The Council of Churches Malaysia has urged police to take swift action against Gerakan Pembela Ummah.
CCM sec-gen Rev. Hermen Shastri accused Ummah chairman Aminuddin Yahaya of inciting hatred towards the oh-but-we’re-only-nine-percent “minority religious community“ — see Malay Mail news report today titled ‘Churches want action after Malay-Muslim coalition accuses Christians of infiltrating Putrajaya’.
The Church took exception to Aminuddin’s speech last Sunday (Aug 25) naming evangelism as a major threat to Muslim-majority Malaysia.
Shastri told the daily tabloid that CCM “detests in the strongest terms” remarks made by Aminuddin, who is also president of Isma. He further alleged that Ummah intended to divide and fear monger.
BELOW: The Ummah event made page 3 in yesterday’s Utusan under the headline ‘Tanah ini tanah Melayu, milik orang Melayu!’, Aminuddin alerted in his tweet
The ‘Tanah Melayu milik orang Melayu’ story was also covered by FMT, which reported the presence of some prominent Malay establishment figures in the audience.
Aminuddin highlighted too the resolution by Christian Federation of Malaysia “to place as many Christians as possible as the country’s leaders”, according to Malay Mail’s earlier coverage of the Ummah National Unity Convention.
Previously under the BN administration, preventing Christianization was taken seriously by the Islamic authorities — see 2015 article linked by the Lawyers for Liberty group in their tweet below.
ABOVE: Chinese Christians in Hong Kong demanding religious freedom, 2019 — click on YouTube to play
Chinese pushing political Christianity and activism
A Chinese territory where the rapid spread and deep effect of Christianization has been most evident is Hong Kong which has a Christian majority (plurality) population.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is a Christian, as is former Chief Executive Donald Tsang.
Many members of Carrie’s cabinet bear biblical first names or the names of Christian saints, such as Matthew Cheung, Paul Chan, Teresa Cheng, Nicholas Yang, James Lau, Joshua Law, John Lee, Sophia Chan, Edward Yau, Michael Wong and Patrick Nip.
Christian dominance in politics among the Chinese diaspora makes the claim by Aminuddin on the evangelists’ leadership ambitions to be both credible and believable.
Christians lead the Hong Kong protest movement
Christian hymn ‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’ is the anthem of the Hong Kong protests and sung everywhere at the anti-China demos these last few months.
The most recent ‘Sing Hallelujah’ video gone viral on social media was recorded at Friday night’s (Aug 23) mammoth human chain rally across the island — play clip embedded in tweet above to listen.
It’s been reported by the international press since June that ‘religion’ is at the forefront of Hong Kong’s protests — see below.
Joshua is a young Christian zealot who talks in fiery terms of the Apocalypse or end times — refer his “apocalyptic scenes” tweeted out yesterday.
China has reacted forcefully to the Hong Kong “urban warfare” (see below) protests because she harbours a “fear of contagion to the mainland”. Beijing is right to be wary that this fever of violent subversion could very quickly spread.
If even mighty China is cautious of the evangelists and their ideological mission, why fault Ummah and Isma for feeling the same?