Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What belittling Islam?

We heard that a police report has been made by the Malay Unity Action Force president Osman Abu Bakar who is also an Umno member, against Perak DAP Secretary Nga Kor Ming for belittling Islam in a ceramah at Changkat Jering, Perak.

We understood that Nga merely referred to some words in Surah Al-A’raf during his political ceramah. Nga referred to the Quranic verse as a guidance and example to inform the people on Pakatan Rakyat’s program for the people. What is wrong with that?

Let’s say if he were to recite the verse inaccurately, it does not mean he had insulted Islam or belittled Islam. He tried his best to recite the verse and he did not try his best to insult Islam. What Osman Abu Bakar claimed on his police report was definitely nonsense and he has being a radical racist narrow minded guy who only wanted to serve the interest of Umno and his own.

Osman is trying to politicize the Quranic verse in order to provoke racial tension and if this happens, Umno will have the opportunity to call in the security force to arrest these guy and that guy, and locking them up into ISA for “national security” reasons.

Even the Mursyidul Am of PAS and Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat had confirmed that there is nothing wrong if a non-Muslim were to recite a surah from the Quran, provided that he did not insult or criticize it. Did Nga insult or criticize Islam? No he didn’t at all. It was Osman who had in fact insulted Islam by politicizing it and brought the matter to the police for no reason.

What we could see here is Osman is trying to play with the religion in order to provoke racial and political tensions. This is clearly an Umno’s intention.

We still remember that an Umno leader from Penang had also belittled Buddhism by saying that Buddhism is a religion with a lower standing in this country. He is Shabudin Yahya, the Umno state assemblyman for Permatang Berangan. He said “this is something scary because Islam is seen as having a same standing as Buddhism which was founded by a man named Gautama Buddha”. This is clearly insulting Buddhism, because what he said really belittled Buddhism.

So, because of Umno supremacy, its party leader had the right to insult and belittle anyone they wish to but when someone tried to recite a Quranic verse because he made it as his guidance even if he is not a Muslim, Umno will definitely say this guy is insulting Islam. Is this fair?

Umno had nothng at all. They just like to instill hate, hate and nothing but hate.

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