Blogger Jebat Must Die’s post yesterday ‘Stevie Chan blames Muslims for all the social ills in Malaysia‘ refers.
JMD feels that Stevie Chan – who had his article published in The Malaysian Insider (“a centre for Malay bashing” according to JMD) – is a “racist holier than thou”.
‘Religion and anti-social behaviours‘ – Stevie Chan (TMI, 4 Dec 2013)
‘Di antara Islam dan ke-Islam-an‘ – Stevie Chan (TMI, 7 Aug 2013)
Referring to Stevie’s quote “Wabillahi Taufik Walhidayah Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh”, JMD points out, “What right does a disbeliever like Stevie Chan [have] to invoke our God’s name in order to chastise us?”
JMD also calls Stevie “condescending”.
Seademon follows up with ‘Jebat Must Die identifies a chauvinistic racist‘ and highlights that Stevie Chan aka @YouTiup (Stevie’s Twitter handle) had on several occasions since more than a year ago “been taunting Malays and criticising Islam”.
Seademon finds the tweet below “regular masturbation (five times a day) is more effective in preventing sex crimes against women” by @YouTiup offensive.
I’m giving my 2 sen below – seriously and urgently – on the holier-than-thou condescending twits which I hope JMD and Seademon will take on board.
Rise and rise of the evangelistas
This religious condescension and presuming to lecture Malays on how to become better Muslims – as displayed by @YouTiup – is a relatively new phenomenon in Malaysia. It only became apparent following the rise and rise of the evangelistas, whom became emboldened after the opposition victories in 2008.
Over the last five decades when the relationship between MCA and Umno was on a sound footing, we did not hear of Buddhists or Taoists or even mainline born Christians trying to teach Malays Islam. The evangelistas, on the other hand, are predominantly Born Agains (Hannah Yeoh converted to Christianity at the age of 19).
Things started changing in our social landscape with the DAP 2.0 bringing evangelical Christianity into their politics, and now with the DAP 3.0 being led by evangelistas who are purging the party’s 1.0 non-Christian leaders.
Christian vote bank in Sabah & Sarawak
People like Stevie Chan aka @YouTiup have been indirectly empowered by the DAP juggernaut.
DAP is playing the Christian religion card to break the BN safe deposit in Sabah and Sarawak as this is the make-or-break demography that will decide the outcome of GE14. In order to win Putrajaya – the trophy at stake – they have launched their Impian Sarawak and Impian Sabah programmes to incite the native Christians.
The photo above shows the evangelista Tony Pua with his former personal assistant evangelista Yeo Bee Yin (now the Damansara Utama Adun) in Sarawak to spearhead DAP’s Impian programme.
DAP’s evangelistas are constantly bringing their kind into the top rungs of the party. Evangelista Rajiv Rishyakaran was the personal assistant to evangelista Hannah Yeoh. He was given the Bukit Gasing DUN seat in Petaling Jaya to contest in GE13.
Other notable evangelistas in DAP are Teresa Kok, the Ngeh-Nga cousins in Perak, Ong Kian Ming (@imokman), Teo Nie Ching, Chow Kon Yeow, Lim Lip Eng and many of the DAP Sabah and Sarawak MPs and Aduns. One of them Julian Tan Kok Ping even got married recently in the City Harvest Church.
The majority, if not all, of Hannah Yeoh’s personal assistants are churchgoers. The DAP evangelista politicians give jobs to their own people and thus consolidate their influence.
Former Malacca Adun Betty Chew is a Christian but not beyond pulling the publicity stunt of shaving her head bald in a Buddhist temple on the eve of polling day to garner sympathy votes.
There is nothing that these lidah bercabang DAP evangelista biawak politicians will stop at in their pursuit of the fruits of power.
The video below shows Lim Guan Eng campaigning in the 2010 Sibu by-election. You can hear him giving an impassioned Christian testimony in the clip.
In the past Chinese did not interfere in Muslim affairs
In the more than 50 years of MCA partnering Umno in the BN, we never had any incidences of Wanita MCA donning tudung and making frequent pilgrimages to the mosques and surau to score political brownie points.
We did not have MCA Members of Parliament wishing “Salam sahur”, daily telling the Malaysian public about their #sahur diet, proclaiming “sama-sama berpuasa” during Ramadan and dropping “Insya Allah” like confetti.
These are DAP evangelista politicians exploiting not only their own religion but also the religion of the Malays to fish for votes. What kind of people are they? (ASK YOURSELF! please)
Stevie Chan aka @YouTiup, in portraying himself as more knowledgeable of Islam than the Muslims here in Malaysia, is merely walking in step with the Hannah Bananas who are the media darlings of the pro-DAP English media.
The J-Star actively promoting these people
Stevie has had many of his articles published in TMI — that disgraceful, libelous publication which had to issue four apologies in over a week for defamation and carrying out hatchet jobs on prominent personalities, including Mukhriz Mahathir and the Tun.
@YouTiup was also featured as a media personality by The J-Star in the paper’s live session interview over Twitter last year (see screenshot above).
The Stevies are the ones who are given exposure in the English media. It is the Jerusubang networking; the evangelistas control the English media. The Malay Mail, for example, is ironically now controlled by non-Malays.
Screenshot below: KL Chan was the editor of Selangor Times (now defunct). He tweets about the “awesome worship team” in Dream Centre, which is the infamous Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC).
The Christian pop culture vocabulary
We do not know what religion Stevie professes as he is keeping it a secret. He writes: “(P/S: saya mengambil tanggungjawab penuh untuk rencana ini, ibubapa saya tidak tahu pasal tulisan saya mahupun pendapat saya atau agama saya (yang saya telah rahsiakan)“.
He’s telling readers that even his own parents are in the dark about his new religion. Logically, since his parents brought him up (we presume), they would be aware of what his ‘old’ religion was.
Nonetheless, Stevie uses the lingo that is common among Christian media literature, for example quoting the Muhammad Abduh soundbite, “I went to the West and saw Islam, but no Muslims; I got back to the East and saw Muslims, but not Islam”.
In the same vein, @YouTiup tweets “what would the Prophet do“.
They’re PISsing (Provocation, Insults, Slander) everywhere
What is very important for JMD, Seademon and other Malays to realise is that this sikap memandai-mandai and trying to impose their values on and subvert Islam (e.g. ‘Allah’ dispute) is confined to the evangelistas who are the most aggressive in the Malaysian social media scene insofar as the English language is concerned.
In fact, some of us Chinese who are non-Christians view their in-your-face cockiness and aggression with alarm. The PIS (Provocation, Insults, Slander) that they’re raining on the heads of those not aligned to their religious and political beliefs is stretching the patience of their targets and victims very thin.
I would even go so far as to say that the Jerusubang network (inclusive of Scissorati) in Facebook and Twitter – where they gang up for strength in numbers – is comprised of vicious, destructive, holier-than-thou individuals.
They are a menace in precipitating a religious confrontation. It is not for nothing that @hannahyeoh and @imokman have been very early on identified as “DAP SuperCyner Bullies”.