Doctor Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad vs. Hafidz Baharom -- The 'Jekyll & Hyde' of Malaysian Muslims
By the Anti Jihadist
Jihad Watch readers should now have a passing familiarity with the Malaysian government Islamic scholar, Jihadist, Shariah agitator, professional victim status claimer and Muslim apologist, one 'Doctor' Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad. In case you're not up to speed, 'Doctor' Azhar is the director of a government-backed Malaysian & Islamic 'think tank' (my apologies for using the term lightly) called the Centre for Syariah [Shariah], Law and Political Science, which is presumably charged with 'purifying the faith' and spreading (dis)information on Islam to whatever suckers are in earshot.
Anyways, the good doctor is on public record as stating that the dilemma with Muslims today is, first they're not Islamic enough, and secondly they're insufficiently united against their 'common enemies', including but not limited to: Jews, Zionist agents, Crusaders, Tea Party activists, insufficiently subdued dhimmis, and whoever stares at Muslims slightly cross-eyed. What exactly should be done to solve these two vexing issues is something our friend the 'Doctor' hasn't ventured to say out loud. However, we can surmise that his preferred solution would probably closely resemble the tyrannical theocracies that run the show in hellholes like Iran and Saudi Arabia. See, there's no such thing as 'too much' Shariah for the likes of this guy. In other words, 'no' to moderation, and 'yes' to full frontal fanaticism. Isn't that right, Doctor Azhar?
Well, apparently the good 'Doctor' is not getting the message out well enough to his own people. In a column at the well-known (at least inside Malaysia) political website Malaysia Today, another Malaysian named Hafidz Baharom has a somewhat different take on the situation:
It’s just people who obviously were not granted the brains, patience or even sensitivity to understand that the first basis of the religion itself [Islam] is to find moderation.
The first basis of Islam is... say what? Islam is all about moderation? Pardon me while I fall out of my chair. I mean, really, moderation? How could I have gotten it all wrong? Of course, with the penalty for apostates being death--doesn't that sound moderate to you?
But wait, we can't let a little thing like facts get in the way. Hafidz is just getting warmed up to his argument.
If a Muslim does wrong, he or she is told to repent. If a non-Muslim says something wrong, we are told, through Islamic teaching, to educate them and find a peaceful solution. ... Islam cherishes harmony.
Uh huh. Either Hafidz is lying through his teeth, or he is a dyed-in-the-wool sincere believer in this fantasy moderate Islam of his, an Islam which is completely unsupported by the facts. Or perhaps he's just using high-falutin' words, like 'educate', 'peaceful solution' and 'harmony', to dazzle his intended audience into submission. So allow me to take a moment to explain what he likely means with these terms. 'Educate' means to 'persuade' anyone who dares to speak out against Islam into silence. 'Peaceful solution' is a situation where the aforementioned person is cowed or intimidated into silence, and failing that...well, a graveyard is also a very peaceful place, too. 'Harmony' is a code word for the political status quo in Malaysia and all other Muslim majority countries, where Muslims stay on top and in charge, and the infidels 'harmoniously' accept their untermenschen status or get out.
In case you're wondering, the smooth-talking Mr. Baharom is a self-proclaimed Malaysian online 'social observer', not even a properly madrassah-trained Islamic scholar. So, to borrow the argument that is consistently used against counterjihadists like Robert Spencer, anyone not trained on Islamic jurisprudence in authentic 7th century Arabic in a Muslim Brotherhood-funded madrassah has no right to opine about Islam. So that means Muslims are going to demand that Baharom be silenced, right? Right? Should we page Doctor Azhar on this?
The unlikely duo of Doctor Azhar and Hafidz Baharom compliment each other like Jekyll and Hyde, like the fist inside the velvet glove. One is the smooth talker, soothing worried infidels with the right words and noises, while the other stridently harangues the troops and tries to keep them from getting out of line. All freedom-loving people must realise that both the Jekylls and Hydes of Planet Islam work, consciously or otherwise, towards the same goal--a world ruled by Islam, the boot of Shariah stomping in the face of humanity forever.
The Anti Jihadist writes at Pedestrian Infidel.