KOTA KINABALU: The UK-based Borneo’s Plight in Malaysia Foundation (Bopim), an apolitical human rights NGO, has expressed surprise that the Church in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya, caved in to threats and intimidation and quickly brought down its cross in response to demands by a group of 50 unruly protesters on Sunday.
“The Church has brought shame to all Malaysians especially in the Christian heartland of the country in Sabah and Sarawak,” said Bopim President Daniel John Jambun in a telephone conversation. “They don’t seem to know their rights under the Federal Constitution. Muslims who claim that the cross is a challenge to Islam don’t know what their faith is all about.”
From the perspective of faith, said Daniel, the Church’s “cowardly tail between the legs” reaction was tantamount to blasphemy. “Besides, it was shameful, humiliating and hurts our feelings and sentiments. The cross is the symbol of Christianity and must be defended at all times as during the Crusades, for example, when Saladin the Kurd seized Jerusalem in the Holy Land just because some people initially faced the holy city when praying.”
“The Christian teaching on turning the other cheek must not be misread.”
Bopim was demanding that the Church apologise to Christians in the country, especially its congregation, put back the cross where it rightfully belongs, promise not to cave in to lunatic fringe groups, stand up for constitutional rights including the separation of church and state and the rule of law.
I have recently written about Muslim Retards re the Taman Medan Cross incident. What we now have here is a Christian Retard!
This guys tells us that the Taman Medan Church "has brought shame to all Malaysians" and acted “cowardly tail between the legs” and demanded that "the Church apologises to Christians in the country".
Who or what is BOPIM?
We are UK-Based NGO, registered in the UK as BORNEO's PLIGHT IN MALAYSIA FOUNDATION LTD.
Am I right to assume that this Daniel is also based in UK?
Daniel I am based in Melbourne and I write what I want without fear or favor because those goons in KL cannot touch me - but I never belittle our brothers and sisters back home for being cowardly in their fight against this corrupt and arrogant Umno led BN government because I know that what they say and what they do are somewhat constrained by the realities that surrounds them - Special Branch, POTA and the goons in Umno.
Let me tell him this:
It does not take a demonstration to get any Church to pull it's Cross down. All it takes is for just some Umno members to turn up at their door step and for these Umno retards to "request" the Church pull down the Cross and I can say that 9 times out of 10 that Church will comply.
Now here at Taman Medan not only was there a demonstration but also two datuks - and one of them is a Ketua Cawangan and brother to the IGP. Now tell me what Christian authority located in a kawasan where 95% of the population are Malay Muslims will not comply?
The mind set of Christians in Malaysia have already been threatened by the manner that Umno has consistently thrown their considerable weight around and we have been witness to bibles being seized and Churches being invaded etc etc.
These pressure have been constant and intense. When was the last time Christians were given permission to build a Church - Christians are now reduced to converting shop houses into Churches!
Do not call the Church authorities in Medan Taman cowardly and accuse them of bringing shame to all Malaysian and Christians in Malaysia.
They acted in a most rational way given how this Umno led BN government has been treating Christians all this while.
Of course if it was me that these two datuks were threatening to do whatever it is that datuks do to you...I would just tell them to fuck off. Whether he is a Ketua Cawangan or the IGP's brother ...or even an MB...I will still tell them to FO...why? These are dogs....little Napoleons trying to push their weight around with no idea at all of how many of us hold them in contempt and disgust for their use of their connections to try and push us around.
Lesson to be learned from all this?
You are the President of Bopin and you do not want to take these kind of incident quietly. I agree with you that you should not be quiet about these kind of things - but Daniel don't hantam your own lah. Go hantam those who deserves to be hantam. Enough said!