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Monday, May 19, 2008

MUSLIM BLOGGERS ALLIANCE MEDIA STATEMENT

MEDIA STATEMENT
by Zainol Abideen @ MAHAGURU58
Protem President of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance

REMOVAL, EXPULSION & BANNING
of
MOHD ELFIE NIESHAEM JUFERI a.k.a. M.E.N.J
from his position as the Secretary-General of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance
with immediate effect from the 18th of May, 2008.

Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi @ MENJ had been appointed by myself, Zainol Abideen @ MAHAGURU58, Founding member and Protem President of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance, to be the Secretary-General of the due to be registered Muslim Bloggers Alliance which for the moment being is operating as a Google Group here.

Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi @ MENJ was entrusted by myself to be my webmaster and I had commissioned Mohd Elfie to backup my blog articles from here with the intention of moving to my own dotcom from Blogger soon.
On April the 15th, 2008, I happened to come across a *posting on MENJ's blog @ www.ibnjuferi.com which contained lewd and explicit pictures showing the female genitalia and a procedure called vaginoplasty which contravened the protocols of being a member of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance because MENJ has implicated his 'girlfriend's honor and reputation as a Muslimah by attributing to her certain words and expressions which are an act of serious fitnah and libel against her.

* Update -He has removed the particular posting as at yesterday. Classic!
As a friend and also the Protem President of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance, I immediately contacted MENJ and asked that he reconsider his decision to publish such a detrimental, crude and offensive article as it reflected badly on his position as our appointed Secretary-General and to remove the said article as soon as possible.

MENJ however took offense to such a sincere reprimand from myself and said that it was meant to be a pay per click posting as he had linked it to a plastic surgeon's clinic.

He had stated that the particular article was meant to be a hidden article but as the online community can see it is definitely not.

As the Protem President of the MBA, I have done my duty and left it to MENJ's decision to do the right thing. I had however had the instinct to capture a screenshot of the offensive article as a back up of evidence of his disgusting deed.

I referred the matter to a few members of the MBA and they too have seen the offensive article and voiced their displeasure to myself as the Muslim Bloggers Alliance Protem President.

Two days ago, on an impulse, I had conducted a Google Search on my ID mahaguru58 and was shocked to see my dotcom which before this had contained my previous blog articles that were backed up there by MENJ to no longer be there and instead had 'The Science Mahaguru' which I know to be the work of no one else but him, my supposed webmaster?

To add to my dismay and horror, MENJ had posted a pornographic article with a naked Japanese woman in the disgusting article!!!

I promptly called him up but he refused to answer my calls just as he had refused to respond to my pm's through Yahoo Messenger.

I referred the matter to one of my contacts who knows MENJ in person and is also a blogger.
He had called MENJ and asked about what he had done to my website which he controls?

MENJ denied any knowledge of the dotcom's defacement despite maliciously publishing a pornographic article to implicate myself and destroy my good name and reputation!

Within minutes after receiving the phone call from the brother who does not wish to be named (shies away from glamour), MENJ who is the only one having the access admin password and holds the source code to www.mahaguru58.com which I had trusted him with had removed the pornographic content!

No matter that he has removed the offending pornographic article which he meant to embarrass and destroy my reputation with, I have backed up all such webpages on a before and after screenshot and saved it on a cd and online backup. He can't escape from facing legal repercussions this time as he has just gone too far with his nonsense.

I hold him responsible for this criminal breach of trust against my person as a Muslim and also as the Protem President of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance.

MENJ is therefore immediately removed from being the Secretary-General of our Muslim Bloggers Alliance and is expelled and banned from the MBA.

He has breached our following bylaws which are in the Constitution of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance which were drafted by myself, checked and reformatted by our Lawyers Pawancheek Merican and Nizam Bashir, who are amongst our panel of Legal Advisers.

Membership. Section 2 :

i. Any member who fails to follow the by-laws of the MBA or acts or blogs in a manner that brings disrepute to the MBA can be suspended or dismissed from the MBA within a period that may be decided by the MBA Executive Committee.

j. Before any member is dismissed or suspended from the MBA, the member must be informed of the reasons both in writing and by email and be given a chance to explain and defend themselves.

k. The dismissal or suspension from the MBA must be enforced unless the Annual Meeting postpones or cancels the decision upon appeal by the member.

l. Any member found to act detrimental to the safety and well being plus the reputation of the MBA members and its entity will be reported to the proper authorities and upon conviction have their membership terminated immediately.

m. All members must observe and uphold the Holy Al- Qur’an Al Kareem, authentic Hadiths and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and the Federal Constitution and be responsible Muslim citizens of the nation.

n. Any report against any member with regard to any illegal acts or behavior will be thoroughly investigated and brought to the attention of the MBA Executive Committee at any of the MBA’s regular or special meeting.

I will be lodging a police report against MENJ soon as advised by my lawyer Zulkifli Nordin and hereby am issuing this media statement to the general public.

Effective from May the 18th of May,2008, Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi is no longer a member of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance and is banned permanently from our alliance.

I had been patient all these while with his crude and crass mannerisms in the way he uses vulgar words to attack the Non Muslims and refuses to listen to advice or reflect what we in the Muslim Bloggers Alliance stand for?

I thought that I could guide him to be a better Muslim online activist using the proper methods and approach to carrying out Dakwah al Islamiyah but obviously I have been proven wrong.

I have all the evidences necessary to prove my case against him and will furnish all such data to the authorities as needed.

I take this action on my capacity as the victim of a gross and serious case of Criminal Breach of Trust on his part against my person and also to safeguard the reputation of myself and also that of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance members.

May the Truth and Justice prevail. Ameen.

As Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is my Witness and attested by my Brothers & Sisters in the MBA, I hereby issue this media statement informing you of this important matter.

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.

Zainol Abideen @ MAHAGURU58
Protem President,
Muslim Bloggers Alliance.
www.themuslmbloggersalliance.org

Disclaimer

Pending the clearance of the matter and settling of this case, I hereby announce that I have no control over the said www.mahaguru58.com or www.mahaguru58.net which I had entrusted those sites to MENJ to handle.

Any contents of all said websites are not to be attributed to Zainol Abideen @ Mahaguru58.

I will be starting legal proceedings against the culprit to regain access to my online identity as MAHAGURU58 if he fails to apologize, reinstate admin access and control of the said domains belonging to my ID and those of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance which I entrusted him with?

Zainol Abideen @ MAHAGURU58
Bandar Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

13 comments:

Satria Asia said...

I hope this will not be a divisive venture -- 'us' and 'them' and add to the racial and religious fragmentation of this country...we do not want to see a Lebanon within this already fractious land...

MAHAGURU58 said...

Assalamualaikum bro,

Insya Allah, it will not be so.

I welcome you to join us in the MBA.

May we remain united as one jamaah.

Ameen.

kucau said...

assalamualaikum bro,

aku dah agak dah si menj tuh hipokrit. org mcm nie la memalukan nama islam. cehh siap buat posting utk online poker. bukankah berjudi itu haram dh segala yg related dgn nyer haram. nak makan jugak paid post utk tuh. ahli pas yg camni la memalukan

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam Bro.

Inilah dikatakan harapkan pagar ; pagar makan padi.

Sekali terantuk selamanya tengadah.

Semoga ini menjadi pengajaran kepada semua Bloggers supaya tidak menjadi mangsa seterusnya?

Ameen.

Saladin Convoy said...

Salaam.

Saya ni tak adalah kerap sangat ke blog beliau, apalagi nak mengenali beliau secara peribadi. Waktu mula terjumpa blog beliau pun menerusi sebuah laman web/forum Islam yang agak "kontroversi" di Malaysia ini (tak perlulah saya sebut alamatnya).

Memandangkan beliau tu "berpangkat" juga posisinya di laman forum berkenaan, maka saya menjangkakan laman blognya itu Islamik dan Ilmiah. Rupanya, entri²nya di situ, biarpun agak ilmiah, tapi KURENG Islamiknya, sebab metodenya tu. Tapi tak mengapalah, saya anggap blog beliau tu bukanlah blog yang memfokuskan soal² Islam, sepertimana laman² web Islamik lain yang saya layari yang lebih "beradab" tutur kata dan "sopan" gaya bahasanya.

Lepas tu, macam yang kucau katakan tu, ada entri yang boleh disifatkan sebagai "ganjil" dan tak sepatutnya ada dalam blog yang diusahakan oleh seseorang yang "memperjuangkan Islam". Tapi saya husnuzzhon saja, dan anggap mungkin entri itu dimuatkan oleh "penaja" iklan (err..tapi takkan beliau selaku admin tak berupaya nak set atau tapis isi kandungan entri iklan sebegitu kan?).

Maka, saya masih husnuzzhon. Kemudian, baru saya perasan beliau ni ada menulis buku (kalau tak salah) tentang Islam, dan, wah, kagum juga saya dibuatnya.

Tapi, bukan sahaja entri² ganjil dalam laman blog beliau yang memusykilkan saya. Saya baru perasan bahawa beliau memiliki "teman wanita" (belum menjadi ISTERI yang SAH?!) yang, menurut pemahaman saya, mereka kerap keluar berdua, seperti berdating, atau dalam bahasa Indonesia, berpacaran, dan orang kita pula menggelarnya bercouple!

Oookay, ini sudah terlampau banyak untuk saya hadam! Sebagai seorang Muslim, menurut yang saya belajar, perbuatan sebegitu adalah HARAM. Tak perlu saya perjelaskan mengenai kelonggarannya, sebab secara default, kegiatan keluar dan berjumpa berduaan lelaki-perempuan sesama bukan mahram adalah dilarang. Kalaupun ada kelonggarannya, ianya jelas, perbuatan beliau itu, pada hemat saya, tidak menepati kehendak syarat kelonggarannya itu.

Maka, pada pandangan peribadi saya, perbuatan² beliau ini (baik di alam maya mahupun di alam nyata), tersangat bercanggah dengan ciri² peribadi yang SEHARUSNYA dimiliki oleh seseorang yang mendakwa dirinya sebagai seorang "aktivis Islam".

Tidaklah berhak akan saya untuk menilai atau menghakimi beliau, tapi, bagi saya, seseorang yang ingin bercakap mengenai Islam dan memperjuangkannya, perlu menjaga peribadi agar tidak menimbulkan fitnah, bukan sahaja terhadap diri individu berkenaan, tetapi terhadap imej Islam itu sendiri.

P/S: Maaf sebab terlebih panjang pula komentar saya ini. :D

thoyol said...

Assalamualaikum Mahaguru58,

I didn't know M.E.N.J personally, blogally(boleh diterima ker?Lol!)and didn't had a chance to sneak peek the controversy 'porn' entry.

What I know, kita berani kerana benar and so far from what I see and heard, bro Mahaguru, you got my vote of confidence.

Hopefully this incident won't segregate us as an ummah.

M.E.N.J, sorry that you are out but the tribes has spoken.

abu hanaan said...

I would like to propose a meet-up. We all believe in Allah, let us meet and talk about this. We do not want to judge anybody yet, so all the parties involved MUST come.

Name the place and time. Mahaguru and MENJ, it's up to you now. Cukuplah Allah sebagai saksi orang yang beriman.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Anytime, anywhere within KL bro!

As the victim here, I stand ready to meet the fella not that I do not know where he lives or what?

All I ask is that MENJ apologizes to me online through his blog and handover access password to me and I will recompensate him for all costs that is outstanding.

I also ask that he stops doing this nonsense of wanting to auction off the MBA's dotcoms, dotnet and dot.org.

It speaks volumes about his character in wishing to shit on us after all his crimes against myself and now to the MBA!

I stand ready to face the fella.

If he fails to reinstate the dotcoms, dotnets and dot.org, both mine and the MBA to us, by Allah, I will lodge a police report and also report him to the Multimedia Commission for gross CBT!

As Allah SWT is my witness, this is my stand and point of principle as the aggrieved party.

WY Kam 甘永元 said...

it's a wonder how you took so long, to really figure out MENJ, when the rest of the blogging world (malaysia at least) had already encountered his 2-3 faces years ago.

good luck in reclaiming your .com domain.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Brother Kam,

It's not that I didn't know about his excesses but as a Caller to Islam, I chose to overlook such faults with the hope that I might be able to either groom him into being a better Muslim or either be an influence to him so as to change into a more rational fellow Muslim?

Looks like I over trusted him.

Do pray for my getting back what is rightfully mine.

Thanks for your wishes bro.

Trashed said...

I am glad that you are able to regain some of your online presence back again and I'm sure this episode is causing great mental and emotional stress.

Lessons are to be learnt and I agree with what Kam said earlier but you choose your own path. Sometime back I mentioned that your outlook and Menj's vitriol seemed diametrically opposed and I too, hoped that he would be a more rational person.

The new "look" needs some re-organisation, though to be friendlier and more efficient for visitors like me.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Peace be to you Brother Trashed.

We all learn from our trails and errors in our journey through life.

I am still learning from my tendency to always think well of others and my habit of trying to seek the human in everyone I meet or come across in my life?

To me, I try to see through the external persona of each and every person and attempt to tap into that soul that was born pure and sinless.

Maybe I am just an old fool who wants to search for the inner beauty of every friend or even so called enemies who cross my path?

I still regard MENJ as a friend even though what he did to me would be like something that only the vilest enemies of one would even want to unleash upon us?

All I am asking is that he realizes his errors and is man enough to admit his faults, apologize to me publicly in his blog and return to me the control of my dotcom, dotnet, and those of the MBA which I entrusted him with?

I have sms'd him asking how much I owe him for all the hosting services so that I can bank in the money to his bank account but he has yet to respond!

As for his way of doing things and mine, naturally we are different in our approaches to Islamic Dakwah efforts.

I am inclined to explain about Islam instead of attacking other faiths.

I follow what Allah SWT and His Last Messenger command and enjoin us to 'Invite all (mankind) to the Way of our Lord in ways that are best and most gracious and to reason with those who aren't Muslims or Muslims who differ in their ways and practices from the example set by Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

He chooses to do things his way and as he is used to?

I leave it to him to decide as it is his choice.

This episode has sort of given me an awakening that I ought to follow the 70-30 principle of trusting anyone from now on.

If someone I trust betrays me again, at least I will have a 30% backup in order to try get myself back on track again.

Thanks so much for your thoughts about this.

As for the new look of my blog, I have Brother Jehangir Ali of http://alienarose.blogspot.com who is redesigning my blog for me and he has yet to finish the project.

It's still work in progress at the moment, so please bear with us.

Thank you bro.

May we all learn from this unfortunate turn of events.

May Allah the Almighty bless and guide us all in our life's and protect us from our errors and from those who get sidetracked from their original nature of being born free from sin.

Ameen.

BrightEyes said...

I'm not shocked or surprised at all to see such bullcrap from Menj. I've read a number of his articles (and I don't mean those disguised as articles), especially the drama-creating ones attacking religions & other people personally. The impression I get is this guy is a very arrogant, pompous & self-righteous person.

Menj doesn't hesitate to strike below the belt. Seems he's also willing to backstab his pals too for some cash.

If you guys paid for those 4 domains from your own pocket, then you'd have a stronger case in getting them back in the legal dept. Good luck