Thursday, October 9, 2008

How Mahathir Had Insulted My Malay and Muslim Friends in 1998

At the peak of Indonesia political crisis in May 1998, hundred if not thousand of Indonesian ethnic Chinese women were raped and sexually assaulted, shophouses owned by Chinese were burnt and looted, and it was reported that more than 250 ethnic Chinese were beaten or burnt to death when they refused to let the angry mob enter their house.
This act of atrocities against humanity is against the teaching of Quran and those who looted,raped and killed in 1998 are doomed to enter hell...yes, they are doomed to enter fiery hell!

Then we had a Prime Minister called Mahathir in 1998 who, without any sense of guilt and sympathy, told Malaysians that if we didn't have NEP what'd happened in Indonesia was bound to happen in Malaysia. Instead of condemning the inhumane acts, Mahathir seemed to be in agreement with the "natural" reaction of "being poor"--I am poor so it is justifiable for me to steal, rob, loot, kill, rape and plunder...
What Dr.Mahathir wanted to do in 1998 was to instil a message of fear into the mind of Chinese, let's interprete what Mahathir was trying to convey:
1. If Chinese were very much richer than Malays, Malays would loot, rob, kill and rape Chinese.
(Mahathir: what happened in Indonesia would happen in Malaysia)
2. Though Quran admonishes and cautions against killing, raping, looting and robbing; Malays, who profess to be Muslims, would go against the teaching of Quran if they were very much poorer than Chinese.
(Mahathir: wealth disparity in Indonesia was the cause of the anti-Chinese riot).
3. The Malaysian government spending and emphasis on Islamic education and building more Suraus/Mosques in Malaysia to cultivate and nurture Muslims to follow the teaching of Allah and be a good citizen would be a completely futile effort if Malays were very much poorer than Chinese.
(Mahathir: what'd happened in Indonesia would happen in Malaysia, which means Muslims in our country would conveniently forget the teaching of Allah and Chinese would have to suffer orgies of loot, plunder and arson by Malay Muslims).

Mahathir's conclusion: If Malays were very much poorer than Chinese, they would go against the teaching of Allah (robbing, looting, killing, etc) . If Chinese were very much poorer than Malays, then they would be safe!
(Mahathir: what'd happened in Indonesia would happen in Malaysia).

So what Mahathir meant in 1998: If Malays were richer than Chinese, they would be very good Muslims and they won't hurt Chinese!

Therefore, in 1998 Mahathir equated Muslims' faithfulness towards Allah with how much money they had!

A true and faithful Muslim will conquer the test of materialism and withstand the emotions of rage and jealousy. In 1998 Mahathir believed we might have too many fake Muslims in Malaysia...

If $$ can easily turn a Muslim against Allah, he/she is a hypocrite and fake Muslim!
Umno election is coming soon, you can tell who is true Muslim and who is fake!

If $$ is the determining factor of Muslims' faithfulness toward Allah, then Mahathir was insulting Muslims in May 1998 because what Mahathir meant was that $$ was greater than Allah, $$ could direct Muslims to kill, rape, loot, rob, plunder!!! No, that's not true! Real Muslims place greater emphasis on the love and mercy of Allah, real Muslims deeply believe in the provision of Allah that they won't have to resort to steal and kill for a living, and real Muslims won't rape helpless young girls and women!
We have many real Muslims in Malaysia! But unfortunately, the fake one is in control!
*Mahathir is a firm believer in social assimilation so as to achieve social cohesiveness and national unity, may I ask Mahathir that if all Chinese Indonesians were to become Muslims, will everything be all right for them by then? Young Chinese Indonesians speak only Bahasa Indonesia and have Indonesian name to accentuate their localization, one more step for them to become "full" Indonesian--by becoming a Muslim??? Mahathir is racist, naive and ignorant! (please read my article in my blog, titled: Mahathir, I hope you're not racist).

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