The liberalist agenda of Sisters-In-Islam (SIS), has, of late, been noted by many organisations in Malaysia.
Note a forum (in April 2005) - part of Zainah Anwar's paper (entitled "Enforcing Public morality") below- being organised by Friederich Naumann Foundation (FNF). More about FNF in the last section of this blog.
SIS was listed as SIS Forum (Malaysia) Berhad in SSM but not registered in ROS.
| This paper was presented by Zainah Anwar, Executive Director of SIS|
at the Public Forum organised by Liberal Forum Malaysia and Friederich Naumann Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, 27 April 2005.
(part of paper)
2. If there is no public consensus, public morality laws become unenforceable. Look at Iran after 25 years of Islamic rule. Look at Afghanistan under Taliban rule. In spite of the moral policing in the streets, in the offices, in the neighbourhoods, on the university campuses, the moral laws imposed by the state have failed to bring about a more pious, moral and obedient ummah. At best, the laws can command outward conformity to moral rules; but in the end they hinder the very moral education they were designed to assist.
3. Women were forced to wear the hijab, without fully understanding or imbibing the reasons for it. The streets of Tehran today are filled with young women displaying far more hair than hijab because 25 years of compulsory hijab law have only brought about defiance, not compliance. The question this raises is: would it have been more effective to educate young people to be able to freely choose to do the morally right thing for the right reason, and not because of the fear of the coercive power of the state.
4. To this day, the record of enforcement raises doubt as to whether such a ( Syariah) law can indeed ensure that Muslims lead a life according to the teachings of their religion.
5."Can we not be a good Muslim without Big Brother watching over our shoulder with every step we take, ready to send us to jail, fine us or whip us should we transgress?"
6.What are the implications to democratic governance, to multi-racial Malaysia, if only a small group of people, the ulama, as traditionally believed, have the right to interpret the Qur'an...."
(from website of SISTERS-IN-ISLAM; http://www.sistersinislam.org.my/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=515&Itemid=209).
An Interview with the International Herald Tribune, 2006 with Zainah Anwar:
‘‘With the acid touch that has made her an accomplished campaigner, Zainah Anwar calls the officials in the government religious departments ‘those Taliban-minded bureaucrats.’’
( http://www.firdaus.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=423 )
FRIEDERICH NAUMANN FOUNDATION (FNF) : What is it?
The Foundation follows the ideals of the protestant theologian, Friedrich Naumann. At the beginning of the last century, Naumann was a leading German liberal thinker and politician. In this regard, the Foundation is an agent of organized liberalism. It promotes this through civic education, international political dialogues, and political counselling. The Foundation has numerous offices in Europe, Africa, America and Asia.
FNF works with the American Jewish Committee in organizing events and hosting each others' researchers/operatives.
FNF has maintained good relations with ex-DPM Anwar Ibrahim despite the latter having been sacked from the government for sexual misconduct and corruption. The agenda is obvious: promote Liberal Islam through Anwar, and confuse the Muslim masses throughout Asia and Middle East. His roadshow talks through these regions are well known.
These extensive evil webs stretch out to many nations, via "workshops, forum, lectures, seminars" conducted by various foreign agencies interconnected with one another ( NED, FNF, IRI, NDI, CFR, AIPAC, AJC to name a few) and have ONE aim: anti-Islam and anti-Christ, to weaken the fundamentals and faith of the followers of both religions; and ensuring the survival and expansion of Zionist-Israel.