They want to “avoid any untoward incidence” — i.e., Muslims going mad and murdering innocent people because of something this priest said. And so we see once again that terrorism and violent intimidation work, which will only ensure that we will see much more of both. “Insult On Islam: Government Will Not Keep Quiet – Dd Mashitah,” from Bernama, September 27 (thanks to Twostellas):
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 27 (Bernama) — The Malaysian government will not keep quiet to any form of insult against Islam in the country to avoid any untoward incidence.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Dr Mashitah Ibrahim said any form of insult against the religion should not be condoned and stern action should be taken against those who insulted Islam.
“I fear that something might happen if no stern action is taken,” she told reporters at a Aidilfitri open house hosted by Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia here Monday.
She was commenting on several video-clips posted on the YouTube website of a priest giving a speech which insulted Islam.
A newspaper carried a report Monday which stated the protem president of the Muslim Bloggers Alliance, Zainol Abideen, as saying that the priest was Benjamin Stephen and that the speech was made in a church in Kuching, Sarawak (East Malaysia).
Dr Mashitah said she regretted that such a thing could happen and urged the Sarawak Islamic Religious Department to investigate.