Muslim groups to flex muscle over alleged conversion attempts
By Shannon Teoh
October 17, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — A planned gathering of a million Muslims here to rally against Christians “challenging the sovereignty of Islam” this Saturday could raise religious tension that has intensified in recent months after alleged proselytising by Christians.
The Himpunan Sejuta Umat (Himpun), or Gathering of a Million Faithful, is being organised by various right-wing groups such as Perkasa with the backing of both Umno and PAS Youth in what appears to be a coming together of conservative Muslim.
To seek political relevance amongst more religious Malays.....…is that not what all this posturing against Christians challenging the sovereignty of Islam is all about? And all this posturing is being sanctioned by Malay politicians for their own vested interest! I know what they are NOT doing!
· They are not driving the Malays into a frenzy
of religious fervor towards ALLAH!
· Nor towards a more noble understanding of the
teachings of the Koran.
· And certainly not towards the message of Love and
Peace that Islam teaches….because none of the above
will get votes for these politicians.
What these politicians do is to drive these religious Malays into their own political camps and by so doing they can them lay claim to be the champions of Islam. And being champions of Islam surely these frenzied religious Malays will vote for them!
And why, many of us will ask, do these religious Malays not see through the shenanigans of these political Munafiq?
Munāfiq (n., in Arabic: منافق, plural munāfiqūn) is an Islamic Arabic term used to describe a religious hypocrite, who outwardly practices Islam, while inwardly concealing his disbelief (kufr), perhaps even unknowingly.
The term munāfiq in Arabic, Bengali and Urdu is primarily a non-religious term that refers to a person whose actions are different from and opposite to his thoughts, which he conceals. In the Qur'anic sense the term refers to a person who does not have faith, but pretends to.
When the Hypocrites come to thee, they say, "We bear witness that thou art indeed the Messenger of Allah." Yea, Allah knoweth that thou art indeed His Messenger, and Allah beareth witness that the Hypocrites are indeed liars.
Whether it be UMNO, PAS, Himpunan Sejuta Umat or for that matter any organization or person that is irresponsible enough to use Islam for their own vested interest – then they are Munafiqs.
Let me put it simply. No Christian or any sane individual with an ounce of common sense will consider challenging the sovereignty of Islam in Malaysia - or for that matter in any part of the world.Why? They have seen the fate of those non Muslims who do so. They remember Salman Rushdie.
This Muslim guy wrote The Satanic Verses which included subject matter insulting Islam. Iran’s then supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini sentenced Salman Rushdie to death with the following Fatwa:
"I would like to inform all the intrepid Muslims in the world that the author of the book entitled 'Satanic Verses'. . . as well as those publishers who were aware of its contents, are hereby sentenced to death. I call on all zealous Moslems to execute them quickly, wherever they find them, so that no one will dare to insult Islamic sanctity. Whoever is killed doing this will be regarded as a martyr and will go directly to heaven."
In Malaysia they do not need the Ayatollah. They already have Jais, Himpun, Perkasa, UMNO, PAS…or in the worse case scenario even that son of Ali himself can do as much damage on any Christians challenging the sovereignty of Islam. And for all we know that Sultan of Selangor might jump onto the bandwagon too.
Just imagine the fate of any Christian being singled out for challenging the sovereignty of Islam? Just that thought alone would put the fear of Jesus Christ into that individual and forever make him swear of any attempts at proselytizing any Muslims in Malaysia!
We now have a planned gathering of a million people to rally against Christians challenging the sovereignty of Islam. And if these one million Muslims cannot find one Christian to vent their anger upon on the day of that gathering then we will have one million Muslim getting increasingly agitated at not finding any Christians to tar and feather for challenging the sovereignty of Islam. Well they have been told by the politicians that Christians insulting Islam are out there some where...so the politicians better provide them with at least one!
And here lies the danger of this BN government to even think of allowing one million Muslims to vent their anger against Christians who are challenging the sovereignty of Islam. You get these religious Malays worked up into a frenzy – a religious frenzy - and then what happens? Multiply that Cow Head incident a hundred thousand times and you will get a fair idea of what will happen! Do you think they will be happy going home without burning down a church of two? If they do not then how else will they show the sovereignty of Islam? How will they teach these Christians not to mess with Muslims?
But I know my arguments will come to naught upon those who are hell bent upon defending the sovereignty of Islam. And they are so inclined because with the 13th general election just around the corner every endorsement from these religious Muslims will undoubtedly be translated into a vote for these politicians.
And if there is a price to be paid - even if it resulted in the heightening of racial and religious tension between the people of Malaysia – so be it. To these irresponsible politicians winning the general election comes first! And damm the well being and safety of the people of this country! And even as these politicians are urging the people into this religious frenzy and at the same time counting the votes coming their way...they will not forget to reverently call out ALLAHU AKBAR! ALLAH IS THE GREATEST!