Malaysia's largest Islamic party is pushing for Oktoberfest events across the country to be banned, renewing a familiar culture war in the Muslim-majority country. [...]
"If non-Muslims want to drink alcoholic beverages, they are welcomed to do so in their homes without promoting the activity and organising large-scale events."
That's how it starts. A few years later, they'll be calling for the ban of alcohol in the entire country. Mere possession of a beverage will land one in jail.
A governmental Islamic body ruled in 2016 that products named "hotdog" would be denied halal certification, due to the perception among some Muslims that dogs are forbidden in Islam.
In 2014, Malaysia's High Court ruled non-Muslims could not use the word "Allah" in their publications, despite the fact Malay-speaking Christians had used the term in their holy texts for centuries.