And bear in mind that one of those Malaysians who was killed just on the other side of the border yesterday in ‘restive’ (i.e. jihad afflicted) southern Thailand was a three year old. So, where’s the public outrage and indignation? If
Muslims, I mean we Malaysians, can get angry enough to protest in the streets about cartoons that supposedly insult Islam’s ‘prophet’, or about supporting Hamas and Hamas-ruled Gaza, or supporting yet another terrorist outfit in Sri Lanka, then where’s the anger in this case? Perhaps a child getting blown up by Muslim terrorists is not enough of a clear-cut atrocity for Malaysians to get riled up about?
Muslims may be quick to anger, but what they’re getting angry at depends on a number of variables. If any Muslim, or Islam, is in any way conceivably insulted or slighted in the slightest by non Muslims, well it’s time to roll out the vaguely-threatening public statements, street demonstrations, or worse. If someone has been killed, then the ‘value’ of the death depends on who’s been killed and who’s the killer, or who can be plausibly made out to be the killer. As we’ll see in the case of the dead Malaysians in Thailand, who are of Chinese descent, a dead ‘infidel’ at the hands of Muslims has no value. Hence this tragedy will hold no interest to Muslims. As far as Malaysians are concerned, officially or unofficially, Muslims are largely blameless and Islam is entirely blameless for violence of any sort. All facts which undermine these long-cherished notions are studiously ignored.
On the other hand, if the deaths of Muslims can be plausibly (or even implausibly) laid at the hands of infidels, in particular America or Israel, then out come the daggers and the calls for blood to be spilled — both here in Malaysia and anywhere else Muslims happen to reside.
Lest we infidels forget, this is worth repeating: Islam equals hypocrisy par excellence.