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Woman jailed for bizarre faith (two years for worshipping giant teapot in Muslim Malaya)
The Windsor Star ^ | March 4, 2008 | Reuters

Posted on 03/04/2008 2:51:44 AM PST by propertius

KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian court jailed on Monday a woman follower of a bizarre cult centred around a giant teapot for declaring herself an apostate while still a Muslim.

Apostasy -- deserting one's religion -- is a criminal offence in mainly Muslim Malaysia, whose state religion is Islam but which tolerates other major religions.

An Islamic court in the northeastern state of Terengganu sentenced Kamariah Ali, a 57-year-old former teacher, to two years in jail after she was found guilty of apostasy and refused to repent.

"What she did was not within the concept of freedom of religion," the news agency Bernama quoted judge Mohamad Abdullah as saying.

Kamariah, a widow with four children, was arrested in 2005 along with 57 other followers of the bizarre cult built around a giant teapot.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cult; dncfalseprophets; freepun; islam; malaysia; teapot

1 posted on 03/04/2008 2:51:49 AM PST by propertius
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To: propertius

Worships a teapot ? Still saner and more rational than a Mohammadan any day of the week.


2 posted on 03/04/2008 2:54:57 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: propertius

There has got to be more to this story, or is this just a
Tea-ser.


3 posted on 03/04/2008 2:55:37 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: propertius
bizarre cult built around a giant teapot.

Is that more bizarre than a cult built around a dead schizophrenic pederast?

4 posted on 03/04/2008 2:57:03 AM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hey! We got American Idol and Paris Hilton!!

Come to your own conclusions.


5 posted on 03/04/2008 2:57:57 AM PST by djf (Talk to me too long, and you'll go insane! I know, I tried!)
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To: Americanexpat

ping.


6 posted on 03/04/2008 2:58:37 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: propertius

7 posted on 03/04/2008 3:01:09 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Americanexpat

Sorry. Wrong list.


8 posted on 03/04/2008 3:03:02 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: djf

If you worship Paris Hilton, wouldn’t you technically be worshipping chlamydia ?


9 posted on 03/04/2008 3:03:12 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: propertius

Well, I have been known to bow before Mr. Coffee in the morning...


10 posted on 03/04/2008 3:04:47 AM PST by LRS ( MommaObama = Barack; MommaObamaMomma = Mrs Obama; MommaObamaMa=his ma;MommaObamaMama=grandma)
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To: expatguy

ping


11 posted on 03/04/2008 3:05:50 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: tet68

Don’t tease me bro.


12 posted on 03/04/2008 3:06:25 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS
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To: djf
Switching from Gaia to worshiping Obama is just as bad.
Goraphites will have their revenge soon enough.
13 posted on 03/04/2008 3:07:29 AM PST by MaxMax (I need a life after politics)
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To: propertius

The teapot in question (this looks more like a Lewis Carroll theme park).

14 posted on 03/04/2008 3:08:47 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

In fact I have a healthy respect for bacteria.
Paris is another story.

Sadly, as I get older, I am more and more convinced that things are pretty much random. Or at least that the weasels who lie and cheat and beat and connive end up way better than people who simply and humbly try to find honest answers.

Whatever is going on, I seem to have no conception or influence.


15 posted on 03/04/2008 3:10:34 AM PST by djf (Talk to me too long, and you'll go insane! I know, I tried!)
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To: propertius

From 2005:

Dhimmi Watch

“Islam humiliated by giant teapot”

http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/006432.php


16 posted on 03/04/2008 3:10:37 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: djf

Yup. It’s gonna really suck if it turns out it didn’t matter if we were supposed to lie, cheat, and steal to get what we wanted... (’cuz I woulda done a lot more of that). ;-)


17 posted on 03/04/2008 3:12:45 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

To hell in a tea bag with her!


18 posted on 03/04/2008 3:28:53 AM PST by Dr. Marten (http://thehorsesmouth.blog-city.com)
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To: propertius
This is my handle....this is my spout


19 posted on 03/04/2008 3:34:58 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: propertius
Apostasy -- deserting one's religion -- is a criminal offence in mainly Muslim Malaysia, whose state religion is Islam but which tolerates other major religions.

No. It isn't a crime in Malaysia to desert your religion UNLESS you are a Muslim. And how can the article say Malaysia has respect for those other religions when you are not allowed to leave Islam?

20 posted on 03/04/2008 4:04:51 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: propertius

This sounds like a case of the Kaaba calling the Kettle black.


21 posted on 03/04/2008 4:06:40 AM PST by Ozone34
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The woman in Malaysia worshipping a giant teapot makes more sense than Imadamnnutjob in Iran worshipping a hole in the ground waiting for an imam to pop out.


22 posted on 03/04/2008 4:15:33 AM PST by elcid1970
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To: propertius

Does the tea pot have red koolaid in it?


23 posted on 03/04/2008 4:16:05 AM PST by BuffaloJack
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To: propertius
This is my Temple. Am I in trouble?


24 posted on 03/04/2008 4:20:33 AM PST by Dumpster Baby (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: propertius

How many heads has the teapot chopped off?


25 posted on 03/04/2008 4:54:22 AM PST by Flintlock (that)
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To: propertius

"Don't knock it, sweetie. Now, who's next?"
26 posted on 03/04/2008 5:21:32 AM PST by Sender (Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.)
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To: propertius
Deification of a Teapot Ping!
27 posted on 03/04/2008 5:31:10 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Hillary Clinton - It's OBAMAS Party and She'll Cry if She Wants to?)
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To: propertius
Back in the day, I (barely) remember worshiping a square bottle with black label. Think it came from Tennessee.
28 posted on 03/04/2008 5:36:38 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Vaquero; mikrofon; martin_fierro

Praise the giant Teapot,
Have no doubt;
Here is my candle,
I am devout.
When I hear my sentence,
Then I shout:
"The Pot will whistle
When I get out!"

29 posted on 03/04/2008 5:44:39 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Tea time.)
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To: tet68
two years for worshipping giant teapot

Tea for two, and two for tea. . . .

30 posted on 03/04/2008 5:47:26 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Tea time.)
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To: propertius; mikrofon; martin_fierro; The Spirit Of Allegiance

One Lumpur two?


31 posted on 03/04/2008 5:48:48 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Tea time.)
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To: Charles Henrickson; propertius; martin_fierro; The Spirit Of Allegiance

So she got charged with a-pots-of-tea?


32 posted on 03/04/2008 6:31:22 AM PST by mikrofon (APOSTATE == A TEAPOT'S worshipper)
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To: propertius

I sense a tempest here.


33 posted on 03/04/2008 7:28:31 AM PST by LexBaird (Behold, thou hast drinken of the Aide of Kool, and are lost unto Men.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

We’re oolong way from brewing up bad puns here, I see.


34 posted on 03/04/2008 7:33:16 AM PST by LexBaird (Behold, thou hast drinken of the Aide of Kool, and are lost unto Men.)
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To: LexBaird

This whole thing is just a trespass in a teapot.


35 posted on 03/04/2008 8:43:17 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Tea time.)
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To: Dumpster Baby; mikrofon; martin_fierro
Is that the Teapot Home Sandal?


36 posted on 03/04/2008 8:46:17 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Hear of Harding?)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Now that was good...

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

37 posted on 03/04/2008 8:52:23 AM PST by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Is that the Teapot Home Sandal?


38 posted on 03/04/2008 2:07:00 PM PST by Dumpster Baby (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: propertius

I LOVE a good cup of hot tea, but I haven’t taken it that far just yet.

I must say the teapot worshipping is a big step up from Islam. I hope this catches on in the middle east.


39 posted on 03/04/2008 2:12:57 PM PST by chickpundit (www.punditchick.com)
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To: propertius

Can’t say I worship it, but I pay my respects to the teapot every afternoon around 3. Sometimes I even adorn it’s tray with shortbread, small sandwiches and flowers.


40 posted on 03/04/2008 2:18:00 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: Cailleach

ping


41 posted on 03/04/2008 2:24:58 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: propertius
FYI ...it's gone. ;)

Bulldozers tear down giant religious teapot

42 posted on 03/11/2008 2:55:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: propertius

“Muslim Malaysia, whose state religion is Islam but which tolerates other major religions.”


Now we’re to the place where “tolerate” must be defined specifically. May a Christian distribute Gospel literature on the street corners to Muslims in Malaysia.

No.

May a Christian meet a Muslim on the street and say, “If you have 15 minutes, I’d like to tell you my Christian testimony.” ??

He may try. And then he will see just how “tolerant” Malaysia is toward Christianity.

I suppose anyone is tolerated . . . IF he keeps his mouth shut.


43 posted on 03/11/2008 3:19:08 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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