Projection, from someone who wants to see Islamic law imposed upon Malaysia in full force. This, by the way, is the same legislator who threatened Christians that they were trying the patience of Muslims by making “excessive demands” for things like Malay-language Bibles (which would then use the Malay-language word for “God,” which is the Arabic loan-word “Allah”). He’s also the hopeless romantic who blamed bad Muslim wives for husbands that cheat, explaining “Husbands driving home after work see things that are sexually arousing and go to their wives to ease their urges.”
Now, he says Christians are “ungrateful” for all the “tolerance” Islamic law would supposedly afford them, and equates demanding a higher standard of human rights with an alleged Christian supremacism that appears analogous to what he himself envisions for Islam in Malaysia.
It’s unclear whether the pun in the headline is intended: “Perkasa ready to crusade against ungrateful Christians,” from Malaysia Today, May 15 (thanks to Scott):
“If they want a crusade, so be it. Before our followers fall in this battle, (Perkasa) leaders will first lay down their lives and die sprawling in blood.”
(Malaysiakini) – Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali said that he is willing to wage a crusade against the Christians if the community allegedly continues to challenge Islam’s position in the country.
“If they want a crusade, so be it. If they say that the peace that we enjoy is not good enough … we shall take up the challenge. Don’t take the silence of Muslims as a sign of fear,” he warned to cheers from about 150 people at a ceramah last night.
“Before our followers fall in this battle, (Perkasa) leaders will first lay down their lives and die sprawling in blood,” he thundered.
Speaking at a function organised by the Komuniti 1Malaysia group of Kampung Kerdas and Kampung Changkat in Gombak, Ibrahim accused the Christians of “challenging the sovereignty and dignity of Malays and Muslims.”
He was referring to the allegation that a group of pastors were plotting to make Christianity the official religion of the nation and appoint a Christian prime minister. This was reported last Saturday by Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia
“This is an affront to the sovereignty of Muslims who are the majority… It started with race, and now it has gone to issues of religion. But when it comes to religion, it means jihad,” he said to hoots from the crowd.
According to the Pasir Mas parliamentarian, minorities are emboldened to challenge Malay and Muslim supremacy because they are encouraged by PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is pandering for their votes.
“Many of the Christians in Malaysia are Chinese and many of the Christians (in the world) are American. Anwar is acting as a US mole. It all fits,” he said in his trademark fiery style.
However Ibrahim in contriving to scaptegoat [sic] the Chinese community, has his facts wrong, as it is the bumiputera Christians who make up the bulk of the community in Malaysia….
Ali does not seem to want even to acknowledge Malay Christians; doing so would open a can of worms regarding their right to invoke God in their native language. Can’t have that.