- So, the 'A' word is once again back as the flavour of the month. Many commentaries have been made in the past about how silly we look now that this issue has become so heighten that some world renowned Islamic scholars had even called us 'stupid'. In retrospect, let's take a look at what some people said about us in a most comical sense, and you will kn...ow that we are probably living in, not boleh land, but looney land.
From Marina Mahathir :
Some self-appointed defenders of Islam including the chief of "1Malaysia " have insisted that Catholics should use "Tuhan" instead of "Allah" to address the Catholic or Christian God. But in the national anthem, "Tuhan" (not "Allah") bless the country (...Tuhan kurniakan...).
How now ?!! If Malay-Muslims are that easily confused as portrayed by some politicians, they must be thinking that Malaysia is blessed by the Catholic/Christian God, and the Muslim God "Allah" is perpetually on leave. Perhaps, this confusion may cause the government to change the national anthem by replacing "Tuhan" with "Allah". But then again, non-Muslims will not be allowed to sing the national anthem. Then it would be non-Muslims turn to be confused.....!!
If this issue goes to the courts, even the judges will get kepala pening...!!
When Nazri said it was okay for East Malaysians to use the word, he inadvertently open up a case of a 1 Malaysia, 2 Allahs system in our country.
Now let me try to understand what Nazri means: If you are an East Malaysian Christian residing in East Malaysia, you can use the word 'Allah'. But if you are a West Malaysian Christian residing in West Malaysia, you cannot use the word 'Allah'. If you are an East Malaysian Christian working in West Malaysia, you cannot use the word 'Allah'. However, if you are a West Malaysian Christian working in East Malaysia, it is alright to use the word 'Allah'. But if you are either East Malaysian or West Malaysian Christian on a plane that has just taken off from East Malaysia to West Malaysia , you cannot use the word 'Allah'. Similarly if you are either East Malaysian or West Malaysian Christian on a plane that has just taken off from West Malaysia towards East Malaysia, you now can start using the word 'Allah'...!!!
Furthermore, can the Christian Sabahans and Sarawakians in the Peninsular, of whom there are many, not use the word Allah here? Does that not sound idiotic? Whenever someone in the Peninsular uses the word "Allah", do we have to check his IC to confirm if he is an authorised user? Christians all over Malaysia were told to pray even harder so that the word ALAMAK is not banned. Christians now worry that UMNO-BN leaders would think ALAMAK is the mother of GOD !! I cannot understand how we can become so STUPID....!?!
Mama mia, what a country!!!!!