Yet another pathetic story from our misguided Islamic neighbors: A Malaysian woman will receive six strokes from a rattan cane after admitting in an Islamic court to the crime of drinking beer in a bar. Caned for drinking beer? The savages.
Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno’s sentence was doled out by a Malaysian Sharia court, an institution that lets a gang of old men impose their morality on everyone else. The Malaysian population has to put up with the cruel, terrible nonsense, since they have no voice in the matter.
Imagine taking a time out on a hot summer day, taking a beer from the fridge and pouring a cool one, the suds build up then slip down the side of the glass and pool on the counter. You pick up the glass and look at that golden excellence, the color of sunshine, of life, and take a long pull. It's great to be alive. As God said, "It is good."
Then, imagine a gang a crazed religious fanatics, carrying out their bent ideas from the Dark Ages, burst into your private domain waving rattan canes and screaming "Allah Akbar!!! (or something?) and beat you about the head and back with their fucking sticks. You try to fend them off, they hit your wrist, your thigh. Ouch! It's no use. Fortunately, we have the right to bear arms in the US of A and you keep a shotgun under the bar, which you retrieve in the nick of time and empty both barrels, ending their miserable, nasty, brutish lives. The world is a better place. You call 911 and, while waiting, pile their carcasses in front of the recliner to use as a foot stool, and proceed to finish your beverage as intended before you were so rudely interrupted.
Some things are holy in America too: Never get between a man and his brewski. Sadly, such an option does not exist in Malysia.
Our sympathies go out to Ms. Kartika, age 32, who lives with her husband and 2 kids in Singapore (Should be "Sing-But-No-Pour") Many are disgusted in that country, as you might expect. Such official behavior makes them look like backwards assholes. Might just as well put out a giant sign at the airport for tourists and businesses: "Crazy Religious Fanatics in Charge."
The goofy part is that alcohol is served to everyone else in the country's bars and hotels, but if Muslims (who are 2/3 of the population) drink some they get caned. Infidels get a pass. Muslim violators can get 3 years in prison as well as 6 strokes with the rattan cane from the Koran-pounding bullies. So essentially you have an Islamic court pissing all over Muslims and treating other people better. Go figure.
Ms Kartika paid the fine and has no choice but to take the flogging, said, “I am not afraid because I was ready to be punished from Day 1.” Brave woman. We're told she's a model. Perhaps sympathizers who need to hire a model could keep her in mind? She could use the work. Billions of beer drinkers the world over would love to see her get ahead.