Um… Okay the way this is written is really weird (but then it is written by a Malaysian).

The Star – Couple in khalwat raid may drop second home plan, By SIRA HABIBU

LANGKAWI: Retired American policeman Randal Barnhart, who was subjected to a 2am raid by religious enforcement officers, is reconsidering his plan to make Malaysia his second home.

“After that unpleasant episode two weeks ago, I do not feel like making Malaysia my second home. It is a pity because both my wife and I really love Langkawi,” he said.

On Oct 12, Barnhart, 62, and his wife Carole, 61, were in their rented condominium in Kuah when enforcement officers continuously knocked on their door at 2am, accusing them of committing khalwat (close proximity).

He said the officers demanded to see his marriage certificate, although he had told them that they were Christians and should not be subjected to Islamic law.

They felt humiliated by the raid by religious enforcement officers in Langkawi recently.

“We find it difficult to forget the unpleasant episode. My wife was so terrified by the incident that she fears sleeping in that condominium,” he added.

Banhart said the officers were rude and insisted on “seeing the woman” when he opened the door.

“My wife had to show herself despite only having a sarong on at that time. We felt humiliated for being treated this way,” he said.

He said he had to send his wife back to the United States on the next available flight because she feared people might return to the condominium to terrify her in the middle of the night.

She flew home on Wednesday.

I mean, …okay I started to write up all the stuff that’s wrong about this, but it’s all so obvious. Which is why the way it’s written is so bizarre.

Curtsy: LGF.


I don’t have the energy (bad sign, future-of-the-world-wise, but I’m probably just tired) to start a new post for this, so let’s file it under Muslims Care About Women:

LGF – French Intifada II: Woman Severely Burned in Bus Attack

French “youths” expressing their disenchantment have seriously injured a woman in a Molotov cocktail attack on a bus in the city of Marseille: Woman hurt as vandals set fire to French bus.