On Thursday night I was elated! Our Bersih (they wore yellow!) team beat Indonesia 1-0 to move into the semi-finals. I decided to declare a holiday for myself on Friday in case we do not make the finals. But then this PAS SOB unloaded another load of Christian bashing! Yes, Hassan Ali, who still aspires to be Selangor MB, said that solar phones are now used to christianise Muslims. I undeclared my Friday holiday!
Strangely nobody supported him. Instead he received these two broadsides besides the hiding at the hands of Malaysiakini readers:
“Thus far, since the genesis of this phase of Christian bashing last May when a Christian plot to dethrone Islam was allegedly discovered in Penang to the Damansara Utama Methodist Centre controversy in August, this has been a story of plenty of smoke and no fire, of billowing fog and no facts behind it,” remarked Bishop Paul Tan.
“There has not been an iota of proof to back any of the claims made of Christian plotting or proselytising, but these claims persist like they have a life of their own. If you weigh your values only in the scales of your belief-system, you emerge, in a plural world, with a view that is so lopsided it makes you daft,” the Bishop concluded.
Former Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has taken Selangor exco member Hasan Ali's claim that Muslims were turning apostate through a device called 'solar-powered handheld talking Bible' as an insult.
"Suddenly it is publicised that there are (Muslims) who took to Christianity just because of this device that reads out the Bible. This insults Muslims and Islam.
"It sounds as if Muslims who have listened to the al-Quran for so long, would suddenly turn after hearing the Bible.
He added that in Malaysia, the al-Quran is disseminated through loud speakers, television, radio and at government functions.
"But we do not hear non-Muslims becoming Muslims after hearing al-Quran recitals daily."