Sunday, November 28, 2010
By Krishna Singh
Lee Chong Shan learns
"Sejarah Hari Ini"
History to be made
compulsory pass subject soon.
It was the first day of a school in Kulai, Johor and a new Chinese student named Lee Chong Shan entered Standard four.
The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some Malaysian History.
Who said, 'Merdeka, Merdeka" ?
She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chong Shan who had his hand up: 'Tengku Abdul Rahman, 31 August 1957' he said.
Who said ' China ’s authoritarian rule is more effective than the ‘democracy’ practiced in Malaysia ?''
Again, no response except from Chong Shan.
'Mamakkutty from Kerala, 2010' he said.
The teacher snapped at the class,
'Boys, you should be ashamed.
Chong Shan, who is a pendatang to our country, knows more about our history than you do.'
She heard a loud whisper:
'@#$** the Chinese.'
'Who said that?' she demanded.
Chong Shan put his hand up.
'Perkasa Chief, Ibrahim Ali.'
Now furious, another student yells, 'Yeah, I am Malay first, Malaysian second!'
Chong Shan jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, 'Muhideen Mohd Yassin, 2010'.
At that point, a student in the back said, 'Correct, correct, correct!'
The teacher glares around and asks
'All right! Now, who said that?'
Again, Chong Shan says,
'Lawyer VK Lingam in a telephone conversation brokering the appointment of top judges with the former Chief Justice.'
Now with almost mob hysteria someone said, 'I am not ashamed to admit that I cannot compete with the Chinese and Indian students.'
Chong Shan frantically yells at the top of his voice, 'Mamakkutty from Kerala in Medical College .'
The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around her on the floor, someone said, 'Oh shit, we're screwed!'
And Chong Shan said quietly, 'I think it was Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 2008'.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Malaysia today lost an outstanding political leader, Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, who was also responsible for developing Penang into the leading state in the electronics industry.
The state''s second chief minister breathed his last at his home at Jalan Cheah Phee Cheok, Hillside, Tanjong Bungah in Penang at 9.07pm after being warded at Penang Hospitals''s Intensive-Care Unit for almost a month following a stroke.
Born on May 28, 1919, Dr Lim received his early education at Penang Free School and was a Queen''s Scholar in 1937. He obtained his degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Edinburgh in 1944.
After serving as a medical officer with the Malayan Auxiliary Air Force, he went into private practice.
He was appointed to the Penang Local Authority Board in 1951 and in 1955, was appointed a member of the Federal Legislature.
He became MCA president in March 1958 but left the party in July 1959 before setting up the United Democratic Party (UDP) in the same year, becoming its secretary-general. He became the party president in 1966.
However, due to lack of understanding with UDP, he quit the party and co-founded Gerakan in 1968. He became its president one year later.
Dr Lim was appointed Penang chief minister in the same year until 1990.
He was entrusted by the government to spearhead the Penang Development Corporation, attracting a lot of investments with Penang emerging as the leading state in the electronic industry.
He inspired the creation of the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone and was responsible for initiating the development of Seberang Perai''s swampy area into a modern satellite town, known as Seberang Jaya. When the country was facing an unemployment crisis in the early 1970''s, Dr Lim introduced an on-the-job-training scheme known as the Pilot Scheme to also address the school drop-out problem.
Tun Dr. Lim stood his ground in fending off racist Umno's bullying tactics and 'Ketuanan Melayu' (Malay Supremacy) mindset. In fact it was noted that Umno wanted the Penang State Mosque to be built at the Esplanade Ground as Umno wanted all ships arriving in Penang to first see the Mosque as what it (Umno) considers to be Malay Muslim dominance over a vibrant, modern non Malay Muslim majority Penang under the stewardship of Dr. Lim Chong Eu. The Penang State Mosque was eventually built in Greenlane.
However, the astute and no nonsense leadership of Tun Dr. Lim was undone by his successor, Koh Tsu Koon who simply caved in to the Umno Warlords like Ahmad Ismail and merely a puppet Chief Minister without power where the real power was in the hands of racist Umno.
Koh Tsu Koon has stooped so low to politicize Tun Dr. Lim's passing. As soon as Penang's Pakatan Rakyat Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng declared that Penang will accord a State Funeral for Tun Dr. Lim, the Umno lackey Tsu Koon quickly tried to upstage him by declaring that the Federal Government is the one that granted the state funeral and will conduct and make all arrangements. YAB Lim like a gentleman stepped aside and said that he will let the BN/Umno Federal Government do it and the state government will try to help in anyway it can. As a true leader and gentleman, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng sportingly has directed all government departments to fly the Penang state flag at half-mast until after the former Penang chief minister Lim Chong Eu's funeral is over on Sunday, as a sign of deep mourning and sorrow.
MarGeeMar The Scribe and The Blog Team take this opportunity to express our heart felt condolences to the family of the Late Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu. May God Bless his soul. REST IN PEACE TUN DR. LIM CHONG EU.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
By Hartal MSM
If you’ll trawl this blog, you can find a number of postings critical of MCA, including recent ones. These are mostly in the context of its ownership of the Star and the radio station that sacked DJ Jamaluddin.
Yet throughout our longstanding criticisms of MCA, never has the party’s cybertroopers come in to say that Hartal is an agent or agency of the ‘enemy’ for what we’ve written against them (MCA). However, when we criticise DAP, the comments from the party cadres are insinuating and accusatory.
One ‘cyber thug’ (to use Helen Ang’s description of the DAP mob dragging Malaysian political culture into the gutter) is the character assassin calling himself Ah Hoe. He’s pursuing a personal vendetta against Helen in Malaysiakini but in the process his comments (droppings which are like birdshit all over the place) attempt to implicate Hartal.
If you’ll see the screenshots below, he copypasted the same comment again and again, from the droppings he left in her column, and replicated in letters to the editor totally unrelated to Helen. What Ah Hoe did is called ‘spamming’ (besides THUGGERY).
According to Malaysiakini policy, “Comments that include profanity, personal attacks, and antisocial behaviour such as ‘spamming’ and ‘trolling’ will be removed.” One of Ah Hoe’s comments was either removed by the Malaysiakini moderator or deleted by Ah Hoe himself (we suspect the latter).
Nonetheless we caught it on screenshot before its removal. Ah Hoe attacked Helen by putting his comment in a letter to the editor by Chuah Siew Eng titled ‘Media bias no excuse for Kedah gov’t press ban‘ — which is totally unrelated to Helen.
Read more http://hartalmsm.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/dap-suffers-from-tourettes-syndrome/
Sunday, November 21, 2010
About 50 people from the Komtar Merchants Association (KMA) and Penang Umno Youth gathered and protested aggressively at Komtar walk to counter a civil society forum discussing the Internal Security Act (ISA). These Umno led protesters were invited to join the forum but refused to do so. They instead chose to behave in an unbecoming manner to intimidate those attending the Forum. Once again, the BN/Umn0 subservient Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) stood by and did nothing even though the protesters had no Police Permit.
This is the kind of Institutional Racism propagated by the BN/Umno Regime to create racial and religious strive in order to topple the popular Pakatan Rakyat Penang State Government. It is such behavior that gives Islam a bad name as the Internal Security Act (ISA) is against the teachings of Islam but yet is continued to be used by the BN/Umno Regime to detain government opponents and secure its hold on power.
The BN/Umno Regime is also guilty of altering Malaysian History in order to create Ketuanan Melayu (Malay Supremacy) in order to get the support of ethnic Malay Muslims and make non Malay Muslim Malaysians beholden to the Malay Muslims for granting them citizenship which the discovery of Kota Gelaggi shows otherwise that the BN/Umno Regime wants to sweep under the carpet.
Archeologists found a long lost city in Johor. And all historians can't even begin to speak about the possible implications. Could the city really predate Borobudur and Angkor Wat? Could it really be the Kota Gelanggi alluded to in Sejarah Melayu? All history books on the history of the Malay people may become obsolete, and some of the theories which are at the moment on the periphery of historical discourse may be validated.
Could Kota Gelanggi be yet another kingdom that vied with Sri Vijaya and early polities for the position as the inheritor of the ancient Melayu kingdom? Or could it be just another Sri Vijayan capital before the flowering of Palembang? An inscription in Southern India enumerates a list of kingdoms that were pillaged and attacked by the Chola kings. Which one of them was Gelanggi? What kind of people lived in Gelanggi? Were they even ethnically Malay? Or only had cultural allegiance to the long-lost kingdom of Melayu?
The answers to the above can be found below courtesy of National Express Malaysia:
A small piece of History for our future generation.. Why Kota Gelanggi (lost city) touted as earliest civilization in Malay Peninsula news were banned as they were Buddhist The Johor find of 2005 which was quietly dropped was none other than Kota Gelanggi lost city reflecting Srivijaya and its Buddhist splendour.
But they deliberately disregarded it because that would have sidelined Malacca Empire and Islam which was smaller and came some 500 years later. I met Dr Lee Kam Hing, a former History prof at MU in Singapore recently at a seminar. Dr Lee, who is now Star research director, told me he was
trying his best to highlight Kota Gelanggi, but that the govt killed it off. This is clearly another case to cover up the real history of Malaya and fool the younger generations into believing that our history only began from Malacca
1400.. Not only that, they try to show Parameswara as Malay and Muslim, but actually he was Hindu! If one were to condemn these UMNO scumbags on how they distort history, it will never end....the condemnations will more than cover 10 PhD thesis!
A small piece of History for our future generation Hitler's public relations manager, Goebbels, once said, 'If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.'
Once again our government wiped out any references to a famous Melaka prince as being Hindu and
belonging to the powerful Hindu empire Sri Vijaya.
So all of a sudden our museums, school text-books etc. all refer to Parameswara as a Malay prince.
What race ruled or did not rule is besides the point. What is important is not butchering history to create your own truths. You cannot change your race even if you convert - Parameswara could have been responsible for Umno's proud heritage of ' Ketuanan Melayu '.
If this is what it is based on, there is no ' Ketuanan Melayu '. The lineage of Melaka Sultans are Indians, not Malays. It is no secret that Parameswara was an Indian and a Hindu prince. It is clear from records that Parameswara never converted to Islam. He was an Indian Hindu who fled Palembang in Sumatra to eventually found Melaka circa 1400 AD. It was Sri Maharaja who converted himself and the court of Melaka to Islam, and as a result took on the name of
Sultan Muhammad Shah sometime after 1435.
The most famous of Indian Hindu Kings were Raja Chola and his son Rajendra Chola who invaded Southern Thailand, Kedah, Perak, Johor and Sumatra about 1000 AD. This is Raja-raja Chola - the Indian/Hindu kings and not Raja Chulan - a Malay king. But what is really sad is that our children are
taught as though Malaysian history suddenly began in 1400 with an Islamic Melaka. We are led to believe that the Indians and Chinese first arrived on the shores of Malaysia in about 1850 as desperate indentured labourers, farmers and miners . Nothing could be further from the truth.
The cultural influences of India in particular, and China, in South East Asia span over 2,000 years,
starting with the arrival from India of the Brahmanical prince/scholar - Aji Saka in Java in AD78, through to Vietnam, Cambodia (Indo China), Thailand,Burma, Indonesia, Bali, Borneo, Brunei and beyond.
The findings at Bujang Valley speak of an ancient Indian/Hindu presence in Kedah. There were Chinese settlements in Pahang and Kelantan around the 13th-14th century and in 12th century in Singapore. The early Brunei Sultanate had a Chinese Queen. One need not ponder at length the implications of Angkor Wat and Borobudur or that 40%-50% of Bahasa Malaysia comprises Sanskrit/Tamil words.
To illustrate, some of these word are :
bumi = boomi
putra = putran
raja = rajah
desa = thesam
syakti = sakthi
kolam = kulam
bahaya = abahya
jaya = jeya
maha = maha
aneka = aneha
nadi = naadi
kedai = kadai
mahligai = maaligai
mantra = manthrum
tandas = sandas
(This list can go on)
An extremely important archeological find that pointed to one of the greatest empires in history
- the Raja Cholan empire that ruled from the Maldives through India, Sri Lanka and right down to South East Asia found deep in the jungles of Johor a few years ago and made headlines in the mainstream newspapers in 2005, suddenly disappeared from the news…..
The time has arrived for us to record our history as the facts tell us and not as we would like to wish it.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Each time we read and hear or see how the Umno inspired racists, whether they are Umno leaders, civil servants, Umno-friendly Muslim Clerics, Umno owned mainstream media or Umno inspired Malay NGO's utter racist remarks against non Malays or non Muslims, the eunuch leaders of the non Malay / non Muslim BN Component parties are sickeningly silent. Even Hindraf, stays silent rather choosing to fire salvos at Pakatan Rakyat.
What's worrying is that the silence of the non Malays and non Muslims over the Institutional Racism practiced by the BN/Umno Regime only legitimizes the Ketuanan Melayu Agenda of Umno. When PERKASA, Ridhuan Tee Abdullah, Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria or any other Malay Muslim bigot speaks and acts, you can be sure that it is Umno that is actually speaking and acting. BN/Umno is indeed two faced and is supported by their Eunuch's such as MCA, MIC, GERAKAN, PPP, SUPP, PBS, PBB etc.. to hoodwink the non Malays and non Muslims to continue supporting BN/Umno.
Institutional racism is the differential access to the goods, services, and opportunities of society. When the differential access becomes integral to institutions, it becomes common practice, making it difficult to rectify. Eventually, this racism dominates public bodies, private corporations, and public and private universities, and is reinforced by the actions of conformists and newcomers. Another difficulty in reducing institutionalized racism is that there is no sole, true identifiable perpetrator. When racism is built into the institution, it appears as the collective action of the population.
Professor James M. Jones postulates three major types of racism: (i) Personally-mediated, (ii) internalized, and (iii) institutionalized. Personally-mediated racism includes the specific social attitudes inherent to racially-prejudiced action (the bigot’s differential assumptions about abilities, motives, and the intentions of others according to), discrimination (the differential actions and behaviours towards others according to their race), stereotyping, commission, and omission (disrespect, suspicion, devaluation, and dehumanization). Internalized racism is the acceptance, by members of the racially-stigmatized people, of negative perceptions about their own abilities and intrinsic worth, characterized by low self-esteem, and low esteem of others like them. This racism is manifested through embracing “whiteness” (e.g. stratification by skin colour in non-white communities), self-devaluation (e.g. racial slurs, nicknames, rejection of ancestral culture, etc.), and resignation, helplessness, and hopelessness (e.g. dropping out of school, failing to vote, engaging in health-risk practices, etc.).
Persistent negative stereotypes fuel institutional racism, and very much matter because they influence interpersonal relations. Racial stereotyping contributes to patterns of racial residential segregation, and shape the views of white people about crime, crime policy, and welfare policy, especially if the contextual information is stereotype-consistent. A great percentage of white Americans rate Black Americans and Latino Americans as less intelligent, preferring to live from welfare benefits rather than work, and “more difficult to get along with socially”.
Institutional racism is distinguished from the racial bigotry, by the existence of institutional systemic policies and practices meant to place non-white racial and ethnic groups at a disadvantage in relation to the institution’s white members. Restrictive housing contracts (see restrictive covenants) and bank lending policies (see redlining) have been forms of institutional racism. The gross under-representation and often white washing of Hispanic and Asian males in mass media is another effective form of institutional racism. Other examples are racial profiling by security guards and police, use of stereotyped racial caricatures (e.g. "Indian" sport mascots), the under- and mis-representation of certain racial groups in the mass media, and race-based barriers to gainful employment and professional advancement. Additionally, the differential access to goods, services, and opportunities of society are defined within the term institutional racism, such as unpaved streets and roads, inherited socio-economic disadvantage, “standardized” tests (each ethnic group prepared for it differently; many are poorly prepared), et cetera.
Some sociologic investigators distinguish between institutional racism and structural racism. The former focus upon the norms and practices within an institution, the latter focus upon the interactions among institutions, interactions that produce racialized outcomes against non-white people. An important feature of structural racism (structured racialization) is that it cannot be reduced to individual prejudice or to the single function of an institution. Like-wise, it is important to note that once a structure is emplaced, its consequences likely will affect the entire population — not just the racially discriminated people. Structural racialization also underscores many of the institutional arrangements that are often identified as “American exceptionalism” — such as the non-existence of a labor party, weak labor unions, and a fragmented government system. Structural racialization borrows from system theory, which examines the interactions among institutions and entities and rejects reductionist thought; thus, there is a mutual, cumulative causation instead of a single cause. Using the system's approach for structural racialization calls into question whether or not race or social class is more important in the US. Instead, it suggests an interaction, between race and social class, and their consequences upon institutional design and institutional meaning.
The following is from Wikipedia:
Ketuanan Melayu (Malay supremacy and Malay dominance in Malay) is the claim that the Malay people are the tuan (masters) of Malaysia. The Malaysian Chinese and Indian-Malaysians — who are significant ethnic minorities in Malaysia — are considered beholden to the Malays for granting them citizenship in return for special privileges, as established in Article 153 of the Constitution of Malaysia. This quid pro quo arrangement usually is referred to as the Malaysian social contract. The ketuanan Melayu concept usually is used by politicians of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the most influential Malaysian political party.
Although the ketuanan Melayu idea pre-dates Malaysian independence, the phrase ketuanan Melayu did not come into vogue until the early 2000s. The most vocal opposition to that is from non-Malay-based parties, such as the Malaysian People's Movement Party (Gerakan) and Democratic Action Party (DAP); although pre-independence, the Straits Chinese also agitated against ketuanan Melayu. The idea of Malay supremacy gained political weight in the 1940s, when the Malays organized to protest the Malayan Union's establishment, from which they later fought for independence. During the 1960s, there was a substantial political effort challenging ketuanan Melayu led by the People's Action Party (PAP) of Singapore — which was a Malaysian state from 1963 to 1965 — and the DAP, after Singapore's secession, however, the Constitutional articles related to ketuanan Melayu were “entrenched" after the racial riots of 13 May 1969, consequent to an election campaign focused on the rights of non-Malay people and the ketuanan Melayu matter. From that arose the "ultras", advocating a one-party government led by UMNO, and increased racist emphasis that the Malays are the "definitive people" of Malaysia — i.e. only a Malay could be a true Malaysian.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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Sunday, November 14, 2010
Europe and America is pregnant to the Islamic Religion. One day an Islamic State will be born there. Just as Ottomans became pregnant and gave a birth to a European State (like Turkey).
ABOUT MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE
Some Notes Depending On Writings of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
1 - Some sections and parts concerning the topics and subject-matter have been extracted from the works of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (During 1930s in Turkey) drawing the attention of Islamic and Christian nations published after determining the required preferences based on Qur'an and Sunnah against the events and conditions arisen and developed in our century.
2 - However, one aspect should be emphasized and explained especially hereby. As it can be seen from the sections expressed here, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, classifies Christian world such as Europe and America in two divisions as negative and positive. It is expected from some verses of Qur'an and record of Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad that those who are from the People of the Book and extremely heedless and thoughtless having forgotten the next world in dissipation and corruption and being astray but without being connected to Atheism philosophy will be joining gradually to the positive Christians.
3 - In various places in his works, Bediuzzaman mentions these two parts of Europe. For instance, in a long topic addressed to negative Europe, he includes this statement:
"It should not be misunderstood:
Europe has two faces:
One of these: I am not referring and addressing to the Europe following scientific works and serving to justice and equity and useful and beneficial artworks for humanity and welfare of the people with inspiration and enlightenment learned from real Christianity and Islamic Religion.
However, I do refer and address to the depraved, corrupt Europe, in darkness of the naturalism philosophy that leads people to astray and corruption because it considers the evil acts and things of Civilization as Goodness."
(Lem'alar, page: 115)
By stating above-mentioned points, he puts forth the matter clearly.
4 - Following the preceding determinations, we can pass to some sections selected as taking examples from the explanations made by Bediuzzaman about Second Coming of Jesus Christ and Islam-Christian Unity, as mentioned in Sayings of Prophet:
"Question: After Jesus Christ kills Dadjal (Anti Christ) at the end of time, the majority of people join the right path of Religion. Whereas, it has been narrated that "As long as there exist people saying "Allah" "Allah" (Almighty God), doomsday would not occur. "(Muslim No: 234; Tirmidhi No: 2217 )
After having faith and believing in God, how the majority of people would go into infidelity and misbelieve'?
Answer: As narrated in authentic tradition "Those with poor faith and belief consider it improbable that Jesus Christ would come again and act in accordance with the canonical Laws of Islam and kill Dadjal. If the fact about this topic is explained, there should be no place for doubt and improbability. (Bukhari 60/49; Muslim 1/71)
Namely: In fact, the meanings expressed by those Sayings of Prophet about Sufyan (Anti Islam) and Mehdi (Rightly guided) are such as: in the end of time (in this century and next), two courses of Atheism will gain power.
First trend is that a terrible person called Sufyan (Anti Islam) will deny apostle ship of the prophet under the curtain hypocrisy in religion and pretending to embrace Islam and become the leader of persons acting with hypocrisy in Religion and will try to ruin and destroy the Canonical Laws of Islam. Against him, a person called Muhammad Mehdi descending from Prophet Muhammad's Family will lead Muslim believers and well-conducted people and kill and destroy this hypocritical trend and movement which is the ideology and committee of Sufyan. Second trend is that a Nimrodianlike movement and trend derived from naturalism and materialism comes gradually to a point of complete denial of divinity by the way of materialistic philosophy at the end of time. That is to, say in the similar way that a wild, savage men who does not recognize the King and officers and soldiers of the Army being the officers and soldiers of the King renders to everybody and each soldier a kind of sovereignty and realm. In that is so, in fact, members of that atheist trend, like little Nimrods, consider a kind of divinity in their souls. Their greatest leader, Anti Christ with skills and ability of spiritism and magnetism goes further and assumes his apparent rule and government a kind of divinity. It is apparent and well-known fact that proclaiming divinity by a destitute, incapable Human Being who is defeated by an ordinary fly and unable to invent and create the wing of a fly is such an act of foolish and ridiculous buffoonery.
At such a time, as that movement seems to be very powerful and strong, the true christianity derived and inspired from the spirit and morality of Jesus Christ will, subsequently arise and will come down from the sky of Divine Mercy. Eventually, Christianity will be purified and get rid of the all superstitions and misbelieves and will unite with the true Islamic Religion, thereby the Christianity will be in a way transformed into Islam, and by adopting guidance to Qur'an, the Christian community will become the follower of Islam and Islam Religion will be in the Leader position. The true Religion of Islam will gain a great power as a result of that unification. The Christianity and Islam being defeated by Atheism movement and trend while they were separated, will be able to defeat and destroy Atheism movement as a result of that unity, at that moment. A true Informer based on the promise from Almighty God has given the information that Jesus Christ is alive in heaven in his human body and will return and take the leadership of this true Religion. Since the message was conveyed, then it will be true and while it is conveyed as based on the promise of the Almighty God, then absolutely, it will be realized." (Mektubat, page: 56)
5 - In summary: "The secret in the Sayings of Prophet in respect with the Second Coming of Jesus Christ at the end of time and act according to the Laws of prophet Muhammad is as follows: After being purified and getting rid of all the superstitions and worldly interests for religion and exclusively devoting in order to stand up against the movement of Atheism derived and originated from naturalism, the spiritual body of Christianity will kill the spiritual leader of Atheism, Anti Christ. This means that he will root out the idea of Atheism." (Mektubat, page: 6)
6 - "There is a definite and obvious narration that "Jesus Christ will kill the great Dadjal (Anti Christ). "(Muslim 52/No: 94 -110 -116; Ibn-i Majeh No: 4075 )
The future is only in God's knowledge. Nevertheless, there are two reasons for this. The first reason is that: There must be only one wonderful, excellent, perfect person respected and accepted by majority of human beings who will be able to kill dreadful, formidable Dadjal who protects himself by magic, spiritism and magnetism and influences and enchants people with such temporary artificial acts. Such a person is Jesus Christ being the Prophet of majority of people and mostly concerned about this issue.
The second reason is that: Only Christian Spirituals will be able to kill and destroy the dreadful, terrible spiritual statue of Atheism and unbeliever ideology constituted by Anti Christ which was destroyed by the personal sword of Jesus Christ. Those Christian spirituals will combine the realms and realities of the Christianity and Islamic Religion and with the resulting power and strength of that unity will ruin and kill the ideology of Atheism. Moreover, the narration further states that "Jesus Christ comes and joins Mehdi during ritual worship" (Ibn-i Majeh No: 4077 ) pointing out this alliance and ruling and predomination of the Holy Qur'an." (?ualar, page: 587)
7 - "The blessed society of Mehdi will restore the destructive and reformist regime of Anti-Islam and thereafter they establish and found Sunnah (the acts and way of living of the Prophet Muhammad). This means that Anti-Islam committee which tries to destroy the right path of the Prophet Muhammad for the purpose and intention of denial of the Prophet's apostle ship, will be killed by the moral, spiritual sword of the Mehdi's rightly guided society.
The zealous and devoted Christian Society rightly deserving the title of "Muslim Christians" who will attempt to unite the true Christianity and Islamic Religion, will destroy and kill Anti-Christ committee that tries to destroy the holy and sacred things totally with the purpose of denial of Almighty God's divinity. This Christian Society will eliminate the Anti-Christ and save the human beings from Atheism (Communism) under the Leadership of Jesus Christ." (Mektubat, page: 441)
8 - "Since the strange, peculiar conditions and violent executions of Anti Christ Regime (committee and government) is narrated to be related to his personality so the real meaning keeps secret:
For instance: "It is narrated that he is so powerful that only Jesus Christ will be able to kill him." This means that a heavenly and blessed true Religion will arise throughout the Christian realm. Later on, this religion will respect and accept all the issues and provisions of the Holy Qur'an. Thereafter, Jesus Christ will come down and kill the trend and movement of Atheism. As for the mortal individuals of Anti Christ Leaders they can be killed by a simple microbe or flue." (Sualar, page: 581)
9- "The Christianity (Christian doctrine) will surrender to Islam:
Christianity will either be vanished or purified, and will surrender to Islam and give up weapons.
Repeatedly torn out, came up eventually to Protestantism, Christianity did not see real improvement and righteousness in Protestantism.
Curtain again torn out and fell into absolute corruption, however some of them approached to Unity of God and will have prosperity, there. Already prepared again and started to get torn up. If not fails, it will find purity and ingenuousness within the meaning of Islam.
This is a great secret symbolized as the prophet Muhammad said "Jesus Christ will act under Islamic Law and become a Leader of my Nation." (Sozler, page: 703)
10 - A warning from Bediuzzaman Said Nursi:
(One of the pupil of Said Nursi sends "Asa-yi Musa" (a book of Said Nursi) to an American and when he heard that he said the following):
"Missionaries and Christian spirituals as well as Nurcus (students of Light) must be very careful. The Northern movement (Communism) will try to upset the unity of Islamic and Christian missionaries in order to defend itself against the attacks of Islamic and Christian Religions. It may attract the common people by showing tolerance and giving alms and calling and inviting bourgeois to the help of poor people, it may deceive some muslims and force them to join to that trend and movement. Anyway, this time, I have violated my rules and principles for your sake and looked into the worldly affairs." (Emirdag Lahikasi-I, page: 159)
11 - Here is what Bediuzzaman said about benefiting of some Christians who suffered and died in the Second World War, from the matter of interregnum:
"That right religion of Jesus Christ together with Islamic Religion will prevail and dominate at the end of time, of course, some miserable Christians who suffered from disasters and wars can be considered as some kind of martyrs." (Kastamonu Lahikasi, page: 111)
12 - Bediuzzaman, indicates the necessity of making peace between two great, distinguished Religions (Islam and Christianity) for the reason of fighting against Atheism movements during the World War concluded this statement. "Because as two countries claim the Sovereignty of the world in this world war, then, two great religions' agreement phase and the fight between Atheists and heavenly Religions began." (Sikke-i Tasdik-i Gaybi, page: 191)
In the subsequent paragraphs and context of the writing, the attention has been drawn to that importance and emphasis should be given to strengthen religious life rather than wasting time by worldly struggles under such complex conditions and in such chaotic times.
Deep Note: Most of the Christian Priests have for long centuries made negative & unproved statements against Islam. Whereas Prophet Muhammad announced in his many Sayings that Jesus will return in the Last Century and will destroy the Atheism and rule over a wide portion of the world. Prophet Muhammad thus attracted the concern of his Followers onto Jesus. Hence, his Followers do look forward to the second coming of Jesus. In the past, some priests have acted conservative against Islam in order to protect their status, and rules... Nowadays True Christians are seriously trying to correct this past mistake...
13 - In his writing addressed to official authorities Bediuzzaman expressed that some positive Christian States and Nations would accept the alliance and unity of Islamic States and their getting stronger and more powerful against the intensiveness of such worldly fights and anarchy and terror. Consequently the necessity of Islamic Alliance will arise, to overcome these global problems:
"Kadir Night" issue in the Guide pamphlet.
At the present time, its result can be seen in both America and Europe. Therefore, our present Government's real power is to rely on the realm and realities of holy Qur'an and render good service accordingly. In this way, it can attract the friendship of all Muslims in the world as a Reserve Power by way of unity of Islam.
In the past the Christian States were not supporting and were not in favor of the Islamic Alliance. But, now both U.S.A. and European countries have to support the unity of Islam and holy Qur'an due to rising powers of anarchism and Communism." (Emirdag Lahikasi-II, page: 54)
14 - When Islamic Unity is formed and the person in charge of representing that unity will make alliance with Christian Spirituals, so is stated by Bediuzzaman and the following: "The third mission of this rightly guided person is to make an alliance with Christians by establishing caliphate of Islamic Religion on the basis of Islamic unification and serve to Islamic Religion. This mission requires great power and self sacrifice of millions for implementation." (Sikke-i Tasdik-i Gaybi, page: 9)
15 - The Muslim-Christian Alliance against assaulting and aggressive Atheism constitutes one of the significant issues of our century. It is stated in one of the Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad in respect with this subject:
"You will conclude an accord for peace with Greek-Romans in future to establish the security and then, you will fight against an enemy threatening both you and them.." (Tajj v.4 no: 960; Ibn-i Majeh No: 4089)
While this Saying announces the Muslim-Christian Alliance against international Atheism movements and anarchism, the expression of "Peace in Security" implies in opposite and announces anarchism which is seriously and critically violating and disturbing the overall peace and order. Because, as it is understood from opposite meaning, extreme need will arise to restore the general security from the violence of anarchism. In other words, it points out that to possess the required power to assure "Peace in Security" will only be possible by Muslim-Christian Alliance.
16 - The following points are explanations of the Sayings of Prophet Muhammad related to our present century with its comprehensive meaning:
"These days, the true believers must unite not only with their Muslim brothers, but even with pious Christian spirituals and unconsider all involving disagreements and disputes, because dreadful Atheism keeps attacking and aggression." (Emirdag Lahikasi, page: 206)
"Moreover, the Saying of the Prophet Muhammad further states that in the end of time, true pious, devout Christians will unite with Muslims and put a great fight together against the common threat Atheism. For the time being, true devout Muslims must unite not only with their correligionists, colleagues and fellow brothers, but also with true Christian believers by skipping any dispute, since they have to unite urgently against the common enemy, aggressive, dreadful Atheism." (Lem'alar, page: 151)
17 - "My heart feels very important anxiety and consolation and comfort in such way:
As a result of these wide-spread fights and struggles there would arise Anti Christ terror and fear to a great extent being more than the damage and harm sustained in the previous World War in Europe which is the source and cradle of civilization. But I am consoled and comforted by the fact that the New World (U.S.A.) will act in conformity with true Christianity teachings and unite with the world of Islam. Thereafter Bible will be cooperating with the holy Qur'an. So I do hope that this Alliance will stand up with heavenly resistance against these two movements attacking aggressively (Atheism-Communism & Freemasonry) and will be victorious. "(Emirdag Lahikasi, page: 58)
18 - Here is a verse from the holy Qur'an stating the principle of making Alliance with the people of the Book:
"Say: O! the People of the Book! Come to a common accord between you and us: so that, let us not worship and attach ourselves to nothing, but only the Almighty God. Let us not consider anything as a partner to Him and let some of us not assume some of us as God. If they turn their faces to the other side, then tell them in their witness "We are the true MusLims (Peace loving people)."
In that verse, it is clearly shown that how different, various consciences, nations, Religions and the Holy Books can be united in an basic "essential conscience" in a right world and that Islam is considering every issue in wide scope, clearly and in right direction and Islam is not exclusively confined to only Arabs and Persians any longer." (Elmali Commentary, page: 1131 )
19 - In a verse from the holy Qur'an, it is stated as follows in respect with fraternity and closeness of positive Christians towards Muslims:
"You will find out people saying that we, Christians are the ones most close to the Muslims than any other people." However, in fact, these people are not in general complete believers and sometimes they also feel hostility and animosity against Muslims. But when compared with Jewish hostility trend, these people has approach and ability to favor Muslims.
This means that, it is not of question they might feel fraternity towards the muslims. The fraternity approach is much more probable and their capability in Belief and sincerity to Islam is higher than others. The reason they feel in such way is that they have Christian priests, who are occupied with theology and worshipping and monks who mortify their lust in monasteries for the sake of the next world. One more point is that they are humble and friendly and good natured people and do not act arrogantly." (Same book page: 1791)
20 - Bediuzzaman says as follows in respect of a book sent by one of his pupils to the Christians:
"The letter of Salahaddin is important from some aspects of viewpoints. Of course American theologizes and scholars would not be in dif ferent and disinterested in Asa-yi Musa. In case it reaches to those who love religion for the sake of Religion, then it will make conquests. Otherwise, if it is owned by those similar in jealous character to our selfish teachers, it is very doubtful that it will be upgraded." (Emirdag Lahikasi, page: 160)
21 - While some verses of the holy Qur'an such as (2:121; 3:113, 114, 115, 199; 13:36; 28:52-55) mention the positive and constructive qualities of Christians and similar verses state the same remarks, many other verses, on the other hand, inform that majority of them went astray. (See, Qur'an 3:110) In the holy Qur'an (verse: 4:159), it is stated that the people of the Book will have faith in Jesus Christ before dying and the verse (4:90) concerns with inviolability right recognized to non aggressive, non-Muslims.
22 - The 4090th Saying the Ibn-i Majeh is as follows:
" "When the fights and wars occur, the Almighty God will dispatch such an army from non-Arabs equipped with most valuable horses (from breeding) and the best weapons and the Almighty God will support and reinforce Islamic Religion with such an army."
As it is understood from that Saying, the people to support Islam is announced as non Arabs. That implies in such a way that the people who will support Islam, would most probably be a nation other than Arabs." (Ibn-i Majeh v.10 p.354)
As it is understood from the remarks and references of this Saying, a Christian country possessing superior war technology with highly sophisticated war machinery will assist Islam. (It is under the knowledge of God).
23 - In an orational Sermon given by Him to a large religious community in Umayya Mosque in Damascus in the year of 1911 which was published in book-format later on, Bediuzzaman mentions about statements and declarations made by some European scholars and philosophers and asserts as follows:
"Here, some examples out of hundreds:
Firstly: Mr. Carlyle the most reputed and famous philosopher of l9th century and American Continent speaks louder to the philosophers and Christian theologizes without any hesitation in his publication and states the following:
"The Islamic Religion was born and arisen like a shining flame. It soon absorbed other religions as the fire burns the branches of a dry tree. To tell the truth this absorption was Rightly justified for Islam. Because other religions -the sections not confirmed and approved by the holy Qur'an- are in provisions of being void and null."
Mr. Carlyle continues his statement by asserting "The most significant and worthy-to listen statement is the words of the Prophet Muhammad. Because the true words are His Sayings."
Also, He further says that:
"If you feel doubt about the Rightness of Islamic Religion, then you necessarily feel doubt about Necessity of Science. Because the most necessary and definite realm and reality is Islam." This famous philosopher stated this fact in several chapters in his valuable book.
The Second Sample: Prince Bismarck, the most famous philosopher of Europe in the last century says that:
"I looked into and studied all holy and heavenly books. Due to some amendments and modifications made in all could not find the true wisdom capable to provide happiness and welfare and prosperity to human beings. However, I found the holy Qur'an of the Prophet Muhammad extremely superior to other books. I found divine wisdom in each word of the holy Qur'an. Such an excellent work could not be the words of a human being.
Those who claim that the Qur'an is the words of Muhammad are in the position of denying the necessity of science. In another words, it is very clear and obvious that the holy Qur'an conveys the words of God."
Thus as based on the products of genius scholars and philosophers as such intelligence field of America and Europe (Mister Carlyle and Bismarck) I can also say with my whole faith that:
Europe and America is pregnant to the Islamic Religion. One day an Islamic State will be born there. Just as Ottomans became pregnant and gave a birth to a European State (like Turkey).
You, my brothers in this Mosque of Umayya and my brothers in the Mosque of Islamic World half a century after now. Do not these expressions and statements illustrate and prove that Islam will dominate and prevail in the future of the World and provide welfare and happiness to mankind spiritually and materially in both worlds (here and hereafter) and Peace will be possible only via Islam and True Christianity which will join and be allied with the Qur'an." (Hutbe-i Samiye, page: 30)
"The Qur'an asks you to complete your faith, not to abandon it"
A Call to People of the Book
"And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee and that which was revealed before thee, and have the assurance of the hereafter."
(1) The reference in this verse to the previous scriptures is, from one point of view, the attribution of the object of proof to the proof itself. Therefore the verse implies:
"O men! Believe in the previous scriptures just as you believe in the Qur'an, for they testify, and give evidence to the truth of the Qur'an."
(2) It is at the same time the attribution of the proof to the object of proof, and thus the verse implies:
"O People of the Book! Believe in Muhammad and the Qur'an just as you believe in the previous prophets and scriptures. For they all gave the glad tidings of the coming of Muhammad, and all that gives evidence to the truthfulness of them is truly and by all means found in the Qur'an and Muhammad. Believe, then, that the Qur'an is God's word, and Muhammad is His messenger, in the same way that you believe in the previous scriptures and messengers."
(3) Born out of Qur'an in the era of the Prophet, Islam resembles a tree: its roots are at the time of the Prophet; its veins spread and receive life and vigor from the springs of that time; its branches have extended to the sky of the future and there yield worldly and otherworldly fruits for humanity. With the past and the future in the shades of its wings, it brings about tranquillity for all alike.
(4) When inviting the People of the Book to faith in Islam, the Qur'an shows them in this verse a familiar aspect and a facility, That is, implies:
"O People of The Book! There is no difficulty for you in accepting Islam; do not let it appear hard to you. For the Qur'an does not order you to abandon your religion completely. It asks you, indeed, to complete your faith and build it on the fundamentals of religion that you already possess. Because the Qur'an combines in itself the virtues of all the previous books and the essentials of all the previous religions; it is thus a modifier and a perfector. As for its nature as establisher, this only concerns such details as are subject to change and alteration because of differences of time and place; and this is not illogical at all. With the change of seasons, food and costumes and many more things also need to be changed. Also the methods for educating a person change in accordance with his age. Similarly, the Laws of Wisdom and Benefit necessitate that Detail Principles (Regulations) should change in accordance with the phases of the Life of Human Beings. Because, one of these detail rules being useful & beneficial at one time, can be harmful at another time. A certain kind of medicine may be a fatal poison for a person while it heals another one. For this reason the Qur'an has changed some details of the previous religions, that is, it has determined that their time is over; now it is the turn of new edicts." (from the Signs of Miraculousness) (Isarat-ül I'caz, page: 49)
how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost
but now am found
was blind but now I see
Okay, fine - so that describes the experience.
And I've come to lots of other descriptions of the experience. Eckhart Tolle - a big name at present in the spirituality movement. He was depressed and suicidal for years - then presto, woke up one morning and it was gone, those feelings of depression and all the rest of it. Inner peace. Stillness. Joy.
Byron Katie. Depressed for decades. Drug-addicted. One night, sleeping on the floor of a recovery place - she didn't feel worthy enough to sleep on a mattress - she had a break-through experience. She was suddenly somewhere else. The addictions were gone. The depression was gone. She went on to a wonderful marriage - before there was, if I remember right, abuse in the first marriage, and then things again not right in the second.
I am sure there are millions of stories of sudden grace.
And then there's the Eastern route - meditation for, finally, enlightenment. It can take decades to reach enlightenment - or never happen.
So, grace - definition of grace, the meaning of grace: sudden removal of inner pain, sudden access to total inner peace, often associated with divine intervention. Grace: the sudden complete inner transformation from stuff like depression, misery, suicidal thoughts, a sense of meaninglessness, rage, hatred. It may also include a sense of being forgiven for wrongs committed - so the person who wrote Amazing Grace was a slave trader - and went on to be an anti-slavery minister.
But what good does a definition of grace do me?
I want a nice clear set of directions - a road map. Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie were totally down in the dumps. Is that needed, to open the self up to a kind of cosmic inner clearing?
It doesn't feel fair, if that's what's needed - but then, as it's been pointed out, life isn't fair.
Grace - I'd rather have that, it's my guess, than happiness - though best to have both, and joy ... and so many other things.
The right to the pursuit of happiness - that's part of the American bill of rights, unless I'm mis-remembering. (That bill of rights - the right to the pursuit of happiness and the right to bear arms - 2 rights that have often worked against each other.)
Grace - I think we should add that in, in any worldwide bill of rights. The right to the pursuit of grace.
But that doesn't get us to come close to anything like directions.
So ... directions ...
I've done "work" to get toward grace..
I've gone the route of the West - personal growth through the talk approaches, such as therapy, Gestalt workshops, analysis, and more. Years ago, I got to what I felt was the end of that road. Way before that, Freud wrote about analysis terminable and interminable. I felt I had reached the interminable stage - knowing there was more to be done, but feeling I was on a road without any ending - and with a sense of things being just plain unchanging.
Years passed. This past year I've been doing body-centered approaches - meridian tapping, also called EFT (a kind of acupressure to release emotional blocks) - and also Taoist chi exercises (for more inner integration).
So, all that work - and I can feel changes, large inner shifts.
But no grace - not that state of inner peace I hear of from people like Eckhart Tolle.
Grace. How to get there? It isn't some temporary thing, like a high from a drug or alcohol. It isn't a numbing. Blocks disappear.
I remember I used to be so scared of dying. At some time in my late twenties, that evaporated. No near-death experience (or anyway, none that I remember) - though the most common route to fear of death vanishing is a near-death experience. I can still get scared of dying - but it's a much more distant fear.
But grace - so far that's eluded me.
There are 2 tools I've heard of that perhaps may help get one to grace. NLP - neuro linguistic programming - which, as far as I can make out, aims to reprogram the mind, away from destructive and limiting inner patterns.
Then there's something called karmic cleansing. That sounds like grace. A clearing of all the inner stuff - in this case, supposedly also from past lives upon past lives.
I'm still working on finding a road that pulls me.
There have been times when I've felt things come together - when I've been doing what I wanted to be doing, had a sense of getting somewhere. There have also been a couple of brushes with the in-love buzz. That felt a bit like grace, as if all that un-joy had melted away. But that wasnt grace, and didn't last like it doesn't for most people.
Some people turn their lives over to god - and for some it works, and for others, they spend decades tormented, say by longings of the flesh.
It doesn't feel right to me.
My road is somewhere else.
Okay, still no road map.
In the meantime, I have the sense I am nearing something essential.
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Friday, November 12, 2010
By Kesavan Nair
Hindraf does not represent the interest of all Indians in Malaysia. The people Hindraf represent are the Tamil speaking Hindus. Just look at the issues Hindraf keeps on bringing up. The only issues Hindraf bring up are about Hindu Temples and Tamil schools. Hindraf conveniently forgets that there are Indians who are non Tamil speaking like the Malayalese, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati's, Sindhi, Punjabis etc who make up the Indian population in Malaysia. Apart from this, not all Indians in Malaysia are Hindus. There are Indians who are Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs and Baha'i.
The idiot who tried to barbecue himself over the Hindu Temple are the type of people Hindraf would thrive on. Hindraf appears to be on the offensive against Pakatan Rakyat finding fault with PAS, PKR and DAP for the slightest of issues. Hindraf especially like to attack Indian leaders in Pakatan Rakyat but are deaf silent when Umno leaders call Indians unpatriotic and pariahs.
Even racist pro MCA Blog like ONE MALAYSIA Justice for ALL Malaysians is highlighting Hindraf and HRP attacks on Pakatan Rakyat here http://justice4otk.blogspot.com/2010/11/self-immolation-of-puchong-hindu.html but yet in another Blog posting chose to humiliate the Punjabis and the Sikh community in a Blog posting here http://justice4otk.blogspot.com/2010/11/punjabi-lawyer-working-in-uk-wrote-to.html
My advice to Hindraf and HRP is if you want to help the Indians in Malaysian, help bring about regime change by bringing down BN and it's Indian Mandors, MIC, Makkal Sakthi Party. IPF, MUIP and PPP. Nandri Vanakkam!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
By Joe Fernandez
The writer of the following report that appeared in Free Malaysia Today stated:
Read here http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/opinion/comment/12634-the-zaid-grassroots-disconnect
The writer makes a good point but I beg to disagree. He's barking up the wrong tree. What's important is to look at the big picture and not Zaid. Very few people can do this, Air Asia, Coca-Cola and America being among them.
It's not necessary that we must win when we stand for elections. It's a bit like Air Asia offering zero airfare or America buying even more from China while complaining about the yuan. If u want to win, u must take a certain stand. Zaid did not do that because it's not a win that was important to him. It's petty to think in terms of winning all the time. U can even win by losing. Those who are wrapped up in their own personal success will not bother about the larger concerns of the people and make poor leaders as they will not be able to inspire others. Zaid needed the platform to highlight certain issues. I think that he has done that very brilliantly although initially many people thought that he was talking nonsense. Having done so, he pulled out from the race at the right moment to drive home the points that he has been making. Zaid is right. PKR should look beyond Anwar. Not many people will subscribe to a party which revolves around one person. We need a system. Anwar is not a system. Just a person who is here today and will be gone tomorrow. Zaid represents a fundamental ideological struggle and shift in PKR. The party has to decide whether it wants to move on or be considered another version of Umno. This seems to be the case under Anwar. U can take Anwar out of Umno but u cannot take the Umno out of Anwar.
I am no fan of Zaid and I hope that he will not join any 3 rd Force movement led by Dr J. He should stick to PKR unless he's sacked. Then he should move to Pas or Dap or better still go back to Umno. He can best help the opposition there. I am not sure that Zaid has stopped subscribing to the discredited ketuanan Melayu ideology. That’s why there’s no place for him in any Borneo-based national 3 rd Force movement.
My beef with Zaid is that he doesn't keep his doors open, doesn't give a hearing to all and doesn't keep the lines of communication open. In that sense, he's no different from Anwar about whom he complains a lot. The writer also mentioned this. Zaid should not go off on a solo mission for change and reform. He should turn around now and then and see whether the people are following him or are far behind. No politics will be successful unless the people are brought into the picture. Politicians who like to do things in great secret, fearing their rivals, foes and enemies, will always fail.
Zaid says that he will remain in PKR. He has already decided what role he's going to play. He has not put a label on this role but we can guess. He can't play the glue role since that's being done by Anwar, according to Wan Azizah. During the campaign for the deputy presidency, Zaid said he would like to be the glue that binds PKR and PR. That must have pissed off Anwar no end.
It would be a mistake to conclude that PKR is in trouble just because many leaders and members are against Anwar and Azmin. This is a process of democratising the party which continues to have as much support as before if not more.
Even if some elements within PKR break away -- read Dr J, Sabah, Sarawak , Hindraf Makkal Sakthi, the Orang Asli and other marginalised groups like the Christians in Peninsular Malaysia -- they will still support PR either from within or without. These elements will only use Umno/BN to clobber PR for the better.
Umno and Taib must not think that their days are now not numbered. They should stop gloating too soon. The desire for change and reform is too great in M'sia to be held to ransom by the on-going upheaval in PKR. Without PR, Umno and Taib might be tempted to think that there's no need to make changes for the better and that it can be business as usual i.e. raiding the treasury of the people's sweat while twisting and turning every issue in Malaysia into a racial issue -- to scare the Malays into circling the wagons and gathering under one political platform to better enable absolute power and abuse of power -- to cover up the thievery.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Re: Is Islam a religion of peace? I think that one huge reason so many Westerners believe this - despite all the evidence to the contrary - is that, any time we suggest anything to the contrary, Muslims insist loudly: Islam is a religion of peace!!! How dare you suggest anything to the contrary!!!
I say this as a college prof who has long taught courses on ethics and valuing diversity. Any time I brought up anything to do with differences among religions - such as the Islamic position on jihad - I was met me: Islam is a religion of peace!!! This came from all the students by the way - it's something they had all learned in Canadian grade schools and high schools.
I took me several years until I did research - for example, into the Qu'ran, where there are lots of very non-peaceful passages. Then it was clear: this is not a religion of peace (if you in any way disagree with it).
A second reason why many accept that Islam is a religion of peace is political correctness. People, instead of being taught to think in the West, are indoctrinated with: all religions are equal - though even a brief look at different religions shows massive differences.
You might like my site, where there's a lot of exploration of this issue.
Islam: Religion of Peace?:
Political Correctness Gone Mad:
Contributed by Wits0
By Alan Caruba
On November 5, a memorial to the twelve soldiers and one civilian killed by U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan was unveiled at Fort Hood, Texas, one year to the day when they were murdered while Hasan in full combat uniform shouted ‘Allahu Akbar!”, Arabic for “God is great!”
Hasan, an Army psychiatrist and American-born Muslim, has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. An Article 32 hearing is scheduled to determine if there is enough evidence to send him to trial. The wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow.
The latest assault on humanity and civilization by Islamofascists is the news that al Qaeda’s Yemen branch is taking credit for having blown up a UPS air cargo plane a while back and that packages containing bombs were thankfully intercepted before they killed people on commercial airlines.
In the week of November 1 through 5, eleven children were among 67 worshippers at a mosque in Pakistan by a suicide bomber yelling—guess what?—“Allahu Akbar!” The same day in Afghanistan, nine people at a bazaar were blown to bits by a teenage suicide bomber; seven worshippers in Peshawar, Pakistan were killed when terrorists threw grenades into a mosque; a young boy was killed by rockets fired into Khyber, Pakistan; two people were killed in Yemen by al Qaeda bombers; and two civilians were killed by a Taliban attack in Helmand, Afghanistan. (Source: http://www.thereligionofpeacecom/)
Ever since September 11, 2001, Americans have had a heightened sense of fear regarding Muslims, but it would appear that it is Muslims who have even more reason to fear other Muslims than Americans. This is not to say that some aren’t planning to kill Americans as this is being written.
The worst of this is President Obama’s continual efforts to whitewash a threat to the West and civilization in general as he has done again on his trip to India when he claimed that Islam is “distorted” by a few extremists. The problem, of course, is that there are more than a billion people worldwide who regard themselves as Muslims and the vast majority of whom who have remained conspicuously silent about Islamic terrorism.
What I don’t understand is the charge of “Islamaphobia” that is dragged out by various spokespersons for the Muslim community in America as if it is some sort of deranged response to the fact that Americans and everyone else in the world are at risk from those who get their kicks yelling “Allahu Akbar!” before killing either fellow Muslims or infidels, i.e. unbelievers, who do not want to embrace the religion of peace.
I would argue that Islamaphobia is just Islam-awareness that, at the street level, means keeping an eye out for suspicious behavior, cars parked in Times Square with smoke coming from their trunk, packages or backpacks left unattended in subways, and all the other nasty greetings from Allah’s most dedicated believers.
I’d like to say at this point that I have complete confidence in the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies charged with keeping us from being blown to hell, but I do not.
This is based largely on the glassy-eyed comments of Secretary Janet Napolitano who probably needs help selecting something from a menu or reminders what day it is. She is the very definition of clueless and this is why, I suspect, she was selected for the post by Barack Hussein Obama.
How Islamaphobic can Americans be when they elected the son of a Muslim father, a man who spent his boyhood in Indonesia with a Muslim step-father, and who just came within a hair’s breath of endorsing the building a mosque near Ground Zero after having been seen bowing to the kind of Saudi Arabia?
The greatest tribune I can pay Americans is that they have not gone on a rampage dragging native-born Muslims from their beds and slaughtering them. We are so attendant to their feelings that some judges want to incorporate Sharia law into their decisions concerning homicidal behavior, schools are now adding Islamic holy days to their calendars, and various other efforts to avoid hurting their feelings are widely found.
I do not care if Muslim’s feelings are hurt. I am still angry about having the Twin Towers destroyed and the Pentagon attacked with the loss of just over 3,000 American lives. I am increasingly unhappy about the billions being spent in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, along with the cost of the lives of our military personnel. I have pretty much concluded that we have wasted too much blood and treasure in these places where Islam resists precepts of democracy, tolerance, and moral, moderate behavior.
The Americans for whom I have real sympathy are Arab-Americans and here’s why. Two thirds (63%) of Arab-Americans derive from Christian minorities in the Middle East. These are people whose families have suffered at the hands of extremist groups in their former home countries. More than half of all Arab-Americans are Maronite Christians from Lebanon who fled Syrian Baathists, Palestinian terrorists, and the Shiite Hezbollah.
So do not talk to me about Islamaphobia. A phobia is an irrational fear of something. It is just common sense to fear members of a so-called religion more devoted to death than life; a religion that authorizes, sanctions, and demands that unbelievers be killed in the name of Allah.
Nabi (Prophet) Shafie Apdal (left) and Nabi (Prophet) Lee Hwa Beng (right). Piss Be Upon Them.
God aka Allah can now be confirmed as a Barisan Nasional supporter. This confirmation comes in the wake of back-to-back 'Revelations' to two BN 'Prophets' (Nabi).
First the Prophet (Nabi) Lee Hwa Beng (former BN/MCA MP of Subang Jaya) received a 'Wahyu' (Revelation) from God aka Allah that "One of God's commands is to fight against Islamic theocracy state". Lee also blames the DAP with helping PAS in the establishment of the so-called Islamic theocratic state, as if the DAP has endorsed the Islamic state idealogy and scheme.
It certainly is shocking, scandalous, and stupid of Lee to make such an outrageous statement, misusing the divine name of God, to elicit and extract political mileage for himself and his much discredited, disreputed and disgraced party.
This is not the first time the MCA has tried to hijack religion for it's own benefit, read here http://margeemar.blogspot.com/2010/03/are-christians-really-behind-mca-and.html#links
Not to be outdone, BN/Umno's Nabi (Prophet) Shafie Apdal was also 'visited' upon by God aka Allah and was given the 'Revelation' that the problems affecting PKR and Pakatan Rakyat was due to 'Divine' intervention. Nabi (Prophet) Shafie Apdal said "the turmoil and latest controversy in PKR were signs from Allah for the people to reject the opposition party and continue to choose Umno and Barisan Nasional to rule the country. It also shows that truth triumphs over falsehood. This is a sign from Allah for the people,” he said.
If God aka Allah is 'speaking' to people like Lee Hwa Beng and Shafie Apdal, then the End of the World must be in 2012!
Sunday, November 07, 2010
The recent incident in Sarawak about a 10 year old Christian student being caned by a Muslim Senior Assistant for bringing non-Halal food to school only adds to the believe among non Muslims that Islam is a unforgiving, vengeful and myopic religion. Muslims should take stock of this and many other incidences happening around the world today and ask one simple question. Why is it that whether it is Europe, North America, Russia, Thailand, Philippines, Africa, India or China, it is always Muslims who are stirring up tension and trouble in these regions or countries. Muslims would cry that the West and Zionists are fanning the flames of Islamophobia but refuse to admit the fact that their brethren like the idiotic Senior Assistant in Sarawak who is actually adding fuel to this fire.
The World is actually growing sick with the so-called Palestinian problem and what is really Jewishophobia or Israelophobia that's been fanned by not only the myopic self serving 3rd World mainstream media but also by the politically corrected Western mainstream media.
The continued deafening silence of so-called Muslim moderates and their leaders including the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) when atrocities are committed by Muslims against non Muslims in countries where Muslims are the majority has really
added to the view that Muslims cannot be trusted. It appears that killing or attacking non Muslims is something halal. People are already fed up by the word 'Sensitive' as Muslims always claim non Muslims are not sensitive to their religion. However, it is Muslims who appear to be non sensitive to the feelings of non Muslims. Muslims must swallow their pride and wake to the TRUTH that Allah created everyone equally and that includes the non Muslims and their religions. If Muslims can accept this TRUTH, only then can we truly have peace in this World.
It is about time Muslims take charge of their own destiny and religion and not let myopic and self serving personalities such as Osama Bin Laden, Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria or Ridhuan Tee Abdullah be the VOICE and FACE of Islam. The World has had enough of the silly Fatwas (Edicts). It is time for Muslims and Islam to move ahead and take it's place in the World and contribute positively to the greater cause of humanity as Allah SWT has willed.
Coming back to the brutal caning of young Basil Anak Beginda, the Senior Assistant concerned, Mr. Zakaria must not only be sacked but also be charged in court for abusing a minor. The Muslim dominated BN/Umno Regime of Prime Minister Najib Razak must show to the World that his so-called 1 Malaysia idea is not just a mere slogan but must be proactive in taking action against the Muslim Senior Assistant. Such an action will definitely enhance the already battered image of Islam in Malaysia and in the rest of the World. This would be Najib Razak's moment of TRUTH.
Contributed by Wits0
Source Toronto Sun
The non-Muslim world is increasingly not surprised and unmoved by the depravity of Muslim jihadis committing outrage, one after another without end in sight, and what can only be explained, unsatisfactorily, as a pathological wish to cause pain to the living by random acts of terrorist violence.
The murderous attack on the church in central Baghdad last Sunday by Muslim terrorists, if we go with the news reports, was merely another not unusual blood-soaked event in the daily cycle of news from Muslim countries.
But if such an atrocity was not just another criminal event in a "normal" day across the Arab-Muslim world, then we should have heard of a special meeting being called at the UN, or in one of the capitals of member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, to express outrage against those who killed innocent worshippers inside Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Church in Baghdad.
We then should have heard of Muslim political and religious leaders expressing their grief over the dead and wounded — there were some 120 Iraqi Christians in attendance at the Sunday evening mass when Muslim terrorists attacked the church and left 58 dead with only a dozen escaping unhurt.
Instead, we have deathly silence of the Muslim leadership as non-Muslim minorities inside the Arab-Muslim world are routinely abused, their homes and places of worship under daily duress, and their hearts filled with fear of violent death in the hands of Muslim jihadis.
The silence signifies the abdication of any responsibility by governments of the Arab-Muslim world to protect non-Muslims in their countries, and severely punish those who target them.
Then there is the ignoble silence of Muslims here in Canada, and across the West, over the repeated atrocities committed against non-Muslim minorities in places like Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, or Sudan.
This silence of Muslim minorities in the West is even more despicable than that of Arab-Muslim governments. It reveals how little they understand, or respect, the political culture of societies where they have made their homes.
On the contrary, there is shrill denunciation by Muslim governments, and organizations representing Muslim minorities in the West, of the manufactured problem of "Islamophobia."
Earlier this year the UN human rights council passed a resolution on "combating defamation of religions" with particular reference to Islam.
The resolution, pushed by the OIC members, denounced anti-Muslim discrimination in the West following 9/11. It also expressed deep concerns in respect to Islam "frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violation and terrorism."
The gap between the resolution lobbied for by the OIC and the silence of its members over atrocities committed against non-Muslim minorities inside the House of Islam (dar al-Islam) illustrate the perversity of Muslim political-religious leaders.
Similar is the perversity of Muslim organizations in Canada and the West remaining silent in the face of outrageous crimes and defamation of religions by jihadis, while condemning Islamophobia where it is more or less non-existent.
The simple truth is Muslims are among the worst perpetrators of crimes against non-Muslims, and penalties based on obsolete jurisprudence of Shariah implemented in Muslim states violate the UN Charter and the Declaration of Human Rights, to which they are signatories.
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Thursday, November 04, 2010
May the beauty
Of deepavali season
Fill your home with
And may the coming year
Provide you with all
That bring you joy!
7 liter blood
4.5 million red cells
60 trillion D N A”S…
All wishing you a very very
With gleam of Diyas
And the Echo of the Chants
May Happiness and Contentment Fill Your life
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali!!
May the Divine Light of Diwali Spread into your Life Peace,
Happiness and Good Health.
Advance Happy Diwali wishes.
Phool ki shuruvat kali se hoti hai,
Zindagi ki shuruvat pyar se hoti hai,
Pyar ki shuruvat apno se hoti hai aur
apno ki shuruvat aapse hoti hai.
Happy Diwali 2010
Makki ki Roti, Nimbu ka Aachar,
Suraj Ki Kirne, Khushiyo ki Bahar,
Chand Ki Chandi, Apno ka Pyar,
Mubarak Ho Aapko, DIWALI ka Tyohar
Is diwali pe humari dua hai ki apka har sapnna pura ho
duniya ke unche mukam apke ho
shoharat ki bulandiyon par naam apka ho!
Wish u a very Happy Diwali!
Phool ki shuruvat kali se hoti hai,
Zindagi ki shuruvat pyar se hoti hai,
Pyar ki shuruvat apno se hoti hai aur
apno ki shuruvat aapse hoti hai.
Happy Diwali 2010
Aapala Sampurna Deepotsav Mangalmay Hovo..
Shubh Dipawali 2010.
"MarGeeMar The Scribe and The Blog Team wishes Everyone A Blessed Diwali"
Contributed by Harcharan Singh
Dato’ Seri Najib kicked the ball first to insist to insist none should openly debate if Muslims could slander the followers of other religions, and promised to investigate the site, “Malaysia Today”.
The Federal Territory mufti, Dato’ Mohamed Yusof Hussain, invites Raja Petra over to show how he deviates from Islam and he could help him return to the fold. But instead of inviting him, he used the mid-morning Malay tabloid, Harian Metro, in the New Straits Times stable to reply. But his intent was incendiary, not resolution. But Raja Petra has now come with a series of questions on his website that he wants Dr Yusof to answer in Harian Metro before he would meet him.
But what Raja Petra complains of is true. Non-Malays living in the vicinity of mosques in Kuala Lumpur hear this call to arms against the non-Muslims through high-pitches megaphones often enough to be dismissed as untrue. I suspect Dr Yusof is annoyed a Muslim has spilled the beans; if a non-Muslim had done so, he could be ignored.
Show this big and foul mouth the power of the other races, Indians and Chinese.
Boycott the range of drinks his Co sells. This Idiot has 'harakiri' himself politically.
Lets do our health a favor, stop drinking these rubbish drinks & watch them survive.
Johari Ghani, head of Titiwangsa UMNO said "we don't need Chinese and Indian to win the election."
And to all the Chinese and Indian who are not needed, please do not let this type of racist bastard get off freely from labeling us as unimportant and not needed.
He is the Managing Director of C.I Holdings Bhd (Pemanis) who distribute drinks like Pepsi, Twister, Revive, Kickapoo, Chill, 7-up and boss coffee among others.
Lets boycott these products. Lets show him that we CHINESE AND INDIAN are very important and much needed here in Malaysia, our Malaysia.
Please circulate to all un-needed Chinese and Indians.
Listen to Johari Ghani here at Malaysia Chronicle....