HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah correctly pointed out that
"Islam is a beautiful religion. It is a practical religion. It must be known for its values and compassion. It is not about punishments or banning this or that. This has unfortunately happened. Islam is not about force. Substance is more important, let’s not forget".
(Interview with the Star on 2.12.2008)
I hope the religious authorities heed HRH's wise observation.