By Hemant Mehta
The other day, I posted about how a picture of atheists at a gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia went viral, leading to a government crackdown. This is a nation that, in theory, celebrates the freedom of religion, but those rules don’t apply to Muslims who leave their faith — and certainly not to Muslims who become atheists. Government officials wanted to know if there were any ex-Muslims in that picture because they could be fined or prosecuted.
It’s only getting worse now.
The government is starting to go after atheists as a whole. Not just ex-Muslims, but anyone who openly denies God’s existence.
Shahidan Kassim, a minister in President Najib Razak‘s Cabinet, said on camera that atheists in the country must be “hunted down,” because their lack of religion amounts to illegal thought crimes.
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