Malaysia’s beleaguered Christians can breathe a sigh of relief; the Muslim authorities have, for now, ceased the official investigation into the (laughable) idea that Christians are plotting to take over the country and make Christianity into the official religion. A followup on this story from May of this year; “Home Ministry confirms no case in Christianity becoming official religion,” by Aaron Ngui, The Sun Daily, 17 October 2011:
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 16, 2011): Investigations have found no evidence to support allegations of efforts to make Christianity the official religion of the country, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein confirmed.
At a press conference today, Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi said this was in Hishammuddin’s written parliamentary reply to Kulim MP Zulkifli Noordin, and therefore there is no evidence to incriminate any individuals in the matter.
Ooi pointed out that the investigation papers had been referred to the Attorney General’s (AG) Chambers and the case has been classified as NFA (no further action) by the deputy public prosecutor.
In other words, after more than five months of investigating involving government prosecutors and going all the way to a major government ministry, with thousands of man hours and an untold sum of money expended, only now are the Malaysian authorities ready to drop the case that had precious little merit in the first place. No one can assert that Islam’s permanent sense of conspiracy-addled paranoia comes cheap.
Zakhir Mohamed, the author of the blog “˜bigdogdotcom” first suggested the existence of the alleged conspiracy, reporting a hearsay account of a plan to make Christianity the official religion of Malaysia and for a Christian to be Prime Minister.
The allegation was then featured on the front page of Utusan Malaysia on May 7. Another blog “˜Marahku” also carried the allegation but later removed the posting.
Mind you, this entire government investigation was launched by Muslim bloggers who offered not a shred of proof. Additionally, these Muslim bloggers, the Utusan Malaysia (government owned) newspaper and other Muslims involved will likely face no punishment for their actions.
The second-class Christians of Malaysia may be in the clear, but it is safety of a very temporary kind. When the next whiff of a rumor of infidel malfeasance pops up — which is 100% certain; it could happen as soon as tomorrow — the mighty Muslim machine of justice will swing into action. Muslim brutalities are ignored and excused, but conspiracy theories? The Muslim mind is an indeed fertile place for that.