So there we have it, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department
Mujahid Yusof Rawa finds Zakir Naik “inspirational” – the preacher who,
just before the last general election, said that is was incumbent on
Muslims to vote for a Muslim leader who is corrupt over a non-Muslim
leader who is upright.
By posting that photo of the preacher on
the run from India on his Facebook page, Mujahid has destroyed his
credibility in one fell swoop.
Zakir should stop lying about his
lectures not being insulting to non-Muslims, because if this is the
case, why do non-Muslims who watch his videos despise him so much? Mujahid must explain why he chooses to endorse and lovingly embrace a 'wanted man' who is such a divisive character in Malaysia.
Mujahid is a minister worth his salt, he should have known that the
Bangladesh government has banned Zakir from entering the country to
preach because they considered him a security threat. He is accused of “inspiring”
two of the seven young Bangladeshis who committed one of the most evil
and brutal mass killings in modern times in Dhaka in 2016. His Peace TV
channel has also been banned in Bangladesh. Why is the de facto
Islamic affairs minister thumbing his nose at non-Muslims in Malaysia
rubbing shoulders which such a notorious fugitive? What role can Mujahid
now play in bringing communities together given his provocative
David Dass: They revert to the old ways. The feelings of
non-Muslims do not count. Harapan is just worried about pandering to the
feelings of extremists. Zakir runs down other religions. Not in honest debate but in front of people who are ignorant of other religions. Bring
converts to your faith by your example. Lead an exemplary life and
cause others to be inspired by you. Ridiculing the beliefs of another as
a way to win converts cannot be a good thing.
Vijay47: Statistics, logic, and syllogism have never been my strong suits (not that I have strong suits elsewhere). But meri dost
(my friend) Zakir, Islamic scholar, master of comparative religion,
font of philosophy, and general entertainer extraordinaire has been a
source of much confusion, mystery, and frequent doses of amusement. Let
me reduce my bewilderment to a simple roadmap. The last time I counted,
India had a population of 1,368,737,513. Slightly more if I include
Of this number, 79.8 percent is made up of Hindus, 15 percent Muslims, 2.3 percent Christians and the rest of other faiths. On
the other hand, Malaysia has 29.7 million people, of which about 18.2
million are Muslim (61 percent). It is clear that going by Zakir’s
spiritual measure, 85 percent of India is destined to languish in hell
when they finally say “Goodbye, cruel world.”
That being the case,
dear friend, why are you not in India, bringing salvation to close to
1.162 billion lost souls? Shouldn’t your responsibilities as a devout
Muslim preacher compel you to remain where, as the Bible says, the
harvest is plentiful? Why come to Malaysia with its potential
catch a pitiful 11 million (39 percent)? I will hazard to guess that you
had to flee from Dharavi, Borivali, Dadar, and Bandra because your
religious antics there had made you a wanted man being a threat to your
Thus a somewhat extended stay in Delhi’s Tihar jail
was not quite appealing. So you come to Malaysia, spout a few holy
quotations and the whole bunch of local morons are in awe of this
outlaw-cum-divine messenger. So much so that they grant you
permanent residence status and two islands to boot. Heck, some are even
inspired by you. Malaysia truly heaven!
Teh Tarik: Someone
insults a religion in Sarawak and is sentenced to 10 years’ jail.
Another insults non-Muslims and is not only given permanent resident
status in Malaysia, but is even embraced by a Harapan minister. It looks like Harapan is even worse than BN when it comes to selective discrimination. After this debacle, I hope Harapan loses Rantau.
Non-Muslims should boycott the by-election to send a message to the
disrespectful Harapan confidence tricksters, who in many ways are worse
than the previous BN government.