The umpteenth police report against RPKPosted: September 5, 2008
Now. I’m lost. I’m not Muslim, and have not studied the Quran before. I’ve read SOME of it, but who knows, maybe I was reading the “unofficial” version of it, and since I don’t read Arabic or Jawi, the English interpretation might have been slightly off.
But I’m still lost, even having read SOME parts of the Holy Quran.
I’m lost because I read THIS piece of news:
The Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) and several Muslim bodies lodged a police report here on Friday against Malaysia Today website editor Raja Petra Kamarudin for allegedly insulting the Malays, Muslims and Islam.
“There are articles on his website, which are clearly insulting Islam and the Prophet (Really?). Such views expressed will affect the good relationship Muslims are trying to build with those from the other religions and the Government’s agenda.
“These will also hamper the Prime Minister’s efforts to see more inter-religious understanding,“(Are you SURE he wants more inter-religious understanding? The Bar Council Forum sure didn’t seem like it.) he told reporters when met at the police station.
Among others, Raja Petra wrote “only Muslims pretend to be good when they are actually bad” and compared Prophet Mohammad to Osama bin Laden.
Yeah. Go ahead. Sue the bugger. He’s got like, 5 charges(?) on his head already, what’s another couple more?
But while we’re at it, would they mind explaining to this poor lost soul of mine which part exactly in those two articles that RPK wrote that “insulted” the Prophet and Islam? And where in the world did Osama bin Laden’s name crop up? For the life of me, I can’t see it.
But since they’re suing him for “insulting” Islam and the Prophet, perhaps they can also explain why they feel the need to “block” (not “censor”) Malaysia-Today? After all, the “reason” behind blocking access to the site was basically because RPK wrote articles that “insulted” Islam and the Prophet.
But then again, since no one is owning up to having given the directive to block access to MT, I’m guessing that no one really has the authoritive to lift the “ban” on Malaysia-Today.
This was RPK’s response. So SO typical of him. He definitely has my support on this one.
“Is there something wrong with being anti-Islam? Are they aware that 80 per cent of the world is anti-Islam? Are they going to file reports against four to five billion citizens of the world?”
“I don’t give two hoots anymore” when asked if he felt this was another politically-motivated attack on him.
“I couldn’t be bothered anymore if they call me anti-Islam, anti-Malay, anti-Umno… they can call me anti-God, if they want,”