“KJ: I have done Xmas parties, and I’m still Muslim”. It’s like someone saying I’ve been inside a surau for tahlil and I’m still Buddhist or for someone to say I wore a scarf on my head to visit the gurdwara and I’m still Taoist.
Is it even necessary to declare this religious caveat? Khairy Jamaluddin appears to be competing with Mujahid Yusof Rawa and Khalid Gereja for the Firster navel-gazing prize.
“I’ve sung a Christmas carol lah, eaten Christmas turkey lah, blah, blah (fill in the blank) and my faith in Islam remains unshaken.” This kind of posturing merely diverts from the issue at hand.
Malays are not upset lah about “Xmas parties” taking place, KJ, as per your Malaysiakini headline (article facilitated by your press-sec, is it?)
Neither are they upset that fellow Muslims want to attend these festive parties. You too are free to attend Regina’s Xmas party as long as it doesn’t upset Nori.
What Malays are really upset about is the evangelistas’ rank hypocrisy with regard to “building bridges” when all the Born Again Christians want is to steal the ‘Allah’ word, and their pretense in calling for peace and harmony when all they do is to provoke non-stop.
Khairy is not stupid. Dia ni sengaja buat bodoh bendul to try and score political brownie points among the 53 percent of the electorate that did not vote BN.
The question is whether Malaysiakini readers as well Regina’s Jerusubang network – with whom KJ is trying to curry favour – are tickled to learn that KJ has done Xmas parties and he is still Muslim. They would be more impressed, actually, if KJ went the whole hog and did a Mujahid.
Note the capital letters in the Yahoo! News story below