Apparently these presumptive would-be defenders of Islam haven’t gotten the message that there’s no conspiracy by Christians against Muslims or Islam in Malaysia. But why let reality get in the way of a good conspiracy yarn? Muslims know better than to let a perfectly good infidel-hating rumor go to waste. From “Nasyid artists back Himpun gathering”, by Mohamed Hosni Ibrahim, The Malaysian Insider, 18 Oct 2011:
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 “” The Nasyid Artists Association of Malaysia (Munsyid) will take part in the Himpun gathering this weekend in a show of support and solidarity.
A coalition of Muslim groups are planning a rally called “˜Himpunan Sejuta Umat” (Himpun), or “˜Gathering of a Million Faithful”, against
Christians “challenging the sovereignty of Islam” this Saturday.
A million? The intended venue is a sports stadium that only holds about 80,000.
Organised by various right-wing groups such as Perkasa with the
backing of both Umno and PAS Youth, the gathering could further raise
religious tensions that have intensified in recent months following allegations of the proselytism of Muslims by Christians.
Raising religious tensions? Religious persecution of non Muslims by Muslims would be a far more apt description.
Representing 60 Nasyid artists in Malaysia, Munsyid will provide entertainment at the Shah Alam Stadium during the intermission of the Himpun event, which has been themed “˜Selamatkan Akidah Umat”, or “˜Save the Believers” Creed”.
“We will use mainstream media, music and concert activities to help curb and stop this trend from prevailing,” said Munsyid advisor and Rabbani mentor, Sohibul Fadhil, at a press conference today.
“Proselytism of Muslims has been carried out through social services and entertainment, in a planned and civil manner on the pretext of religious tolerance.
See how those infidels are always plotting and conspiring against Islam? Again, no actual evidence is required; the Christians’ mere presence in Malaysia is deemed as sufficient offense. That’s why the Muslims are presumably planning a fresh binge of religious intolerance to remedy the ‘problem’. And to show us greater insight into this problem is the PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi, as quoted in “PAS divided over rally”, by Sira Habibu, The Star, 19 Oct 2011:
[Nasrudin] said attempts to sway the faith of Muslims were being made via the 5F traps: food that is non-halal and harmful; fun that makes them idle to their religious commitments; broken families; films that are mind-corrupting; and fashion-wear that is sexually stimulating.
Food, films, fun and fashion — who would have guessed that the followers of the ‘perfect religion’ were so vulnerable?