We are aware that PAS supporters believe that PAS is Islam and Islam is PAS. However, it is weird that whenever PAS or PAS leaders get insulted, these supporters would be outraged, but when Islam or Muslims are insulted, they stood in silence, even if they are mad, they would control their anger just so that enemies of Islam would not be offended. For example, when DAP leader insulted Muslims for organizing demonstrations to oppose the film which insults Rasulullah SAW, PAS defended DAP by saying that the leader is a non-Muslim and that he does not understand Islam.
And yesterday, almost the same thing happened, when Patrick Teoh cursed
in his Facebook page because he was raged over the ban which is imposed
on public performance in Kedah. Even though the ban was later withdrawn
by PAS, as expected, Patrick Teoh's anger has already been expressed and
it is too late for him to deny the statement.
What was stated by Patrick expressed such deep hatred, not against PAS
actions, but towards Islam because obviously he also thought that Islam
is PAS and whatever PAS does, is Islam.
It is very easy for us to blame PAS in this matter, but we should not ignore the hatred expressed by Patrick against Islam.
It is not that hard for us to say that probably Patrick was made because
he misunderstood Islam, but is it true? Why should we defend Patrick
like PAS did?
Perhaps Patrick's hate towards Islam is natural and it comes from the
Evangelism spirit? If it is true, does all Christians in this country
share the same hatred towards Islam just like Patrick? Even though both
religion urge for peace?
If the hatred is true, then it is not impossible that it is spreading
among Christians. And Patrick's extreme statement is the proof to show
that Christians are rude for challenging Muslims to face them.
The challenge is made because they see that Muslims are getting weaker.
Especially when PAS, the so called Islamic symbol, kept on making
U-turns, just to please DAP Christians. Issues such as apostate,
Malay-language Bible and kalimah Allah is their yardstick in determining
Muslims' strength in Malaysia.
And from their point of view, they see that it is hard for Muslims to
unite in defending all of the issues, they even go against each other
just because some are defending the matter. Only recently, PAS began to
agree with UMNO that kalimah Allah should not be used by other religion.
Even then, PAS still would not admit their mistake. In short, the
tension between Muslims are still there even if they agree on the same
This is what often fear. UMNO had to be humble to work with PAS,
however, PAS would reject UMNO just so that they could be alongside DAP
Christians. Any PAS leaders who wish to fight alongside UMNO would
either be sacked, pressured or ignored by their own party, as if they
And based on that, there is a possibility why Christians are getting
rude, because they know that PAS would always be on their side even if
they are to step on the Quran in front of PAS. They are convinced that
PAS leaders would defend them by saying that it is not wrong because
they are not Muslims and they do not understand Islam. From there,
Muslims might accept the statement, because it comes from PAS, and PAS
is Islam, according to their understanding.
Whatever it is, Patrick Teoh cannot be out of the hot seat just yet even
if PAS are to organize any demonstration to defend him. Not
understanding Islam should not be the excuse because he lives in an
Islamic state with Muslims are the majority. As a civilized, educated
and a faithful Christian, Patrick Teoh should apologize.
Lets hope that this episode would not just be a lesson for Patrick
alone, all Malaysians should take note of this. It is important for us
to let go off all the prejudice and hatred among one another before it
is too late. Lets not let those politicians corrupt our mind and
rationality. We have been living in peace for decades, why change all
that only because of those stupid politicians?