The reminder below, by Najib Razak’s Global Movement of Moderates chairman Saifuddin Abdullah, provides a context to the controversial tweet by Zulkifli Noordin on the sudden demise of DAP founding father Karpal Singh.
As indicated in the Twitter tagging above, Dapster Khairy was another politician who had also responded to the Perkasa vice president Zul.
@khairykj’s tweet to @zulkiflinoordin – “Shut up. Really, shut up” – sounds like Regina Lee talking … it certainly is sebiji @reginalah’s vocabulary, only now coming out of KJ’s mouth.
Ya lor, you rub shoulders with Dapsters, and very soon you sound like one too.
BELOW: Dapsters and their swearing
While Zul’s fellow Malays had criticized him as a singular individual whose actions they did not condone, his Chinese evangelista critics took the opportunity of his foot-in-mouth as a launch pad to slam the Malays and the Muslims in general.
Below are some excerpts from a Letter to the FMT Editor by James Ang (no relation to me, please!)
The bashing of Zulkifli Noordin is an example of pukul rata where although Zul is the ostensible target, James’ serkap jarang is deliberately cast over Malays and Muslims in relation to their race and religion.
Needless to say James Ang is a self-confessed Christian.
Evangelista slams “Malay/Islamic fanaticism”
In James letter, he writes on “The state of Malay/Islamic fanaticism in our nation”:
- “And what a time for such a fatwa [kononnya prohibiting Muslims to use the phrase ‘RIP’] to be issued i.e. hours after the unfortunate passing of a prominent non-Muslim Malaysian!” [Note: James is mistaken about the veracity of the purported fatwa. Please read Ellese’s expose ‘False hate allegation against fatwa council‘ in the Hak Bersuara blog.]
- “As the days pass, it seems to me that Malaysia has an increasing number of Muslims … who seem to be tarnishing the good virtues of Islam that Muslims are called to reflect to others.”
- “It is narrated in the hadith of Prophet Muhammad in Sahih al-Bukhari Book 23, Hadith 71, “Narrated Abdur Rahman bin Abi Laila: Sahl bin Hunaif and Qais bin Sa’d were sitting in the city of Al-Qadisiya. A funeral procession passed in front of them and they stood up. They were told that funeral procession was of one of the inhabitants of the land i.e. of a non-believer, under the protection of Muslims. They said, ‘A funeral procession passed in front of the Prophet and he stood up. When he was told that it was the coffin of a Jew, he said, “Is it not a living being (soul)’?”
- “If there was a Muslim leader in Malaysia who truly embodied the Prophet’s virtues, it is Tok Guru Nik Aziz who, despite differences in stance regarding the hudud issue, held Karpal in high regard as a true defender of the Constitution.”
- “Karpal may have been the figure most critical of hudud implementation, but the humble Tok Guru never once made that a point of enmity between him and the prominent Tiger, instead offering his deepest condolences and expressing regret that the latter was not able to receive proper explanation regarding hudud. I believe the Prophet would also have nonetheless done the same.“
- “Karpal’s untimely passing just seemed to have brought out the ugly side of Islam in Malaysia, which will undoubtedly serve to fuel enmity between Islam and other religions in Malaysia as well.”
- “I, for one, know that my faith in Christianity is strong, and as such I have nothing to fear even if I quote from the holy books of other religions.” <UNQUOTE>
Typical traits of the evangelista
My commentary on James Ang’s letter
James Ang displays some traits that are common among the Born Again Christians that make up the DAP’s staunchest supporters.
(1) He likes quoting Quran and Hadith
James is not shy of quoting the Al-Quran and in his letter (which incidentally is the FMT lead story this afternoon), he cited “Sahih al-Bukhari Book 23 Hadith 71”.
Nonetheless James’ citation of the Hadith does not seem to match the popular numbering [can our Muslim readers please verify this detail for us?]
Doesn’t James just remind of you evangelista David who, in his ceramah to a PAS audience, had quoted from a non-existent surah. See superblog MyMassa: “Nga Kor Ming (Ahli Parlimen DAP Taiping) telah bertindak memberi salam dan membaca surah “Aura” yang tidak terdapat pun dalam Al-Quran.”
(2) He thinks Nik Aziz is the Muslim warak yang contoh
James believes that the “humble” Tok Guru Nik Aziz truly embodies the Prophet’s virtues.
(3) He memandai-mandai
James disses an alleged fatwa and the allegation merely based on what he reads in the alternative media.
(4) He judges who is a good Muslim and who is a bad Muslim
James Ang passes judgment on the Malays (Zul and Umno Langkawi MP Nawawi Ahmad) who, in his book, “seem to be tarnishing the good virtues of Islam”.
(5) He employs the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) method
James thinks he knows what the Prophet Muhammad would have done if he (the Prophet) had ever been confronted with the Karpal situation.
(6) He slams Islam as a whole while pretending to target one Muslim activist
James declared: “Karpal’s untimely passing just seemed to have brought out the ugly side of Islam in Malaysia …”.
(7) He drags in adherents of other religions when it is only the evangelista who are posing the challenge
James declared that “the ugly side of Islam” which was brought out by Karpal’s untimely passing “will undoubtedly serve to fuel enmity between Islam and other religions in Malaysia as well”.
In truth, the enmity is not between Islam and “other religions” here. It is mostly the evangelistas against the Muslims.
The windy letter by James purports to demonstrate the “state of Malay/Islamic fanaticism in our nation”.
Malaysians would do well to bear in mind the state of equilibrium, and action-and-its reaction with regard to the Born Again Christian fanaticism in our nation.
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