Friday, July 24, 2009

What's the Problem?

It has been sometime since the gravely troubling news came out about the deliberate attempt by some Islamic extremists - so called journalists - in Malaysia who provocatively pretended to be Christians, performed one of Christianity's most sacred acts by partaking of the communion and later spitting out what they had taken with self-visual evidence and their self-boasting.

Is there any evidence that any action has been taken against these agents of hate who were out to cause disharmony in a multi-racial country? Can anyone imagine a reverse role of a Christian pretending to be a Muslim and even without doing anything offensive getting away scot - free for that? There would be major demonstrations and UMNO, and even PAS will be making threats everywhere and the ISA would be invoked detaining the

As much as I dislike the ISA (abusive law often used to stifle political dissent and trample on human rights) as long as it is in force, I say throw the book at these brainless so-called journalists! No one is above the law... If they thought Muslims were been converted in the Church ... if they had the guts and the brains they could and should have just ask the good priest for permission to attend the service as journalists with an open date. They would have been surely invited into the church to observe everything.

As someone who moves around in Christian circles, I can vouch our Christian pastors and priests will welcome visits for whatever purposes. The house of God is always open to all.

By the way, may the body and blood of Christ open up your hearts and minds if you partook in the sacred rites. Yes, may you feel what Christians feel and your hatred turn to Christian love.

Here's the article in The Star.

Published: Monday July 13, 2009 MYT 7:55:00 PM

Al Islam duo under investigation


KUALA LUMPUR: The two Al Islam reporters who published an article in their magazine after allegedly entering a church here could be jailed for up to five years if found guilty of causing disharmony.

The two went “undercover” by posing as Christians to infiltrate a church they claimed was converting Muslims into Christians.

Two police reports have been lodged. One of the complainants, Joachim Francis Xavier, 33, who lodged a report at the Patani Road police station, said entering the premises with the intention to spy had angered many Catholics in the country.

“The writers had admitted in an article published in the May issue that the allegation turned out to be untrue, but we are deeply concerned that they had violated our sense of privacy to worship freely,” he said.

It is learnt police have classified the case under Section 298A (1) of the Penal Code for causing disharmony, disunity or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will, or prejudicing harmony or unity on religious grounds.

If convicted the duo could be jailed from between two years and five years.

Federal Criminal Investigations Department director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said police have so far recorded statements from at least four people in connection with the article published in May.

It is learnt that statements were recorded from church authorities as well as the complainants themselves.

Police are expected to haul up the reporters for questioning soon.

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