24 November 2016
Source: Hadi's Creepy Law Promotes Perversion, Malaysiakini
Hadi needs to be aware that his primitive and perverted punishment ideas will be counter-productive in the extreme in the field of moral probity, which he says he seeks to promote.
He talks lightly of “caning like a child only”. It is well known that the psychological damage of childhood whipping extends into many adult disorders, including sado-masochism and paedophilia.
Public displays of such a crude and vicious kind soon whets the blood lust of those within the crowd who hold such tendencies and it will lead to crimes by them against others. It will also start the slippery slope towards more and more violent and disgusting crowd-pleasing punishments.
Everyone knows that people who come from the most repressive societies are always the first to indulge in gross and abusive carnal practices of extreme kinds when they get the chance. Appalling activities by wealthy, ‘pious’ Arabs frequently shock the public in the “liberal” West.
Two wrongs do not make a right and violence begets violence. No religious person should therefore advocate combatting what he believes to be a sin by an act all know to be a sin, which is unnecessary violence.
It is unpleasant to consider the psychological motives of someone so bent on seeking out permission to inflict humiliation and pain on another person who has transgressed into temptation, but we all know that such impulses lurk at the bottom of many of the perversions in our society.
So, Hadi ought be wary of being painted in future minds as some kind of dirty old man by promoting this adoption of foreign cult practices and drop his distasteful and dangerous bill.