Tyranny of the Malay Muslim majority

In John Stuart Mill’s “On Liberty”, he pens his thoughts on individual rights and mob rule. He states that there are 3 types of tyrannies; First being the tyranny of one over the few/many (dictatorships, oligarchies etc.); Second being the tyranny of many over the one/few (e.g. democracies); And third, which he argues is the worst of all, the tyranny of custom.

But what happens when tyranny of the majority is further strengthened by the tyranny of custom? Continue reading Tyranny of the Malay Muslim majority

Teaching abstinence is not enough

What is promoting zina?

“You should have sex before marriage! Nay, you MUST have sex before marriage! Let’s start a campaign asking everyone to have sex before they marry!”

What is NOT promoting zina?

“We cannot dictate people’s choices to have sex before/after marriage, but they should learn safe sex to avoid STDs, unwanted pregnancies, and coercion/manipulation.”

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