The Protuns and the Umno people are at loggerheads but they can nonetheless agree on one thing — Namewee is out of line.
Marina Mahathir though can’t understand the harsh public reaction to Oh My God! — the latest music video by the controversial rapper. But then again, Marina is a liberal.
Marina and her ilk cannot understand the mindset of those who are conservative. Malaysia is a country where the different faith populations find it difficult to comprehend each other.
On the opposite side of the religious divide, orthodox believers are unable to understand the permissive behaviour of some of the Chinese Born Again. How it is that the City Harvest cult followers are okay with their pastor Sun Ho – pix below – prancing around scantily clad on stage?
Christians do it but the rest of us do not
Obviously different groups have got different boundaries. For some, like the Dapsters, there are no boundaries to what they’re capable of doing.
Non-Christians furthermore cannot understand how some Christians can take the name of their Lord in vain. You would not find Muslims, Buddhists or adherents of other faiths swearing “Jesus f***ing Christ!”. Only Christians curse in Jesus’ name.
Some Christians (and Marina too) cannot understand why some Muslim groups are so offended by Namewee and his video clip that they lodged a stack of police reports against the singer.
Now add to this sticky situation a political group, Dapsters, that is pathologically promoting hate.
Consequences of the DAP’s actions
“Don’t lose any sleep with this group,” said Najib Razak yesterday about haters — click on Malay Mail article link in Boo Su-Lyn’s tweet above to read.
While we might not want to lose our precious sleep over haters, we should not pretend nonetheless that their incessant promotion of hatred does not have far-reaching consequences.
There is always a reaction to one’s actions, especially if the hateful actions are as pathological as those displayed by DAP supporters.
BELOW: A yellow-shirted protester ‘shitting’ on Najib’s face during the Bersih 4.0 demo
The malice that drives the hate
“Politics of hate” is a succinct label to describe the venom spewed by DAP and their RBA. You might ask, so what are the characteristics of this hatred?
Being anti-Malay and anti-Islam, some critics charge. Still we must not overlook one crucial element that drives the Dapster hate, which is their malice.
Projibs are anti-DAP. However they lack the malice that would prompt them to ‘shit’ in Kit Siang’s face, as demonstrated in the Bersih 4.0 photo above of a man squatting over a punching bag pasted with Najib’s face.
Dapsters are infamous for their torrent of vitriol, so it is no surprise that their physical acts would match their verbal viciousness.
One can be anti this or anti that … say, anti global warming or anti culling of stray dogs … but being ‘anti’ does not necessarily come hand in glove with hate.
The DAP’s Politics of Hate, on the other hand, is a visceral movement driven by pure malice.
There is one Ali Baba – i.e. operated by a bitchy Malay male, controlled by his Chinese handlers – blog that is actively defending Cina DAP and now defending Namewee
Norman Fernandez, who is the ex-DAP Johor deputy chairman, for instance believes that he (Norman) is the individual whacked as bontot kuali by the aforementioned malicious Malay blogger.
It smacks of extreme malice indeed to mock a dark-skinned Indian with the taunt that his colour is like the bottom of a wok. These are the kind of people (Malays included) who are promoting the DAP’s cause.
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Malice taking the form of lies and slander
The Dapsters have been spreading the lie that I’m a man. They further claim I’m a Melayu macai of Umno who is disguising myself under a feminine Chinese name.
They’ve also been spreading the rumour that I’m a Muslim who is always quoting from the Quran. (This is not true. I’ve quoted a single verse 2:120 and it is only repeating what the religious authorities have often warned the Malays to be wary of.)
Unlike Hannah Yeoh, I do not wear tudung. And unlike Hannah Yeoh, I do not Occupy Masjid. Yet the rumour persists that I’m a Muslim convert, so much so that the search on keyword “Helen Ang Abdullah” has become a Google prompt.
No limit to the lies churned out by Dapsters
There are always consequences to the endless lies concocted by haters with impunity and without any care for their victims.
Take for example the rumour they’ve spread that I’m a Muslim. Hence if I’m seen eating during puasa month, those gullibles who don’t know any better might get angry that this supposed mualaf is not sincere in observing hukum Islam.
I’m at risk of being scolded in public because the Dapsters have manufactured all sorts of untrue stories about me.
Tensions are presently at a high because the Dapster-evangelistas have been manipulating religious matters in their bid to score political points. They simply say anything, simply accuse anything but most unfortunately their lies and slander have encroached into the religious domain.
All the deliberate lying has resulted in a fraught environment where suspicion abounds.
Religious climate created by DAP’s political Christianity
On a separate note, Namewee has stepped into the sensitivity zone with his Oh My God! rap video.
Malaysia was not so religiously sensitive last time before the evangelical takeover of the DAP and their stunning electoral success in 2008 and 2013 to the extent that an evangelista is now House Speaker.
DAP political operatives have been paying a dangerous game through their irresponsible smear campaigns. In relation to our toxic politics, Namewee unwittingly became a lightning rod for the Muslim backlash.
The current climate is more the DAP than the rapper’s creation but there can be no avoiding the minefield whatever his ‘artistic’ intentions, even if there is no malice on Namewee’s part.
Consequences from DAP Politics of Hate
Hate politics is the DAP vehicle to take out Umno but the evangelical party forgets that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. For Bersih 4.0, there was the Red Shirt rally.
For DAP’s exploitation of Islam, there is perpaduan ummah because the Malays feel their religion is under siege. PAS and Umno are already united on certain Islam issues.
Even the Protuns are willing to put aside their political differences and come together with the Muslim mainstream to condemn Namewee’s video.
Malays – whatever their political affiliation – are on the same page in opposing provocateurs like Namewee, Alvin Tan, Superman Hew, Teresa Kok and David Nga Kor Ming.
The DAP’s hate politics is pushing the Malays to close ranks in their reaction. Even the DAP Muslim Malay wannabe is provoking them.