Only morons and extremely foolish individuals would insult Islam or the
prophet or any religion knowing what the consequences could be. The
current crackdown should serve as a warning to all.
Whilst it is
okay for Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa
to speak so firmly about people who insult Islam, he should be equally
firm about those who insult other religions.
Nothing that has
happened so far can equal using a cow’s head as football as deliberate
provocation of the Hindus and the desecration of the consecrated host
sacred to Catholics by two Malay journalists. No major action was
taken against any of them. And then, there is preacher Zakir Naik who
takes great pleasure in running down other religions to the delight of
his Muslim audiences.
All should respect all religions. No one
should show disrespect to other religions. That said, a line should be
drawn on intellectual discussions involving interpretations of holy
books that could adversely impact the rights of non-believers.
If we are to take action against those who are sowing religious hatred,
then at least make sure that there are no double standards. Apart from Zakir Naik, the authorities should have taken action against Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali. Instead, he was left off the hook for his ‘burn bibles’ call in 2014 because, according to the then BN government, “he was only defending the sanctity of Islam”.
FairMind: Indeed, insults against Islam and the prophet are clearly not acceptable, just like insults on other religions. Surely,
insults against PAS interpretation of “syariah-compliant” lies and
legitimacy of Umno’s kleptocracy because it is for unifying the Muslims
for the sake of personal enrichment of the leaders of PAS and Umno have
their justification. They themselves have made the non-Muslims misunderstand the true and good teachings of the prophet and Islam.
Mujahid’s and the police's first task be to catch those people who have
conveyed the falsehood in the teachings of Islam that result in the
misunderstanding of a good religion? Honestly, other faiths don't
understand why a bad thing such as lying and stealing in their own
faiths are considered permissible in another religion.
understand how turbaned and five-times-a-day mosque-going PAS/Umno
leaders can amass immense, unexplained wealth and owning expensive cars
and properties that ordinary Malaysians cannot even dream of and yet
tell their followers their lies are sanctioned by God and that people of
other faiths have stolen their wealth. People want to know how a
pious and top religious leader can gloat over how he is being clever to
receive monies belonging to the sweat and tears of the rakyat, lie about
it and go around across the country promoting the giver as his
The first priority is to educate and explain to the
people of other faiths instead of catching them when they are misled by
the very persons who should be upholding the good teaching of Islam. People
are frustrated. They want to ask these questions but they are not good
in putting it in words and hence have written in a way that appears to
have insulted Islam and the Prophet. Many educated Malays would also like to know the answers to these questions, too.