(a) Allah, Elohim or Yahweh?
(b) Now, who are the Arab wannabes?
(c) The Church & Allah
... for reasons stated in the above posts.
But I cannot stand the oppressive temerity of those JAIS jackboots raiding the Bible Society in Selangor. For a Muslim body intruding into a non-Muslim domain without proper due legal process is going too f**king far.
While the police might have accompanied JAIS officers, it was reportedly JAIS which conducted the intrusive raid on a non-Muslim facility. It would have been more palatable to non-Muslims if the police (minus JAIS) had been the authority which conducted the raid.
The JAIS raid on a non-Muslim domain is a terrible and highly oppressive precedent.
I am not surprised by Ambiga Sreenevasan's condemnation of the Selangor government's pathetic response, describing it as non-existent or at best weak.
My lack of surprise, in fact a correct anticipation or expectation of the reaction/response by Khalid Ibrahim's Selangor state government, is due to an awareness of today's socio-political reality that, apart from any Islamic matter being a sensitive issue to Khalid Ibrahim, he would be extraordinarily skittish on any areas which might/may involve HRH.
Indeed, according to constitutional expert Professor Abdul Aziz Bari, JAIS reports to HRH and not the MB, thus JAIS' raid would most likely have had the approval of HRH.
Mind you, even if JAIS reports to the MB, do you for one bloody instance believe that "Royal MB" Khalid Ibrahim would ever stretch his neck out for the Church (when he had shown he wasn't even going to do that for one of his faves, sweetie Eli Wong), and not just any church but a particularly obdurate one, as shown by Father Lawrence Andrew and his words?
While I have no sympathy for the Church I am concerned by a JAIS that has shown it's increasingly arrogant, intrusive and oppressive for trespassing into non-Muslims' spheres.
In many ways it's worse than the dress codes for non-Muslim activities (eg. koe-tai shows) as ordered (but subsequently backtracked from) by the former PAS government in Kedah, and an earlier incident when a non-Muslim couple were arrested for holding hands in public (allegedly a case of corrupt but vindictive officials framing the couple for not 'coughing up').
But even then, JAIS' raid of the Bible Society's premise by itself didn't take the cake.
What has taken the f**king cake has been the bloody authority's escalating oppression in the police ordering two Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) officials (non-Muslims) who were arrested during the raid to show up at JAIS' office (not police office) next Friday.
Pray tell me, what jurisdiction does JAIS have over non-Muslims?
And that's precisely why I've described that police order as the authority's bloody escalating oppression!
I hope those two BSM officers, Lee Min Choon and Sinclair Wong, will ignore that order to report to JAIS. Why should non-Muslims report to an Islamic authority?
If the order had been to report to a police station then that should be complied with, but a JAIS office? F**k off.
But let's not forget the Church's obduracy has brought the Islamic authority's current heavy-footed stomping on non-Muslims' rights, especially at a time when Muslim "unity" and/or "assertions" would be "useful" to an UMNO-led government trying to divert attention from price increases while its ministers unashamedly live ostentatiously opulent life style.
I knew that Father Lawrence Andrew was going too far when he (also) arrogantly announced that Catholic churches in Selangor would continue to use the 'Allah' word.
To him I offer 1 Samuel 2:3 (KJV) which tells us:
Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed