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Calls for calm and forgiveness
Published:  Aug 28, 2009 10:46 PM
Updated: Aug 29, 2009 4:04 AM

your say "As a Muslim, I am ashamed at the behaviour of these hoodlums especially during the holy month of Ramadan...I dare say this is not the true reflection of the majority of Malay-Muslims in this country. Very sad indeed."

Temple demo: Residents march with cow's head

Louis : I believe those protesters are a mere minority of Shah Alam's residents. The protesters have every right to voice their grievances in an orderly way. But to show disrespect for other people's religion is really unbecoming. I always agree with our leadership preaching respect for religion and belief of other races. In this episode there was an utter disrespect for others' belief. What has the leadership got to say now?

Haha : I thought whenever we exit from our respective places of worship, one will be humbled at least for the day. How come these people are filled with so much anger & hatred? Something is not right somewhere. We learn from respect other religions and their teachings too. Those who don't - they have not even learned enough from their own.

Ida Baka r: Dear Hindus of Malaysia, In the absence of an outright apology from Malay-Muslim leadership, please allow me to apologise for this unforgivable action. What these people have done have nothing to do with Islam or the Malays. They have brought shame onto my religion in this holy month of Ramadan. Dear syariah judges, these miscreants have acted against Islam - by insulting the Hindu religion and by not respecting the the dead cow (one of Allah's many beautiful creations). Surely this is a crime worse than three glasses of beer.

Muslim true and true: Dear all, please don't associate the remaining 99-9% Muslims in this country who are responsible and tolerant towards other religious beliefs with this incident. These hooligans don't represent all of us.

Mahindar Singh

: Let's all take it easy and let the police deal with this. I am sure they are quite capable. These are a minority who have no clue about what Islam is all about. To do this during the fasting month is a bigger sin. I fell sorry for these souls.


: Our police, who are extremely efficient in breaking up small gatherings of people holding candles, seem to have closed both their eyes to this highly provocative incident.

Malaysian Chinese Association : A sad day indeed for Malaysia just when we are in the Merdeka month. Looks to me like someone who is obsessed with power wants to create chaos, and here are a bunch of stupid protestors who probably don't realise the kind of legacy they are leaving to all our children.

Amir H : As a Muslim, I am ashamed at the behaviour of these hoodlums especially during the holy month of Ramadhan. I really wonder who the head honchos are behind this unscrupulous act. The protestors have been swayed off course from the true teachings of Islam. I dare say this is not the true reflection of the majority of Malay-Muslims in this country. Very sad indeed.

Mary Anita George : This is exactly why I am refusing to acknowledge Merdeka or Malaysia Day (16th Sept) because we are living in a country filled with bigots and people who thrive on inciting hatred and suspicion on everyone else but their own nasty evil deeds.

Haha: Action Commitee Chair' Mahyuddin Manaf said :'we will not budge an inch. Even if lives are lost and blood made to flow we will defend section 23 from having a temple built there'. These are very threatening words and should not be taken lightly . These are words uttered just like 'terrorists' would and we have these people in Malaysia. I wonder what made some people in our country so stupid and so extreme. Let's see if action is being taken immediately or if a mere caution is given.


: I'm really touched with the very rational and sensitive comments given by our Muslim brothers here. Let this nation value the diversity and respect each others faith and religion.. Nobody wants to see blood flowing! While these few irrational morons continue to behave like barbarians, let us not be emotional and fall for the trap of May 13.