October 17, 2011
The Himpunan Sejuta Umat (Himpun), or Gathering of a Million Faithful, is being organised by various right-wing groups such as Perkasa with the backing of both Umno and PAS Youth in what appears to be a coming together of conservative Muslims.
About 1,000 Facebook users have confirmed their attendance so far but should Himpun draw much more to the Shah Alam Stadium this weekend, it could push Umno and PAS to seek relevance among more religious Malays.
With ethnic tensions already rising in the years following the 2008 general election, it could raise already simmering fears of Islamisation among non-Muslims and more liberal Malays.
“There is no other choice but to rally Muslims,” Himpun said in a video promoting the gathering.
Distrust between Muslims and Christians peaked when the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) raided the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) in Petaling Jaya on August 3, claiming it was proselytising Muslims.
This came after repeated disputes between church and mosque, such as the legal battle over the the use of the word Allah to refer to the Christian god.
An initial court ruling allowing the Catholic Church to use the term Allah had led to places of worship being firebombed in January last year.
The government also buckled under pressure and ordered the release of Malay-language bibles seized before Sarawakians, half of whom are Christians, voted in the April 16 state polls.
Before the Jais raid, Umno’s Utusan Malaysia and Malay rights lobby Perkasa accused the DAP of conspiring to turn Malaysia into a Christian state.
Although DUMC has denied Jais’ claims, Utusan Malaysia fanned the flames with allegations that Christian groups in Kuala Lumpur and Johor were actively trying to convert Muslims.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah appeared to close the case last week when decreeing that although Jais had found evidence of attempts to subvert Muslims, it was “insufficient” for further legal action.
But Himpun has insisted on following through with its plans that aims to “measure the level of unity and spirit of togetherness among Muslims especially towards Christianisation efforts including the August 3 incident.”
“The DUMC case shows how those trying to convert Muslims are becoming more aggressive,” Himpun co-president Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid had said earlier this month.
Recent years have seen communal politics being stirred up after the landmark Election 2008 — the stiffest contest in Malaysian history.
With Barisan Nasional (BN) losing its customary two-thirds hold on Parliament and five state governments, several political leaders have retreated into racial silos to drum up support.
A Merdeka Center poll in June found that only 66 per cent of respondents said ethnic relations were “good” — a 15 per cent decline from the 78 per cent who said so five years ago.
The opinion researchers also found that just over a third believed that there was “sincere and friendly ethnic unity,” down from 54 per cent five years ago.
The planners behind this is hoping that the Chinese and Indians would challenge the Malays so that a curfew can be imposed upon us.
After the budget, Mr Rosmah was surprised that people were not jumping for joy over the free gift. For every RM1.20 per day given as a gift, Mr Rosmah forced us to give him back RM5 per day. So those with abit of sen in their heads would know that the small gift of RM1.20 per day is nothing but a scam to steal from us in broad daylight.
So with the economy fast going down, no investors coming in except to buy or lease all the available land in KL and Selangor, Royal Household getting bitchy for not getting enough to feed their sinful hobbies, UMNOputras are getting screwed overseas and getting their accounts frozen, this spell trouble for UMNO especially FLOM.
Then we have an IGP who is already fuck up inside out not knowing that busload and busload of instant citizens were attending intercourse lesson in Putrajaya.
We have a bank governor who insist on staying longer so that she can fill her closet with the newly minted RM50 toilet paper that is worthless courtesy from Vincent Tan.
Then we have an Indian who claimed to be Malay thinking that after letting Daim's wife Mahani suck his Indian cock can look forward to his fuck up son becoming PM of Malaysia and telling the Malays they are finish in ten years time. In ten years time his fuck up children and grand children would end up working for the Indonesians as slaves.
In Johore, crime rate is up by 5000 fold. Don't believe, ask the locals. For every three Singaporeans that enter Johore 1 Singaporean has to surrender their wallet so that their cars are no broken into or abducted along the way. Many are not reporting to the police because first the efficiency of the police is like shit. Second - after spending two or three hours at the police stations the police will simply close the case due to lack of evidences. Third - if there is a slight chance of a demand from the Singaporeans then another trip has to be make to the police stations and another waiting game is played again. So much so that Foreigners especially Singaporeans decide not to bother making report and accept that Johore is a COWBOY town with no hope of recovery unless the MB and the Sultan are remove for good.
All political parties in this country are good for nothing except to make baseless noises that pollute the air we breathe. Today it is a true fact that there is absolutely no leader to lead. So maybe an Indonesian or Bangledashi can now come forward. Anything can happen.
But what has these got to do with Himpun. Well the drama that is about to unfold is to make the people fight among themselves so that UMNO can continue to be the ruling government. There is a saying that when you know you are losing create a diversion so that people can forget the obstacle in front of them.
So wake up and know that today you are no longer a fool.