PHOTOS: For trans Muslims in Malaysia, daily life brings struggles, triumphs

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A transgender woman prays in a room adjacent to her beauty salon in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on June 13, 2015. She prays in men's clothes, believing that in front of God she was born and always will be a man. She says she avoids going to mosques for fear of public shunning. Religion News Service photo by Alexandra Radu

A transgender woman prays in a room adjacent to her beauty salon in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on June 13, 2015. She prays in men's clothes, believing that in front of God she was born and always will be a man. She says she avoids going to mosques for fear of public shunning. Religion News Service photo by Alexandra Radu

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) Islamic law forbids cross-dressing, and Malaysia's government has a zero-tolerance policy toward transgender issues.

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  • BB,

    “Who cares??”

    Such sensitivity and morality from the holy rollers.
    So apparently It is ‘God’s will’ that Trans people exist and they be simultaneously damned for it not only by God but by bigots who take after him.

    Such inhumanity and bigotry comes directly from religion.

    “Avoid THEM” – (Romans 16:16)
    “Slay THEM” – (Surah 9:2)

    What a public nuisance religion is. It should all be abandoned as fast as possible.

  • Badees

    Surah 9:2 is “So travel freely, [O disbelievers], throughout the land [during] four months but know that you cannot cause failure to Allah and that Allah will disgrace the disbelievers.”

  • Badees

    Surah 9:2 is “So travel freely, [O disbelievers], throughout the land [during] four months but know that you cannot cause failure to Allah and that Allah will disgrace the disbelievers.”

  • Quran 9:5 –
    “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush”

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