Suaram, in its 2014 Human Rights Report of Malaysia launched on Wednesday (June 24), highlighted “six worrying trends” over the last year that the staunchly opposition NGO wants our government and the general public to stem.
The most major “worrying trend” is what it characterized as “increase of racial and religious hate speech”.
“2014 saw an increase in racial and religious hate speech by right wing groups, most notably Perkasa and Isma, which has been silently tolerated by the authorities. This is in stark contradiction to the clampdown on critical voices and dissenting views with the draconian Sedition Act, in which authorities labelled such speeches as threatening public order. Ethnic relations has been further strained despite claims of commitment to moderation and tolerance by the Prime Minister at high profile international meeting.
“Suaram warns that if this issue continues to develop with no meaningful action taken by the government to eradicate hate speech, it will not only hinder process of freedom of religion and racial equality, but it could fuel ethnic and religious hatred that may lead to civil conflict, destroying the multi-ethnic and multi-religious society of Malaysia.” Source: http://www.suaram.net/?p=7043
Summarized below are the accusations levelled by Suaram against Isma
- Isma is a “right wing group”
- Isma is guilty of “racial hate speech”
- Isma is guilty of “religious hate speech”
- Isma has escaped a clampdown on it although the government slaps the Sedition Act on other organizations
- Isma would “fuel ethnic and religious hatred that may lead to civil conflict” if the government fails to take action
- Isma through its actions would be “destroying the multi-ethnic and multi-religious society of Malaysia”
The above are serious allegations which Suaram is making against Isma and they’re not true.
Opposition SOP is to pile accusations upon accusations
I’ve not come across “hate speech” by Isma. Suaram fails to cite examples showing what it considers to be Isma’s hate speech. Instead Suaram merely hurls ad hominems like rolling a bowling ball on a Sunday afternoon outing at the alley.
Suaram is in fact being as irresponsible and underhanded as Hannah Yeoh and her rabid fan base by simply tossing such damaging assertions that nonetheless remain unsubstantiated.
Take for instance Hannah’s accusation of “extreme views” against her most recent critic, Sin Chew columnist Lim Fang. See screenshot of her Facebook below.
Lim’s criticism of Hannah is perfectly valid. However, Hannah – being the sneaky politician that she is – attempted to deflect Lim’s critique by accusing him of holding “extreme views”. Or in other words, Hannah has branded Lim as an extremist in order to try and dent his credibility.
‘Sneaky’ is their middle name and they’re simply sickening
Hannah Evangelista is aided and abetted in her character assassination of Lim by her hardcore cult following who spewed a hot lava flow of vitriol at the Chinese newspaper columnist.
As example is the tweet by @oliviasy – a member of the Hannah ardent following (see below).
Now let’s analyse the modus operandi used by Olivia to smear Lim.
“Haters gonna hate”
One, from the praises that Olivia lavished on Hannah, it’s easy to see that the little twit is trying (quite in vain) to establish the correctness of Hannah’s position. Positive words are associated by Olivia with the Jerusubang evangelista – “showed respect & tolerance”, “did right”.
Two, negative words are associated by Olivia with the Chinese newspaper columnist although he’s not mentioned specifically by name. She implied he is a “lowlife” who makes “stupid comments”. She additionally implied that he “should be cast aside”, presumably by polite society.
She was also alluding to Lim when she pontificated, “Haters gonna hate”.
It is actually Lim who has been the victim of a torrent of hate in the social media gushing from the Hannah fanboys and fan girls. The venom “spewed” by the enraged evangelista cultists has been most vituperative.
Even our weather is compared with racists and accused of being “so extreme”
Making outrageous accusations is so ingrained in the evangelista politicians that badmouthing whatever under the sun that irks them has become an unconscious habit.
Take the above ‘classic’ tweet from yesteryear by @hannahyeoh. She said, “the weather is behaving like some racist newspaper/NGO – so extreme. Thunderstorm last few weeks and now hot & hazy”.
Isn’t it just outrageous of Hannah to accuse cuaca panas & berjerebu of the crime of extremism and connecting the behaviour of our weather with (the most likely culprits/suspects in her scheme of things) Utusan and Perkasa?
Well, there you have it. This is exactly how the DAP evangelistas behave! Their behaviour is symptomatic of the DAP’s Politics of Hate which has soiled the fabric of our society.
‘Umat Islam tidak perlu “gula-gula” DAP untuk nafi mereka anti-Islam’ (Ismaweb, 26 June 2015)
Inasmuch as Hannah and Guan Eng loudly proclaim that they’re “not anti-Islam”, the more discerning Muslims will still disbelieve them.
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They’re full of hate but they mouth love-love-love like a mantra
Suaram has accused Isma of hate speech. How convenient. How expedient.
Even Jakim has not been spared the baseless accusation – by human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen – that the Islamic Department’s Friday sermons promote extremism. Nope, it’s not true that khutbah Jumaat Jakim contain elements of extreme teaching.
If you must know, it is the DAP evangelistas who are extreme in their behaviour. It is Hannah Yeoh who is extreme when she threatened to make a report against anyone who spreads the rumour that she has converted to Islam – see, https://www.facebook.com/SinarHarian/posts/10152554048229883
Yet somehow the evangelistas – who dominate and control the media – have managed to manipulate public perception into casting the Taliban image on Muslims.
Enough of the evangelista bullying!
These accusations by Suaram against Isma – that the vocal Muslim NGO is responsible for hate speech and without government action, “ethnic and religious hatred that may lead to civil conflict, destroying the multi-ethnic and multi-religious society of Malaysia” will ensue – is a clear instance of bullying by the aggressive, sneaky minority against the majority population.
Similarly, it is the pro-opposition network of NGOs that are the provocateurs and bullies.
Isma’s stance is that it is the evangelistas who are spreading hatred. Isma views the DAP as anti Islam, and also that it is the opposition movement that will spark the impending religious conflict if they don’t back off.
I am in agreement with Isma.
It would be wise of the evangelistas to learn some discretion and stop provoking the Muslim majority now. Continue with this endless biaDAP and be prepared for Isma’s counter strike.