November 19, 2006
Case 3#: Divorce Rates among Muslims vs Non-Muslims in Asia
Let’s now look at divorce rates in the Muslim world. The Malaysian New Straits Times on Saturday Sep 30 said that last year in Malaysia there were 15,000 divorces among the Muslim Malay population and 3,000 among the Chinese and Indian populations.
Both populations are seeing an upward trend in divorces. Now here’s the funny thing not mentioned in the paper but apparent to anyone with a passing knowledge of Malaysian society: There are 12.5 million muslims in Malaysia and 7.5 million Chinese and Indians. This means that Muslims are divorcing at THREE times the rate of non-Muslims. Yet it is the Muslims who have the most exposure to censorship of sexual nature.
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