One in every five Malaysian Muslims view Christians as being hostile toward Muslims. Three in every 10 Malaysian Muslims are troubled by extremism among Christians.
These results are from a 2013 survey conducted by Pew Research Center. The report was published under the title ‘The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society’ (PDF here).
Findings in Chapter Two of the Pew report:
- 31 percent of Malaysian Muslims surveyed express concerns about Christian extremist groups
- Only eight percent of the Malaysian Muslims are worried about Muslim extremist groups
BELOW: Close to one in every five of the Malaysian Muslims surveyed justify bombing civilians in the name of defending Islam
Findings in Chapter Six of the same Pew report:
- A quarter (26%) of the Malaysian Muslims surveyed “consider conflict between religious groups a very big national problem”
- Only one out of ten Malaysian Muslims view Christianity and Islam as having “a lot in common”; on the other hand, 83 percent Malaysian Muslims view Christianity and Islam as being “very different”
- Twenty percent of Malaysian Muslims say all/most/many Christians are hostile toward Muslims
- Malaysian Muslims overwhelmingly (94%) say all or most of their close friends are Muslim
Religious polarization between Muslims and Christians in Malaysia is even more severe than ethnic polarization between Malays and Chinese.
The results of the Pew survey above date back to field work carried out some years ago. Today our religious attitudes have further hardened.
In January 2010, following the High Court judgment on the ‘Allah’ case, churches in Malaysia were targeted in a series of firebomb attacks.
Politicians who preach hate in the guise of spirituality
Importing political Christianity in the DAP’s aggressive bid for power has ubah our country’s delicate religious balance.
To keep Malaysia from falling off the tightrope, such haters must be stopped. The superiority complex and triumphalism of the evangelistas is rubbing against the majority population as Christian extremism.
This situation is exacerbated when priests like the Bishop Emeritus Paul Tan behaves like a political animal while a politician like Hannah Yeoh behaves like a pastor. What both have in common is their habit of labelling the other side as evil and wicked.
Thankfully our authorities seem to be taking some form of action by probing DAP’s evangelical MP David Nga Kor Ming for sedition.
Pro-Christian media such as The J-Star, however, have been whacking Muslim religious authority figures and at the same time trying to do damage control for their co-religionists (the DAP evangelistas).
In their topsy-turvy liberal world, those who call out the DAP aggressors are immediately branded as “religious bigots”.
You really have to appraise whether Isis is stepping up to the plate and filling a vacuum because our own Muslim leaders have not shown an interest or the capacity to deter the DAP evangelical juggernaut.
BELOW: Among the nightclub patrons injured in the Puchong blast at Movida on June 28; Isis chose to attack a heavily Chinese locale