KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — Lawyer Siti Kasim has lodged a police report against Facebook users who threatened to decapitate her over her alleged remarks on God.
The human rights lawyer said the death threats came after a fundamentalist Malay-language portal, Menara.my, published an article titled “Melalui getaran, kita menghasilkan Tuhan — Siti Kasim” (Through vibrations, we create God — Siti Kasim) that she said had “manipulated” her interview with Chinese-language portal pocketimes.my.
“Many comments calling for my death. This guy messaged me and warned me,” Siti told Malay Mail Online today, referring to a Facebook user who said that she “deserved to be killed”.
She sent Malay Mail Online screenshots of other Facebook users who said things like, “If it were up to me, I would have chopped off this CT Kasim’s head already...traitor to the religion and destroyer of the faith of Muslims in these times”.
Siti said she lodged a police report here last Saturday.
“I don’t run to lodge police report unless it is absolutely necessary,” she posted on her Facebook page earlier today.
“This time, it became necessary when some bloggers made up and twisted an interview I have had with a Chinese Online news. Due to misrepresentation made by these ‘MUSLIMS’, I have received serious death threats and online abuses by MUSLIMS,” she added.