Angry Muslim NGOs had a meeting yesterday with the Prime Minister at the PMO. They want him to be more stern in dealing with the evangelistas.
Malaysiakini (30 Jan 2014): ‘Calm down, Najib tells Muslim NGOs‘ [and eat kangkung]
Anak Si Hamid’s (ASH) blog has a latest posting which exposes the super sneaky deception being carried out by the deceitful evangelical movement.
I’m excerpting below a few passages from the article, written by Aunty Ash’s husband Iain Buchanan, titled ‘What’s in a word? The context of the “Allah Controversy”.’
Buchanan writes that the Christian Word Industry is “enormous and as well-funded”.
According to him:
“Evangelicals have been translating the Bible into native languages for centuries, so when it comes to manipulating words, they know only too well what they are doing. Unfortunately, such people also have a lengthy track record of destroying (and at the very least subverting) non-Christian cultures — and using deception in the process. So, in the wider world, it is understandable that non-Christians are suspicious of Christians when the words they use seem to be of ambiguous intent.”
(Bold red emphasis throughout is this blogger’s)
Note that the Chinese Church is targetting Muslim children (see above).
Buchanan, who is a published author, explains what the Christian Word industry is all about.
He says evangelicals, by definition, “have a subversive agenda: they seek to change how the rest of the world thinks and acts, to assert the hegemony of their own beliefs — and to do this at all costs, in whatever way feasible, through deception if necessary”.
They are chameleons who have no qualms in carrying out deceit.
“Indeed, deception is intrinsic to the evangelization process. It has to be, simply because people will always resist having their most fundamental beliefs destroyed,” writes Buchanan.
“And so to overcome this problem, among the many thousands of cultures that they target, evangelicals devised an elaborate programme of approach, penetration, and persuasion – in which deception is justified in terms of divine calling,” Buchanan adds.
In fact I personally would go as far as to say that this ‘deception’ derives from the cornerstone of the evangelista’s duplicitous nature.
Evangelista pandai bermuka-muka
Nonetheless the evangelical public speakers, and this most certainly includes the DAP politicians in our own backyard, have mastered the art of appearing disingenuous especially among the Malays who are always praying that one day Hannah (& Nie Ching & Guan Eng & Kian Ming) akan dikurniakan hidayah untuk memeluk Islam.
Nonetheless even though the PAS people are taken in by the Dap evangelistas’ tanam tebu di tepi bibir ploy, the angry Muslim NGOs are not.
BELOW: Isma president Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman
If even ‘Allah’ they want to steal …
… what else are they not capable of doing?
Needless to say, the evangelistas will deny, deny, deny everything as they are wont to do.
Instead they cleverly cloak their intentions with United Colours of Benetton words and phrases like love, love, love, neighbourliness, brotherhood …
Below is Buchanan’s take on how the evangelists slickly portray their evangelism in Muslim countries:
“They would prefer the rubric of ‘mutual respect’ and ‘peaceful coexistence’, dressed in the emollient phrase, the smiling assurance, the earnest plea; they would prefer to disarm the opposition with words. The record shows a rather different picture.
“These are just two examples of a well-coordinated push against Islam, promoted by a cross-section of Christian denominations ( from Catholic to Pentecostalist ), and defined by a mix of evangelical fervour, political imperative, and wholesale deceit. Key to the entire process is the work of thousands of ‘Insider Movements‘ operating within the theory of the ‘C1-C6 Contextualization Scale‘.
The examples of the well-coordinated push in Muslim evangelization cited by Buchanan are the “systematic campaign to undermine both Islam’s spiritual power and its political influence” by the global church.
Buchanan also mentions the role of the Fuller College / Fuller Seminary moving the global evangelical movement in this regard.
As a side note, it should be mentioned that Malaysia’s National Evangelical Christian Fellowship has close links with Fuller Theological Seminary — see the NECF networking with Fuller (pdf: NACC newsletter). Among the Fuller alumni are some big names of the local Christian leadership.