Why the Malays feel besieged
Isma vice president (II) Abdul Rahman Mt Dali released a press statement yesterday titled ‘Bumi ini bumi Melayu! Dunia jangan pertikai lagi‘.
Abdul Rahman said:
“Kita mahu dunia mengiktiraf bumi ini sebagai warisan dan hak orang Melayu. Sama seperti dunia mengiktiraf benua Cina adalah hak warisan orang Cina dan benua India hak warisan orang India, England untuk Inggeris, Ireland untuk orang Irish dan Germany untuk orang German dan seterusnya. Atau adakah orang Melayu tidak punya tanahnya sendiri? Sudah tentu inilah benua Melayu dan inilah tanah untuk bangsa Melayu. [...]
“Oleh itu, kita mahu orang Cina, India atau sesiapapun tidak lagi mempersoalkan kedudukan Melayu. Kita juga mahu seluruh dunia mengiktiraf bumi Malaysia ini yang sebelumnya dikenali Malaya dan sebelumnya lagi dipanggil TANAH MELAYU sebagai warisan Melayu dan hak Melayu.
“Kita mahu dunia mengktiraf perkara ini sama seperti dunia iktiraf benua Cina adalah hak warisan orang Cina dan benua India hak warisan orang India. Ini adalah identiti negara ini dan agama anutan terakhir orang Melayu di bumi ini sejak berkurun-kurun lamanya adalah addeenul Islam.” (The full text of his press statement can be read HERE.)
Abdul Rahman is espousing the doctrine of ‘blood and soil’.
His assertion comes as a response to the Chinese and Indians “questioning the Malay position”.
The Firsters, as to be expected, have eagerly demonized him. His organization Isma has been taunted by them as “a bunch of uneducated losers”, among the more polite responses — see ‘World must recognise M’sia belongs to Malays‘ (Malaysiakini, 27 Feb 2014).
Understanding the siege mentality
Muslims comprise 62.3 percent and Malays 54.6 percent of the Malaysian population.
Some people wonder why the Muslims and the Malays whom are the outright majority in the country should yet feel so besieged.
The answer is because, evidently, the minorities are so aggressive and not to mention abusive.
Take for example the following response by Malaysiakini subscriber ‘anak, bangsa, malaysia‘ asking Isma to go die /”U pi mati liau”. His comment (see below) is typical of the chest-thumping Anak Bangsa Malaysia crowd.
Evangelista Bintang Tiga
Then there are the pushy Christians who loudly exhibit the triumphalism of their religion.
The evangelistas are possession of this peculiar overweening habit of lecturing to the Malays that the latter have “zero understanding of the the universal values of Islam” despite the fact that the Malays are born into the faith (see comment by Malaysiakini subscriber YF, reproduced below).
The evangelista too-clever-by-half attitude extends to labelling the Malay as a bad or failed Muslim or even a “racist munafik” (see YF‘s comment below). Not only that, it is more and more common nowadays to hear the Christians toss the ‘Allah’ word very cavalierly.
“Corrupt, stupid people”
‘Di mana ada sarang tebuan, di situ Dapster akan jolok’ perfectly describes the behaviour of the Malaysiakini reader calling himself ‘Hwin‘ below.
All the Dapster tropes are trotted out in his comment — “land of Malays” is “land of corrupt”, “land of … stupid/backward/insecure people”, “land of racism”.
Nowadays, we often hear complaints by the Malays that they are being constantly insulted and provoked. It’s hard to deny the truth of this.
Some of the insults couple rudeness – e.g. Isma is name-called as “morons” – together with the evangelista tendency to mengkafir, i.e. label non-Christians as godless or infidel .
Furthermore, Muslims are adjudged by these holier-than-thous evangelistas to be “unIslamic” when the Muslims NGOs like Isma release thorny statements in defence of Malays or Islam (see comment by Malaysiakini subscriber ‘Green Penang‘, reproduced above).
“Malays are pendatang too”
Whether the Dapsters like it or not, the ‘Malay Special Position’ is secured by the Federal Constitution.
Nonetheless the Malays are still told off by the Dapsters that they (Malays) are immigrants too, that they originate from Indonesia and that native inhabitants of this land were the orangutan (see comment by Malaysiakini subscriber Dark Knight, reproduced above).
No such thing as the Malay race
Finally, to wrap up their argument, the Dapster smart aleck pronounces: “How can Isma claimed that Malaysia is the land of the Malays when Malaysia did not exist before 1963?” (see wg321‘s Malaysiakini comment reproduced above).
What wg321 says is one of a piece with another popular Dapster refrain, i.e. that there is no such thing as a Malay race.
Editors of the pro-opposition media like Jacqueline Ann Surin even went so far as to challenge ‘Siapa Melayu?‘ (The Nut Graph, 14 Feb 2011).
Oh, you mean the Aryan master race?
According to Jacqueline Ann Surin, ‘race’ in Malaysia is arbitrarily defined as well as merely “the white coloniser’s subjective construct”.
Not only does Surin contend that “there is no such thing as a pure or exclusive ‘Malay’ race”, she also takes a dig at the Malay dilemma, saying: “when former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad declares that non-Malay Malaysians must accept that Malaysia belongs to the Malays, one wonders who is the ‘Malay’ he is referring to”.
Jacqueline Ann Surin is someone who “believes that it was the notion of race that allowed Adolf Hitler to propagate a superior Aryan race which paved the way for six million Jews to be eliminated” (see HERE).
Do you still wonder why the Malays have developed a siege mentality? The non-Malays, particularly the Christians, today feel they are free to say anything.
Isma are the hornets whose nest has been disturbed. It’s just a matter of time before they sting.