December 22, 2015

The Sultan of Brunei declares that the punishment for illegally celebrating Christmas to be up to 5 years in prison.

Muslims are forbidden from doing anything Christmas-y, like putting up Christmas decorations or wearing Santa Claus hats. Christians may celebrate, but only in private.

30 comments:

Lance said...

Can't accuse the Sultan of cultural appropriation.

Greg Hlatky said...

"Christians can celebrate but only in provate."

A long-standing goal of the Left as well.

SayAahh said...

Well, that does it for me.
I am NOT going to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr nor Eid Al-Adha.
Tit for tat. Screw them.

lgv said...

A truly devout Muslim and infamous hedonist.

He likes to pander to Islamist, while maintaining a lifestyle that, well, isn't very devout let's say.

buwaya said...

Lots of Filipino OCW's (Overseas Contract Workers) in Brunei. Nearly all are Christian.

Bay Area Guy said...

But Islam is still a religion of peace. Hillary and Obama have told me so.

Ambrose said...

Christmas in Brunei:

Then he shook! What he saw was a shocking surprise!
Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small,
Was singing! Without any presents at all!
He HADN'T stopped Christmas from coming! IT CAME!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!

Lyle Smith said...

If our President talked less fearfully about Muslims, this Brunei guy wouldn't be so fearful of Christianity. Am I right?

Jake said...

So tolerant.

averagejoe said...

AHA! So this is why progressives want to let huge numbers of Muslims in the country- to get rid of the Christians! But what happens when the Christians are gone and the place is lousy with Muslims? Reach for the Kurdish? They bring in the Kurds to get rid of the Muslims who got rid of the Christians....

Gusty Winds said...

What's the current punishment at the University of Wisconsin?

Paul C said...

No Lyle, you're not right.

I imagine Starbucks in Brunei offers Christmas Blend, too.

The Godfather said...

Muslims in countries that are majority Muslim are awful, but Muslims in countries where they are a non-persecuted minority are good citizens. How can we make the latter happen?

Tofu King said...

Wait, doesn't that blind sheikh that lived in NYC wear a Santa hat?

JamesB.BKK said...

Nothing says "religion of peace" like 5 years in the slammer for not doing what it or one of its appointed leaders declares.

LYNNDH said...

Beginning to sound a lot like the US, you know.

CWJ said...

Skyped with my Lebanese daughter yesterday. I was actually shocked that Her neighborhood had more Christmas decorations than ours.

mccullough said...

Funny how those who don't follow true Islam manage to run the countries but the Islamic scholars at western universities are the ones who know what true Islam is or is not. I don't care what some Harvard professor has to say about Islam. I care what the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and the Grand Mufti of Syria has to say about Islam.

hombre said...

An emissary of the "religion of peace" practicing peaceful and the hue and protesting cry from peaceful Muslims worldwide is deafening.

Isn't it?

Wayworn Wanderer said...

So he's a pig. Someone expected something else?

BobM said...

Here's a bit more on just how pious and chaste the sultan is:

www.vanityfair.com/news/2011/07/prince-jefri-201107

BN said...

God rest ye merry gentlemen...

Paul said...

These Muslims remind me of Khan and what Spock warned Spock about.

But unlike Spock, I would have sent them back with the missiles to the Vengeance, still ticking.

jimbino said...

"Muslims are forbidden from doing anything Christmas-y" translated into English would read "Muslims are forbidden to do anything Christmas-y." Those who insist on using "from" need to say "Muslims are prohibited from doing anything Christmas-y." Don't feel bad: Eugene Volokh consistently makes the same mistake.

Achilles said...

The Godfather said...
"Muslims in countries that are majority Muslim are awful, but Muslims in countries where they are a non-persecuted minority are good citizens. How can we make the latter happen?"

You have to be joking. You are joking right?

Gahrie said...

Yeah the chances for reforming Islam don't seem very good if they ban the secular celebration of Christmas, let alone the religious one.

Biff said...

In case no one has pointed it out, the link in this blog post appears to be broken. (No need to approve this comment.)

jr565 said...

It sounds like something many on the left want for this country. Don't mention Christmas!

I kid, but not completely.

jr565 said...

So, Isis doesn't really know what Islam is about. They can't be representational of Islam for some reason.
So, does Saudi Arabia represent Islam in any way?
You know, I don't think SA really knows what Islam about. Clearly white liberals know islams true face. SA is ignorant of the religion that has guided it since its been Saudi Arabia.

mikee said...

Since the Sultan has authority only over his tiny oil rich country, and I am not there, I will continue to ignore his edicts on how to celebrate the religious and cultural holidays of my homeland. And if he comes here, he's gonna get a loud "Merry Christmas!" from me.