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Friday, February 22, 2008

When righteous Malaysian Muslims are labelled as 'Talibans'.

I refer to the recent demands by the Malaysian based ACCIN @ Allied Coordinating Committee of Islamic NGO's to the soon to be formed new Malaysian Government after the General Elections results are announced on the 8th of March, 2008.

For quite some time now, it has been an annoying trend by certain Islamophobic Non Muslims to provoke and instigate social and civil unrest amongst the populace by launching a psychological warfare through the Malaysian Blogosphere against Muslim organizations such as the ones unified under the ACCIN umbrella.

The attacks and insults from the blogging Islamophobes is getting more offensive and bordering on outright vulgar behavior of the foul mannered, guttersnipe's, hate mongering bloggers by the day!

Members of ACCIN are moderate, decent, law abiding Muslims who are just watching out for the rights of Muslims and trying to protect and preserve the sanctity of Islamic values and future of the Believers.

The foul manner of writing baseless hate filled venom against Muslims is so obvious by the choice of abusive words and expressions that is published in such blogs. I am sure that you will know which blogs fall into that category?

Unlike them, we are prohibited by our faith of Islam to reciprocate in equally offensive terms and are enjoined to remain civil as best as we can.

The Prophet Eesa ibnu Maryam Alaihis Salam @ Jesus Christ, Son of Mary ( May peace be upon him) advised, "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine, lest haply they trample them under their feet, and turn and rend you" meaning that we should not bother trying to advice or attempt to make sense to those foul mannered people for instead of appreciating such good advice, they will turn around and abuse us.

The thing is that just because Muslims have been remaining patient despite being insulted day in day out by these vicious brutes, they seem to think that they can get away with it and continue to provoke and lambaste us Muslims as they please?

It is only sabr @ patience that enables us to look the other way and avoid confrontation with these swines in human form. Not that I like referring to them in such a way but at times one has to call a spade just that. I am sorry for that.

I am sure that deep down beneath that angry, abusive character, some of them are just decent but confused folks.

If given an opportunity to sit down and discuss matters in a proper manner, they will be able to understand the real situation about Islam and the way things are here in Malaysia?

It is fortunate that the number of peaceful, law abiding good natured folks amongst the general Non Muslim Malaysians outnumber them and for that we are able to co-exist in relative peace despite the outrageous attacks that these enemies of Islam launch vehemently against us through their blogs and writings.

At times we see such decent folks voice their concerns amicably through sites such as Malaysiakini.

These are the ones I am referring to. Good natured caring people. Concerned they may be but they do not lose their rationality when responding to or in the manner that they raise their grievances. May Allah bless them. Ameen.

There are also the odd calls and attacks made against ACCIN members by those who label themselves as our fellow Muslims but who in reality do not live according to Islamic principles and values!

These are the ones whom we can clearly say are the backstabber's of the Ummah. In other words, traitors to Islam and are more apt to be termed as the Munafiks @ Hypocrites.

They term us as 'Talibans'. Utterly ridiculous! How misguided can they be? Na'uzubillah!

Anyway, one has to know that the meaning of 'Taliban' is a student of religious knowledge and should not be used to refer to us here in Malaysia. Not in the negative connotation that they imply anyway.

We are all enriching ourselves with the teachings of Islam 24/7 and try our best to live according to Allah's Commandments. Nothing wrong in trying to be good Muslims, isn't it?

To insinuate that by asking for our rights to be respected and observed, we are 'Talibans' as what they refer to the ones who ruled over Afghanistan and practiced the severest interpretation of their version of the Syariah is just not right or fair to us in the first place?

We who are Muslims here in Malaysia have yet to go bomb any Non Muslim's church or temple!

We have yet to go around massacring anyone in the name of Islam! May Allah forbid!

To have our fellow Malaysians resort to such baseless name calling is really something so sad that they have come to these sorry state of biased thinkings and conjuring up nightmarish scenarios in their befuddled excuses for brains!

They must be victims of dementia, a self imagined mental state of nightmarish illusions which is not real but purely a product of their Islamophobic delusions.

They fail to see the reality around them and picture life here in Malaysia to be hellish when rational folks all over the world flock to our shores in search of peace and tranquility.

Many have come to settle down here after realizing that Malaysia is a haven of peace and there are lots of opportunities to those who are enterprising and strive to improve their lot.

It's all a matter of perception. If one looks for the plus points of anything, one is sure bound to find it.

The problem arises when one's heart and mind is so full of hate and enmity that it escapes their perception and they see only what they will themselves to see?

At the end of the day, these troubled souls only see demons in place of angels and they end up as demented schizophrenics ranting and raving like mad against anyone who is a Muslim.

I feel sad to see such folks amongst our midst. I can only feel sorry for them for living in a world full of hate and suspicions.

I am glad however that amongst those who are Non Muslim bloggers, there are still many who know that things aren't that bad here for us and learn to express their views in a manner that is both good and thought provoking.

I would like to assure the Non Muslims of Malaysia that ACCIN and its member bodies of Islamic NGO's are only watching out for the rights of the Muslims and not at the expense of encroaching into your rights to live according to your faiths.

If you do worry about any of the demands in the ACCIN's list, you may write to us and tell us as to what your concern is in a civil manner?

Insya Allah @ God Willing, we can explain to you the reasons behind our asking the future Malaysian Government so?

May peace reign here in Malaysia especially amongst us the good citizens of this multi-ethnic, multi-faithed country.

I hope that instead of insults , our fellow bloggers would take positive steps to engage in meaningful, constructive dialogues with members of ACCIN who would be more than happy to explain to you about our stand on the issues raised in the list of demands to the future Government of Malaysia.

Click here and send in your questions or comments if you feel you need further info on the matter.

I am sure that ACCIN will be able to respond to you accordingly.

If you do not get a prompt answer, feel free to address them to me. Please keep your comments civil and address the matter in a manner befitting your status as decent human beings. Thanks.

I will pass on your message to the President of ACCIN who is also the President of ABIM, Brother Yusri Mohamad. Insya Allah.

Take care and have a nice day.

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Please be informed that I will only respond to bloggers who actually are one and not entertain anymore anonymous commenter's. Not really keen to talk to the invincible's. :P

If you are a bona fide blogger, by all means please put forth your comments and viewpoints in an acceptable manner befitting our position as responsible Malaysian bloggers. Thank you for your co-operation.

Best regards,

Mahaguru58.