Thursday, January 14, 2010

UMNO v PAS: Who's Radical?

Deputy Prime Minister defends exclusivity:
Muhyiddin said he had been receiving quite a number of messages from non-Muslim friends in Sabah and Sarawak who said there were Christians who felt that things would not have happened in the first place “if we, the Christians, would just not use the word ‘Allah’”.

“This is because in Malaysia and in many parts of the world and in all Muslim countries, Allah is the only God for Muslims. We cannot equate Allah to god in the other religions and even in Christianity, which believes in the concept of the Trinity.
On the other hand, PAS was able to differentiate what is irrational emotions as opposed to statements of fact:
PAS ingin menjelaskan bahawa berdasarkan kepada kaedah Islam, penggunaan nama Allah pada asasnya adalah dibenar untuk digunakan oleh agama samawi seperti Kristian dan Yahudi.

Walau bagaimanapun, penggunaan kalimah Allah secara salah dan tidak bertanggungjawab mestilah dielakkan supaya ianya tidak menjadi isu yang boleh menjejaskan keharmonian kaum dan agama dalam negara ini.
One party uses the brain, the other uses.... I'm not sure.

According to Muhyiddin's argument on the SMSes he has received, he might as well have said, "I've received SMS from my friends that Malaysia will be a peaceful and harmonious country without conflict, if all minorities are able to accept Ketuanan Melayu, willingly agree to be second class citizens and give up the freedom of religion".

Oh, so that is 1Malaysia!
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