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Church bombings the work of demons
Dr. Azly Rahman
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The three attacks on the churches are terrorist attacks by definition.
Thus begin a rough period of turmoil ahead beginning with the blowing up of the French-speaking Mongolian translator for Malaysia's arms dealings.
We are entering "into interesting times," as Mao Zedong would say.
I see this development as a consequence of race-politics, mass panic over a plausibly positive outcome of the next general election, and the implosion happening like a nuclear fission in the concept of Ketuanan Melayu. I have written quite extensively on the pathology of Malay-Muslim extremism.
I hope the bombings are not a prelude to the creation of Malaysian suicide bombers.
It will be a shame for a peaceful country such as Malaysia to be relegated to be a "Travel Advisory" country as defined by the US State Department.
Democracy in Malaysia is almost dead with the recent happenings. The government is powerless in face of this-- should have stopped those rallies and should have monitored the growth of hate-based NGOs, especially those championing idiotic pride.
Where are we going? What will happen to the future generation of Malaysians as we try to teach tolerance? What then must we do? How do we dismantle all these race-based parties that are using religion to create chaos and destruction? Is the country still safe -- or is Malaysia turning into a Pakistan -- out of our own Talibanization of ideas? "1Malaysia" is now "1Scary Malaysia"
We must speak up for peace and justice for all, and encourage others to leave organizations that are entrenched in racial and religious hatred. We must console the Christians and Catholics affected by the bombings and address their fear, assuring that the bombings are done not by rational Muslims but by demons on Mat Rempit bikes.
I suggest Malaysians offer donations for the rebuilding of those churches. For me, I offer this piece of writing.
May the Universal God of Humanity grant us Mercy and Compassion in dealing with demons and demolitions. We will be strong, as a nation.