As a Muslim, I would like to urge my Muslims and non Muslims friends to make a small donation to this church. Let us help them repair the damages. I will start the ball rolling by donating RM10 today. For those who want to donate and have the trust in me, you can bank in some money into my bank account at Maybank A/C No: 5144-9580-7930 and I will present it to the church committee.
By Dr. Rafick
1. I could not sleep well last night. I don’t really know why but I finally gave up the idea of sleeping at 400am. Upon opening my computer, I received an email from one of my blog readers asking me about a news report that appears on AP with regards to a church fire in Desa Melawati. I was shocked at the news and initially thought that it was the foreign press way of exaggerating the issue related to the use of the term “Allah” by the Catholics.
2. At that early hour, I quickly called some of my neighbours who are members of that Church. Obviously, I too had disturbed their sleep. They confirmed the story that several young boys on motorcycle were spotted breaking the glass door of the Church and put it on fire around midnight. However the identity of the perpetrators is not known. This morning, the same news made headlines on many major newspapers as well as on the alternative media. For public knowledge, the Church is not a Catholic church.
3. I am very disturbed by this latest development. It is quite obvious that someone is provoking the Christians in Melawati with the hope that there will be retaliation and that will escalate to the next level. Obviously the people who tried to burn down the church are NOT Muslims because good Muslims will not resort to such actions. I believe it would be right to say that that these people probably has no religion. In the Quran there are plenty of verses that show that Islam respects the rights of the minority as well as the rights of the non Muslim. In fact in Islam we are suppose to protect the rights of the minority.
4. I hope that the Non Muslim will not retaliate and dance to the tune of the people. I believe that there is a greater political agenda behind all this events. I find it as a government the statements by the PM and the Home Minister is simply irresponsible. Instead of extinguishing this fire they are pouring more fuel on it. I believe it is high time that we as Malaysian demand a retraction from them.
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