Monday, 3 October 2011

Arrogant (& "Holy") PAS- ready to abandon (and be abandoned)

The non-Muslims should take a deep breath, sit back, and relax. Don’t get emotional. Don’t launch Islam-bashing campaigns. Trust the liberal Muslims.
- RPK, To ponder upon further


As I wrote long ago on this blog (and also on Malaysia Today a few years ago), I agree- "we need a Martin Luther etc etc etc in Islam" .... well said, Pete.
However, please do not look at it from from the Muslim perspective alone.
You need to understand that just as the Muslims can suffer from the "siege mentality" the "nons" aren't immune to it. While I can understand why the Non- Muslims feel threatened by the likes of PAS in a majority Muslim country like Malaysia, I cannot say the same for the the Muslims - especially the ones from the less intellectually inclined ("HIV busting", rape advocating, ignorant, Horny Toads- see video below)and more "primitive" PAS leadership/members.
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So, for now, I shall restrict myself to speaking about the perspectives of the non-Muslims.
Now RPK wants us to tolerate and understand the "holy and Godly" miscreants from PAS- just because they are "500 yrs behind time" ...
I have a better idea- why don't we just go back to  the middle ages, and make TGNA (who is ignorant of the fact that there is a high incidence of HIV among married women in Kelantan) our Guiding light?

Y'see, Pete- It is just that with the many incidences of the Syariah encroaching upon the civil liberties of the Non-muslims, and the ever silent "Liberal Muslims" whom you expect us to have confidence in, start cowering at the prospect of being labeled as "apostate/deviant/liberal/Jew/westernised etc etc"- so what do you expect?

"Hudud wouldn't affect the Non-muslims"- so they say .... well they said that about the Syariah Courts too .... promises, promises, promises.
(Remember that it isn't just about snatched bodies or conversions alone, mind you- but also money/property/family/children as well. Some say it is a very Islamic thing to do- it's "taqiyya in Jihad", they say ....).
So what happens when the Muslims break their promises?
And what happened to these "Liberal Muslims" then, may I ask? Their "distinguished silence" (or cowardice in facing up to the ignorant "learned ones") doesn't exactly inspire confidence, does it?
You want them non-Muslims to sit down quietly and lay their hopes on these guys?

Wouldn't the silence give the impression to the bigots that they have tacit approval?
You want the Muslims to get the impression that the Non-muslims don't object to the injustices meted out by our civil courts as a result of the encroachment of the Syariah Courts?

From what I see, many Muslims today are more concerned about the cloaks of religiosity, rather than core of spirituality in Islam.
When will PAS grow up (after 60 yrs, mind you) and realize that "It's the economy STUPID"?
Why are they so obsessed with they trapping of religiosity when problems abound in the states they administer? Are they trying to hoodwink the people into believing that their failures are due to the lack of HUDUD?
Is it a red-herring they're dangling to shift the blame for their failures- just as UMNO is doing? They aren't so different after all aren't they?

When will PAS stop whining like a spoilt brat over HUDUD? Why can't they just abide by the Federal Constitution, and leave these divisive issues for the day they attain the confidence of the vast majority of Malaysians?
When will PAS realize that there are far bigger issues like fraud, corruption, unemployment, poverty, ignorance, superstition, indiscipline, incest, rape, women's rights (abandoned wives, single mothers, polygamy) etc etc etc which need to be addressed before trying to make themselves appear to be "better" Muslims by screaming HUDUD?
When will PAS realize that it takes a lot more faith to understand, than to be understood?
I'm not clairvoyant, Pete- you tell me .... 500 yrs maybe?

For my part, I somehow get the feeling that PAS arrogance is beginning to rear it's ugly head- even before it can attain federal power.
Maybe they're not good enough for the likes of me .... and they'd rather be abandoned by the non-Muslim voters, than put aside their ignorance.
So, maybe I'll consider abandoning the Pakatan Rakyat alliance.
Yeah- maybe I'll stop the whacking of PAS, sit back, relax, and hope that PAS will grow up in 500 years.....
Maybe I'll stick to vouching for DAP & PKR for the time being, and campaign against PAS wherever they contest- just too bad for Pakatan Rakyat, eh .... and let Malaysia be damned in the hands of UMNO.

BTW- I must reiterate here that I believe what you say about having a little faith in Muslims to stop the siege-mentality among them .... yup- non-muslims should stop their whack-a-fiestas, be a little more tactful,  sit back & relax a little - provided, the rational/liberal Muslims can be more outspoken, not be obsessed about the so-called "Muslim unity" and give them a little confidence.


  1. Aisay dont sapu keliling daa.
    Read my article "Hudud PAS tidak Islamic" at...

  2. Yup well said, Pak Yeh ... LOL - memang sapu keliling" ...
    Y'see bro- I cannot mention the things you do, lest I be accused of "insulting Islam", y'know.
    So I restrict myself to generalities and the non-muslims' perspective of the whole argument which is just a fraudulent one- a red-herring PAS dangles to shift the blame.
    Read your post- precisely my sentiments!!

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