Fugitive transgender Nur Sajat (Pretty in Pink pix below) is being championed by the Malaysian diversity and inclusion crowd.
Malaysian wokerati refer to Nur Sajat as a lady / woman / girl and use the pronouns ‘she’ and ‘her’ to describe this celebrity trans individual.
The Malaysian Islamic authorities beg to demur on the acceptability of gender bending.
ABOVE: Nur Sajat’s cross dressing is more reflective of the westerners’ – such as popstar Madonna below – permissive sense of fashion
How much multiculturalism do they want?
G25 stated that “Malaysia, as a multiracial, multicultural country cannot allow itself to be held hostage to the strict interpretation of Islamic doctrines if we are going to become a fully developed country …”.
A media statement ‘G25’s take on the manhunt for Nur Sajat’ was issued by the group yesterday.
BELOW: (1) Multikulti Madonna — the singer is a diversity icon; (2) like Madonna, Lady Gaga uses the cross as a fashion accessory
How much freedom do they want?
G25 urged for Nur Sajat to be allowed to “openly display her good looks and [exert] her fundamental rights”.
Note that G25 use the feminine objective pronoun ‘her’ (and not ‘him’).
“The authorities are becoming paranoid that Nur Sajat may be an inspiration for other transgenders to assert their human rights to be what they were born into,” said G25 in their statement.
BELOW: ‘Born This Way’, a Lady Gaga single released in 2011
The G25’s phrasing above recalls the vocabulary of Born This Way — a song sung by popstar Lady Gaga, and which was quickly adopted as an LGBTQ inspirational anthem.
In the intro to Born This Way, Lady Gaga narrated: “And thus began the beginning of the new race; a race within the race of humanity; a race which bears no prejudice, no judgment but boundless freedom”.
Also from the Born This Way album, Lady Gaga’s music video ‘Judas’ – see below – was replete with Jesus iconography. Similarly Madonna’s Like A Prayer music vid.
These LGBTQ cheerleaders in pop culture intersect subversively with traditional religious mores.
In the year following the release of ‘Born This Way’, Lady Gaga took her music on a tour of the Asian cities.
She staged her concerts in Bangkok, Manila and Singapore, following earlier sold-out venues in Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei.
Lady Gaga nonetheless bypassed Kuala Lumpur.
Her ‘Born This Way’ concert in Jakarta planned for June 2012 was canceled too. Lady Gaga was deemed to be unacceptable in Asean’s two Muslim capitals.
How much ‘gender diversity’ do they want?
Muslim countries have a different level of tolerance from their non-Muslim Asian neighbours.
However according to the G25, “Respecting gender diversity and human rights are key factors within the principles of ESG”, referring to Environmental, Social and Governance global standards necessary – konon – “to attract foreign investments”.
Therefore, G25 fears that “Malaysia will get into world news again as a country that has its own standards of human rights and justice as dictated by the Islamic authorities, and not based on universal values of individual freedoms and human dignity”.
BELOW: In addition to the ‘cross’ tiara that she is wearing, Madonna’s dress is styled to show the shape of a ‘cross’ in her peekaboo front bodice
How much ‘universal values of individual freedoms’ do we want?
Both Madonna and Lady Gaga are overt in displaying their Christian faith.
The photos below are from Madonna’s Instagram feed.
One shows the singer posing in front of artwork appearing to depict a stylized Crown of Thorns portraiture. A cross can also be seen standing beside the painting.
The second photo below is Madonna’s gloved hand holding a cross. For more details, refer ‘Madonna, 63, puts on a VERY racy display’ — a Sept 10 article in the Daily Mail.
Are the Muslim authorities really “paranoid” or just being prudent about the possibility of Nur Sajat becoming a social influencer?
After all, the woke people are very pushy.