried sex for smoking. There I said it, the U.S. is not that much different from Malaysia.
A Malaysian state plans to recruit "spies" from the public to snoop on unmarried lovers and report them to Islamic religious authorities, a newspaper said Tuesday.

The Terengganu state government plans to enlist the part-time spies to look out for un-Islamic behavior, such as unmarried couples kissing or holding hands, the Star daily said.

"Some of these 'spies' could be waitresses or even janitors at hotels acting as auxiliary undercover agents for our religious department," the head of the state government's Islamic and welfare committee, Rosol Wahid, was quoted as saying.

"Accurate details are required for the enforcement officers to act, otherwise they could be pouncing on married couples."

Last October, religious police in another part of this mainly Muslim country caused an outcry when they mistakenly raided the rented holiday apartment of a Christian American couple on suspicion that they were unmarried Muslims in "close proximity."

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