Is Najib going to be taken advantage of by the evangelistas?
Isma is not invited to the evangelista Peace & Harmony banquet tonight at the Majestic Hotel ballroom. And I know why.
It’s simply because Isma is astute enough to see through the rank hypocrisy of the “Peace”-loving and “Harmony”-seeking (konon) evangelical reverends.
These “enemies of the state” are scared stiff of Isma and rightly so. Hence all their efforts to sully Isma’s reputation and demonize the Muslim organization as “extremist”.
The evangelistas are, needless to say, full of love and they (like Hannah Yeoh) even love their enemies.
Isma: Are our many ustaz and ustazah religious “extremists”?
Isma information chief Mohd Hazizi Ab Rahman counters the “extremist ” tag levelled at them:
“Adakah seruan ke arah mempertahankan teras Perlembagaan Persekutuan iaitu Islam, Melayu dan institusi Raja dikira sebagai seruan ekstremis?
“Jelas sekali pihak musuh negara amat tidak senang dengan seruan Isma ini dan cuba untuk menipu khalayak mengenai perjuangan suci ini dengan label ekstremis.”
Hazizi says in a statement:
“Pimpinan dan ahli Isma juga terdiri daripada mereka yang berkelulusan ijazah dalam bidang pengajian agama Islam yang biasa dipanggil ustaz dan ustazah, malah sesetengahnya memiliki ijazah kedoktoran dan PhD.
“Sebahagian mereka adalah anggota dalam institusi pentadbiran agama Islam dan fatwa, sama ada di peringkat negeri mahupun kebangsaan.
“Munasabahkah bilangan ustaz dan ustazah yang sebegitu ramai, serta tokoh-tokoh institusi agama ini digelar sebagai ekstremis?”
The label of “extremist” slapped on Isma is one of a piece with the rest of the name-calling by the evangelistas directed at non-Firsters, e.g. “racist”, “bigot”, “moron” and this mouthful – “hate-spewing, divisive, race-obsessed ignoramuses” – by the J-Star editors.
Evangelistas see BN people as wicked and stupid
They think the Malay-majority BN government is “wicked”. See Hannah Yeoh’s tweet two days ago – “No shame. Wicked Barisan Nasional government”.
Madame Speaker’s husband similarly sneered at the Pemuda Gerakan chief, tweeting to @tankengliang “if stupidity is a crime, u will be locked up for life”.
Meanwhile Hannah Yeoh also thinks that it is only her fellow evangelistas who are cerdik pandai. She tweeted two days ago – “Stupidity should be made a crime in Malaysia”.
Don’t Mr Hannah Yeoh and his wife sound so alike in their public utterances? Both are free and easy to call their fellow Malaysians (the 48 percent) “stupid”.
Isma is smart and savvy
I’ve said several times already that Isma is smart and savvy as well as efficient and effective.
I’ve said too that Isma has got lots of initiative and strong commitment plus they’re dedicated to their cause. See my 30 Aug 2014 blog posting below.
At other times, I’ve also expressed how amazed I am at Isma’s depth and breadth of talent and how their corps of young activists are knowledgeable and on the ball.
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I wrote on 7 Oct 2014 that Isma president Abdullah Zaik is a patriotic Malaysian who is willing to put God, King and Country above himself and make a great personal sacrifice for the sake of the ummah.
When Abdullah Zaik was charged for sedition, I wrote:
Here is how I see it
“This is a man who has been charged under the Sedition Act and yet for the greater good, he is willing to defend the very law that is being used against him.
“Abdullah Zaik is able to see the bigger picture that the absence of Sedition Act (in a situation where the ISA has been abolished) will enable the capitalists and the Christians to influence and determine the country’s policies to the detriment of Muslims and Malays.
“His organization maintains that the Sedition Act is needed despite that the Isma president could be jailed for up to three years if convicted under this piece of serkap jarang legislation.”
Christians for Peace and Harmony Malaysia new NGO
Najib Razak is launching the Christians for Peace and Harmony Malaysia (CPHM) tonight at Hotel Majestic – a five-star YTL establishment in the heart of KL.
(YTL is the tycoon Yeoh Tiong Lay. The Yeoh family are evangelical Christians. See, ‘Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, an evangelical Christian‘.)
Aside from Najib, all the Christian cabinet ministers have been invited to attend the event too.
CPHM chairman Rev. Wong Kim Kong is the executive advisor to the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF). He condescendingly said that “whatever attitude or behaviour a person has, it is still my responsibility to forgive and love”. Hence the CPHM invitation extended to Ibrahim Ali.
The Perkasa president has confirmed that half a dozen representatives from his organization will be present at the banquet tonight.
Isma is not invited even though CPHM has pledged that they “will work to bridge the religious divide in the country”. Among the welcomed Malays though are the G25 – a group promoting “moderation”.
What a smarmy salesman this Rev. Wong is
Saifuddin Abdullah is the mascot for the Voices of Moderation. Perhaps this former Deputy Higher Education Minister doesn’t realise that he is being used by the EvangeliSTAR.
Through the tie-up between The J-Star and Saifuddin’s GMM (Global Movement of Moderates), the gang of Firsters have gained entry into the universities and colleges to spread their message of “moderation”.
In other words, thanks to the influence of this ex-Umno deputy minister, the campus doors are thrown open and the J-Star able to go in and conduct its Malaysian First campaign among impressionable youngsters.
Now there’s this Rev. Wong, who like his ‘Wong’ clansman Wong Chun Wai (the J-Star CEO), is styling himself the VOICE for Peace and Harmony.
Rev. Wong told the press that his intention in setting up CPHM is to “reach out to other groups that are suspicious of Christians, or not friendly to us”.
He views Najib, who is officiating the launch tonight, as “someone of influence to give [CPHM] the credibility to be able to talk to the other side [Muslims and Malays].
It looks like Wong Kim Kong is replicating the modus operandi of Wong Chun Wai. Where Saifuddin is the enabler for the “Voices of Moderation”, Najib is hoped to be the enabler for “Voices for Peace and Harmony”.
If Najib is as helpful as Saifuddin, then the PM too will be opening doors for the evangelistas to do their thing.