Thursday, November 19, 2009

Banned Book Probably Wasn't Even Read By Banner!

How can a book be banned - when the Home Minister apparently did not apparently even bother to read it first?

This was the question raised in court yesterday by K. Shanmuga, counsel for Sisters In Islam (SIS) in their judicial review to quash an order banning the book entitled Muslim Women and the Challenges of Islamic Extremism highlighted what he referred to as a decision “clearly lacking in logic” and said, quite rightly :

He must read the book. I can’t think of any other way of banning a book. ... The minister must satisfy himself (before exercising his power), and I submit the only way he can do it is by reading the book.
All this of course begs the question - who is actually ruling the country and making decisions - the elected political representatives (who currently seem gutless) or the Islamicists? (Especially those who would rob women of an opportunity to speak out against injustices in a logical and reasoned manner.)

1 comment:

savante said...

Not only read the book but they must write an essay on why the book sould be banned! And a multiple choice question and answer too :)