The following are some Malaysiakini latest headlines pertaining to the Mama Dapster-Kamarul faultline: ‘Faced with derision, UUM lecturer flaunts academic qualifications’ and ‘Unfazed lecturer says Hannah Yeoh started it first, flays critics’.
You can imagine just how abusive the readers’ comments are, after being egged on by such highly slanted and incendiary pro-Hannah articles.
An evangelical hack by the name of Stephen Ng has the following Malaysiakini opinion pieces to his name: ‘Kamarul Zaman, stop the bragging’ and ‘Kamarul Zaman is a disgrace to the academia’ − the latter which echoes Kit Siang’s screed “Is Kamarul Zaman fit to be a lecturer of a public university?”
Stephen Ng is a mean spirited monkey who’s definitely reflective of his troop of like-minded (or ‘mindless’ to be more accurate) DAP evangelistas.
I suspect Gerard Lourdesamy is yet another evangelista in the malicious mould of Stephen. Anyway, below is Gerard’s comment:
(1) Gerard writes: “If he [Kamarul Zaman] claims that this was an academic discourse then why question Hannah’s faith and beliefs? Confine yourself to the policies of the DAP that claims to be secular rather than accusing Hannah of wanting to convert Muslims?”
Helen says: So, Gerard is insisting that Hannah’s role must be separated from the DAP. By the same token, Dr Kamarul must be separated from UUM. Hope Gerard will explain this concept of separation of individual from organization to the bonehead below called ‘voice’.
‘Voice’ commented on the same Malaysiakini thread as Gerard, “Who said what you [Kamarul] have did have nothing to do with UUM. No doubt you said or did in your personal capacity but dont forget that you was a lecturer employed by UUM. So, what you have said and did will reflect the quality of teaching and thinking in UUM.”
We can and should also apply the same Dapster argument on Hannah then: Who said that what you’ve done (preaching, proselytizing) has nothing to do with DAP? No doubt you claim doing so in your personal capacity but don’t forget that you are an Adun representing DAP. So, what you have said and done – by riding on your party and Speaker fame – will reflect the thinking in DAP.
(2) Gerard writes: “Look at the groups that are supporting him [Kamarul]. All are supportive of Umno and PAS and the Ketuanan Melayu and Islam dogma.”
Helen says: Congratulations! This ugly mob attack on Dr Kamarul has brought together even more Umno and PAS people collectively in his defence.
(3) Gerard writes: “Going by Kamarul’s logic the Holy Bible should be banned next.”
Helen says: Only little earlier, this very same Gerard had insisted that Dr Kamarul is Isis and Taliban. Now he draws on the illogic that an objection to Hannah mixing religion and politics is equivalent to desiring a ban on the Bible.
(4) Gerard writes: “Bottom line is that Muslims think they are far superior to everybody else and have a monopoly on the truth. Nothing could be more untrue.”
Helen says: Bottomline is that this blatant bullying of a Muslim lecturer by the Dapster-evangelistas is an excellent method of herding Malay votes to Umno and PAS. Nothing could be more true.
Those Chinese and Indians who are Buddhists and Hindus should pause a moment to assess the consequences of the evangelistas’ actions. You can no longer dismiss this blitzkrieg on Kamarul as the act of a handful of fringe elements such as Alvin Tan and his (then) girlfriend Vivian Lee, or rare individuals like Namewee or YouTiup.
This attack on Dr Kamarul is in fact widespread involving thousands of online and social media insults and fanning of the mob by partisan media personnel and biased media organizations.
Those who are supporting Hannah are the DAP, PAN, Dapsters, evangelistas, liberal NGOs & activists and church people … to name a few. Those who are supporting Kamarul are PAS, Isma, Muslim NGOs & activists, Awang Selamat and religious authorities people … to name a few.
Malaysia is very much divided into two − each side aligned with either Kamarul or Hannah.
If Chinese Buddhists and Indian Hindus are smart, they would distance themselves from the extreme hostility being displayed by the DAP evangelistas who are viewed as warmongers.