Sunday, November 7, 2010
I am trying to figure this one out
Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, a Muslim lady, was sentenced to be caned for drinking beer. Now, in Kuching, a 10-year old boy, who is a non-Muslim, was caned, on the palm, 10 times for bringing non-halal food to school by the assistant principal. The assistant principal is a Muslim. I thought that caning is meant only for Muslims. How in the world did such a thing happen to a non-Muslim?
Basing on the same logic, will the assistant principal punish a Muslim student had he brought food that is deemed offensive to the non-Muslims, like beef which is a no-no to the Hindus and Buddhists? If he had, will there be a riot by the Muslim community? Food for thought, though. Like the maxim goes, "the blade is double-edged".