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Questioning the Jewish state not anti-Semitism

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YOURSAY Criticism against the Jewish state and its policies are allowed everywhere.

 

After anti-Semitic posting, Dr M gets romantic

 

Negarawan: Why is ex-PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad condemning the Jews?

 

It was not the Jews who crashed the planes into the Twin Towers on 9/11, it was not the Jews who piloted MH370, it was not the Jews who killed innocent villagers in Memali, it was not the Jews who corrupted the Malaysian judiciary and other institutions, it was not the Jews who brought the standard of Malaysian schools down, it was not the Jews who mismanaged and destroyed Malaysia in the last 50 years, it was not the Jews who plundered the wealth of Malaysia for personal gain.

 

All these problems have something to do with Umno. This is why Mahathir is a p****h statesman and can never be a true and great statesman like Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew.

 

Onyourtoes: Mahathir, please get your bearings right. Criticism against the Jewish state and its policies are allowed everywhere including in the West. It is not the same as anti-Semitism. 

 

Anti-Semitism is hatred of or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish religion or heritage. That is wrong everywhere, not just in the West.

 

Do you want others hating you simply because you are a Muslim practising Malay culture? Certainly not, but surely people can criticise or dislike you for what you did as a politician. 

 

David Dass: “Anti-Semitism is prejudice, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish religion or heritage.

 

“A person who holds such positions is called an ‘anti-Semite’. As Jews are an ethno-religious group, anti-Semitism is generally considered a form of racism. 

 

“While the term's etymology might suggest that anti-Semitism is directed against all Semitic people, the term was coined in the late 19th century in Germany as a more scientific-sounding term for Judenhass (Jew-hatred), and that has been its normal use since then.” - Wikipedia

 

The above definition and explanation for the term anti-Semitism makes it clear that the reference is to Jews only and the prohibition is only to statements that express hatred of Jews.

 

Louis: Mahathir, why are you using inventions by the Jews? And I believe there are quite a number of Jewish investments in the country which you choose to close one eye just because you need the jobs.

 

Be a man. Ask the country to get rid of them and don’t use any inventions by the Jews. For example, the Google search engine which Mahathir is using, is founded by a Jew in partnership with another person.

 

LifeFlier: Eastern value or western value, anti-Semitic or pro-Semitic, press freedom or rigid censorship, so much of jargon that is meaningless to lay people.

 

For you, it is only that political greed and ego determine which extreme you want to preach. You had let your vengeance to control the destiny of this country.

 

We really couldn't understand why you are still unable to forgo your ego and let the people of Malaysia to move on and build a better nation, pursue the Malaysian Dream, achieve a civilised and just society, where people are educated to be the best thinkers, people are encouraged to work hard, society honours the merit with a bigger responsibility, leadership is culminated in the highest honesty and success.

 

Progressive: Yes I agree with Mahathir about the Western press. But were the Malaysian press any better under your rule?

 

Mahathir, you had no respect for press freedom and judicial freedom. You have done a lot for the country, I’d readily admit.

 

Thank you, sir, for that - but you have also caused a lot of collateral damage that will be felt in our beloved nation for many years to come. That's the dilemma of your legacy.

 

Anonymous_1396273388: Yes, the Jews could be in control of the world 's finance and press and whatever you imagined. The truth could be another matter.

 

But what does Malaysia do? Throw up our hands and screamed? Who are we to do that?

 

Our education system is in the pits. Our universities are at the bottom of any ratings. Our graduates cannot speak English, and have limited skills of any kind.

 

The key to any society's standing is through the education system. Only when we have a good education system can we excel.

 

FellowMalaysian: Mahathir isn't just another of the many ethno-centric anti-Semitic that we often see around. He is filled with guttural hatred and deep anathema for the Jews.

 

And he had also blamed George Soros for the economic ills of the country post-1997 till this day though he had said before that he had forgiven Soros.

 

The photos of Putrajaya posted by Malaysiakini is indeed beautiful and it reminds one of Singapore - a metropolis in a tropical country showered with year-round greens and flowering plants should be kept.

 

Hopefully, the 'third world maintenance' culture doesn't creep into the Putrajaya Council's work ethics anytime soon.

 

Mr KJ John: Sorry TDM (Mahathir), that is happening with Christians and the use of the 'Allah' word.

 

Bob Teoh’s book which is a documentation of facts of the ‘Allah’ word in no longer distributed by your crony and ally, MPH.  


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