| Asri, will looking at a cross make us Christians?
| Friday, August 16, 2019
Malaysiakini : ‘No, and writing ABC does not make us Christians, the proof is right in front of you.’ Does writing ABC make us Christians, mufti weighs in on khat debate
Vijay47: Good try, Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, but it won’t wash. Yours is the same disingenuous gambit that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad pulled when he argued that khat should be accepted by non-Muslims since other written languages were never opposed.
In your case, you are attempting to make a tasty soup out of ABC, Jawi, and khat, but the broth comes out bitter.
and Jawi are similar if not identical in a manner, they are scripts
which I believe evolved over thousands of years from an amalgamation of
differing yet related civilisations. I will even concede that Jawi and
khat are the same forms or styles of expression.
But khat is a completely different kettle of fish. Khat is the art of writing Islamic verses, yes, in Jawi. In
any display of khat in Malaysia, do we have even a single one that does
not quote an Islamic verse? The framed khat writings in Indian-Muslim
restaurants, does a single one refer to the owners’ details, the menu,
or that smoking is banned? Indeed, if non-Muslims view these moves with utter resentment and fear, it is of your own making.
it comes to matters of religion, it is always to restrict non-Muslim
faiths and at the same time seek to impose Islamic supremacy - the
refusal to apprehend the child-kidnapper, the cross-lights in the Penang building, the attempted revision of laws pertaining to the conversion of minors. And you want us to trust you?
piously refer to the universality of Arabic in the Middle East as
evidence of the clear divergence between language and religion. Great.
What a classic case of karma this has now come to haunt your prohibiting
the use of the word “Allah” in Malaysia by non-Muslims.
keeping with your charitable interpretation of language and ABCs, we
should perhaps encourage schoolchildren to sing psalms, which as you and
Mahathir would agree, is simply another artistic form of vocal
We could start with that one about a thirsty doe
yearning for the comforting presence of its master – I believe it is
called “As the Deer Panteth for the Lord”.
Rupert16: Good one, Vijay47. You forgot to add the alleged kidnapping
of Pastor Raymond Koh, social activist Joshua Hilmy and his wife, Rose,
as well as Amri Che Mat is also related to the ‘ketuanan Islam’ that
this bigot mufti and his good pal Zakir Naik are trying to impose.
This mufti should know more about the disappearances of the above-mentioned persons.
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|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 11:49 AM