August 22, 2016

Moderate Malaysia arrests singer for “insulting Islam”

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator
 

Malaysia continues its slide into complete sharia law, arresting the singer called "Namawee" today for making a music video said to be "insulting to Islam." You be the judge:

From the BBC:

Police have arrested a popular but controversial Malaysian singer, after complaints that his most recent music video "insulted Islam".

Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was detained on Sunday.

The video of his song Oh My God, which was first released in July, features him and others rapping in front of places of worship around Malaysia.

Namewee, who is known for profanity-laced music, says that Oh My God was intended to promote religious harmony.

Singing in Mandarin Chinese, he rose to fame about five years ago and is also popular in Taiwan and China. In one of his videos he questions Malaysia's national energy provider over a blackout and another one features a parody of the national anthem, which almost landed him in jail. 

The BBC article mentions a video Namawee made in his defense, explaining that the song was "made to promote religious harmony". It may be the video below, but that is difficult to be ascertain:

Below, a video of his arrest:

 

 

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commented 2016-08-23 04:28:34 -0400
Bill Elder the left was censoring then as well.
commented 2016-08-22 22:48:31 -0400
Just as expansion on my last post…people do not rebel against harsh rule….they rebel against capricious rule…the mutiny on the Bounty came to a head because a crewman was keelhauled after the practice was banned. It did not matter that Captain Blye was “old school” in his notions of discipline…
commented 2016-08-22 16:48:21 -0400
@fraser and Bill……back in the sixties in Canada my hero was Pierre Burton and he got death threats over some pretty tame stuff. My first collision with authority over freedom of speech was in 1965. And that was over my interpretation of a line in the Ryme of the Ancient Mariner in a class discussion. I would like to say that things got better but not really. The vocabulary of what is OK to say changes but things are always tough on the frontier of what “offends”.

Actually I think this guy will be alright and do OK. He acted out the proceedure of the strip search that will be inflicted on him as a flippant joke and no doubt his fans loved it…it made me an instany fan. He went home to “face the music”. He may get a public canning as punishment….that publisity is not going to hurt his career as an outrageous polemecist. And it will hurt the credibility of sharia law in a modern state. It will fail to intimidate.
commented 2016-08-22 14:49:42 -0400
Bill
Your right FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS NEVER FREE
We have to fight for it or we will loose it
Use your freedom of speech express your thoughts
But back then you could post bail and be out of jail in a day and you had civil rights and you knew you wouldn’t be tortured while in custody and we didn’t have sudo human righty courts As I recall john Lennon was arrested for possession my younger brother was deported for possession of pot but he did not have a famous name and he was banned from entering the U.S.A. Now he can come and go because he’s a ghost
commented 2016-08-22 13:45:26 -0400
To a Muslim religious harmony is insulting because allah is the greatest. To suggest otherwise- however obliquely- gets the muslim knickers in a knot and the threats and bombings, knifings, beheadings and all other manner of the tender mercies of islam begin.

Not one more.
commented 2016-08-22 13:26:09 -0400
This is another case of the Police and Government being scared of Islam.

Civilized people everywhere have to learn not to give in to these savages, they are only Human Beings.

I must admit, though, they do have the minds of Apes.
commented 2016-08-22 12:46:20 -0400
Fraser Mcburney – they arrested Frank Zappa, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Jim Morrison and others on community standards charges – virtually every mainstream Rock and rll artist has faced censorship in local markets where any alleged controversial song was banned from air play. Remember the burning of Beatles records after Lennon’ joke about God? Later they tried to charge and deport John Lennon.

The 60s where as anal as today except the tyranny comes from the bolshie left instead of the authoritarian right.

Free speech is never free
commented 2016-08-22 12:15:04 -0400
Sticks and stones may break your bones BUT names will never hurt you.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOREVER
Here in Canada we are suffering the same attacks as free people all over the world say your mind an be brought up before our kangaroo courts.
To quote some one we all know “it’s my bloody right to do so” FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOREVER
Bill Elder said " he’d have been arrested in America in the 60s for the same."
Bill I was alive in the 60s and he would not have been arrested to quote a song “she sure likes to ball”
people were burning the flag, we use to dance to the twist and the jerk freedom of speech back then was tolerated and Lenny Bruce was popular.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOREVER

At what time do we declare war on these throw backs bring in the war measures act and route out these throw backs
These Muslim throw backs have been at war with the civilized world since the seventh century it’s time we dealt them a blow they won’t forget this cult has to be extinguished. OUT LAW SHARIA STOP THE SHARIA RACKET BOYCOTT INDUSTRIES THAT ARE PART OF THE SHARIA RACKET VISIT THESE SITES

https://www.zabihah.com/index.php
https://youtu.be/R5kLpeMcPIM
http://pointdebasculecanada.ca/muslim-association-of-canada-a-contributor-to-hamas-fund-collector-controls-halal-certification-in-quebec/
http://counterjihad.com/issi-explains-why-islamists-hate-us-and-it-has-everything-to-do-with-religion REBELS IF YOU KNOW OF MORE SHARIA SITES OR COMPANIES THAT ARE SHARIA COMPLIANT POST THEM. HERE ARE SOME I FOUND SO FAR CADBURY FOODS PURINA LTD. AND KRAFT FOODS IT’S TIME WE STOPPED THE CREEPING OF SHARIA THIS IS CANADA LET’S NOT LOOSE OUR CIVILIZATION. TIME TO OUT LAW HALAL AND KOSHER SLAUGHTER IT’S CRUEL AND BARBARIC
commented 2016-08-22 11:08:59 -0400
Barbaric thinking masquerading as a religion. There can be no tolerance of Islam. None!
commented 2016-08-22 10:49:19 -0400
@donald Allan…..the position of the “moderate” Palestiaians is that only half the Jews must die…..but they dare not say that publicly lest Hamas assasinate them for being soft on Jews.

The only thing I saw that was in any way insulting to islam was the fact that it only bottom billing in the swipes he took at all of the religions of Malaysia. Why should Islam be exempt from calls to secularism?
commented 2016-08-22 10:25:42 -0400
Cook over a “moderate” heat is found in many cooking directions. Use “moderate” speed when roads are snow covered and icy. So called “moderate” Islamic States? With that comparitive degree of moderation applied to cooking and driving, I think we will have a lot of burned down kitchens and cars in the ditch in winter.
commented 2016-08-22 07:48:15 -0400
Moderate?

Malaysia is far from moderate – anyone thinking otherwise has never been to the “non-tourist” areas.

The tourist areas will change very soon.

Best to stay away from that place now.
commented 2016-08-22 05:23:29 -0400
Malaysia has overt institutionalized racism especially against Chinese. There are different prices for houses, a Buhmi price (muslim Malay) vs Chinese price, hugely different university entrance requirements, political restrictions… even owning a business…. if you make a certain level of profit, you must take on a Buhmi partner who basically does nothing except collect jizya tax from you… and this is a so-called moderate muslim country.
commented 2016-08-22 03:04:25 -0400
If he was out of the country he should have stayed out. Sometimes you just can’t go home.
commented 2016-08-22 02:46:25 -0400
It’s all about challenging community standards – He’d have been arrested in America in the 60s for the same secular profanity. They’ll still arrest you here for profaning the accepted narrative, we’re no more progressive than Malaysia where freedom of speech is concerned.

Make a rap video mocking White guilt Multiculti marxism and see what happens. Islamic intolerance, leftist intolerance – same dung in different heaps.
commented 2016-08-22 01:35:28 -0400
Why do so many people want the west to be like this?