Tuesday 3 April 2012

Hasan Ali’s cheap theatre — The Malaysian Insider

April 02, 2012
APRIL 2 — This is what we learnt today from Hasan Ali’s highly-anticipated video on conversion — there is no evidence of mass conversion of Muslims.

There are just words, not too different from the variety offered by Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria when he declared a few years ago that 200,000 Muslims had left the religion.

Hasan has put two people before the cameras, claiming to have been victims of conversion.

He took weeks to put together this video but it does not add anything apart from hysteria to his claim that mass conversions are rampant.

It is precisely this type of hysteric claim that has contributed to some Muslims not trusting Christians.
An example of this hysteria is last Saturday’s Johor government-sanctioned seminar on the threat of Christianisation.

Christians in this country are now being made to feel like a disease that needs to be stamped out.
Is this the kind of moderation Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been promoting?

Is it any wonder that MCA’s bid to paint PAS as extremists is not getting much traction among the Chinese community? Especially if such hysteria against Christians (and also against the Chinese who have been labelled as a community eager to wrest power from the Malays) is the domain of a government led by Umno.

It is time we see Hasan as what he is — a politician in need of a platform.

PAS saw him for what he was: a scaremongering, Umno-loving politician, and booted him out of the party.
For that, Malaysians must salute PAS because they could have kept him on for political expediency but decided to do the right thing.

Now Muslims and non-Muslims must send his cheap theatre packing.

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