The ‘Save the Children of Gaza’ rally was held at KL’s Dataran Merdeka on Saturday.
Support from non-Malays glaringly lacking
One version of the event is narrated by former NST managing editor Nuraina Samad.
In her article titled ‘A deafening silence from our NGOs on Gaza‘ (The Mole, 4 Aug 2014), Nuraina wrote about the “not a murmur” to be heard from the pro-opposition NGOs that would otherwise be staging noisy protests on other issues.
She highlighted, “what was glaring was the lack of support from non-Malays” for the stand-with-Gaza rally.
“There were only a handful [of non-Malays] – notably the Tai brothers (activists Tai Zee How and Tai Zee Kin) and their friends and maybe others hidden in the huge crowd.”
Nuraina says that “the non-Muslim detachment of this humanitarian crisis” has been observed by Muslims in the Malaysian social media.
“Why are non-Muslims detaching themselves from what’s happening in Gaza?”, many Malays have been asking, she says.
Answering her own question, Nuraina suggests that no explanation is needed “because one has only to look at remarks by mostly non-Muslims on Facebook especially. Some regurgitate the Israeli narrative and the evil of Hamas, reflecting their ignorance”.
Hannah Yeoh: “Heartache reading and seeing pictures of injured & dead children”
Scan the faces in the crowd and see how many non-Malays you can spot. The J-Star reporting on the same event had titled their news report, ‘Malaysians of all faiths and races gather to condemn Israel’s actions’.
Scroll down past the 10 photos to read Version #2, which is the Jerusubang alternative story of the rally insisting that Malaysians of “all faiths and races” had participated.
Can you see anyone from the Crocodile Tears Jerusubang tribe?
Can you see anyone from the Crocodile Tears Jerusubang tribe?
The J-Star: “Malaysians of all faiths and races gather”
In its opening paragraph, the J-Star article said that “Malaysians of various faiths and races braved the sweltering heat at Dataran Merdeka” to support the Palestinians and condemn Israel’s actions. Note that the very first para stresses the attendance of non-Malays and non-Muslims at the rally.
The paper also reported that “the crowd chanted anti-Israel slogans”. Yes they did. But did the non-Malays whom The J-Star claimed had attended the event also chant anti-Israel slogans? Usually what we hear is the Chinese expressing great admiration for the Jews and Israel.
So how many non-Malays attended actually?
BELOW: Hannah Yeoh is “heartbroken” by dunno who people dying dunno where killed by dunno whom
Btw, Madame Speaker is clearly exploiting her young daughter for contrived political mileage. What a manipulative mother!
(Sasha Obama was only 7 years old when her father entered the White House but she was carefully protected from publicity rather than exploited for her cutesy value. As was Amy Carter who was nine when her father Jimmy Carter became president.)
J-Star interviews Council of Churches at Gaza rally
The J-Star article gives the (false) impression that a lot of non-Malays attended the pro-Gaza rally on Saturday. In fact, the fourth paragraph of the paper’s news report features an interview with the youth wing of the Council of Churches Malaysia (CCM).
From the footage shot by the J-Star’s own television – click HERE to view the 3-minute video – we can see that most of the demonstrators were the Muslim groups. Yet strangely, the very first person the paper interviews is a CCM representative. Note: The MCA paper did NOT interview any Muslim group.
Council of Churches rep Desonny Tuzan told The J-Star that it was “heartening to see Malaysians from different racial and religious backgrounds turn up for the event”. Yet Nuraina Samad had blogged that “what was glaring was the lack of support from non-Malays”.
The J-Star and Nuraina provide two conflicting accounts.
Aiyoh, Kak Ena, your sunglasses got power or not?! She failed to see the many non-Malays at the rally
(For what it’s worth, I believe the eyewitness account by Nuraina.)
J-Star article is most surreal
The Nest of Evangelistas media devoted four paragraphs of its 13-paragraph Gaza rally report to what the Council of Churches rep had to say.
Following CCM’s Desonny Tuzan, the paper reported what celebrity comedian Afdlin Shauki said from the stage. Two other individuals – international group Viva Palestina’s Dr Azhar Steven and one Ramli Yusoff who joined the rally with his family – were also quoted.
The J-Star reported four paragraphs on the Council of Churches representative, one paragraph on Afdlin’s speech, one sentence by Dr Azhar (see his picture above, fourth from top) and two sentences by Ramli.
However, all those Muslims groups which made up the backbone of Saturday’s rally remarkably made no appearance at all in the J-Star article.
Below are 10 more stills captured from the video clip uploaded by SwitchUp.tv that is the J-Star‘s own stable mate in the MCA-controlled media group. Once again, you have the opportunity to scan the crowd to see how many Chinese Jerusubang faces you can spot.
It is important to note that MCA owns this Christian media J-Star which is pushing blatantly off-tangent church angles to Muslim stories.
Jerusubang is all heartached and heartbroken over the Palestinians
What kind of people are they?
If you side with Israel, then you side with Israel lah. After all, the Jews are God’s Chosen People.
Furthermore, Holy Jerusalem is the City of God. (You don’t hear anyone saying Jerusalem is the City of Allah, do you?)
Additionally, the Jews are the Bible’s most special race. The prophets were Jews. Jesus was a Jew. Nobody can blame a fundamentalist or evangelical Christian if he has a soft spot in his heart for the Jews who are a persecuted race.
Hannah praying it doesn’t get any worse
The DAP evangelistas have made praying publicly a new political spectacle.
She has also made a public spectacle of wailing, tearing her hair and beating her chest, saying that “the killing” in Gaza (which “has to stop!”) is as depressing as the Ebola virus and the shooting down of MH17 on TV news.
Putting “Gaza, Ebola & MH17” all three in a row really shows up the kind of twit mentality of one who tweets-tweets-tweets 24/7 for the sake of cheap publicity. @hannahyeoh doesn’t walk the talk, does she?
But worse than Madame Speaker’s self-gratifying tweet – see above – is the J-Star story that makes the Muslims groups who rallied for Gaza disappear from the scene and instead putting the Church centrestage.
Do the evangelistas have an agenda against the Muslims? Of course!