In their written judgment delivered today on the Allah case, the coram comprising Justices Mohamed Apandi Ali, Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim and Mohd Zawawi Salleh said in paragraph :
“On Article 11(4), Professor Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi in his book entitled ‘Document of Destiny the Constitution of the Federation of Malaysia’, published in 2008, at pages 138-139, wrote:-
“Propagation of religion to Muslims: Under Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution, non-Muslim may be forbidden by State law from preaching their religion to Muslim. Many Muslims complain that this part of the ‘social contract’ is not being observed by some evangelical groups, some of whom are from abroad. On many occasions in recent years news has spread like wild fire that thousands of Muslims have converted or are waiting to convert to Christianity. Invariably this raises tensions.”
Thou shalt not steal
From the grounds of judgement by Justice Mohd Zawawi Salleh:
“It cannot be considered as a mere argument over semantics for Christians of the protestant/evangelical variety. To use ‘Allah’ synonymously in reference to the Biblical deity is both confusing for the Muslims and Christians as to which God one is referring to as it is poles apart theologically. There is the danger for both sides untaught of its respective theologies to think it is the same God who is worshipped. Christians must distinguish themselves in their doctrine and not use an Arabic word for the Biblical God.”
The learned judge gave his sound reasons why it is not wholly suitable for the Christians in Malaysia to be using the kalimah Allah.
However the Church is unable to accept the court decision and will reportedly be filing a final appeal at the apex court.
Evangelista Bintang Lima
DAP SuperCyber Bully Hannah Yeoh even goes to the extent of attacking two Christian ministers in the Najib cabinet — Idris Jala and Paul Low (the only Chinese and No.1 punching bag for the opposition).
Hannah’s staunch follower takes the cue from Madam Speaker, whose favourite pastime is calling other people “low class”, and slags the two federal ministers as sinking to become “paraya class” after the duo accepted Najib’s offer to join his administration.
Perkasa is nothing compared to the viciousness of the evangelistas.
Something in the Jerusubang’s water
It’s the Holy Water they drink in the evangelical capital of Malaysia which nurtures the Christian fanaticism.
Evangelista Lee Hwa Beng is a former three-term MCA assemblyman of Subang Jaya.
Tweeting to #hannahyeoh, he mocks the MCA and Gerakan as being weak and incapable of fighting for a win-win political solution to the Allah verdict.
What’s MCA doing now?
Very likely the MCA, realising that the party has lost the ear and goodwill of Umno, is now giving its media machinery a free hand for their Scissorati to do as they please.
Social scientist Dr Chandra Muzaffar has talked about “articles that show how much Islamophobia there is in cyberspace; a tremendous hatred towards Islam”.
We are witnessing the expressions of Islamophobia now in the wake of the Allah verdict.
The undercurrents of hate, fuelled by its evangelism, are inescapable in The J-Star pages. Just look at the paper’s photo selection on Mister Bean reacting to the question of whether he has become a Muslim.