Churches attacked..?!Posted: January 8, 2010
First, one in KL got torched. The Malaysian Insider HERE:
A city church in the leafy Desa Melawati suburb was set on fire at midnight as police warned angry Muslim groups not to protest a controversial ruling allowing Catholic weekly Herald to use “Allah” in its national language section.The attack on the Metro Tabernacle A/G, an Assemblies of God church in Jalan 4/4C Desa Melawati, completely gutted its administrative office on the ground floor. There were no reported injuries in the midnight attack.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur police chief Mohamad Sabtu Osman said it was premature to link the attack on the church to the protests over the Allah ban.
Then a second attempted attack on a church in PJ. Also the Malaysian Insider HERE:
A Catholic church next to the Assunta Hospital here came under attack early this morning, just hours after another church in nearby Kuala Lumpur was torched.Roman Catholic church officials said some homemade explosives were lobbed into the Church of the Assumption in Jalan Templar at about 4am.
“It did not explode,” said Father Lawrence Andrew, the editor of Catholic paper Herald.
This is people gone mad. Attacking places of worship?! Whatever next? (I don’t even want to think about it)
It’s ‘premature’ to link it to the Allah ban, but it’s also rather difficult not to link them together.
I don’t understand. Why the violence? Why the hostility?
Are we so damned hot-headed, so intolerant, that we cannot resolve what started as a non-issue without burning something down?
This act is not only burning a church. It is also burning that already fragile, invisible bridge between the people of Malaysia.
Refer also Walski’s statement HERE.