Now what would make the Prime Minister think that Malaysian Christians have nothing but the most heartfelt abiding respect for Islam? Regardless, Islam does not ‘ask’ for respect. It demands it. More accurately, it demands unconditional acceptance of its cultural, social and political dominance. Furthermore, Islam demands that non Muslims accept humbling, humiliating, second class status (Quran 9:29 et al); in other words, they must accept dhimmitude. Failure to comply usually elicits a violent response from Muslims, officially or unofficially — either of which of course, would be entirely the fault of the ‘infidels’. And Malaysian history is full of such violent responses.
From “Respect Islam and we will respect you, Najib tells Christians” by Yow Hong Chieh, The Malaysian Insider, 22 July 2011:
SEPANG, July 22 “” The government will engage with Christians groups here that love peace and respect the country”s Islamic
leadership, the prime minister said today.
Acceptance of Islamic supremacy is, naturally, non negotiable.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government would work with Christians who wished to uphold world peace and harmony as it was committed to the “global movement of moderates”.
“We wish to tell our friends, the Malaysian Christians . . . if they
respect us, we will also respect them,” he told some 200 BN supporters
at Kompleks Bunga Raya here.
“This is our message. Islam is fair to all. Islam is beautiful, Islam is grand, Islam is pure, Islam is noble.”
Never mind the reams of evidence that conclusively show otherwise.
Putrajaya”s relationship with Christians remains strained following
the Home Ministry”s decision to bar the Catholic Church here from using
the word “Allah” in the Malay-language version of its newpaper, The Herald.
The article implies that the ‘strained relationship’ is a recent development. It isn’t. The Muslim oppression has been going on for a very long time indeed. As a matter of fact, churches in Malaysia were being destroyed at about the same time Muslims destroyed another church in Lower Manhattan.
The case is pending a Home Ministry appeal of the 2009 High Court
ruling allowing the church to use the word, which some Muslims argue
should be reserved for Islam.
Several churches across the country were fire-bombed in January last year following the ruling.
Matters were further brought to a head when 35,100 Malay-language
bibles were seized by the Home Ministry, causing outrage among the
Christians have more than ample reason to be outraged at the Malaysian government, but they aren’t going to start blowing up anything or anyone as a way to demonstrate their anger. That’s generally reserved for followers of a certain other belief system.
The bibles were later released after a flurry of negotiations between church leaders and Putrajaya ahead of the Sarawak state election, on the condition that they be marked with a cross and the words “Christian Publication”.
Many Catholics, however, remain unconvinced by Najib”s attempts to pacify the community, as evidenced by a widely circulated letter to the Pope accusing the prime minister of manipulating religious sentiment.
The smart ones are rightly suspicious. The smarter ones have already had enough of the Muslim taqiyya, intolerance, and ultimatums, and have left Muslim Malaysia for good.