Following up on this initial story, the Malaysian media is still reverberating with the aftermath of the [Malaysian central state of] Selangor’s religious police (‘Jais’ in Malay) raid on a church two days ago. The post-mortem obfuscations and rationalizations after the fact are nearly as outrageous as the event which precipitated it. “Malaysian Aids Council confirms ‘church’ dinner was for AIDS”, by Malaysia Chronicle, August 5th, 2011:
The Malaysian Aids Council
(MAC) today rose to Harapan Komuniti’s support, saying that the NGO’s
dinner raided by the Selangor Islamic Department (Jais) on Wednesday was
actually a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS support programmes.
This is despite Selangor state exco Hasan Ali claiming that Jais had found evidence of “proselytisation” during the event.
In a statement today, its president Mohd Zaman Khan said that the dinner was organised by the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) to raise funds for the MAC partner organisation at its premises.
“It was intended to raise funds to support Harapan Komuniti, whose primary aim was to help Malaysians living with HIV, regardless of their ethnic and religious backgrounds.
The ‘1Malaysia Muhibbah Fundraising Dinner’, said Mohd Zaman, the former federal CID chief, was meant to help provide financial assistance to the underprivileged and support for proper medication, treatment and care.
Harapan Komuniti is a partner organisation of MAC which also provides educational assistance to underprivileged children in Kuala Lumpur and Johor.
Saying that he is “disheartened” by the incident, Mohd Zaman sought an explanation from Jais, and called for precautionary steps to be taken to ensure that the integrity of Islam and interreligious harmony is not compromised.
Islam and ‘harmony’ — no points for figuring out which one is the higher priority in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, PAS information chief Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said that Jais should have done preliminary investigations first before conducting the raid.
Efforts must be taken to prevent sinful activities, but this does not mean that one should interfere in the affairs of other religions.
“In this case, Jais had acted on a tip-off, which is the right thing to do, but unfortunately, they did not first confirm the veracity of the information,” he said in a statement.
He said that the religious department should have been more “cautious” due to the “political climate of the country”.
Of course there’s nothing wrong with having fascism in the name of Allah and an entire state-backed apparatus to make it a reality. Nothing wrong with that at all, if you’re a pious Muslim of course. This incident is nothing but a purely procedural matter. And the fact that Islam has already deemed other belief systems as sins against Allah would probably be a very inconvenient fact for this professional taqiyya spewer Ibrahim to admit to at this particular juncture.
Nevertheless, he said, the Muslims who had attended the fundraising dinner must “reflect on their actions to decide if they have unintentionally caused others to assume to worst about the dinner and
So, the Muslims are sort of sorry, but not really. It’s probably the victims’ fault anyway, and the Muslims caught in the net will of course be duly convicted in a neighbourhood sharia court once the attention dies down a bit, perhaps for being too respectful of the infidels. At any rate, after shoveling out another steaming pile of lies, this Muslim ends with a barely-veiled threat to anyone who might now be thinking ill of the Jais thugs for Allah, or of Islam:
“I hope that Jais can come forward to explain what happened and the result of their probe so that no more slanderous accusations would be made against the church, the Selangor government, Islam or the [religious police] department itself during the holy month of Ramadan.
Translation: “If the infidels know what’s good for them, they’ll not miss this opportunity to shut up.”