“Anak-anak kaum muslimin mustahil akan terpengaruh dengan Bible jika mereka membaca al-Quran. Ada yang kata: masalahnya mereka tidak baca al-Quran. Kita tanya; jika al-Quran pun mereka tidak minat baca, macam mana pula mereka berminat membaca Bible?” (… kelakar juga ya, Dr Maza nih)
Petikan ‘Murtad: Antara emosi dan realiti‘
Rencana sepenuhnya oleh bekas mufti Perlis Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin di Utusan.
Saya cedok (lihat bawah) beberapa perenggan daripada rencana yang sama di buku Dr Asri, ‘Islam in Malaysia: Perceptions & Facts’ yang merupakan kutipan rencana-rencana kolumnya dalam Utusan.
“Likewise, let us not be deceived by our enemies into believing that the number of apostates has reached the hundreds of thousands. There certainly are apostates, but they do not number so many, and we should not declare others apostates on the basis of rumour.
“Do we really wish to create an environment of constant mutual accusation? This will bring only disorder to the Ummah.
“Emphasising the large number of apostates does nothing but advance the agenda of the enemies of Islam. It causes the world to bring pressure on our country so as not to ignore the rights of those hundreds of thousands, and so apostasy will receive support from the world at large.
“Secondly, by acknowledging such claims we will break the spirits of those intending to embrace Islam and we will defeat efforts to invite others to Islam. How embarrassing it is when the Muslims in the West, while under a great deal of pressure, still successfully bring many in the West to Islam, whereas here we panic about stories of apostates. No government bestows special treatment on Muslims in the West, what more provide for Muslim law.
“Here — in a country with many mosques, frequent public sermons, religious departments and mufti, many Islamic organisations, a Constitution that speaks of Islam, many religious teachers who prosper from preaching fees, where muftis are accounted wealthy, where Islamic slogans are heard everywhere — here we announce that hundreds of thousands have committed apostasy. But Muslims in the West, who live in more challenging environments, announce that hundreds of thousands have embraced Islam.” <Unquote>
Mutakhir: Isu murtad dan statistik (Mujahid Yusof Rawa)