Islamonazis Ban Tomboys in Malaysia

Islamic clerics in Malaysia rule to ban tomboys
Associated Press Writer


Malaysia’s main body of Islamic clerics has issued an edict banning tomboys in the Muslim-majority country, ruling that girls who act like boys violate the tenets of Islam, an official said Friday.

The National Fatwa Council forbade the practice of girls behaving or dressing like boys during a meeting Thursday in northern Malaysia, said Harussani Idris Zakaria, the mufti of northern Perak state, who attended the gathering.

Harussani said an increasing number of Malaysian girls behave like tomboys, and that some of them engage in homosexuality. Homosexuality is not explicitly banned in Malaysia, but it is effectively illegal under a law that prohibits sex acts “against the order of nature.”

Harussani said the council’s ruling was not legally binding because it has not been passed into law, but that tomboys should be banned because their actions are immoral.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s a law or not. When it’s wrong, it’s wrong. It is a sin,” Harussani told The Associated Press. “Tomboy (behavior) is forbidden in Islam.”

Under the edict, girls are forbidden to sport short hair and dress, walk and act like boys, Harussani said. Boys should also not act like girls, he said.

“They must respect God. God created them as boys, they must behave like boys. God created them as girls, they must act like girls,” he said.

Council chairman Abdul Shukor Husin said the ruling was prompted by recent cases of young women behaving like men and indulging in homosexuality, according to the national news agency Bernama. He did not elaborate.

Malaysian media have reported on recent incidents of school bullying among girls, which have been caught on film and circulated on the Internet. In one film, some girls are seen beating up another girl in a bathroom.

A well-known Malaysian Muslim actress caused an uproar last year when she shaved her head bald for a film. Harussani and other muftis urged Muslims not to watch the movie, arguing that the actress had violated Islam by making herself look like a man.

“Muallaf,” or “the convert,” is scheduled for release in Singapore next month, but no date has been set for its release in Malaysia.

Muslims make up some 60 percent of Malaysia’s 27 million people, and are subject to Islamic laws and the council’s edicts, even if the rulings have not been enshrined in national or Shariah law.

It was not immediately clear what kind of punishment awaited those who violate the tomboy edict, or “fatwa.” Malays generally follow the council’s “fatwas” out of deference, but violators rarely get into trouble unless the edict is incorporated into national or Shariah law.

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4 Comments on “Islamonazis Ban Tomboys in Malaysia”

  1. Mullah Lodabullah Says:

    What ’til they find out what happens to false prophets. At least one will be thrown
    alive into the lake of fire, with the Beast. I suspect much the same fate awaits
    members of the “National Fatwa Council”, unless they repent of their sins …
    Legalism binds and frustrates grace …

  2. "Islamophobia"=BS Says:

    What a bunch of idiots. There are plenty of “tomboys” out there who end up proving they’re all girl. As always, Islamania tries to outdo all other forms of totalitarianism.
    And it usually does a great job of it.

  3. will the kaafir Says:

    Lovely pic of the maylay girl….

    Although I seem to want to call her “Jim the shim”….

    Anyway Having grown up around tomboys most of my life. Those horrible tomboys I was crushing on as a kid grew into 2 lovely women.

    I dont understand why islamic clerics are so lame to believe all tomboy girls grow into lesbians.

    I tried to warn Jamila a while ago that Maylasian culture will erode away so that they as people and thier country will become another ‘arabized’ society. Looks like my worry is coming true.

    So sad…

  4. Mullah Lodabullah Says:

    If they were married off to a lecherous old rockspider like Mo at age 6, I could
    understand them turning to … anything else.

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