One of my blog readers ‘allabih’ made the following comment @ 2013/02/28 at 9:35 am (in the context of an earlier 400-year-old Malay ‘bible’ discussion):
“In Islamic theology or usuluddin, christian creed do not have laws governing their daily conduct. Jesus came to enhance Davids preaching including laws. Thus ‘thou shall not cheat’ may be do not apply to Christian. Thats the reason they quote bible about love all the time.”
The part about Christians incessantly quoting the Bible on ‘Love’ rings very true. They preach love endlessly. Because they’re so full of love that it overfloweth, they must needs love their enemies too.
And that is why they don’t join the armed forces generally.
Quote above: A. Kadir Jasin in his blog on 3 March 2013
Reader responses to Kadir can be read in Malaysia Today
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“With great power comes great responsibility” — quote
With Rights come Duty too.
Our Malaysian soldiers were killed in Lahad Datu in the line of patriotic duty.
Some Malaysians demand for what they consider to be their inalienable rights as Malaysian nationals. Along with these, they also demand freedoms, among which is the freedom of religion. For them, contained within this freedom of religion is their ‘right’ to use kalimah Allah to refer to their Christian god.
Since they demand that the country give them their rights and freedoms, can the country in turn demand that they discharge their duty to Malaysia?
Kadir Jasin suggests that “perhaps there is wisdom in getting more Chinese and Indians to join the armed forces so that they too can die for one Malaysia”. As to be expected, he has been branded a “racist” for mentioning the ‘C’ word.
To oblige his critics, let’s rephrase by taking away any mention of race.
Perhaps there is wisdom in getting more Malaysian Firsters to join the armed forces so that they can be the first to defend our country Malaysian Malaysia.