Friday, 29 July 2016

Muslims must not become haters of Christians

When an airhead bimbo in France called for a Christian crusade against Islam, how are Muslims in Malaysia should react?

Should they respond by declaring jihad on the Christians in this country?

I don't think they should.

You can read about that desperate to be popular female bigot at Rocky's post,

A call for Crusade in France

Good Muslims in this country should just be who they are - good Muslims.

And being good Muslims, they should refrain from hating others who are not of the same faith as them.

That has been the way with most Muslims in this country.

They are good people who are willing to share this country with others, and for that they and this country are blessed by Allah.

Just look at how prosperous and relatively peaceful this country has been.

Even if the others allegedly do things which the Muslims don't like, they should leave it to the authorities to handle things.

They should not listen to all the goading to hate the Christians, or anyone else by people with vested interest or personal vendetta.

"Umat Islam di Malaysia perlu bersatu untuk menghadapi ancaman orang Kristian yang memusuhi Islam," said those bad people.

Muslims, please don't listen to those people.

Those who said that sorts of things are actually trying to manipulate the Muslims because they are the majority in this country.

They want the Muslims to use their majority power to suppress the minority Christians for their own personal interest or satisfaction.

Yes, there are bad Christians, but there are also bad Muslims. Please always bear that in mind.

We should be against bad people because they are bad, not because they are Christians or Muslims.

I'm of the opinion that those who called for Muslims in this country to hate their Christian fellow Malaysians are actually trying to cause Muslims to be further vilified by the world.

They want Muslims to act aggressively or even violently against the Christians so that later on they could be blamed when this country goes up in sectarian flame.

Muslim majority persecuting minority Christians in Malaysia - they want that to be the headlines across the world.

I believe when that happened, those people who are now trying to instigate the Muslims to hate the Christians in this country will turn around (again) and blame the Muslims themselves for the mess.

Do check the background of those bad people to know why they are calling for the Muslims to hate Christians in this country.

That's why I made these suggestion in my previous post,

excerpts :

If there are people telling you all to hate Christians or people of any religion for that matter, ask them back for their motives.

You can ask them something like this - "Are you really trying to protect Islam and our akidah (faith) or are you actually trying to make us hate Christians because you yourself hate them and want everyone to hate along with you?"

Or you can ask them something like this - "Are you telling us Muslims to hate Christians because your ex-boyfriend who is a devout Christian treated you very badly before he dumped you?"

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Malaysians actually care about loving one another

An anonymous wrote this 

haha.. would you post your 'viewed graph' for this posting?
today people are love-hate driven motif.

just one song for your article.

but nice social studies. :)

at my post 

I guess the anon was wondering whether readers of this blog care to read about the feel good stuff and love messages that I wrote.

I did that posting along with this one yesterday,

It's about the need for us not to hate, which is in a way promoting feel good and love stuff too.

So, okay, I obliged.

This is the cropped screenshot from this blog's stats counter page which I took just now,

The number of pageviews yesterday is in the red circle - 4,867.

For comparison, I wrote three posts related to the US Department of Justice's civil suits on July 21 and the total number of pageviews on that day is 4,768. Also, on the day I wrote a single posting about Marina Mahathir and her armpits which was on July 25, the number of pageviews of this blog is 4,433.

You can check that out in this post,

Based on that, I have to conclude that readers of this blog and likely Malaysians in general do want to feel good and love each other.

That's good okay.

Well, maybe peddling hate can get this blog an even higher number of pageviews but I don't feel like doing that.

Instigating racial and religious hate do sell, but it's bad.

If others want to do that and then later boast that their blog have millions and millions of pageviews, let them do that lah.

I'm done with that sorts of things.

I think Malaysians want to read nice things for a change.

I have that much faith in them.

Of course a lot of them also like reading about armpits and stuff, but that's just human nature, okay.

I think we need to be more positive.

Try to be cool with each other.

That's the best.

We are after all not so bad as a people.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Sakinah loves Annie very much

My friend from Kuantan forwarded me this just now,

My friend got it from Facebook and said she was so touched by it.

I'm very touched by it too.

That's why I want to share it with you all dear readers.

It's true love, okay.

And I believe that's in Singapore.

This world is indeed so beautiful if we choose for it to be beautiful, alhamdulillah.

That's why - love is good and hate is bad.


Some Christians are irritating, but that's not a reason to hate them all

Okay, enough of the armpits stories.

So many people are angry with me already because of them.

Actually, it's not even really about armpits.

It's about the stuff that we Malaysians like to read.

Guess, that's too hard to get.

Never mind.

Today, I want to write about something more serious.

I read this story earlier in the morning and prayed that it will never happen in this country,

Terrorists attack French church, slit priest’s throat

It's a Reuters' story picked up by The Mole and given a modified title.

The Reuters' original title is this,

Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat

Yup, it's a story where Islam got another round of bad Press.

The crazy terrorists were described as Islamists.

Come on, Islam doesn't teaches us to slit the throat of Christian priests or anybody's throat for that matter.

Islamists don't do such things. Islamists are those who practice the true teachings of Islam.

They are good people.

Okay, it's true  that the terrorists in this case are Muslims, but they obviously had been influenced by some bad people to do those horrible deeds.

I believe that they had been goaded by those people and ended up murdering the Christian priest.

'Christians are enemies of Islam. Kill them. Slit the throat of their priests," those bad people must had told those crazy terrorists.

That's why I have been writing about the need for everyone to cool down in this country.

Stop goading Muslims or there will be the crazy ones who may end up committing such murderous acts.

But of course some people thrive on doing just that.

They told the Muslims to hate the Christians.

The Christians are coming to get you, so the Muslims were told.

Okay, I'm also sometimes got irritated by some Christians and their religious talks.

But it's not to the point of making me hate them.

Back in college, the overwhelming majority of my A-level classmates were Christians and they were mostly of the evangelical type.

They were nice to me and invited me to join their Christian fellowship gatherings.

They will have a bit of a picnic, play guitar, sing songs and talked about their Christian faith.

I was like....okay, go ahead, I just want to enjoy the tuna sandwiches and lemonade. You all can talk about Christ and everything, but no way in hell I'm going to believe in the trinity stuff and all that.

Islam is cool as far as I'm concerned.

And I'm not even the Islamic religious type.

But I don't hate my Christian friends even though to some, what they did by inviting me to join their Christian fellowship meetings could be deemed as trying to convert me to Christianity.

I know my friends. They have no bad intention towards me.

However, another friend who is a Catholic was actually very angry when I told him about me joining those gatherings.

"These stupid evangelists are going to get all of us Christians in trouble. It's against the law for them to invite you to their religious gatherings," he said.

"Relax Les. I don't think I will ever convert to Christianity. Those guys actually make your religion seems lame, okay. Picnic with lemonade....and religious talks....sheeshhh...," I replied.

"Anyway, even if they were trying to convert me, that's because they believe they were trying to save me from hell. Muslims go to hell according to your religion, right?

"I'm actually the useless friend. According to my religion, you all Christians are the ones going to hell. And I'm not even bothered trying to save you all. See, you got it or not?"

Well, that's how I handled my Christian friends.

Really. I don't hate them and I don't go around telling others to hate them.

Yes, true that most Christians that I know are anti-establishment to a certain extent, but that's not a reason to hate them.

That's their right to be anti-establishment or whatever.

Instead of hating and threatening them with physical violence and stuff, pro-establishment people need to be smart and instead try to convince them that the establishment is actually good.

If there are people telling you all to hate Christians or people of any religion for that matter, ask them back for their motives.

You can ask them something like this - "Are you really trying to protect Islam and our akidah (faith) or are you actually trying to make us hate Christians because you yourself hate them and want everyone to hate along with you?"

Or you can ask them something like this - "Are you telling us Muslims to hate Christians because your ex-boyfriend who is a devout Christian treated you very badly before he dumped you?"

Yes, I believe that we Muslims are secured enough with our faith. There's no need for us to hate others just because they are of different faith than us, or of different political ideology.

Oppose or disagree with them is okay, but not hate them.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Marina's armpits as important as DoJ suits?

On Thursday last week (July 21) I wrote three posts in the wake of the announcement of US Department of Justice's (DoJ) civil lawsuits related to 1MDB,
A response to Annie's 136 pages of hard read

I had not written that many posts in a single day for quite a while.

The total number of pageviews of this blog on that day was 4,768.

Yesterday, I just wrote this seemingly inconsequential post about Marina Mahathir and her armpits,

And the total number of pageviews of this blog yesterday was 4,433.

To prove that I'm not making this up, here's a screenshot of this blog's latest monthly pageviews chart

The two spikes in the red circle are readings of pageview counts on those two days.

So, what does that tells us?

For me, it's  an indication that what to many seems insignificant may actually be almost as important for Malaysians as the big issue.

Yes, what Marina Mahathir wear may have almost the same amount of impact as an allegation that billions of ringgit were stolen from us all.

That's the reality of things in this country.

We actually care about the "small things".

Of course some of us will try to deny this, claiming that we are more matured and sophisticated than that.

But, for me that's pride talking more than anything else.

That's why we failed to see the full extent of what's coming to us.

For example, we knew that the Chinese tsunami was coming prior to GE13 but we never expected it to be so huge that BN almost got wiped out by it.

Hey, the Chinese cannot be that fickle minded that they would swallow every garbage that DAP dished out to them, so thought many of us.

I was one of those with that kind of thinking back then.

And how wrong I was, right?

The same thing happened these past few months.

Everyone thought the Chinese are as a whole in the DAP's bag.

The results of the Sarawak election as well as the Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar by-elections proved that we were wrong.

We failed to realise that the Chinese actually do care about the seemingly small things such as the not so nice behaviour of DAP people.

I bet the DAP people didn't see that coming too.

So, lesson of the day was that - pakai lah baju yang tak nampak ketiak so that the pakchik and makchik dikampung tak salahkan cara ayah mendidik awak.

Don't be so high and mighty to think that we can do anything we want because it should be so trivial for anyone to care and censure us about it.

The reality is, Malaysians care about all those things, okay.

Now you know why despite all the allegations against PM DS Najib Razak, he may still be our prime minister after the next general election.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Wear properly, can or not?

Woke up earlier this morning and saw this on my phone,

My friend who sent it to me left a message,

"Saja, nak spoil your breakfast Annie...."

I was like...urghhhh, ya that's spoiled my breakfast.

My friend is a really naughty guy.

He knows that I don't like Marina and that picture of her showing off her armpit would put me off.

Terrible fella.

But really....Marina should not let herself be caught in a picture like that.

Especially with dearest mother next to her.

Wear la proper baju so that people don't go spread picture like that.

I know, it seems trivial, but these sorts of things are important to a lot of people in this country.

As if she doesn't know that her father is fighting PM DS Najib Razak.

The pro-Najib people will surely go around and say "See...Tun doesn't even know how to teach his daughter what to wear."

That's why I don't like Marina that much.

She tends to do not clever things like that.

If want so much to wear like that, wear at a party or something, okay.

I know la she's liberal and stuff, but surely she should know what to wear for the occasion.

This is one of the major problem with people around Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

They tend to turn off people with their inappropriate behaviour.

Almost the same with those around Najib.

Honestly, I can't stand all of them because of these things.

Simply put me off.

That's why I chose to be neutral and just report what's factual.

And even that some of them (on both sides) can't seem to understand.

Never mind.

Anyway, I think Marina needs to use one of those Qu Puteh products.

Nampak lebam la, dear.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

About cium tangan

Someone salam and kissed my hand earlier today.

It was out of respect.

However, I'm not comfortable with it.

I would prefer a hug.

That's just the way I am.

Actually, I always tried to avoid the "cium tangan" thing as much as I can.

But that's difficult in the Malay side of my family.

I still do it with the elders in the family as I feel that I have to do it as a show of respect, just like what the person who did it to me this morning.

It is part of adab Melayu.

Outside the family, I really tried to avoid doing it.

Nonetheless, throughout my adult life, there were a few occasions when I did it to those who are not elders in my family.

As far as I remember, they are all members of the royalty, except one.

1. The late Raja of Perlis  Tuanku Syed Harun Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail
- several times at official functions in Istana Arau and during a visit to Istana Repoh, Kangar.

2. Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj,
 - several times during visits to Istana Pasir Pelangi, Johor Baru. All when the Sultan was still the Tunku Mahkota, except once after he became the Ruler.

3. The late Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj 
 - Only once. I visited him with a few other people at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore where he was warded. I was the last in the group who salam and kissed his hand. He died a few days later.

4. Tengku Mahkota Pahang, Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah 
 - several times during visits to his home at Istana Sultan Abdul Aziz, Kuantan and once when I bumped into him when his helicopter landed near Temerloh RnR of the East Coast Highway to visit flood victims sheltered there.

5. Former Johor Menteri Besar TS Abdul Ghani Othman - The only non-royalty.

I did it only once but it was in public. I don't really know what got into me that I did it. It was at the M Suites Hotel and Ghani had just announced the list of BN candidates for the GE13. I think I was overwhelmed at that time when he said he was contesting against DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang at the Chinese majority Gelang Patah. It was his ultimate sacrifice for Umno, contesting to lose at the end of his political career trying to stop the unstoppable Chinese tsunami at that time. We met again after that but I just salam him like normal only. No more cium tangan.

That's about it.

Really. I have never even kissed the hand of PM DS Najib Razak or elder statesman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

i just shook hands with them a couple of times that I met them.

Well, that's all for today.

Just something light, okay.

No mood to write about all those messy stuff that's been going on the past few days.

Here, also enjoy this nice Sunday song,