One law for Ibrahim Ali, another for the rest
YOURSAY 'The fact that he can get away each time despite making seditious and provocative statements proves that 1Malaysia is a joke.'
Gerard Lourdesamy: The only thing that is going to get burnt soon is Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali when he is struck down by Almighty Allah with a bolt of lightning.
The fact that he can get away each time despite making seditious and provocative statements proves that PM Najib Razak's 1Malaysia is a joke.
Ibrahim Ali is protected by the demi-Umno god Mahathir Mohamad, so he is given a greater licence than all of us when it comes to freedom of speech.
I wonder if there would be similar elegant silence from Umno-BN if a Christian called for the burning of the Quran?
Quigonbond: Ibrahim Ali's day in the court for multiple prosecutions will come soon enough. But Malaysians should probably not get too worked up about his latest rant.
It's all done in the name of diverting attention from former PM Mahathir, the real BN mastermind, who's just be stung by the Sabah RCI (royal commission of inquiry), thanks to Najib.
What we're seeing now is nothing but symptoms and consequences of internal power struggle within Umno. Pakatan Rakyat should take advantage of the situation and holler for a national RCI on possible Project IC elsewhere in Malaysia, and electoral reform, before general elections.
Don't just sit patsy there. If there is a time to get really angry, it is now, for there is nothing more massive than an electoral fraud exposed - it has repercussions on legitimacy of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of decisions made in Sabah and even in the federal government.
Anonymous_40f4: Perkasa is a subcontractor for Umno. It does Umno's dirty job.
Over the years, Perkasa leaders have made seditious statements but no action has been taken because they are protected by Umno. All this will only stop if BN is kicked out of power.
Louis: This is the worst statement by Ibrahim Ali. My question is, what is Najib's reaction to this despicable statement, which is racist, highly inflammatory and seditious?
If the same statement was made by a non-Muslim and the word "Bible" is replaced with "Quran", will Najib still sit back with folded arms?
And what about MCA, Gerakan and MIC? Are they deaf and blind to this highly inflammatory statement?
Where is Penang BN chief Teng Chang Yeow, MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek and son, and Gerakan chief Koh Tsu Koon?
Where are the four Gerakan leaders who went all the way to Kelantan to have their hair cut by girlie barbers? As usual, MCA and Gerakan are champions of small issues.
Msiakini4all: Why ask the others to burn the Bible? Do it yourself, coward.
Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum: Right-thinking Malaysians will surely not want to be associated with this pathetic man and his virulent diatribes.
He and his patron former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad are simply fishing for votes in the coming GE13. He needs to be rebuked - and then quietly ignored.
Enlightened: I hope Ibrahim Ali's statement makes international news. This Pasir Mas MP is an insult to Islam.
When he burns the bibles with the word ‘Allah', which would probably appear thousands of times in the holy book, he doesn't realise that he will actually be burning the word ‘Allah'. This will anger the Muslim world.
Pronto: With the former PM behind him and no action taken by the authority so far against those who accused the Christians of trying to spread their religion, BN has condoned their action.
They are out to spread fear among the Malays to win their votes. Do the authorities really care what will happen to the nation if this effort to push others to the wall, ends in a disaster?
One too many times he has been going around provoking peace-loving Malaysians.
Mr KJ John: Mr IGP (inspector-general of police), there's no need for dialogue if you cannot see the wrong here.
In Pakistan, they put people in jail for burning the Quran, and what is the difference if people burn the bibles? Which Allah are you then burning?
Multi Racial: Yes, we are still waiting for the authorities to act against this racist who has attempted several times to instigate racial riots.
LJC: It is best to ignore idiotic statements from ignorant fools. May Allah bless him for he truly needs it.
We refer to God as almighty, and why on earth we, mortal beings, have the urge to defend and protect His name when He can do it on His own for He is almighty.
Jiminy Qrikert: Knocking Ibrahim Ali is really pointless. He is just being the imbecile that he is. At least he is true to what he stands for and has not wavered.
This whole issue is not new but one development in 2010 made it a non-issue overnight. That was when PAS leaders stated on record that Christians can use ‘Allah' in the Bible and in worship in solidarity with PKR and DAP.
In 2013, just as we head into GE13, PAS through its Syura Council made an about-turn. I am no supporter of Mahathir but when he said 'better the devil you know than the angel you don't', maybe he understood PAS better than anyone else.
Shouldn't we all take a closer look at the angel that is capable of an about-turn on a dime?
Davis: It is indeed sad that no Christian leader in the BN has come out to defend the faith.
Malaysiantulin: We Christians must not fall into trap by reacting to this man's provocation. This is an act of desperation by someone to divert the attention of the nation, whose master is now under tremendous pressure due to the recent revelation of at the RCI that he masterminded the granting of ICs to foreigners.
Let's keep our cool, continue to pray for Malaysia and vote wisely at coming GE13.
Anon1: Religion again. And Rover always obeys the commands of his masters. Politicians using religion to stir up hatred and to cause racial disharmony.
Everybody should just ignore this issue altogether - as in don't respond or comment - and see who really offends the sensitivity of the Muslims. It's the politicians and not anyone else.
Ibrahim Ali's statements further suggest that religious sensitivities of Muslims are so frail - let's see whether that's true as well. I really doubt it.
They are tolerant until some politician riles them up. These statements are made solely to create disharmony, to divert attention from the present pressing national issues and to stir up racial hatred.
That's the reason why he is accorded press coverage - to do the idiotic, dirty, sleazy work of that main BN party.
Abasir: I would like to make two points:
1. In Najib's 1Malaysia, non-Muslims clearly do not have the right to be sensitive nor feel outrage.
2. Ibrahim Ali and his spiritual adviser, Mahathir, should lead the way in the public burning of a Bible or a Guru Granth Sahib.
Wasn't it Mahathir who said ‘kepimpinan melalui tauladan' (leadership by example)? They should not ask other Muslims to do what they will not themselves do in public.
RAW: If there were really two men distributing bibles to Muslims outside the schools in Penang, and if their act was against the law, just make a police report so that they could be arrested.
If there is a law against the use of the word ‘Allah' in the Bahasa Malaysia Bible, just make a police report so that anyone using it could be arrested and the Bible confiscated.
Go according to the law. There is no justification for such inflammatory statements to incite hatred among Malaysians.
SAM98: As a Muslim, I am appalled with Ibrahim Ali. Islam advocates peace and tolerance with all religions. The police should arrest this bigot for inciting hatred.
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