Isma vice president Aminuddin Yahaya not only slammed Marina Mahathir for purportedly not being aware of the workings of Sisters in Islam (SIS) as its most prominent board member but also called her a hypocrite, said The Edge newspaper in its report yesterday headlined, ‘Muslim group labels Marina a hypocrite, stands by “Comango link” statement’.
Today Jamil Khir Baharom, the Minister in charge of Islamic affairs, told Parliament that Comango’s demands are against Islamic law — see The Malay Mail.
Marina Mahathir has forcefully disassociated herself from Comango. She has threatened to sue anyone who dares to say that she is in any way involved with or connected to Comango.
Her fans, however, fail to understand that she has got nothing to do with Comango.
I will sue, sue, sue you
FMT‘s Nov 11 article ‘Retract your accusations, Marina tells Isma‘ was popularly Facebooked by 1,682 users. Its top rated comment which got the most thumbs up reads as follows:
“I am happy the women of Islamic faith is putting their feet down on injustice and discrimination! Way to go! …. for your courage and fight for sustainable rights and equality.” — by Eddie See
The Comango demands want to do away with “injustice and discrimination”. Nonetheless, Marina Mahathir has nothing to do with Comango. That’s what the FMT article already said.
Read her lips: Marina insists that she has nothing to do with Comango.
The Minister in the PM’s Department has insisted that Comango is anti-Islam.
You can see how it certainly makes sense for Marina to swear that she has nothing to do with Comango. Isma, though, is skeptical how she can be so clueless “of the workings of Sisters in Islam” despite her position as a SIS board member.
Even the headline of the FMT article is explicit enough — ‘Retract your accusations, Marina tells Isma‘. Meaning, if Isma fails to withdraw their allegation that Marina supports Comango’s demands to do away with “injustice and discrimination”, then Marina is quite prepared to sue the Muslim activists.
Since Marina has strongly asserted that she has nothing to do with Comango, then quite obviously she has nothing to do either with these current demands made by the coalition for Malaysians to be given justice and non-discriminative treatment.
This being so, it makes absolutely no sense for Eddie See to declare that he is happy about Muslim women “putting their feet down on injustice and discrimination” vis-a-vis Marina Mahathir because his declaration is contrary to fact.
Secondly, with regard to Eddie’s cheerleading Marina and saying, “Way to go! …. for your courage and fight for sustainable rights and equality”, it appears he is totally missing the point that she is not involved at all with Comango’s “fight for sustainable rights and equality”.
Don’t forget: Anyone who ventures to say that she is involved at all with Comango will face legal action from Marina.
Now the scary thing for the future of our country is that the opposition camp is full of people who are unclear on the concept such as Mr Eddie. And even scarier, Eddie’s comment received 46 endorsements from other Facebookers.
Product of Christian mission school
Another Facebook comment meriting our discussion is an opinion by Daisy Tan who belongs to the St. George’s Girls’ School alumni network. As you can tell from the name St. George’s, this school in Penang was founded by the Christian missionaries.
Ms Daisy Tan wrote in her Facebook that Marina Mahathir “has more brains than any of those ISMA jokers put together”.
“Go after the old Apanama for all wrong doings but please leave his daughter alone. She has more brains than any of those ISMA jokers put together. Don’t play play with her!” — by Daisy Tan
It is scary when a loud bunch of people (the Marina fan club) have such a low opinion of their fellow Malaysians (the Muslim activists).
Marina’s fans want her to “teach the Isma bugers [sic] a lesson”. They also want Isma to “go to hell” (to read Marina supporters’ Facebook, see http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/11/11/retract-your-accusations-marina-tells-isma/).
I’ve already blogged previously that that I think the Isma frontliners are “intelligent and articulate” professionals who remain impressively unfazed by Marina’s bullying tactics.
But opposition folks believe that “sibodoh isma” comprises brainless “jokers”, “retards”, “morons” that are cheap publicity seekers (Facebook comments from the same link above).
Isn’t it scary when Malaysians are such poles apart in our thinking? Can it be possible to hold any sort of discussion when when they believe that anyone not aligned with their views must be bodoh, brainless jokers, retards and morons?