Azrul Mohd Khalib (pix below) is organizing a ‘Malaysians for Malaysia’ event today to show solidarity with the Community of Praise church in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya.
The J-Star top story today calls it the “Beacon of Hope church” – Show of support as Taman Medan church holds service.
DAP evangelista politicians turned up to show their support – Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, Bukit Gasing Adun Rajiv Rishyakaran and PKR’s Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian.
Azrul Mohd Khalid and his fellow NGO groupies were also seen at the church.
“Cross is not a threat to anyone”
The Malay Mail reports Azrul – who “works on HIV/AIDS, sex and human rights issues” – as saying, “It’s to provide an opportunity to learn for everybody, that a cross is not a threat to anyone, that a church is not a threat to anyone”.
Junz Wong – who “works for freedom, democracy, justice, integrity and liberty” – said the protesters have committed a criminal offence in contravening a provision of the Peaceful Assembly Act. He wants the Taman Medan G50 arrested without delay, reports news portal Kinabalu Today.
Wong (tweet above) is DAP Sabah organizing secretary cum Likas Adun. He added that Sabahans will be watching closely what the federal government would do to protect the sanctity of Christianity and other religions.
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The video above was tweeted as well as uploaded on YouTube by J-Star reporter Nicholas Cheng. It has received 32,953 views to date
Azrul, who is also a Malaysian Insider columnist, insists that a cross is not a threat to anyone but not everybody agrees though with the LGBT activist.
Muslim NGOs look at the Taman Medan church issue instead as reflecting the naivete of Malay Muslims with regard to the sneakiness of the Christian evangelists. In the NGO’s idea of the scheme of things, Azrul seems like he could be a part of Plan B as detailed below.
Is it true, as Azrul argues, that a cross is not a threat to anyone?
Actually, given the history of the cross and its crusaders, it is only rational for any individual of sound mind to be most wary of this crucifix symbol.
And then the Christians came …
The Aborigines were the natives of Australia. And then the Christians came …
The Maoris were the natives of New Zealand. And then the Christians came …
The ‘First Nation’ tribes and the Inuits were the natives of Canada. And then the Christians came …
The ‘Red Indians’ were the natives of United States. And then the Christians came …
The Incans were the natives of Peru. And then the Christians came …
The Aztecs were the natives of Mexico. And then the Christians came …
The Mayans were the natives of the Yucatan peninsula and spread from the highlands of the Sierra Madre to the lowlands of the Pacific littoral plain. And then the Christians came …
… and took their lands and supplanted their ancestral religions.
You don’t have to be a Muslim in Taman Medan to have a fear of the cross.
So who’s afraid of the cross?
The Taman Medan protest by the 50-odd Malay demonstrators has been slammed as “disgraceful” and an “embarrassment” – see tweet above.
Hannah Yeoh calls it an act of “extremism” while Lim Guan Eng calls it an act of “barbarism”
Just like how the Malay protesters in Taman Medan are now being labelled as “barbaric”, non-Christians in their own native lands during the past conquest by the Conquistadors were savages in the eyes of their conquerors and their traditional religions deemed as demonic.
Why shouldn’t natives fear the cross?
After all that history has shown us, a fear of the cross by the original inhabitants of countries which have been successfully Christianized would be well founded indeed.
The Christians colonized Africa and created countries named after the colonial master, like Rhodesia after Cecil Rhodes.
The Christians colonized America and created countries named after the 3G (Gold, Glory & Gospel) white explorers and generals, like America after Amerigo Vespucci, Columbia after Christopher Columbus and Bolivia after Simon Bolivar.
El Salvador (see map) translated literally means “the savior” — Jesus Christ.
Love-love-love media spinning hate against the G50
To cast the natives as the bullies, in the vein of how Hollywood has framed the Red Indians as the bad guys in the ‘Circle the Wagon‘ movie scenes, is just so sneaky.
Licik reporters – who are prominently Christian in Malaysia’s English-language media – have similarly projected the Community of Praise pastor as fearing for his safety and his flock as poor victims being harassed by bigoted bullies.
Those media controlled by the opposition, and even the ones Umno-controlled like the NST, have described the Taman Medan G50 as “thugs“, “mobsters” and “racists”.
It is only expected that The J-Star should spin their stories to cast the Taman Medan Christians in a favourable and sympathetic light. But now it appears that the NST has jumped on the same bandwagon.