Religious police in Malaysia, Hillary Clinton’s favorite “moderate Muslim nation,” arrest Lesbian couple after sex toy was found in their hotel room

0Nine officers from the Johor Islamic Religious Department raided their room in Johor Bahru, the Sinar Harian newspaper reported. The women, both students aged 20 and 21, were not initially suspected of breaching ‘close proximity’ laws but officers became wary when the women remained silent as they searched the room.

TheRealSingapore  One of the women answered the door while the other was naked in the bathroom. When a sex toy was found, one of the women admitted they were a lesbian couple. On further questioning, she said they had not yet used the toy, which had just been removed from its packaging after recently being bought online.

Malaysian Religious Policewomen
Malaysian Religious Policewomen

The women were arrested for lesbian sex under section 26 of the state’s Shariah law and taken to a police station for booking, then to the religious department’s office for further action. They could face up to three months in jail, six cane strokes and a fine of RM5,000.

Sisters In Islam (SIS) has urged the religious department to conduct a thorough investigation of the women.

Malaysian Muslims hold placards as they protest against gay rights, outside Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian Muslims hold placards as they protest against gay rights, outside Kuala Lumpur

IB Times  The Malaysian states of Penang and Malacca, which retain a colonial-era penal code criminalizing sodomy, are considering even stricter laws against the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender communities, allowing them the authority to punish offenders twice.

A man or woman convicted of homosexuality could be sentenced to caning and up to 20 years in jail, according to current laws. The two states are proposing changes by which a Muslim homosexual could be punished under both federal and religious charges, meaning that jail terms could increase, a Reuters report stated.

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Mohd. Ali Rustam, the chief minister of Malacca, explained that as an Islamic nation, they could not allow homosexuality in the name of human rights. So many people like to promote human rights, even up to the point they want to allow lesbian activities and homosexuality, Ali told Reuters, In Islam, we cannot do all this. It is against Islamic law.

Furthermore, the chief minister emphasized that under the proposed amendments even supporting the cause of the LGBT community could leave one open to punishment, even if there was no actual homosexual act involved.

We want to put it in the enactment so that we can enforce it and bring them to our Sharia (Islamic law) court. Then we can charge them for promoting or supporting these illegal activities, Ali added.  In 2010, the Malaysian Film Censorship Board announced it would only allow depiction of homosexual characters as long as the characters repent or die.

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